Looking for reliable printer compatible with PC+Chromebook

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Looking for reliable printer compatible with PC+Chromebook

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I would like to buy a reliable (and ideally cheap) printer compatible with PC+Chromebook. Nothing fancy, just to print (and scan ideally) documents I need to send to say my bank, or copy of leases for my tenants etc.
So no color needed really.
I've seen on the web that some work with a wifi as opposed to cables, not sure which would be preferable.
We had ours installed in the past by a friend but can't rely on him now, so I would like something very easy to install/connect to my computer/chromebook.
Any advice would be most welcome!
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I have found my simple entry-level Brother b&w printer to have served me well for almost 10 years now. It appears, with a quick search, that its more recent counterpart still ranks highly in reviews and has scanning function with two-sided (duplex) functionality and wi-fi...all for about $150. With my satisfaction of my current simple Brother printer I would gladly buy one again.
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AerialP wrote: Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:45 am I have found my simple entry-level Brother b&w printer to have served me well for almost 10 years now. It appears, with a quick search, that its more recent counterpart still ranks highly in reviews and has scanning function with two-sided (duplex) functionality and wi-fi...all for about $150. With my satisfaction of my current simple Brother printer I would gladly buy one again.
+1 for Brother. Have had an MFC-L2700 (there is probably some newer model, like 2710) for several years now and no complaints. Was easy to set up and use under Windows, Linux, and ChromeOS.
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I'm one more copy-shuckin' Brother-trucker.
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We have a Brother and love it , MFC-J885DW - copy, scan, print in color or B/W - prints double sided automatically , copying multiple pages using the bulk feeder is also automatic for double sided but scanning is only manually for double sided I believe - it's been very reliable , would buy it again , think it was around $120 , could be more now ?

It's wireless and was easy to set up !! We only use it with our laptops , can't speak to Chrome .

Hope this helps , good luck !!
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Personally I would get a brother black and white laser printer. Laser cartridges are just less hassle than toner. Black and white is lower cost. If I want to print a photo I use a photo printing service such as Walmart, but these days I mostly look at photos on a tablet or phone rather than printing it.

Wifi is good if you want to print from multiple computers in the house or put the printer more than a few feet away from the computer. I also like the printer to be duplex so that it will print on both sides of the paper.

My Brother B&W laser printer is now 17 years old so I can't help with a current model. It has lasted that long in part because we don't use it very often, I would not use that data point to show that a Brother printed today will last for decades.
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ubermax wrote: Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:24 am We have a Brother and love it , MFC-J885DW - copy, scan, print in color or B/W - prints double sided automatically , copying multiple pages using the bulk feeder is also automatic for double sided but scanning is only manually for double sided I believe - it's been very reliable , would buy it again , think it was around $120 , could be more now ?

It's wireless and was easy to set up !!

Hope this helps , good luck !!
We have the Brother MFC-J895DW. Very happy with it. Prints from PC, Chromebook, and our android phones with no problems. Much better than our previous (and older, of course) Canon wireless multi-purpose printer.
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The next time I read about dissatisfaction with a Brother laser printer will be the first. Mine is a very basic one, but still connected to the cloud and thus can be printed from phones, tablets, chromebooks, etc, through Google Cloud Print service.
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Brother line of printers, but I really like mine...
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Pretty much any modern printer would work with PC and chrome book (and mac).
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Brother MFC-L2750DW here, works fine under all my operating systems (Windows, Linux, Chrome). I can send a print job from anywhere in the house over the WiFi, good for the occasional copy, scan as well.
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I have a Brother 880 something...works great with Chromebook, Multiple Macs and a Dell laptop. Do NOT recommend HP printers - brought that one back to Costco. BTW Costco will take printer returns at any time - not like regular electronics purchases. When they told be that, I was back in 15 mins with the useless HP I had bought there.
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