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All in one hardware??

Discussion in 'QnA (read only)' started by rohanbee, Nov 26, 2004.

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Would you go in for a all in one printer,scanner, fax, photocopier or stand alone?

  1. stand alone (buy everything seperately)

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  2. all-in-one

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  3. maybe one or 2 things together (&maybe have aback-up like a extra printer)

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  1. rohanbee

    rohanbee New Member

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    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.
     
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    if you have money go for separate hardware

    One problem with all-in-one is that if yr machine stops working, then printing, scanning, faxing stuffs will also stops

    but if money is a concern go for multifunctional hardware
     
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    seperate is better
     
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    Another point to consider is that many MFDs have lower performance for each of their functions than standalones.
     
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    hmm
    thats not entirely true
    they perform equally good
    tho i guess there might be exceptions
     
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    hmm
    thats not entirely true
    they perform equally good
    tho i guess there might be exceptions
    personally id surely go for an MFD .. well sometime later
    i use separate devices now :D
    its just convenient. .
    tho it has its disadvantages as already mentioned
    one part goes ... ur short a printer AND a scanner !!
    so depends entirely on u actually
    if u dun use much of them ..and u cant afford separate devices ... its quite a good choice
    if ur dependent on them ... and u van afford it ... go for them separately
     
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    Raven......so what i understand that you are saying is that if you can afford buy everything seperately but the an mfd is more convinient......aren't you contradicting your own self ??!!

    Anyways i have another thought on this i think these are more suitable for small office and home operations where it is not viable to buy everything seperately and maybe the person will use the scanner only once in a while and so he might never buy it seperately...........similarly he might be printing only a few pages everyday !!! So this means it is not viable for hardcore applications..............which say standalone devices can indulge in?

    what are your thoughts on this??
     
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    nope i aint contradictin myself
    i never said either is bad ...
    i said both are good ... both perform equally well ...
    MFDs MAY cause problems if either part goes off ...
    the whole machine will be down
    if u use them separate .. and ur scanner is spoilt .. atleast ur printer is up
    but then takin care of ur hardware is upto u
    personally ive used both ... and i have had no trouble soo far in 4 yrs of use !!!
    so u can imagine that
    i just gave YOU criteria to decide .....i have my own criteria's when i need to decide ... i thot these would help u

    i can understand how u feel that is contradictin .. but i didnt mean it in those exact words ... my bad ;)
    if u can use the convenience of an MFD ... and its cheaper .. why not go for it ?
    similarly ... if u think MFD's are useless ... and their disadvantage is quite major for YOUR work ... also u are skeptical abt it ... AND u can afford it ... then go for separate devices for YOUR peace of mind

    anyways me believe in HP .... if not .. then EPSON ( they are more noisy )
     
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