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pcyeoh
13-04-2007, 05:38 PM
I am on a shopping spree to buy two inkjet printers tomorrow afternoon. I am looking into EPSON, HP and Canon in that particular order of preference. Printer must have individual ink ie 4 cartridges. No intention to print colour photographs.

Printer 1- For myself
I have more or less decided to go for the All-in-one inkjet printer that will print, scan, photocopy and fax (can be a PC Fax). It has to be a flat bed as I may be scanning pages from the Playboy magazine which my friend will kill me if I tear it out to scan. Price is the factor. I don't need fanciful stuff - no need pict bridge etc etc.

Budget: not more tha RM 300

Printer 2- For my favourite charity home - Bangsa Ria
All-in-one FLAT BED inkjet printer that will print, scan, photocopy and fax. Again must be flatbed as will be scanning and faxing out news clippings from newspaper and magazine. No Playboy lah. But the fax must be a standalone as they can expect in coming fax anytime of the day. Price is also the factor.

Budget: around RM 450

Guys, I need your recommendation of which model to go for.

usjhomer
13-04-2007, 05:46 PM
Just returned from the Fair - all I can say is that the printing hardware and consumables are selling well - about multi-function printers maybe I am not aware but mostly the traditional printers are abound

SunwayKid
13-04-2007, 06:10 PM
If you want an AIO at that price range, you can forget about chatting with the Epson and Canon SYTs - they just don't have those assets that you seek. Your only other alternative is HP, and the only flat type model (the printer I mean) is the OfficeJet 5610, retailing at around RM500. Downside is that it has only 2 heads, though I wonder why you need 4 when most people gets into trouble with 1.

The consolation is that you get to take a spin (not with the ladies :p ) but at the wheel. Might even win yourself another printer! You can find the HP counters and their redeemption booth at the KLCC Ballroom.

Brother / Lexmark has 4 cartridges AIO, around that price range, but their "models" are no match for the three that you have chosen. They just do not have a reputation of staying with you for long.

Word of advice - go early if you want to avoid car parking woes and crowd, plus you get the bonus of the SYTs attention all to yourself. :)

Pboey
13-04-2007, 09:03 PM
I am on a shopping spree to buy two inkjet printers tomorrow afternoon. I am looking into EPSON, HP and Canon in that particular order of preference. Printer must have individual ink ie 4 cartridges. No intention to print colour photographs.

Printer 1- For myself
I have more or less decided to go for the All-in-one inkjet printer that will print, scan, photocopy and fax (can be a PC Fax). It has to be a flat bed as I may be scanning pages from the Playboy magazine which my friend will kill me if I tear it out to scan. Price is the factor. I don't need fanciful stuff - no need pict bridge etc etc.

Budget: not more tha RM 300

Printer 2- For my favourite charity home - Bangsa Ria
All-in-one FLAT BED inkjet printer that will print, scan, photocopy and fax. Again must be flatbed as will be scanning and faxing out news clippings from newspaper and magazine. No Playboy lah. But the fax must be a standalone as they can expect in coming fax anytime of the day. Price is also the factor.

Budget: around RM 450

Guys, I need your recommendation of which model to go for.

Won;t be able to recommend which model to go for but used to work in a computer retail store.
Epson--> leans toward high end resolutions. Consumables not so pricy but can last long if you don;t do too much heavy duty printing. Refill inks are yucky.
HP--> I would like to know more myself :D . Consumables, if i recall are quite pricy.
Canon--> ok resolution. May be the right choice for you if you wish to save on consumables.more choice on refill inks.

mimosa
13-04-2007, 10:42 PM
Any bargain prices for flash drives? I hope somebody there is having a sale on 256MB and 512MB flash drives. I don't mind buying a few if the price is right.

USJ9chin
14-04-2007, 12:01 AM
Purchased one unit EPSON CX2900 - Three-In-One Printer, copier and scanner
about 1.5 months ago. Currently I am using it as scanner only as I can't afford the ink cartridge. It comes with three colours and one black cartridges
plus one spare black. You can hardly print 10 colour pages (Photos) when installed with 4 new cartridges. If any of the cartridges is empty, the printer won't work. Each cartridge will cost you RM20.00. Imagine the cost per print.
Every time when you on / off the printer, it will consume quite a bit of your ink during the cleaning process.Each cartridge consists of only 8 ml. of ink.


I purchased this unit for RM255.00 in PJ Digital Centre. Before you purchase any of this inkjet colour printer, find out the cost of consumables before you commit yourself.

This is my personal real experience with Inkjet colour printer.

pcyeoh
14-04-2007, 12:49 AM
If you want an AIO at that price range, you can forget about chatting with the Epson and Canon SYTs - they just don't have those assets that you seek. Your only other alternative is HP, and the only flat type model (the printer I mean) is the OfficeJet 5610, retailing at around RM500. Downside is that it has only 2 heads, though I wonder why you need 4 when most people gets into trouble with 1.:)
Oooops, I must remember to keep a straight face and tell the SYT specifically what I want without sounding dirty. If I am lucky she will be able to satisfy me. I will look for the OfficeJet 5610. Hopefully, there is a promotion to make it affordable as it is going to cost about RM 100 more. And if the SYT brings me Lady Luck in my spin, I hope to get another printer for myself for free.

usjhomer
14-04-2007, 01:31 PM
prices of flash drives are now at lowest - even for mini SD

sakaibear
14-04-2007, 03:03 PM
before pcfair price.....thumbdrives are already cheap. u can get a 1gb supermini kingston for like 33 bucks.

Raikonen
14-04-2007, 03:44 PM
Any suggestions for 19" LCD monitors? The Samsung 932B looks a good deal for RM695

bslee
14-04-2007, 11:04 PM
Just came back from Low Yat.. 4-5 models of Samsung 17 to 19" monitors have their prices reduced ranging from RM535 to RM680. Its mind boggling!.

One that appealed to me most was a white bodied one going for RM1199 (normal RM1280) than can turn 90 deg, up down..can be like a lazy susan table with 2 USB ports..picture quality EXCELLENT (easier on the eye than the rest) because using 1st grade LCD panel.

One more..Samsung 20" Wide screen going for RM888 nett.. same body build as 940BW but better view than 19" panel...never mind.. 6 months down the road, when prices drop more..I may re-consider.
Was told offer prices valid till Sunday only..in conjunction with PC fair..Monday onwards..back to normal retail prices.

scorgio
15-04-2007, 02:01 PM
Any bargain prices for flash drives? I hope somebody there is having a sale on 256MB and 512MB flash drives. I don't mind buying a few if the price is right.
Why 256 or 512?
When a 1gb thumb drive is selling for less than RM40.
For other flash media like CF, SD etc, around the same price or RM5-10 extra for the same capacity.

scorgio
15-04-2007, 02:14 PM
Printer 1- For myself
Budget: not more tha RM 300

Printer 2- For my favourite charity home - Bangsa Ria
Budget: around RM 450

Guys, I need your recommendation of which model to go for.
There's no AIO with fax & flatbed interface for less than RM300.
However there's AIO without fax but with flatbed within ur budget. (Epson CX2900 - RM248 + free umbrella)
FYI, Epson don't have AIO with fax.
Here's what HP has to offer:
1) F380 - RM299 (free 1gb thumb drive, 1 extra black + RM10 voucher)
2) OJ4355 - RM369 (free gift same as above)
3) OJ5610 - RM549 (free 1gb + 1 extra black + surgemaster trailing socket)

mimosa
16-04-2007, 12:25 AM
Managed to get some 512MB Kingston flash drives for RM20/pc.

1GB was going for RM38/pc, but don't need so large capacity, for work purposes to back up Excel/Word files only.