I am planning to buy a all in one hardware system which has a printer, fax, photo-copier, scanner etc. Quite a few of them are available today with quite a few brands making them. There have also been quite a few write-ups and tests in the digit magazine, which have been quite informative about which one has what and why. However just the other day a friend of mine dis-uaded me as he had his machine come to a standstill and everything came to a grinding halt. His amc guy did not have a standby all-in-one so he got him some of the things seperately (printer etc) Now wouldn't it be better to buy everything seperately (but more expensive) or everything in one machine (relatively cheaper). Please give your comments . Thanks.