Hello, I'd like to buy an All-in One (Inkjet Print, Copy, Scanner, Fax) machine to print as cheap as possible approx. 800 pages A4 per month, most of them black/white text and technical drawings with low quality settings and only a small number of high quality pdf documents. Any decent Scan/Print speed is acceptable. Other than USB 2.0 I want at least one of Ethernet or WiFi connection capability and a fast (speed is more important than simplicity in this case)software for Win 7/Vista 32&64 bit. I don't care about PictBridge or card readers. So far I am leaning towards the bottom end of HP Officejet products (4500 or 6500), but I want to see if you have to offer anything better for my case. Also if I buy one HP, would you recommend extending the standard warranty of 1 year?
HP has some of the highest per page costs for InkJets. However their top models are pretty reliable. If you are printing mostly black/white documents I'd recommend you get a Laser printer. It will be much cheaper to print and will be more reliable. Then get a cheap $40 printer for color. Even if the cost of the Laser is $50-100 more, you will save that costs in the first year of printing.