The Epson Expression Home XP-400 is an entry-level inkjet that's compact, and performance is more than acceptable for student or home users. Unfortunately, ink is pricey.
The Brother HL-5470DW monochrome laser printer offers good speed and features for a small workgroup. Economical toner is a real plus in this price range.
The Brother HL-6180DW monochrome laser printer boasts cheap toner, a 600-sheet standard input capacity, and sturdy construction, plus decent speed for a busy small office.
The Canon ImageClass LBP6670dn monochrome laser printer has the speed and paper handling that small- or medium-sized workgroups need. Unfortunately, its toner is expensive.
Pros may need more control over the process, which can be found in proDAD's more expensive offerings, but the average user should be more than pleased with the results of this software.
While the iPad isn't cheap, the incredibly low price of its apps compared to PC or Mac software puts far more power in the hands of the average cash-challenged musician than ever before.
This video file player handles lots of files and has tons of options, but its interface isn't intuitive.
Magix Digital DJ 2 is extremely competent, but workmanlike in appearance for its ilk.
CyberLink's very capable, ever-evolving video editor/producer adds 3D, more speed, and a spate of usability touches.
This inexpensive model for home offices offers bare-bones capabilities and some below-average speeds; its low ink costs are offset by disappointing plain-paper print quality.
These days, color laser multifunction printers don't come at much lower prices than the HP LaserJet Pro 100 Color MFP M175nw.
Workgroup multifunction printer offers good speed and print quality, but its positive attributes are overshadowed by expensive toner.
Articles by Jon L. Jacobi