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I need a printer for college! Any suggestions?


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Hey, all! I'm about to begin my journey to University... To end up back in the same high school I recently graduated from (on the other side of the classroom, though, as an English teacher!). Oh, the irony. But, that's a story for another day.

ANYWAY--I just got a new Macbook Pro, and I love it. I had a fantastic, albeit cheap, printer/scanner/copier that I used with my Acer. The printer is a Lexmark X3430. I believe I picked it up roughly three years ago during Christmas at a Staples. It was on sale for TWENTY FREAKING DOLLARS, so how on Earth could I not? It's been an excellent printer, but now I fear that I won't be able to bring it with me to college and I'll have to shell out even more money for a new printer. I haven't been able to find the driver for it, and perhaps, because it's so "old," there is none.

If any of you have any suggestions for a relatively inexpensive (less than $100) printer/scanner/copier that I could use with my Mac, I would be overjoyed. Wireless would be nice too, but it's not a necessity by any means. If you could find the driver for my current printer, I would be even more thrilled! I'd probably even give you a muffin.

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I just did a quick search and looks like you're correct, there are no Mac drivers available for the Lexmark X3430.

Do you need color or will black and white suffice? Inkjet or laser?


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Maybe one of these. HP - Photosmart Wireless Multifunction Printer/ Copier/ Scanner - C4795
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Canon Pixma, either the 320 or 340 (office); or 490, 270, 250 (home) ... all under $100.

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I'd prefer a laser printer, but as long as it has those functions and it's within my price range, I won't be too picky about it.
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I would also recommend a laser printer if you are mostly just using it for printing out papers for college. Might want to check this place out.

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With a laser theres no ink to dry out if it sits for a wail. I would stay away from wireless. The small Samsung Color Laser or Brother would be great.
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