Ok. About one year ago, I bought a Lexmark X1270 from Wal-Mart for . It's an AIO printer and has been working just fine for a year. And it still works, there's just one problem with it (aside from the resource hog software it comes with): it has an extremely poor printed sheets >< ink cartridges ratio. This was not an issue before I started college, but now that I have, and have a lot more to print, it's faring not so greatly. It's already complaining that it's low on black and I just bought a cartridge for it less than two weeks ago. WTF?! :x\n\nThis irritates me because I printed quite a lot on our old HP 2110 and even though it had its problems, I only had to buy ink for it 1-2 per year. This Lexmark crap is ridiculous.\n\nI have been looking at printers and there seems to be very little information in their reviews about how many pages per cartridge you get out of them. I wonder if there is a term for it that I should be looking for.\n\n95% of my printing is in black and white, so I am wondering if a b&w laserjet would be something to consider. As I understand it, the ink charges for a laserjet are more expensive, but in terms of prints per cartridge you get a lot more out of them. This was the case about ten years ago, anyway. Is this still true today?\n\nI wonder if laserjets have gotten any more reasonably priced. I'm going to be printing a lot for school and I feel like I'm just pissing my money away with this Lexmark POS.