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Old Mar 19th 2011, 8:20 am
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..I need a printer, a witeless one if possible for doing stuff in the house. Doesn't have to be amazing just decent.

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Old Mar 19th 2011, 10:28 am
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We paid Dha129 for a perfectly functional HP Deskjet. No idea what you mean by witeless...or even wireless for that matter. Is there such a thing?
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Originally Posted by lionheart View Post
We paid Dha129 for a perfectly functional HP Deskjet. No idea what you mean by witeless...or even wireless for that matter. Is there such a thing?
yeah you can get wireless printers, my friend got one the other week in Sharaf DG
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Old Mar 19th 2011, 12:48 pm
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We got a HP Deskjet 3050 about a month ago, Carrefour are doing them right now for around 299 SR.

Wireless printing & scanning and also a copier. Not bad for the money, cartridges a small though, probably not intended for heavy use.
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if it doesn't have to be wireless, i've got a good one...hp photosmart c5283, which scans, photocopies and prints photos and normal paper...if only i knew how to work the sodding thing, lol...

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We paid Dha129 for a perfectly functional HP Deskjet. No idea what you mean by witeless...or even wireless for that matter. Is there such a thing?
You've probably got what I have now, functional but a bit rubbish.

you can get printers that are wi-fi, ie no wires anywhere which makes it handy.
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Originally Posted by nottmbantam View Post
We got a HP Deskjet 3050 about a month ago, Carrefour are doing them right now for around 299 SR.

Wireless printing & scanning and also a copier. Not bad for the money, cartridges a small though, probably not intended for heavy use.
Ditto - I use it for a home office and it does ok. Wireless is pretty good as well....
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Ditto - I use it for a home office and it does ok. Wireless is pretty good as well....
We have HP Photosmart 4500 - got it at Carrefour - it's wireless but to be honest the wireless is such a pain in the arse... to be honest I wouldn't recommend this one....
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do you need colour?

I wouldn't waste my time with inkjets unless you need colour on a regular basis - I got a Samsung ML 1910 laser for about 350Dh from Carrefour - No issues with ink drying on the cartridge etc.

Home print photos always look exactly that - they are good but much better (and cheaper) to let someone else print them.
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Wouldnt it be great if electricity became wireless too!
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Originally Posted by Hippacrocapig View Post
Wouldnt it be great if electricity became wireless too!
It already can be to a limited extent and there's a lot of work going on to make it practical for everyday use...

Like Autonomy says wireless printers can be a pain. One alternative is to plug the printer into your wireless router so the printer itself isn't wireless but you can access it wirelessly... if you see what I mean... you need to have a printer with an Ethernet socket or a router with a USB printer socket (Apple routers have these).

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It already can be to a limited extent and there's a lot of work going on to make it practical for everyday use...

Like Autonomy says wireless printers can be a pain. One alternative is to plug the printer into your wireless router so the printer itself isn't wireless but you can access it wirelessly... if you see what I mean... you need to have a printer with an Ethernet socket or a router with a USB printer socket (Apple routers have these).
actually yeah that would work.

And I do need colour yeah, but doesn't have to be amazing resolution or photo printing.
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