I'm posting this reply here coz I'll now perhaps directly post the build there. Some delivery delays here on my side but I guess by the mid o nxt week I should get done with the build.
I'e looked and looked yet again. I guess the key is to know beforehand when a manufacturer is about to launch a new range of printers. I understand you too must feel puzzled like me. Ater all is not just something that gets put into the case or connected to a port and displays its usability on your monitor screens.
I think Canon's got what I need only worry is I hear ink cartridges cost a bit too much. The MX527(I think this one- don't remember well - has Auto Duplexing, great output quality on all fronts and yes in my budget range off the etailer's shelf).
I hear HP has decent prices on cartridges. But there are just too many reports of disappointments regarding MFPs. People keep saying they aren't now what they were earlier.
Laser of course is out of the question. You get only B/W(monochrome) in my price range. Then running costs aren't going to be those that befit a household. I got the motherboard speaker by the way.
There's MG5470 too, only pricier and I can't seem to draw any comparisons. There are no sites perhaps for comparing. Though I haven't checked Newegg as of yet.
I have also gotten busy with trying to assess my old system sell it off wih the printer mouse and all. I shall keep the speakers though. JBL Platinum series give decent audio good enough for online courseware videos I usually watch. Also last I played the Spiderman 3 disc, it gave a decent performance. I'll still latch on to it for a few more years perhaps.
Edited by ArionIV, 05 December 2013 - 02:15 AM.