Over the holidays, our year old Dell 924 printer stopped working properly. After much research, I decided to get this Canon PIXMA MP600 printer. I found out that you can easily run through $1000 worth of ink in the life of a printer. The least expensive printers, the ones they give you for free or heavily discounted when you purchase a new computer, are big ink hogs. Why not invest in a better printer that's more efficient and does a better job? That's what I did.