I fucking hate desktop printers.
There, I said it. I hate every single fucking one of them. As far as I'm concerned, the consumer printing manufacturers are the closet thing the computing industry has to legitimate con artists, from printers that become "obsolete" after thirty minutes on the market, horrific support and drivers from printers that are
still current, and the scam that are inkjet cartridges
. And the only reason I tolerate the motherfucking things is because I have to get this motherfucking document from my motherfucking screen to some motherfucking paper.
But this thread isn't about the above bullshit. My HP printer decided it wants to commit silicon sepukku now, and I'm not stopping it from doing so. But now I have to replace it. And unfortunately, I don't really know a goddamn thing about the latest printer market. Because I don't keep up with it. Because, fuck them.
Is it worth it worth it going laser over inkjet? (I'd like color if possible, but if monochrome laser is that much better then I won't miss it.) Something network-capable would be baller, but not particularly essential as I already have a print server set up. Finally, it has to be a reasonable price. Because I am not rich. And even if I am, I'm not spending $Texas on a motherfucking desktop printer.
So, ladies and gents of Moe's, would you kindly recommend me some decent printers that won't make me rip my balls out and make frappé with them? Or I'm trying to find a unicorn to threeway with?