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.
Brother HL-3040CN: Budget price, average picture quality
13 May 2013
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
Summary: Since the above review was published there are now lots of high quality compatible and affordable toner cartridges available. I will be going back to laser, because I have had enough of my Canon colour inkjet drinking like there is no tomorrow and costing a cow for very little (I only print b&w...
Pros: Relatively cheap, and now has very affordable compatible toners
Summary: We have had a few Brother printers and have found them to be very reliable. This one is our first laser colour printer and our only concerns were the running costs, the speed of printing and the quality of the print. We needn't have worried because all are fine.
Summary: I had a HP monochrome laser printer for many years until HP dropped support for it in Windows Vista whilst there was still a lot of life left in it. This dropping of support also affected my HP scanner in Windows 7 so I've learned the hard way not to buy HP!
Summary: I use this printer for home, replaced old ink jet printer as ink just dried up through lack of use. Toner doesn't dry up (powder) so can leave it for weeks, powers up and prints clearly every time :)
Summary: I'm using this printer at home. It is connected to our wireless router (RJ45 plug) which makes it a "wireless printer" - you can also connect it to the computer with a USB cable. Driver installation on both Mac OSX and Windows 7 computers was a breeze - no problems at all.
Summary: Prompt delivery. Absolutely no problem to set up once I realised what was needed. It did need separate installations for the desktop and each of the two laptops but once that was done it has worked perfectly.
Summary: During product registration it popped up that this printer has a free 3 year Brother warranty. There was no indication of this in the listing, but it's there and I'm signed up and confirmed. So a free bonus.