Top 5 Printers Under $100
If you're watching the bottom line, but need a
good inkjet printer or multifunction, you don't have to
compromise. There are a good number of devices out there that
can pump out nice-looking text and images for under $100. Here,
along with links to reviews, are some excellent printers that
won't make you take out a loan.
1) HP DeskJet 5150
The HP DeskJet 5150 is a real winner as
far as reviewers are concerned. They lauded its
high-quality text and photo printing (as good as more
expensive HP devices) and excellent performance.
According to one enthusiastic writer, "Text looked
almost as if it came from a printing press."
2) Epson Stylus C84
This low-cost inkjet printer doesn't only
save your money off the shelf, but it saves on paper as
well: Reviewers agreed that it produced its best work on
regular paper rather than the more-pricey photo paper.
It doesn't get as high marks for high-quality photo
prints, but is a good bet for anyone who needs a good
3) HP PSC 1315 All-in-One
HP's compact (read: space-saving)
all-in-one is nicely inexpensive for something that
offers good-quality printing, scanning, and copying.
Reviewers especially liked its text and photo printing
when using the optional six-color cartridges. One
reviewer found it one of the most consumer-friendly
printers on the market today.
4) Canon MultiPass MP360
This low-cost multifunction offers
printing, scanning, and copying at less than $100.
Reviewers said that photo and text quality was very good
for an all-in-one at this price range; in fact, one said
that it offers true photo quality. Another writer
complimented the device's performance.
5) Lexmark Z816 Color Jetprinter
According to the reviews, this is a
solid, all-around all-in-one at an exceptional price.
One reviewer thought it offered impressively fast speed,
and two others felt the print quality was excellent,
especially for photos.