HP and Dell's lists of printers and multifunctions for the upcoming Windows 8 and RT tablets turn up some inconvenient surprises.
For low volumes of printing, the Pixma MG4220 fits nicely into a home office. However, black ink is expensive--absurdly so with the standard-capacity cartridges.
The Epson Expression Home XP-400 is an entry-level inkjet that's compact, and performance is more than acceptable for student or home users. Unfortunately, ink is pricey.
The Brother HL-5470DW monochrome laser printer offers good speed and features for a small workgroup. Economical toner is a real plus in this price range.
The HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One Printer is a well-rounded machine for a busy home or small office. It has speed and great output quality, and fun cloud-based apps for home as well as automatic duplexing and an automatic document feeder for serious work.
The Brother HL-6180DW monochrome laser printer boasts cheap toner, a 600-sheet standard input capacity, and sturdy construction, plus decent speed for a busy small office.
The Canon ImageClass LBP6670dn monochrome laser printer has the speed and paper handling that small- or medium-sized workgroups need. Unfortunately, its toner is expensive.
Home and small business users are printing less while making wider use of the Web and offline print services.
Lots of mobile apps and Web services are available to help people who want all their digital content--not just documents--at their fingertips at any time. We look at 20 that are fun, useful, or both.