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Postby dragonboat » Fri, 19 Sep 2003 11:27 pm

Wanted to buy a All In One printer with fax capability. Any recommendation on which brand/model to buy? Thanks.

Jack

Postby Jack » Sat, 20 Sep 2003 8:35 pm

You know what they say right?
Jack of all trades master of none :D
So it is with all in one printers. there's always something that doesnt work well, usually the fax, from my experience.
So decide what is the most important features that you need and cant afford to have down and then leave that out of the all in one configuration, ie it is the fax that is critical then make sure you get a dedicated fax. the other features you can still have it in the all in one package :;): hope this helps
No such thing as cheap and good and win win.
Don't believe all that people tell u

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Postby dragonboat » Sat, 20 Sep 2003 11:33 pm

Hi Jack,

Thanks for your advice. Besides, it may be cheaper to buy them seperately. :unclesam:

PKYen

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Postby rusty » Sun, 21 Sep 2003 9:27 am

I think what Jack said is true.

Never buy things with all-in-one purpose. What if one function spoils and you would have to send it for servicing, which also means you wouldn't be able to use any other functions.

Unless you really want to get a more reliable brand, I would recommend Hewlett-Packard, their products are more durable and doesn't spoil that easily.

Perhaps you can visit Sim Lim Square to enquire about the models and prices.

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"Weapon-of-choice" for AIO: HP 6110

Postby User » Thu, 02 Oct 2003 2:51 pm

I will say that it is no longer true that these AIO (All-in-Ones) are not good enough.

They've taken a while to evolve and are now as good as - and even better than separate units.

In fact, integrating all of these 'separate products' together makes a lot of sense. Think about it -

A "standalone digital copier" - has an embedded scanner & printer. So mighst as well "break out" the functions to make scanner & printer available too.

And what is a "standalone fax"? It is a scanner with a modem, and printer. So - might as well make it available too.

This is the CONVERGENCE trend. And this kind of convergence makes sense.

Anyway - for me - my "weapon of choice for AIO" is the HP6110. Retailing @ S$649.

PeterJ

HP service center

Postby PeterJ » Wed, 15 Jun 2005 3:36 pm

Is anyone aware that when your HP all-in-one has a problem, the service centre at Alexandra Road will not repair it?
As the warranty for my all-in-one had expired, I was willing to pay for the repairs when I send my all-in-one for service. Imagine my shock when I was told that they do not do any repairs.
According to the service representative, HP has a policy of direct replacement and has stop doing repairs on products brought inby customers.
I had to pay S$140 for my replacement set which is not a brand new set but a "re-manufactured set". When I ask her what it means, I was told that I will get a set that is in working condition. When I pressed further, I found out that I will get an a discarded or trade-in set. Those parts of the discarded set that are in good condition are retained and the bad parts replaced by parts salvaged from other sets.
So, be careful when you ask for a direct replacement coz you are getting a used set discarded by someone else.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 15 Jun 2005 6:03 pm

rusty wrote:Unless you really want to get a more reliable brand, I would recommend Hewlett-Packard, their products are more durable and doesn't spoil that easily.


I used to like HP. I would not consider buying one of their printers now. First, their service has gone into the toilet, nothing like it used to be. Second, in order to "help" you, all the ink tanks on newer printers have a "smart" chip in them. They decide when they run out of ink, not you, even when they have ink left. And, they will not accept another brand of cartridge. Worthless marketing pukes have made a lot of people angry with those moves.

Canon does not have "smart" ink and seems to be a pretty good printer.

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Postby Guest » Fri, 01 Jul 2005 9:35 pm

Did you ever try to sleep in a sofa bed? personally I prefer to sit in a sofa and sleep in a bed...


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