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Anonymous
September 8, 2005 9:19:49 PM

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Does anyone know what the status is on this printer? I had planned to
buy one at outpost.com (they had them for 99) and when I tried to buy,
turns out they were gone. Now, the price (when you can find one) is
closer to 200.

At Canon's site, they don't have them for sale on their website. Does
this mean they've stopped manufacturing them? If so, does anyone know
if they'll soon be making a comparable printer? (with auto document
feeder and duplexing)

Thanks,
Tracie

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September 8, 2005 9:19:50 PM

Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

> Does anyone know what the status is on this printer? I had planned to
> buy one at outpost.com (they had them for 99) and when I tried to buy,
> turns out they were gone. Now, the price (when you can find one) is
> closer to 200.

> At Canon's site, they don't have them for sale on their website. Does
> this mean they've stopped manufacturing them? If so, does anyone know
> if they'll soon be making a comparable printer? (with auto document
> feeder and duplexing)

Yea, outpost had them for $99 but they don't even have them anymore.
The only model that i'm aware of that meets with your criteria is the
mp780 which costs more.. and has fax. The mp750 and 780 are identical
other than the addition of a fax modem but it would seem the mp750 has
been discontinued where the mp780 has new drivers for winxp-64. This
sugests the mp780 is still in production. Since it's possible to tell
the mp750 it's a mp780... this sugests the new driver will work with
the sister printer. I don't know this for a fact as I own the mp760
and don't have a 64bit cpu.

Expect to spend $200ish on the mp750. Any time I saw it advertised for
$150 it was a price with a rebate if you bought a PC at the same time.
Amazon has the best "price" but I don't know their shipping charge
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000650R0M/002-6562929...

There are new AIOs, the mp500 and the mp800 but they don't have the doc
feeder... and are so brand spanking new that there are no reviews on
them.

I'm not shocked that the mp750 isn't for sale anymore. Most people
interested in AIOs want fax. This is likely why outpost had a surplus
bunch of them for $99 for a rather limited period of time.
Anonymous
September 10, 2005 9:18:45 PM

Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

Well, after much debating within myself, I've decided to return the MP780 to
Staples. I got it for $199, but think I'll wait for the next Canon
generation. Maybe (pigs will fly!) they will consider putting a good fax
software package with the AIO if they truly want to compete with HP in this
HP-dominated market. I don't absolutely have to have one right now. I have
an HP T45 AIO that is quite old technology-wise, but still works. I really
wanted a good flatbed scanner and photo printer AIO, but Canon's lack
(really dumb on their part) of including fax software was the killer for
this machine in my opinion. Just a bit of cost cutting that puts them a
notch under the many versions of AIO HP printers. Now, if HP would just go
to individual ink cartridges, I'd be happy with them and buy another.

"zakezuke" <zakezuke_us@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1126218759.548544.15550@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
>> Does anyone know what the status is on this printer? I had planned to
>> buy one at outpost.com (they had them for 99) and when I tried to buy,
>> turns out they were gone. Now, the price (when you can find one) is
>> closer to 200.
>
>> At Canon's site, they don't have them for sale on their website. Does
>> this mean they've stopped manufacturing them? If so, does anyone know
>> if they'll soon be making a comparable printer? (with auto document
>> feeder and duplexing)
>
> Yea, outpost had them for $99 but they don't even have them anymore.
> The only model that i'm aware of that meets with your criteria is the
> mp780 which costs more.. and has fax. The mp750 and 780 are identical
> other than the addition of a fax modem but it would seem the mp750 has
> been discontinued where the mp780 has new drivers for winxp-64. This
> sugests the mp780 is still in production. Since it's possible to tell
> the mp750 it's a mp780... this sugests the new driver will work with
> the sister printer. I don't know this for a fact as I own the mp760
> and don't have a 64bit cpu.
>
> Expect to spend $200ish on the mp750. Any time I saw it advertised for
> $150 it was a price with a rebate if you bought a PC at the same time.
> Amazon has the best "price" but I don't know their shipping charge
> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000650R0M/002-6562929...
>
> There are new AIOs, the mp500 and the mp800 but they don't have the doc
> feeder... and are so brand spanking new that there are no reviews on
> them.
>
> I'm not shocked that the mp750 isn't for sale anymore. Most people
> interested in AIOs want fax. This is likely why outpost had a surplus
> bunch of them for $99 for a rather limited period of time.
>
September 10, 2005 10:01:06 PM

Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

> Well, after much debating within myself, I've decided to return the MP780 to
> Staples. I got it for $199, but think I'll wait for the next Canon
> generation. Maybe (pigs will fly!) they will consider putting a good fax
> software package with the AIO if they truly want to compete with HP in this
> HP-dominated market.

I don't see this happening. For one thing, all their new AIOs are
photo oriented... this is Canon's bag. There isn't a fax modem offered
on any of the new line nor do I see it being offered anytime soon.

HPs offer a pretty good solution as far as compliment of software and
integrating it into a full blown office solution. This is esp useful
among those users who expect an all in one solution to be fully
documented to peform all the specific fuctions. Others who use
mainstream applications like photoshop or word for example don't really
find this to be nessicary. Canon as an AIO is not as mature. They do
offer springboard software so you can do basic operations like copy,
scan to PDF, scan to email and whatnot but it's rather limited... a
benifit to experenced users who don't want to install 80megs of bloat
on their machines but not for others who don't already have existing
software. Even Lexmark's software suite is better in contrast even if
they have issues like expensive consumables for lower end models and a
lack of driver refinement.

But fax software... I don't see canon offering this because it's not
required. On a device that has a fax modem all one needs to use is use
any text editor or word processor and print to the fax device. Nothing
specalized other than having printer driver that prints to the fax
device.... preferably with a phone list or better yet being able to use
existing contact lists in your e-mail software. Fax support isn't
needed as much as it once was... as more and more users get dsl/cable
connections it frees up their modem to do things like FAX... MS
supports fax out of the box, many fax modems you buy for under $20.00
come with their own fax suite and their own fax driver. I don't need
see the need to offer pc to fax support on an AIO as pc to fax support
is already covered with a fax modem. Paper to fax support is not
supported out the windows box.
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