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Old 03-19-2016, 10:32 AM   #11
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If you find out, please also ask which driver worked.

   
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Old 03-19-2016, 10:51 AM   #12
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I just took a quick look at what Brother has in inkjet AIO's:

1. All Brother inkjet AIO's


2. Brother inkjet AIO's with duplex scanning


Take a look and let me know if any catch your eye and I'd be happy to do more research. The duplex scanning adds to the cost--all of them are over $200--so if that's not crucial, then there are a number of less expensive options.


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Thanks, Terrie. I'm going to stick with HP. I've used many HP printers at work, two at home, and had good luck with all of them.

   
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Just emailed my friend to ask for the details, Andrew.

   
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Old 03-20-2016, 01:11 PM   #15
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andrew: and had good luck with all of them.
That was also my experience with HP printers until the fiasco with the drivers and my sister's good experience with the little Brother AIO we bought thinking it would be a throwaway and it's still going strong 3 years later--all for the lowly initial price of $60...'-}}

I hemmed and hawed at abandoning HP for Brother and in the end decided to try the Brother laser. I don't print anywhere near what I used to so the Brother will do for now.


Just took another quick look at HP and found the HP OfficeJet 4650 All-in-One Printer which has fairly comparable specs--you can do a side-by-side comparison via the main HP AIO page choosing: "inkjet", "multifunction", "color", "officejet", "automatic" (others left at default) from the selection criteria, then click on "Filter" and once the page redisplays with the list of printers, click on "compare" for the 4650 and the 6830.

The 4650 appears to be rated a bit better at amazon with 59% rating it 5-star.



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Just took another quick look at HP and found the HP OfficeJet 4650 All-in-One Printer which has fairly comparable specs
Good catch. I overlooked that one before because checking any of the connectivity boxes makes it disappear. I'll look into this.

   
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Cool! Let me know what you think...


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Just FYI, it was the 4650 that cost my friend, his son and I all those person-hours.
This was installing it into a brand new Win7/64-bit box.

In the end, the 8610 drivers worked, he tells me.

   
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It was the 4650 printer. The supplied drivers (on the CD or downloaded/brandnewest) didnt' work, but the 8610 driver did. I don't know how well, but at least they let my friend print from Word/Outlook etc.

   
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It was the 4650 printer. The supplied drivers (on the CD or downloaded/brandnewest) didnt' work, but the 8610 driver did. I don't know how well, but at least they let my friend print from Word/Outlook etc.
Interesting, because the 4650 is on my list of possibilities. Good comments at Amazon. Maybe I should see if any of the bad ones mention this problem.

   
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