I actually have an all-in-one HP printer which is a printer, copier, and scanner. I really enjoy all of the capabilities it has, especially the fact that I can print my own photos. Like many others I find it very convenient. I don’t have to go anywhere else to make copies or scan papers or photos into my computer. It is also very cost saving because bought individually, they would cost well over $200, which is the average price for all-in-one printers. However, I actually got mine on sale for $55, normally $100 a few months ago at Office Max. They are also maintenance and space savers, especially for small businesses. With a limited space, the one printer can take up much less room than three of four devices. Some newer all-in-one printers allow you to access media on compact-flash and memory sticks with the removable storage section. My HP actually has a section on the front of the printer where I can insert quite a few different storage options, view my photos with the small , and then print them.
On the other hand, some all-in-one printers can actually cost you more money in the long-term because of how much ink you are using for all of the functions. The cost per page printed is also higher with an ink cartridge than a photocopier. Another con is that if one of the functions break, the whole printer has to be sent off to repair. Also, some printers won’t work with certain computers.
Overall, I would buy an all-in-one printer again and I find them more useful than a simple printer.