Summary: This product is simply superb!!! For the money I paid, I received a printer worth a million pounds in my opinion. First off, the printer is quite big but not as big as the other laser printers out there. You also get starter toners. The print quality is satisfactory. It is not wireless so you have to connect a LAN cable or Type B USB to the computer.
Summary: The printer keeps bottling out of some print jobs - probably the larger files, but doesn't say why. VERY FRUSTRATING. I have never had this with any other printer. I think I'll go back to Canon - not perfect but a known quantity and pretty much reliable. At least I know what the problem is when it they have one!
Summary: Got this for under £100 via an amazon seller... It comes with a set of starter cartridges, but you can get either a refill kit for about £40 on-line to top these up to full capacity when they become empty, or for £65 you can get a compatible set of the 4 toners including drums. No chips to reprogram or silly hacks to do this, at this price point it is a complete bargain.
Great printer - shame it doesn't work with windows 2008
14 September 2013
Summary: the drivers that come with this printer do not work with Windows 2008. This is a known problem, which i found out about after buying it. the installation of the driver s/w doesn't' complete as it's trying to do something to the Kernel which the o/s prevents. Very poor show.
Summary: It's a pretty massive unit, but once it's on the network (I make use of homeplugs to do so without awful wires) it's really useful. For the price it's fantastic, I assume because people would rather have wi-fi printers. But with a homeplug that keeps the plug useful, it makes no odds. I love being able to print from any room without having to go through any hassle.
Summary: I really like this printer. It's quite pretty, it's very quick to print (in my opinion) It does not smell of toner (does a bit if you print off 100 pages at once). It's a bit noisy on start up but them prints away at normal printer noise level. With regards to ink consumption we are still on our first set and I'm only witting this as I've come online to buy more cartridges a year and a half later because it's been reading low toner for weeks.
Summary: The governing factor in the choice of printers was quite simply 'Cost'. The main consideration was the ease or otherwise of refilling the toner cartridges, the replacements of course being one of the biggest Money Black Holes with ANY printer, and I don't do 'Original Maker' packs. I always felt it was better to buy a new printer than spend out on a set of cartridges which cost MORE than the original device. It seems this one is quite easy to keep refilling.
Summary: I've had this a few months now & certainly no complaints so far. Performing brilliantly and consistently. Possibly a little larger footprint than most common colour printers so take this into account with the space that you have. Absolutely no problem for me. Feeds well, not one jam or misfeed yet. Can also be used for Mono but make sure you change the setting in Properties to save your colour cartridges - but this is done very quickly and easily.
Excerpt: The great thing about this printer is the low initial purchase price (less than £130 in November 2011), and the fact that for under £50, you can get a full set of non-OEM toner refills (although you must first buy a Gear Reset kit for around £11 - this is a one-time purchase, however).
Pros: Low purchase price, cheap cost of refill consumables, good overall speed/performance
Cons: Photo print quality only average (fiddly fine tuning), 1 - sheet manual feed, slow start - up