HP color deskjet <$150, 722c or 812c

I am in the market for a new HP Deskjet under $150. 722c(discontinued) and 812c are available. I print mostly black but some color. 812c has 2Mb memory but uses a small? new black ink cartridge and appears to be a little slower printing than 722c. Which printer is the best choice at this price.
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The 812c is the clear choice if printing in color is important to you. For mostly b/w I'm not sure it makes much difference, and I'd probably buy on the basis of price. HP may not make a lot on the sale of an 812c, but it makes up for that after you have purchased a few ink cartridges for it.

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Also, the 722 is host based - which means that printing from any OS for which HP has not written a specific driver is a pain at best and at worst impossible.

There is a driver translation utility for linux for the 722, but if I had any thoughts of running a non-windows OS I'd choose the 812 over the 722.
The current issue of PC World gives its assessment of the top 10 inkjet printers. The 812c comes in first, by quite a margin, easily outdistancing its higher numbered 800 series siblings (probably on the basis of price).
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