Get a Canon color multifunction laser printer for $ 179

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The Canon ImageClass MF8280CW wireless all-in-one color laser printer works without expensive ink cartridges.


As a Small business Holders, I print, scan and copy a whole range of documents. And I really regret buying an inkjet-powered all-in-one because ink is insanely expensive (and cartridges seem to last around five minutes).

At the time, however, I couldn’t find a suitable laser-based equivalent that wasn’t at least twice as expensive. It’s a shame I didn’t hold out, because that: As long as supplies last, Adorama has them Canon ImageClass MF8280CW wireless all-in-one color laser printer for $ 179 shipping. Best price elsewhere: around $ 208.

As you can see in the photo, this is not a stripped-down, ultra-compact printer for the home. It’s a machine for the home office, if not the small or even medium-sized office. Key features include: a 50-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF) and a 150-sheet paper tray (the latter is actually a bit small for an office that prints a lot).

Speaking of printing: The MF8280CW uses a color laser engine that can produce 14 pages per minute. It can scan documents directly to – or print directly from – a USB flash drive, and it supports two invaluable wireless printing options: AirPrint and Google Cloud Print. You can also print wirelessly from your PCs, and the device also offers USB and Ethernet connectivity.

The printer received a solid 4-star rating from over 260 Amazon customers. CNET hasn’t verified it, however over at PC Mag (where the wrong model is shown, for your information only) It has been damaged due to low paper capacity and the lack of a duplex option. (Fair, but does anyone? Yes, really double-sided printing?) Also, keep in mind that it debuted at an MSRP of $ 449.

OK, now to the big question: toner. The MF8280CW comes with four starter (#nerdrage) cartridges, and you can expect to pay just $ 50 for a set of four remanufactured cartridges – at least based on a couple of offers I found on Ebay (like This one here). That’s not bad at all.

So, if you don’t like inkjet printers the way I don’t like inkjet printers, but you need color printing, copying, and so on, this is a great deal for a wireless multifunction device.

Bonus offer: It’s tablet Tuesday! Perhaps there could be a better tablet offering than Amazon’s $ 50 fire? This could be especially the case if you want a more traditional Android experience – and an even lower price tag. For a limited time and while stocks last, GameStop (GameStop? Oookay) has the Asus Memo Pad HD 7 in light blue for € 39.97, plus VAT and 3.50 USD shipping. Specifications include Android 4.4, a 1,280 x 800-pixel display (taller than Amazon’s Fire), 16 GB of expandable onboard storage (double that of the Fire), and built-in GPS (which the Fire lacks).

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