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The Tired Donkey is not usually one to create a post just to refer his readers to another site. But several circumstances have conspired to create an exception: (i) college is starting soon, (ii) college students are reading about Mac hardware and software on the Tired Donkey’s site,
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and (iii) MacWorld just posted a useful survey of five printers that you ought to consider for college.

Having perused the list and done some additional research, the Tired Donkey strongly recommends the Lexmark Pinnacle Pro901. Why? In order of importance: beautiful text printing, cheap black ink ($0.01 per page!), 150-sheet feeder tray for printing, wireless printing, scanning (with 50-sheet feeder), copying, touch screen. To get this incredible per-page price for black text, make sure you buy the 105XL high-yield black ink cartridge ($5.00 for 510 pages of printing) rather than the more expensive and less useful 100XL cartridge.

You will read in various reviews that you can get a printer that prints better photographs. That is undoubtedly true. But so what? This is a printer for college, dude. Don’t be an idiot. What you need is a printer that produces great text at a cheap price. And that’s this printer. So if you are in the market, consider it seriously; right now you can get one for around $200.00 including tax and shipping. But read over the other reviews in the MacWorld piece. Because, who knows, you may actually need a printer for college that excels at $0.15/page color photographs more than anything else. But probably not.

The Tired Donkey

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The Tired Donkey blogs about cocktails, ways to get the most out of your Mac at home, work, college . . . wherever. He used to write about the unending abuse suffered by the 51% of Americans who actually pay the federal income tax. But this became too depressing, and, frankly, no one wanted to read it.

Nevertheless, if you came here looking for the Tired Donkey's brilliant analysis of our dim-witted tax system, you can still find his earlier posts. Just check the archives or the
Site Map.

Note: The Tired Donkey is not advertiser supported, and he gets no benefit from any product mentioned on his site.

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