The largest problem for me is trying to figure out the Latest Printer Models Released by each manufacturer in each price range so that a good comparison can be made.
If one talks to Manufacturer Reps, they will NOT in most cases tell you which are the Latest Printer Models released by the manufacturer but will only want to discuss features of instock machines that they need to push so as to dump inventory.
HP has lied to me twice in the past serveral years so am inclined to purchase the cheapest model possible and toss in the can when the ink runs out. Not very "Green Friendly" but what else can one do if they can't get a straight truthful answer from the manufacturers !?
Got one $85 HP ready to go out the door tonight as comes it up with Print Cartridge Error with $60 brand new ink cartridges installed even after doing alignment and registration maintenance on the machine several times. Best not to have wasted the extra $60 dollars and just bought another $75 dollar complete machine.