I hate printers, partly because finding the right one is bloody painful.
I’m not planning on printing photos; what I want is something that will rattle out legible copies of documentation from time to time and the odd copy of reference materials/paperwork: software licenses via email etc.
But I do want it to be wireless so that I can move it wherever is convenient and still access it from my laptop/desktop.
I bought a Lexmark z1420. Waste of the $40 it cost me. It has fancy custom drivers with no Linux support, so I can’t use it from my Ubuntus, and when I can get my desktop PC to connect to it, it doesn’t actually print…
Basically: Under $100, Wireless, fair ink usage and trivial Linux support.