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Old Nov 28, 2005, 11:46 AM   #1
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(1) what's the difference between the 4200 and 5200 other than $50 and that one is described as a photo printer and one sounds more like general purpose. The difference seems to be in larger number of nozzles for the 5200 and higher print speed for the 5200. Obviously, the 5200 should give better photo quality. Other differences?

(2) the specs show both as Windows and MAC compatible - what about Linux? Low-cost inkjet printers used to be known as winprinters since they cut costs by using the computer's cpu rather than having their own cpu, so usually weren't compatible with Linux, in addition to sometimes interfering with other conputer activity while printing. Any experience using either/both of these printers with Linux?

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More questions...

(1) what's the difference between the 4200 and 5200 other than $50 and that one is described as a photo printer and one sounds more like general purpose. The difference seems to be in larger number of nozzles for the 5200 and higher print speed for the 5200. Obviously, the 5200 should give better photo quality. Other differences?

(2) the specs show both as Windows and MAC compatible - what about Linux? Low-cost inkjet printers used to be known as winprinters since they cut costs by using the computer's cpu rather than having their own cpu, so usually weren't compatible with Linux, in addition to sometimes interfering with other conputer activity while printing. Any experience using either/both of these printers with Linux?

Thanks again!
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The 5200 is a cooler looking printer, besides that it might offer better photo quality when used correctly. It's also a little bit faster.
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Old Dec 6, 2005, 1:48 PM   #3
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Knight...Thanks! That answers my questions very nicely. I am leaning towards the 5200, though I see some of the online places (Fry's for example) has the 4200 for the usual $129, but with a $30 rebate - tempting.

I haven't seen the 5200 in any of the places I'd expect it (Fry's, Best Buy, Circuit City, etc.) making me wonder if it is really available in the US or not. I'm sure I can find places to buy one from the links that Steve's reviews usually include, just haven't done that yet.

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Knight...Thanks, that answers my questions nicely. I'm leaning towards the 5200, but have seen the 4200 at Fry's Outpost Online for the usual $129, but with a $30 rebate - tempting. But, Steve's review on the 5200 has me still leaning towards it.

I'm not in a hurry so will keep looking.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...P=OTC-d3alt1me

$156.00


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CompUSA also sells it, that's where I tried it.



http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...3&pfp=cat3

Price: $129
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Ordered it from CompUSA for $179 minus $20 discount and minus $30 mailin rebate, free ground shipping, plus my state's sales tax = around $150 total. Should arrive on Saturday...looking forward to it.

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