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1. HP LaserJet 1012 Printer
Too low to display $295.00 list($399.99)
2. HP LaserJet 1320 Monochrome Laser
$446.49 list($799.99)
3. Brother MFC-8840D Laser Multifunction
Too low to display list($630.00)
4. HP LaserJet 1320n Monochrome Network
$218.49 list($399.99)
5. Brother HL-5150D Monochrome Graphic
$360.99 list($649.99)
6. Brother MFC-8440 Laser Multifunction
Too low to display $284.49 list($479.99)
7. Brother HL-5170DN Network Laser
$126.34 $74.99 list($124.99)
8. Samsung ML1740 Laser Printer
$189.99 list($495.00)
9. Canon Faxphone L80 Laser Fax Printer
$85.49 list($89.99)
10. Factory-Refurbished Brother EHL-1440
$474.99 $357.00 list($637.00)
11. HP Color LaserJet 2550L Printer
$699.99 $503.55 list($893.00)
12. HP Color LaserJet 2550N Printer
$2,656.95
13. HP LaserJet 4345mfp - multifunction
Too low to display $277.00 list($349.99)
14. HP LaserJet 3015 All-in-One
$474.99 $459.00 list($749.99)
15. HP LaserJet 3030 All-in-One
Too low to display list($1,005.00)
16. HP Color LaserJet 3550 Printer
$391.39 $360.00 list($399.99)
17. Konica Minolta Magicolor 2400W
Too low to display $849.00 list($1,144.00)
18. HP LaserJet 4250 Monochrome Printer
$189.99 list($299.99)
19. Brother HL-5140 Laser Printer
$522.49 $519.99 list($949.99)
20. Brother HL-2700CN Color Laser

1. HP LaserJet 1012 Printer
by Hewlett Packard
list price: $199.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000C1XHY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 1633
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Compact design, affordability, and strong performance make the HP LaserJet 1012 laser printer a logical choice for home or small business users with moderate print demands. Powered by a 133 MHz processor and 8 MB of internal memory, the HP 1012 delivers crisp 600 dpi black printing at up to 15 pages per minute.

PC and Mac compatible, the HP 1012 offers USB connectivity and comes with a handy CR-ROM with software and simple steps for hassle-free setup. This model offers versatile paper handling from its 150-sheet standard input tray and also includes a priority input tray for specialty jobs. The HP 1012 comes with everything you need to get started except the printer cable itself; it is backed by a one-year warranty.

What's in the Box
HP LaserJet 1012 printer, HP print cartridge, Getting Started guide, software and electronic User Guide on CD-ROM, power cord, printer media input tray, printer priority input tray, tray cover; USB cable not included ... Read more

Features

  • 150-sheet input tray, 10-sheet priority input tray
  • USB interface, PC and Mac compatible; 1-year warranty
  • Crisp, 1,200 dpi effective resolution
  • Up to 15 ppm; instant-on fuser, first pages out in 10 seconds
  • Compact design, perfect for small workspaces

Reviews (93)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great for Grandma, uninstall the nagware
I bought an HP LaserJet 1012 for my 75 yo mother. She's been frustrated with cheap inkjet printers that never work for her (she prints so infrequently the cartridges clog or expire); I wanted something I could setup and forget about. The LJ1012 costs $175 to $200 or so, is utterly quiet and pretty compact, has a flat paper tray, is quite simple, and ought to do the trick for the next 5-10 years. So far, I'm pleased.

But it does include spyware - or at least "nagware". The standard installer adds a "reminder" utility on the sly. It pops up every two weeks and recommends buying printer supplies. True, it comes with an uninstaller and one can turn off the reminders without uninstalling, but it is fundamentally marketing software installed without my awareness that provides me no benefit. By some definitions, that's spyware.

It is hard for vendors to resist the temptations offered by an authenticated installer. I gave the printer 4 stars instead of five for that little trick. After you install your HP 1012, uninstall the nagware.

Other than the nagware, there's not much to complain about. This ought to be an 'install and forget' light duty printer. It is very quiet and includes a bypass tray (not tested). USB only of course, no parallel. I'm testing it on an XP machine, it has OS X support (for when I switch my mother's Win98 box for a Mac mini and a Dell LCD panel). The installer utility appears to support client network access to a shared printer (not tested).

There's almost no documentation with it. The documentation is on the CD. This may puzzle some people, it's not immediately obvious how to install the cartridge.

5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Perfect - Great Value - No Brainer!
I bought this printer, set it up for home use, and then immediately bought 3 more for light office use!

The footprint is extremely compact; it is quite light, and is not big and ugly sitting on your desk. The printing speed through USB 2.0 is extremely fast - I have not experienced any jamming or paper loading issues. Unpacking and set-up is effortless.

I have had an HP 2200 for heavier office use for about 3 years. For the price I paid for that, you can buy 5 of these - and the print speed is only 4 pages PM slower.

This printer is perfect for general home use, and moderate small business office use. Great for college students. Unless you regularly print documents longer than 25 pages, this is an absolutely excellent buy. If you do print longer documents you should be aware that the printer will slow down production after between 30-50 pages, due to the lack of a cooling fan.

Otherwise, you will not regret purchasing this. Oh.. one last note... make sure you have a spare USB cable!

4-0 out of 5 stars Fast, decent quality
I use this printer with an eMac running OS X 10.3 and primarily use it to print simple documents such as word processing files, web pages and e-mails.For that purpose it is great:very fast and high-quality output.However, if you work in graphic design you will find its lack of PostScript support disappointing.PDFs and print outs from InDesign are beautiful and very sharp; they just take a long time to render since the printer is "dumb" and the print driver has to draw everything.

But, unlike other low-cost laser printers, I have never had a problem with paper misfeeds or the printer loading multiple pages at a time.Like other reviewers have mentioned, this printer is not suitable for sharing and printing high volumes at a business.But it is great for home use.I've had it in my office for nearly a year and am still using the original toner cartridge.Try that with an ink jet!

5-0 out of 5 stars Stop looking, buy this printer NOW!
This printer is half the size of my last one, it's very quiet, very fast, and prints are excellent. No bells and whistles, just quality prints, just like I wanted! Does NOT include USB cable, so you have to buy one! Had to install the driver software twice before I got my PC to detect and install it properly.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great little machine
This is a great printer if you 1) don't print large volumes of and 2) you are limited on space.As an added bonus, original HP toner for this printer is pretty reasonable $62-65.

I am a small business owner and I probably print 10-20 pages per day.This unit is fast and the quality is excellent. It was easy to set up - got to love easy to install drivers and plug and play USB!

If you are looking to print a lot, I would look at a higher volume machine.One pet peeve is that HP, like many other companies, refuse to include a USB cable. ... Read more


2. HP LaserJet 1320 Monochrome Laser Printer
by Hewlett Packard Office
list price: $399.99
our price: Too low to display
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002UM0PQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
Sales Rank: 667
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Every business deserves the tools to produce professional-looking documents. If your small work team is still using an antiquated printer, here's a replacement that's sure to make an impact.

Features:

  • Boost your office's productivity with print speeds of up to 22 pages per minute
  • Get the first page immediately: HP's "instantly on" technology brings it out in 8.5 seconds
  • Print professional-looking documents with the sharp 1200 dpi laser imaging and advanced toner formulation
  • Get reliable results with the powerful 133MHz processor and 16MB RAM (expandable up to 144MB)
  • Get connected with ease via USB 2.0 or parallel port
  • Tailor your media handling to your needs with the large-capacity 250-sheet input tray and single-sheet multipurpose input slot
  • Receive automatic alerts when a print cartridge is low with HP's Smart printing technology
  • Save paper (and money) by printing on both sides of each page with the automatic duplexer
  • Enjoy sound compatibility, printing professional documents with PCL 6, PCL 5e, or HP PostScript® level 2 emulation
  • Feed specialty paper through the adjustable single-sheet multipurpose input slot
  • Conserve desk space with the compact design (no protruding tray)
  • Replace cartridges fast through the single access door
... Read more

Features

  • Parallel and USB 2.0 interfaces; PC and Mac compatible
  • 1,200 dpi laser quality
  • Up to 22 ppm, first page out in 8.5 seconds
  • Automatic 2-sided printing, 16 MB RAM, expandable to 144 MB
  • 10,000 pages per month duty cycle

Reviews (9)

4-0 out of 5 stars Snoopy dancing Mac OS X user with an HP 1320 printer...
At first after reading the review how Mac OS X duplex printing wasn't supported, I was disappointed. Yet since HP is such a big name company, I thought I would go ahead and purchase the printer anyway in hopes they would come up with a new driver that would resolve any lack of duplex printing capabilities.

Imagine my surprise when after installing the printer and software, then plugging in the a separately purchase USB A-to-B cable, it printed automatic duplexing without fail! What should be clarified is that manual duplex printing is not supported (as mentioned in HP's support site). This had nothing to do with updated software...the CD supplied with the printer contains software as old as when the printer was first packaged. (Fear not... the latest software can be found on HP's website when available.)

All I can say is that the savings in paper (and trees) alone is worth its weight in gold! No longer are my filing cabinets of anything printed from my computer bulging with single-sided documents.

The PostScript cabilities are great and much needed for any user that needs this type of output.

The only issues are that there is no supplied cable. Come on HP, get with the program! And also the manual feeding. It would be nice if when paper is manually inserted into the printer, there was some sort of support to hold the it properly. Instead, the printer sucks the manually fed sheet in queue for printing and lets the sheet hang limply against the front of the printer.

Now the HP 1210 has the right idea for manual feeding paper...it's paper stack cover acts as a tray to hold manually fed sheets for the upper input slot.

But overall, I'm just ecstatic about the fact that duplexing is available. Woo hoo! (insert Snoopy dance here)

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, fast printer. Duplex not an option on Mac OS X
So far, this has been a great printer. And I was able to easily share the printer with all my Macs in the house using the USB Printer Sharing option. However, the only downside is the much hyped duplex (double-sided) printing is not an available option in Mac OS X. Major bummer. And HP support just posted this on their support site on May 2. I wish this information was promoted on Amazon's (or any other) site.

1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible service
My wife and I wasted hours and hours trying to get HP service. HP has outsourced customer service to several developing countries, and each time we called, the representatives were unable to locate the record of our previous call.We were told time and again that we would be contacted by a "case manager" but that never happened. After weeks of trying, it became obvious that we need to discard the product (still under warrantee) and buy a new (non-HP) product ourselves.

5-0 out of 5 stars Solid, reliable, fast workhorse printer AND $100 rebate!!!
This printer is a champ. Thanks HP for the $100 rebate you sent me for buying this gem.I print pages and pages per day and this printer just keeps on going. I have not had any problems. It just spits out page after page and keeps asking for more. No wonder HP laser printers are #1. Great job HP!!!!

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Our five year old HP 2100 was relocated out from under us and replaced with this model. I miss the old one. I wanted to like this machine; it is quicker by a good amount. It seems less likely to jam when doing two-sided copies. There, I said something nice about it. Here comes the rest. The main paper tray does not accept envelopes. You're supposed to feed them one at a time into tray #1, a cantankerous option at best, as my success rate with that feed is about 50%. I'll second the earlier report about the occasional need to shut down and restart. The print on ours has begun coming out crooked despite properly set guides on the main tray. The back side of the pages smudge with toner resulting in unacceptable back-to-back printing. I'm looking for an alternative and suggest the same to anyone considering this model. ... Read more


3. Brother MFC-8840D Laser Multifunction
by Brother Printer
list price: $799.99
our price: $446.49
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Asin: B0001ZJRTY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Brother Printer
Sales Rank: 2380
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

All in One Solution that Will Suit Most Medium to Large Office Needs The Brother MFC-840D multi function laser printer will suit most medium to large office needs. With the ability to print, copy, scan, an fax this unit is your all in one solution. The high resolution if this unit insures crisp clear prints every time. ... Read more

Features

  • Parallel and USB interfaces, PC and Mac compatible
  • Printer, copier, scanner, fax, and PC fax
  • Up to 21 ppm print and copy speed; up to 2,400 x 600 print resolution
  • Automatic duplexing; reduce/enlarge 25% to 400%
  • Fax forward/paging, 40 one-touch memory locations

Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars Well Worth The Money
I purchased the MFC-8840D because my job requires me to print forms for customers then scan them back into the computer as PDF files for electronic submission.I also do a small amount of copying.The MFC-8840D seemed like a good solution.I've had good luck with Brother products in the past and their software has always been reliable and kept up to date.I saw a similar model from Brother at a local office and was very impressed.

I had no trouble getting the unit up and running under Windows XP using the supplied setup instructions.I also had no problem getting printing and scanning running on Linux (Fedora Core 2) using the instructions from http://solutions.brother.com

This unit is very easy to use.The front panel controls as well as the software are very straight forward.

I was also able to share the printer portion of the MFC over my network without any problems.The N model or optional network adapter is not required for this.

The bottom line, good quality, extremely easy to use and setup, works great, good software, Windows & Linux support.

5-0 out of 5 stars Does What it Promises...and Very Well...recommended
This the third Brother laser printer I've purchased in the past seven years. This machine was a logical first choice based on my good experience with this brand. I've had this one for about four months and have put it to heavy use. Simply put, this machine does exactly what it promises and without any glitch. I used it with both my Mac and Windows XP PC at home; the software integrates well. Four other positives are worth mentioning: (1) the toner refills are inexpensive ($60 for the 7,000 page version), (2) they can be reliably refilled once each with the toner refill kits off of ebay ($12-16 each; not a messy process), (3) mine's not as loud as another reviewer's unit seemed to be (or maybe I'm used to the level of noise from Brother printers;), (4) The duplexing works very reliably (not a single jam since I bought this unit). Highly recommended.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but some small issues
Pros:For $450, getting a fax + copier + scanner + duplex laser printer is a pretty good deal. I considered buying higher quality printer, scanner and fax-modem components separately and then using my computer to integrate them, but there is something to be said for "press-a-button" copying and faxing that just works. I've found a lot of unexpected uses for the copy machine - no longer need to tote the whole textbook; just copy the chapter I plan to read, etc.The N-in-1 feature is useful - you can fit many textbook pages onto a single sheet.The printer is completely quiet when idle, though it takes a few minutes to fan down after printing something.

Cons:My biggest requirement in a printer was built-in duplex (double-sided printing). I couldn't find another laser duplex multifunction device for under $1000. (For those deciding, if black & white text print quality matters to you, do NOT buy an ink jet - or at least do a careful side-by-side print comparison. Laser is much better.) Anyway, I was pretty mad to find out that this printer only supports printing at 600 DPI duplex. There was absolutely no mention of this in the specs. There is a noticeable quality difference between 600 and the HQ1200 mode. Lots of jaggies in 600 dpi - almost looks like my old deskjet, though slightly better. It's still suitable for documents you'll just read over once. The other con is that this printer is darned ugly. When photocopying a textbook it is almost impossible not to accidentally press at least 10 of the over 50 buttons littering the front panel.It would have been nice if the cover was removable - I have had trouble scanning some textbooks that really aren't that large.My experience with Brother customer service was pretty bad - I had to literally wait 45 minutes on hold to speak to someone about the duplex issue.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Slick Machine....
After much research and some looking and testing, decided to go for this Brother machine based on reviews and my other good experiences with Brother equipment.Bought this at Costco for somewhere around $375.Set up was a breeze -- less than 30 minutes, and no problems with XP Pro.Networked it to my colleagues without problems.Works like a champ.Faxing is a breeze and sheet feeder is fast and well-designed.Copying is also slick.Printing has been fast with sharp text.Have not needed to scan anything yet.Toner save is a real plus for us b/c of the volume of faxes, copies, etc. that come through every day.Making command changes is a snap and pretty much intuitive.I thought the manual was very clearly written, and it's easy to find command changes you want.The size of the thing is a little intimidating -- I think it frightened away our other little inkjet, but I'm perfectly happy with it -- in fact, I think we got a steal on this thing.If you're looking for a sturdy, reliable, quick, 4-in-1 laser, take a look at this one.I think Brother has pretty much won me over -- I still have HP's, Epsons, and Canon printers around, but Brother is making some darn good quality stuff these days.I know there are a ton of 4-in-1 machines out there and prices are dropping quickly, but give this one a shot as you're looking around.I'm sure glad I got me a Brother.

4-0 out of 5 stars Worthy of serious consideration!!
65% of its use is as a copier, 20% as a printer and 15% as a fax machine. So far, it has perfomed as I expected. We have 3 Brother laserprinters in the office.Brother has always proven to be an excellent workhorse and this is no exception.Also, Brother provides great tech support for both Windows and Mac systems.I have no loyalty to Brother.But as long as their products have proven themselves, they stay near the top of my list.

Software installed without any problems on both Windows XP Pro and OS X.Haven't used the scanning abilities and I doubt we will (so I can't comment on its capabilities).But as a copier, fax and printer, it has worked great. The ADF is a pleasure (no jams after 3,000+ copies) and the copier itself is fast. This copier DOES have a page counter, but it can't be reset.So if you have an unknown amount of papers to put in the ADF and need 20 sets, you can determine the amount of copies made.

Toner life is an expected 6,700 pages and I suspect we'll get close to 6,300 before needing replacement (always seem to get 5% less then the expectd yield on text imaging). The unit did come with a smaller yielding toner cartridge (3,500 impressions), but we had the higher yielding in the office and used that first.

If there is one thing I wasn't expecting is the noise it makes.Not that it is any louder then the Canon 780 in our other office. Having various Brother printers throughout the office, this unit is a bit louder then I expected.Also, it is built well, but not as solid as the Canon 780.But comparing the two is like comparing a Buick to a Cadillac.Both good and reliable cars, just one make is slightly better constructed then the other. All in all, this is a great unit and worthy of serious consideration. ... Read more


4. HP LaserJet 1320n Monochrome Network Printer
by Hewlett Packard Office
list price: $630.00
our price: Too low to display
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002UM0OW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
Sales Rank: 3953
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

HP LaserJet 1320n Laser Printer Every business deserves the tools to produce professional-looking documents. If your small work team is still using an antiquated printer, here's a replacement that's sure to make an impact. Designed with ease-of-use, real-time status, and supply management features, the HP LaserJet 1320 series printer offers top-of-the-line capabilities while lowering your total cost of ownership by minimizing printer downtime. Serve up efficient, fast, high-quality printing across your small office environment with this HP LaserJet model, which features HP Jetdirect Fast Ethernet.HP LaserJet quality The HP LaserJet 1320 series printer provides the high-quality laser output you have come to expect from the industry leader. High-resolution, 1200 dpi laser imaging and an advanced toner formulation ensure great print quality for your business documents, and HP Smart printing technology monitors and adjusts print cartridge characteristics to ensure consistent print quality throughout cartridge life. ... Read more

Features

  • Parallel port, USB 2.0, and Ethernet interface; PC and Mac compatible
  • Up to 1,200 dpi laser quality; automatic two-sided printing
  • Up to 22 ppm speed, first page out in less than 8.5 seconds
  • 133 MHz Motorola V4 Coldfire processor, 16 MB RAM, expandable to 144 MB
  • 10,000 pages per month duty cycle; 250-sheet input tray

Reviews (4)

1-0 out of 5 stars Competitors have AppleTalk support - Why can't HP?
I bought an HP 1320N ((...) on a rebate sale) which seemed like the perfect printer for my OS9/OSX systems at first. However, in OS9 it didn't work at all with AppleTalk (via Chooser), but when connected via AppleTalk LPR (using the Desktop Printer Utility) it went nuts trying to print from Quark Xpress 4.11 (one of my main programs). It would endlessly print a few lines of postscript code on each page from its tray until it was exhausted (then showed an out of paper error to continue its endless printing). Only programs like MS Word would print correctly in the OS9 environment via LPR. In OSX it worked fine using Rendezvous. Then on the sixth day of ownership its network card decided to stop all communication with Rendezvous and even IP printing. I tried re-checking all parameters and settings and finally did resets. No print jobs would complete all the way through pausing at 92% data transferred with nothing printed. This was ridiculous for a company like Hewlett Packard which long has had an excellent reputation in my mind, especially in the Mac graphics world. The 1320N has ended my favorable opinion of HPs since their model lines above the 1320 weren't competitive with other brands. Also, I've been noticing several 1320's (3 total) both regular and N models on display at retail stores showing unrecoverable print errors with their blinking orange LED in the middle of its array. Short of turning it off and on, press any button or open the front toner loader panel and it will still not recover. BTW, they had paper in their paper trays.

1-0 out of 5 stars terrible service
My wife and I wasted hours and hours trying to get HP service. HP has outsourced customer service to several developing countries, and each time we called, the representatives were unable to locate the record of our previous call.We were told time and again that we would be contacted by a "case manager" but that never happened. After weeks of trying, it became obvious that we need to discard the product (still under warrantee) and buy a new (non-HP) product ourselves.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wow I'm pleased!
As always, here's my honest review with some background.

I've been looking for a good laser printer that I could have on my network for a while now.I have a small office and am an aspiring teacher (currently student teaching).When I can't get to the copy machine at school, I wanted something I could use to do some "mass printouts" for my students.I had an old NEC Superscript, but it frequently paused between pages for a breather and was generally slow.

If you don't need the network card (print server) built into this printer, then the 1320 (not 1320n) would be an amazing value!For me, I wanted the networking, so I was willing to spend the extra money.Setup was relatively simple, changing the IP address was easy, and I was up and running, printing from my Windows XP machines AND my MacOS X (10.3.7) machines.

Now for the printer itself.I'm very impressed with the build quality.Printers have been turning into plastic junk lately, but this one still has metal guts, metal supports holding the paper in the bottom tray, etc.Certain parts seem like generic plastic, but overall it has a nice fit and finish.

Print speeds are amazingly swift!The first thing I put this little print-monster through was a 70-copy worksheet for my students.It took sheet after sheet without a pause!It might grab paper just when the previous sheet is half way through because they seem to keep flying out!Duplex printing was a bonus with this unit - handy in a pinch, but it slows the print speed by about 2-3 times - because it pulls the paper back inside and reprints on the other side...Either way, I dare you to find a quality printer like this, with a duplexer for this price!

Instant on fuser sends paper printing within 8 seconds.Overall, I'm very pleased!I was tempted to get the next model up (2420) but the price difference with no standard duplexer killed that deal.

Wish list?An tiny LCD display telling me whats going on would be nice - but it has lights which do the job just fine.Also - and I'm just dreaming here, it would be nice to see an option for this printer to staple printouts...I know, I've been around pricey copy machines too much!

So, pick yourself up this printer!You won't be sorry.The print quality is very crisp - your well-known HP laser quality, and even graphics are suitable!Its B&W (no color printing), but the money saved on just one toner from time to time as apposed to inkjet cartridges every other month is mind boggling!...and how often do you need color printing?Some may, but for the bulk of what I print, B&W is fine.

High recommended! ...feel free to contact me if you have any questions that I might be able to help you with.

4-0 out of 5 stars Works great, but a couple of caveats
I recently purchased this printer to make printing over my home network easier. Functionally, the printer warms up quickly, text is clear, and it comes installed with some nice fonts one doesn't normally find standard in Windows, such as CG Omega and Univers.

Network setup and installation were easy, you do need to have your own ethernet cable, but you just plug it into your hub, then install software from the supplied CD. I had no problems with installing on 98-SE or XP-SP2 (although the XP computer I had to pay attention during installation to make sure the firewall settings were opened for the print spooler).

I haven't had the printer long enough to speak on toner life, but we'll see.

Two things keep me from giving this printer a perfect review:
1) The images of the printer (on HP's site as well as Amazon) make the printer appear to be the same color scheme as the newer HP PC's, the cool silver and gray-blue. However, the printer is an off-white beige and non-bluish-gray. I was looking forward to the more futuristic color scheme.

2) When I received mine, the HP logo decal was missing from the front of the printer. The empty space for the logo is a bit annoying. I spoke with HP about this and the service rep was very friendly, but they couldn't send me a replacement logo. My only options were to exchange the printer (at no cost), or live with it.

Overall it's a great printer, and the phone service I've received has been courteous. The not-so-cool color scheme and logo fluke aside, I highly recommed it. But spending $500 for a home printer, I expected better attention to details. ... Read more


5. Brother HL-5150D Monochrome Graphic Laser Printer
by Brother Printer
list price: $399.99
our price: $218.49
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0001BRIEY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Brother Printer
Sales Rank: 2156
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Sturdy, yet compact, the HL5150D high-performance, low-cost printer looks ready to perform and that is exactly what it does! ... Read more

Features

  • 1-year warranty with Express Exchange service
  • Up to 2,400 x 600 dpi resolution
  • Up to 21 ppm print speed
  • Automatic 2-sided printing; PC compatible
  • Parallel and USB 2.0 interfaces, optional networking

Reviews (8)

4-0 out of 5 stars A great buy
I am pleased with the Brother 5150D printer and I found the best price on Amazon. I have been looking for a desktop laser printer for several months to replace my Ricoh AP2100 which was a good printer in that it printed high quality documents at a real speed of 21 ppm but I could never get the Manualpaper feed tray to work and it was bulky. But I also wanted a printer that would duplex print and do it at a reasonable speed. At first I purchased an HP1320 which had good ratings but it proved a disappointment. While it was compact and did a good job of printing and duplexing its manual paper feed was terrible. While it seemed a good buy at $299 (after a $100 rebate) the bad manual feed made it unacceptable so I returned it.

The Brother 5140 printer is highly rated and the 5150D is based on it. The printer speed is more than acceptable and the printing is sharp. The duplex works well and is reasonably fast. It does not do graphics nor photos well but that is not what I bought it for. It has a good manual feed tray that works well.

The big drawback is the documentation. The only printed documentation is the Setup which is extensive but not always correct. My installation of the Windows XP parallel drivers did not go as the Setup Manual said it would but it was only a minor glitch. However, finding out how to usethe printer was another matter because all the user documentation is on the Installation disk in Adobe. The user is stuck if the user doesn't have or want Adobe Reader installed on the PC. It is not very useful if it is not printed out in manual form. Printingit out is tedious and more expensive than it should be. Because some of the pages contain color particularly those referring to the Control Panel, these need to be printed out on a color printer so one cannot just print the entire manual in duplex on the 5150D. And there are many pages in the User Manual that one does not need such as instructions for Mac and all the safety and other garbage to fatten the manual. But selecting the pages to duplex copy is tedious because instead of numbering the pages in the Manual consecutively, Brother chose to number them by chapters so that each chapter starts with a new page numbers which makes the index difficult to use also and the index is quite incomplete. For example there is no index entry for the :"Go" button and there is no explanation in the User Manual for the Go button so the user needs the PDF document to search for references to the Go button and that is tedious. Also printing out the manual on 8 ½ " by 11" paper is wasteful as well as more expensive for the User. It would have been much easier for Brother to provide a smaller size manual with the color.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great SOHO printer for Mac / Apple Airport
*Updated Review*

I'm on a Mac (OS X 10.4) and am running the printer off of my Airport USB.No troubles at all.I did download the newest drivers off of the Brother support site before I did anything else.

Print quality has been very good.It can do 1200 dpi, but 600 dpi is just fine.The envelope feed has been flawless.I appreciate the duplexing.

I'm an independent researcher writing articles and book chapters.My print volume is not high (relative to an office), but I need good quality output.This printer fits my needs perfectly.

*6 months later...*

I like this printer even more than when I first bought it.Again, I'm not a heavy user; a page here, a few pages there, and then a 20 or 40 page document once a week.The quality is still very good.Other computers (Windows included) have no difficulty sending jobs to it.I am addicted to the duplexing capability.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good entry level laser printer
I am a Mac user and a scientist.In my profession, most of the papers are in the PDF format.This printer handles these documents very well.If you set the resolution to 1200 dpi, the graphics in the papers would look even more impressive and photo-like.It is small and easy to set up so it does not occupy too much desk space.It can do double sided printing without additional gears.It is slow though if your documents are of several MBs in size and contains complex pictures.I have added additional memory to rectify this.From time to time, it has problem handling web pages in Safari.

5-0 out of 5 stars Linux Support out of the box..
I'm impressed with the Brother HL-5150D.
I've been looking quite a while for an
inexpensive duplex laser printer.At
$222 delivered from Amazon I expected the
usual pain and suffering trying to coax
ghostscript or some holy binary-only driver
to talk to it.

I attached it via parallel/centronics port
and launched printtool under RH9 only to find
the printer wasn't listed in the Brother
menu.Thinking it was a complete long shot I
configured it as a native PS printer expecting
pages of gibberish to fill the hopper.To my
surprise the printer actually talks PS
including duplex support.

_Never_ have I had an inexpensive laser printer
so quickly and easily go from the UPS truck
to productive use under Linux.

Nice work Brother.You deserve to sell millions
of these.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fast, trouble-free and saves paper
I've had this unit for over 6 months and it is the best laser ever for my home office.I print a lot of reference and review copies and the duplex feature is great in saving shelf space at the office and weight when travling. Zero problems. ... Read more


6. Brother MFC-8440 Laser Multifunction
by Brother Printer
list price: $649.99
our price: $360.99
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Asin: B0001ZRMZU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Brother Printer
Sales Rank: 1563
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The MFC-8440 is a 5-in-1 flatbed laser multi-function center combining performance, connectivity, and reliability. The MFC-8440 is a full-feature fax, and an up to 21ppm, laser printer, which prints at up to 2400 x 600 dpi (HQ1200). An up to 21cpm, legal-size digital copier and a 9600x9600 dpi (interpolated) resolution color flatbed scanner. You can copy objects such as books and magazines, or make reduction and enlargement from 25-400%.

Also included is PC Fax capability, allowing you to send and receive faxes directly from your PC. An optional second paper tray and optional network capability makes this an optimum solution for your business. Both USB and parallel ports are standard, so the MFC-8440 can work with Windows® and Mac® applications effortlessly.

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Features

  • Parallel and USB interfaces; PC and Mac compatible
  • Prints, copies, scans, and faxes
  • Up to 21 ppm print speed; up to 2,400 x 600 dpi print resolution
  • Up to 21 cpm copy speed; reduce/enlarge 25% to 400%
  • Fax forward/paging, up to 390 broadcast locations

Reviews (11)

5-0 out of 5 stars High quality and stellar performance.
First, let me say, this machine is more than I needed. I do mostly copy work but it's difficult to find a plain old copier anymore. The 8440 makes beautiful copies, although not in color, but I knew that when I bought it. Although I don't use it, the FAX function on this machine appears to be very comprehensive and can do just about anything when it comes to sending and receiving faxes. After installing the machine and its software, AOL changed my dial-up connection from my computer modem to the 8440 FAX machine. But I changed it back and have had no more problems. There has been some question about its scanning quality, so I scanned a couple documents and they would certainly have met my needs, but I didn't scan any photos. As a laser printer, its text and graphics output are excellent.

It has a 50 sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) which can be used for faxes or document copying. The scanning glass can also be used for document copying. It has a 250 sheet paper feeder and a single sheet paper feeder. Both can handle all sizes of paper and envelopes. A second 250 sheet paper feeder is available as an option.

There are an endless number of menus that can be programmed, so you will need to spend some time with the owner's manual which is very thorough and easy to follow.

If you don't need color printing, color copying or duplex printing this is a great machine. I would highly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Machine for a Mac Home Office
This is a fast, high quality, printer, scanner, fax, copier.This machine supports my Mac well, handles heavy workloads, plays well with various software, etc.I added a second paper tray ($200) so that I could print on copy paper or bond without messing with the trays, maxed out the RAM ($40) to speed things up and improve the multiple copies function of the copier, and selected "Print as Image" in the advanced printing options, which finesses Acrobat issues.This is the peripheral for you (although you'll still want an inkjet printer to print photos).The printer seems slightly slower in Word than the HL-1470M printer it replaced, which is pretty fast.It prints Acrobat documents very fast with the added RAM.The manual printer feeder handles envelopes, thick paper, whatever.The copier is very fast and tends to correct exposure problems on its own.The scanner is very fast.The fax machine works very well.The feeder for the copier, scanner and fax works well.At a street price of less than $400, this is an outstanding value!

5-0 out of 5 stars Good one!
I bought the printer from Amazon. So far, so good! Had some problem printing PDF's. The print out was smudged. Setting the option "Print as image" to true(in advanced options) solved the problem.

Print outs even with Toner Save mode ON are great. Scanning documents using Document feeder is very convinient and easy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Regarding intial toner life.
1. Phenomenal value for the money. Bought mine for $375 at efax.com. However, Costco is currently selling for $359 with an Instant $20 rebate and $40 Brother Mail In rebate.

2. I called Brother... apparently "shipped" or out-of-the-box toner is a "sample" catridge. Good for 20% of full-toner catridge, which equals ~20%.

4-0 out of 5 stars Buena maquina con algunos problemas
Nosotros estabamos buscando una máquina multifuncional para atender aproximadamente 8 usuarios, y esta unidad nos pareció aceptable. Una vez la tuvimos con nosotros encontramos que:
1.- Es sumamente compleja de instalar en redes donde el sistema operativo no es uno solo. Es decir en nuestra pequeña empresa tenemos win Xp y win 98. Fue muy trabajoso el lograr ponerla en punto. Ademas las instrucciones y soporte escrito o en CD son muy pobres.
2.- Tiene un problema serio de JAM PAPER, al punto que hemos tenido que habilitar la salida directa trasera para evitar problemas constantemente.
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7. Brother HL-5170DN Network Laser Printer
by Brother Printer
list price: $479.99
our price: Too low to display
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0001JXAGQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Brother Printer
Sales Rank: 3959
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The HL-5170DN from Brother is a network-ready monochrome laser printer with a high-quality print image and a number of expandability options. Resolutions run as high as 2,400 x 600 dpi, thanks to Brother's HQ1200 technology, resulting in accurate and crisp graphics and text. Print speeds of up to 21 ppm deliver jobs quickly so that you're free to focus on other tasks.

With the 133 MHz Fujitsu SPARClite processor and 32 MB of internal memory (upgradeable to 160 MB), the HL-5170DN is able to handle medium to large print jobs. Automatic duplexing allows you to easily print double-sided documents. A 250-sheet standard input tray is accompanied by a 50-sheet multi-purpose tray and a 150-sheet output tray. An optional 250-sheet tray is also supported. The printer accepts a wide variety of paper types, including plain paper, envelopes, bond, transparencies, labels, and card stock. Supported sizes include letter, legal, executive, A4, A5, A6, and B6.

The HL-5170DN connects to the host computer via parallel, USB, or 10Base-T Ethernet ports. An automatic interface switching feature means you don't need to adjust any printer settings when you change sources. The network interface allows you to print from any computer connected to the network and supports a wide range of networking protocols.

The 100/120 VAC 50/60 Hz power supply consumes about 460 watts of power during normal operation and about 75 watts during sleep mode. Compatible with PC, Mac, and Linux operating systems, the HL-5170DN also comes backed by a one-year limited Express Exchange warranty.

What's in the Box
Printer, drum unit and toner cartridge assembly, quick setup guide, CD-ROM, AC power cord, user's manual; printer cable not included ... Read more

Features

  • Parallel, USB, and Ethernet interfaces; PC, Mac, and Linux compatible
  • 2,400 x 600 dpi maximum print resolution
  • Up to 21 ppm print speed
  • 133 MHz processor, 32 MB RAM, expandable to 160 MB
  • Automatic duplexing, automatic interface switching

Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Value For The Money - Forget HP!
I bought an HP 1320N ($399 on a rebate sale) which seemed like the perfect printer for my OS9/OSX systems at first. However, in OS9 it didn't work at all with AppleTalk (via Chooser), but when connected via AppleTalk LPR (using the Desktop Printer Utility) it went nuts trying to print from Quark Xpress 4.11 (one of my main programs). It would endlessly print a few lines of postscript code on each page from its tray until it was exhausted (then showed an out of paper error to continue its endless printing). Only programs like MS Word would print correctly in the OS9 environment via LPR. In OSX it worked fine using Rendezvous. Then on the sixth day of ownership its network card decided to stop all communication with Rendezvous and even IP printing. I tried re-checking all parameters and settings and finally did resets. No print jobs would complete all the way through pausing at 92% data transferred with nothing printed. This was ridiculous for a company like Hewlett Packard which long has had an excellent reputation in my mind, especially in the Mac graphics world. The 1320N has ended my favorable opinion of HPs since their model lines above the 1320 weren't competitive with other brands. Also, I've been noticing several 1320's (3 total) both regular and N models on display at retail stores showing unrecoverable print errors with their blinking orange LED in the middle of its array. Short of turning it off and on, press any button or open the front toner loader panel and it will still not recover. BTW, they had paper in their paper trays.

My OS9/OSX printer prayers are now definitely answered with the Brother 5170DN ($299). Its priced right and has the most built-in features I've ever seen in any printer in this class like the Ethernet 10/100 print-server. This is also probably one of the last b/w laser printers (in this price range) with AppleTalk support which is important to many of us diehard OS9 graphic designers (yes I know, we're almost extinct.)

Conclusion: If you need a Mac b/w laser printer, get this printer!

5-0 out of 5 stars Superb Printer - But Lacks Some Paper Handling
This printer is outstanding for the money.I've had it for about 6 months now and it really works well.It duplex prints (2 sided printing) and the quality and feature set is everything I could ever want.

***But, the paper handling capabilities are not those of the HP printers, so if you want to print envelopes, this isn't the printer for you.If you print a gazillion pages of text and want a very fast, good quality, inexpensive printer, I can't say enough good things about this one.

I was so impressed with this printer, I bought a 5140 for my home.The 5140 differs in that it has no duplex or network interface, and no second paper tray, but it's still a good, fast printer at a great price.

3-0 out of 5 stars Printer won't mix and match legal and letter
My review is limited to print capabilities: I bought the 5170 and the extra tray for the sole purpose of printing mortgage documents which alternate between legal and letter paper. This machine will not perform this function automatically. I write this review because I wish I had known this. I know other printer's exist which will perform this function. Live and learn.

5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible Value!
This printer represents a remarkable value. It is well made, and it does everything as advertised.

Set-up is a breeze, and the documentation is put togeter well.

I still can't believe that I was able to purchase a network capable, automatic duplexing, PostScript compatible laser printer for this price.

Highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wow, suprisingly good
We purchased this printer for a home office with both Macs and PCs.This printer has terrific Macintosh OSX support and is easily monitored/controlled using it's website interface (automatically appears in Safari's bookmarks toolbar if you turn on the Safari Rendezvous preference).This printer is very fast to warm up and prints the first page in about 10 seconds.I like that it is absolutely silent when in standby mode and wakes/sleeps on its own.My only problem is that I haven't yet determined if there's a better way to switching duplex printing on/off other than via the web control panel. ... Read more


8. Samsung ML1740 Laser Printer
by Samsung
list price: $124.99
our price: $126.34
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0001WW3G6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Samsung
Sales Rank: 817
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

It's the smallest, most powerful printer in the category, delivering superior productivity, quality and solutions.

Superior Productivity
With faster print speeds up to 17 ppm, you can cut your deadlines closer than ever and still print an extra copy. You’ll also spend less time reloading, thanks to a high-capacity 250-sheet paper cassette. Even toner changes are quick and easy with a simple one-piece toner cartridge. And its ultra-compact footprint leaves you more desk space to operate. The Samsung ML-1740 raises your efficiency to new levels.

Higher Quality
The ML-1740 delivers sharp, professional laser text and graphics with 600 x 600 dpi resolution. It also features a durable 15,000-page duty cycle. And in addition to receiving BLI’s Recommended reliability rating, Samsung was the only printer manufacturer rated Outstanding in a recent PC World magazine reliability survey (12/03).

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Features

  • Toner save mode reduces consumption up to 40%
  • USB and parallel ports; PC and Linux compatible
  • 600 x 600 dpi resolution
  • Up to 17 ppm print speed
  • 66 MHz processor, 8 MB memory

Reviews (34)

5-0 out of 5 stars Superb economy laser printer
My present inkjet printer is great for small jobs and color printing, but it lacks the speed that I need when printing lots of text. I printed a 265 page document, (which took about 40 minutes) and went to the copy center to make three more. When they told me how much it would cost, I realized that for the price of three copies, I could just go and buy my own personal laser printer. I did some comparative shopping and ended up with the economy minded Samsung ML 1740 laser printer. Here are my first impressions (no pun intended) of this printer.

The unit comes packaged with toner, the printer itself, manuals, CD installation disk, power cord, but no USB cable. You'll have to provide that yourself. The printer is a very compact unit and is about the size of a small microwave oven. The whole body of the printer is made of plastic, rather fragile looking, but nice.Setup took less than twenty minutes and is simple as falling off a long. After installing the necessary software, and connecting the USB cable from the printer to my computer, I printed out a test page which was very sharp and clear. The printer is easy to load with paper and has a 250 page capacity. Very nice. Paper exit trays are from the top of the printer or from the rear exit. You can choose which exit the paper comes out of. Generally speaking, the top exit is good for general printing, and the rear exit is for printing envelopes or thicker paper stock. The rear paper exit is 'straight through' compared to the top exit which makes the paper do a 'U-turn' before coming out.

The printer is very user friendly and has great software.(Note: From reports, this printer does not seem to work with Macs.) I was able to print up that 265 page document without a hitch. There is a toner saver button on the top of the printer. When this button is activated, the printer only uses 40% of the toner, which extends the life of the cartridge. Since I was only printing out text, the difference between full mode and toner saver mode was not important. The full toner mode looks richer and darker, but the saver mode was quite acceptalbe in quality. After finishing, I needed to print up a 225 page manual for my digital camera. I was able to print up four images to a page with the Samsung printer software, and shrunk the entire manual down to just 57 pages. There were quite a few photos and halftone illustrations in the manual. These turned out very good, even in the save toner mode. The dpi (dots per inch) is 600dpi or 300dpi for this printer. I found that 600dpi is just fine for text. The characters and letters were very sharp with no 'jaggies'. This little unit produces quite a bit of heat, so the ML-1740 has a powerful fan to keep the printer cool. I didn't find the fan noise distracting or irritating. The printer cartridge will give you about 1,000 printed pages in regular mode and about 60% more in toner saver mode. The cartridge that comes with this printer is a 'starter' cartridge, which means it is not completely filled with the standard amount of toner. Though there have been some gripes about this, it is easy enough to refill the spent cartridge with a refill kit at a fraction of the cost in buying a new one.

This printer is an excellent value because of the rebate programs associated with this device. Consider the Samsung 1740 if you are on a budget and want an easy to operate, efficient, 'bare-bones' laser printer. Highly recommended.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great step up from InkJet
I bought this printer about 2 months ago to replace a dead canon i850 and have been extremely happy.Initially I had a standard parallel cable connecting it to my computer and the first page out time was roughly 8 seconds.When I found a spare USB cable in my closet, first page out went down to almost 5 seconds and general print speed increased.

It's fast and spits out great quality prints.I've compared it to the output of a much more expensive HP Laserjet 8000 and it is as good or better.

The only downside is that I'd like to do duplex printing, but then again I don't know of a laser in this price range (sub $200) that can.

I figured my long term ownership costs (paper and toner) to come in around 2.7 cents a page compared to an inkjet with per page costs somewhere around 9 to 20 cents each.Also, it has a published life cycle of around 60,000 pages before needing a tune up.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great buy
Laser printers offer low operating costs and crisp clear copies. The Samsung ML-1740 will not disappoint you in terms of copy quality or operating cost. Toner replacement cartridges offer thousands of copies rather than the hundreds (if you are lucky)you get out off an inkjet. A toner saver mode ads to the operating cost savings.

Other features include a 250 sheet paper tray, USB connectivity and true Plug and Play capability. This printer took 5 minutes out of the box to set up and start printing.

The unit is reasonably priced at the low end of comparable laser printers. This is but own component of the great value this printer represents.

1-0 out of 5 stars Bad luck or bad printer? You decide
This is only the second review I have ever left at Amazon, but I thought our experience might possibly help other people make an informed decision.

We bought a Samsung ML1740 from a company other than Amazon. We chose it mainly because it was such a good price--about $88, quite a bit cheaper than the HP LaserJet 1012. It also had some nice features, particularly the large lock-in paper tray.

We set it all up and printed a page and it seemed quite a snazzy little printer. It wasn't until later that I realized the page had printed off center by over 1/8 of an inch. In other words, quite noticeably.

I called Samsung and told the CS person my problem. He suggested that I change the margins. I assumed he meant that there was a magical way to change the margin settings within the printer software. But no, it turned out he was suggesting I change the margins within the word-processing program for every single document I printed! He said that's just how this printer is and that the one he had on his end printed off center as well, albeit not as drastically. Apparently the print head is stuck in there a certain way and there's no way to recalibrate it. Overall, he gave the impression that he thought I was unrealistic and overdemanding to expect this printer to center the print job on the page. He did admit, however, that he had received other calls on this issue.

Well, I was pretty steamed about this at first, but when I cooled off I decided to give the 1740 another chance. The price was so good! So we drove significantly out of our way to another version of the company where we got the first one (the original store was out of stock). Got home, set it up, turned it on. It started warming up, kept warming up, kept warming up, and after a while it started to smell kind of hot and dangerous, and still it kept warming up...

Our first 1740 had a loud warm-up period of about 10 seconds or so. This one never printed one page due to its apparently permanent warm-up phase. Fearing it might explode, and considering that this might possibly be a sign that the 1740 was not the printer for us, I boxed the second one up and exchanged it for the HP LaserJet 1012.

The 1012 has worked perfectly from page one, has no obnoxious warm-up noise, and, aside from a rather strange software setup, has given us exactly zero problems to date. The printer it replaced was an HP 5L, which worked great for over 10 years with very few and minor problems. I should have known better than to let the allure of a low price cause me to ignore a product with a proven record.

This was my first Samsung product and so far I am not impressed, not just with the quality of the product but also with the peculiar attitude of at least one of their CS reps. Will I buy Samsung in the future? I haven't decided, but right now it doesn't look good.

2-0 out of 5 stars Text quality looks like 300 DPI only
Pro: Cheap and small
Con:
1. come with 25% toner only, after you print out around 200 pages, you need to buy a new toner, which is almost same price of this printer. refill toner if you can, buy toner refill kit from ebay, only cost you $10.
2. noise level is hight when printing.
3. 1200 DPI text quality looks like 300 DPI. HP has the best text quality.

After I dump this print, I purchase a brother 14XX laster, same price, 100% toner, better print out quality, but a little bit bigger in footprint. ... Read more


9. Canon Faxphone L80 Laser Fax Printer
by Canon Office Products
list price: $495.00
our price: $189.99
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Asin: B0001KWE0S
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
Sales Rank: 1355
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Canon FAXPHONE L80 - Monochrome Fax - Monochrome Copier - Laser - Group 3 - Fax/CopierHigh Productivity and Quality: With features such as a 30-sheet Automatic Document Feeder, Super G3 facsimile technology and large fax memory, the FAXPHONE L80 surpasses single function fax machines hands down. Its compact size and telephone handset make this the perfect machine to have on any desktop to save space and provide the productivity of a fax and a printer. Printed faxes and documents will both have the same result - quality laser output.Feature-Rich:Features such as delayed sending, polling and reception restriction allow users to manage their fax operations efficiently. Directory search allows you to look up and dial the correct number by easily viewing the stored phone numbers in the speed dials, coded dials or registered groups. For desktop laser facsimile performance - the FAXPHONE L80 is the smart choice. Nice electronics is your source for everyday low prices on theCanon 9192A006AA - FAXPHONE L80 LASER FAX/PRINTER SUPER G3 33.6KBPS 6PPM 600X600 DPI and all other Canon Office Equipment ... Read more

Features

  • USB interface; 1-year warranty with exchange
  • 600 x 600 dpi resolution, laser printing and faxing
  • 6 pages per minute print speed
  • 30-sheet automatic document feeder
  • 33.6 Kbps modem speed, up to 3 seconds per page

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Quality Fax and Laser Printer
I purchased this item because I needed a good fax machine and got a great bonus with it being a laser black & white printer also!Inkjet fax machines cost a fortune in replacement cartridges and the Canon has a very good laser replacement cartridge at a good price as it gets 2,700 to 3,000 prints per cartridge.The quality is beautiful since it is a laser.Set up was very simple and the prints from my computer are professional.I also utilized the distinctive ring features so I know a fax is coming in versus a regular phone call and don't pick it up. I highly recommend purchasing it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Poor Phone
The phone on this unit was an after thought. No caller ID and no handsfree calling. Also the first time you dial, you'll thinkg the unit is broken as it oddly switches the tone from the handset to the unit's speaker.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Printer
My fax and printer went out on the same day (what a week!) and I replaced my plain paper HP fax and my HP 1100 printer with this Canon L80.

I use it for everything! No problems, easy setup, clear faxes. After 2 months of constant use as both a fax and a printer, I have no problems with this unit.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great little machine
I've owned the Canon L80 for about a month now.I find it to be a great laser fax machine, and it also doubles as a fine copier for small jobs when collating and a flatbed copier are not needed.For my small office needs,this Canon works perfectly for me. ... Read more


10. Factory-Refurbished Brother EHL-1440 Laser Printer (HL-1440)
by Brother Printer
list price: $89.99
our price: $85.49
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Asin: B00008SCF9
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Brother Printer
Sales Rank: 613
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Legendary Brother Reliability and Value Full 1200 x 600 Laser, 15 ppm, Amazing Price! The HL-1440 is a compact monochrome laser printer that produces crisp text and high quality graphics output at up to 1200x600dpi. It offers fast print speeds of up to 15 pages per minute, 2 MB of standard memory (expandable to 34MB), 250-sheet paper input capacity, an innovative user support system and PC and Mac compatibility. Additionally, the HL-1440 offers a comprehensive suite of drivers, optional external network connectivity, and a one-year express exchange warranty. The HL-1440 will exceed all of your expectations for quality, reliability and value.Perfect for your High Resolution Printouts! Short for Dot Per Inch, DPI is a measurement of printer resolution indicating how many ink dots the printer can place in one square inch, the larger the dpi the more dots causing the image to be sharper. What is Energy Star? ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping business and indiviuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. Results are already adding up. Last year alone, Americans, saved $6 billion dollars with the help of ENERGY STAR. ... Read more

Features

  • Parallel and USB ports; PC and Mac compatible
  • Up to 15 pages per minute print speed, and true 1,200 x 600 dpi resolution
  • New toner included
  • 2 MB standard memory, expandable to 34 MB
  • Universal 250-sheet adjustable paper cassette

Reviews (10)

4-0 out of 5 stars A Great Bargain
For 80 bucks this printer is perfect. I've had no problems of professional level usasge.Fast enough for my law office.Print is crisp.And if it breaks -- so what?It's 80 bucks, I'll buy another one.thumb's up!

1-0 out of 5 stars Flawed product
I Have worked with two of these printers, one at work and a second i later purchased for the home.Both printers after about a year required the purchase of a new drum assembly, which costs as much as the printer.The drum becomes defective, it streaks the output.Customer service was no help, and refused to acknowledge that this is a common problem.I have read on other boards people having thesame experience.I still use mine, but not for anything that needs to look good.

1-0 out of 5 stars Maybe they forgot to refurbish this one?
Perhaps I got a bad printer, but there's nothing worse than getting a heavy defective product that you just have to bother packaging back up and spending money to return.

The printer LOOKED like new condition, but printed with a horrible grinding and groaning noise.The pages don't come fully out of the printer, so it takes the next page to push the last one out, and the subsequent page order is messed up.If I print multiple pages, I just get a big mess of papers in the bin.

I'm tech savvy and very knowledgable about printers, so it's not like I left the plastic yellow "REMOVE" tag on the toner unit or anything like that.There's just something severely wrong with the unit I received that anybody printing a test page should have noticed.

The included installation disk had nice fancy graphics but froze on my XP computer whenever I attempted to install the actual driver.I eventually had to get to Brothers website to get the driver downloaded.

My final complaint is that removing the drum/toner units, and even the drawer can be quite messy.There's a neon green lubricant splashed in every possible crevice.

Needless to say, this one's going back.

5-0 out of 5 stars It's been 1 year, and I still love this printer!
Purchased mine here last March, and have had no problems with it.Plus, it's 1/2 as expensive today, as when I paid $163.75 for it, just a year ago.Very fast, easy, and uneventful installation.I would buy this model again, without question.

Granted, I don't use mine every day. But sometimes I do print quite a bit at one time, and it's never jammed and I haven't had to replace the toner yet.

If you want a laser printer for light-moderate use... and are on a budget, I'd recommend this one.For the price, you can't go wrong.

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent value !!!
This is not the fastest laser printer on the market but there are many more expensive printers that fail to out-perform this one. This printer has performed flawlessly for the last year and a half. I will continue to recommend this printer to anyone who is looking for a laser printer on a budget. ... Read more


11. HP Color LaserJet 2550L Printer
by Hewlett Packard Office
list price: $637.00
our price: $474.99
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Asin: B0001X6TI8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
Sales Rank: 3614
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Print vibrant color documents and business-quality images with HP Color LaserJet 2550L ImageREt 2400 (Resolution Enhancement technology). HP ImageREt 2400 includes an advanced toner formula and new HP-engineered fuser technology to provide sharp text and graphics and consistent color quality over the life of the printer.Improve business productivity with speeds of up to 20 pages per minute (ppm) black and up to 4 ppm color. Instant-on Technology virtually eliminates printer warm-up time and makes it possible to print an entire document in the time that it takes competing printers to warm up. ... Read more

Features

  • PC and Mac compatible; 1-year limited warranty
  • 600 x 600 dpi color and black resolution
  • Up to 4 ppm color, 20 ppm black; manual duplexing
  • 264 MHz processor, 64 MB memory, expandable to 192 MB
  • Parallel and USB 2.0 ports, optional networking

Reviews (7)

1-0 out of 5 stars Poor quality prints. Expensive toner and drum. Disappointing
Buyer beware, the printer is priced great, the consumables are not. This printer uses toner like crazy. And it has some sort of feature that seems to estimate the amount of toner usage. When it estimates it is out of toner it will no longer let you print even though the toner cartridge is not empty. I recently had to replace a cartridge that was somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 full. What a scam!

Print quality is poor at best. I have owned 8 computer printers and this one is the first that does not allow you to control the brightness and contrast of the print. What's up with that? And the printer tends to print dark and the colors do not match the originals at all.

And where is the paper tray??? I guess this is an optional item. The paper feed bracket that comes with the printer extends way out in front of the machine and has a capacity of only about 75 sheets.

I cannot recommend this printer and would definately not choose to purchase another like it. My old Minolta color laser printer was a much better printer, but unfortunately it died after 6 years of heavy usage.

2-0 out of 5 stars Poor design
There is no paper tray on the 2550L, and when I went to purchase a paper tray (an expensive accessory) directly from HP, they were "out of stock".Also, the printer oftern makes loud noises when performing internal maintenance (not good to suddenly wake up to in the middle of the night).I've sent the printer back and bought a printer from another company.


1-0 out of 5 stars Loud, No Paper Tray, Mediocre print quality
This is a NOISY printer.It clicks, bangs and cycles all the drums on EVERY print!!!
There is NO PAPER TRAY.This is an expensive extra add-on.
The print quality is no bad but no great either.
All in all, I would NOT recommend this printer.There are other printers in this price range (Like the OkiData) that are FAR superior.I bought HP thinking it would be great like the ones in the office.I now have both an HP 2550Ln and the Okidata C5150n.The Oki is a far superior product across the board.
Think twice before buying this product for your home or small office.The noise alone will drive you insane.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very nice color laser printer at a reasonable price.
It's October 2004 and I've had my 2550L for 3 months now.Overall I'm very satisfied with the product.I have it plugged into my USB 2.0 port and it prints quickly.Also the quality of the text and pictures are good.I selected it because of it's size, USB 2.0 compatible and price.It was one of the least expensive color laser printers on the market and one of the smallest.It really is quite amazing how HP has figured out how to put all four color cartridges in such a compact package.

I print mostly black and white but wanted the option of color without the smearing ink of an ink jet printer.(I also don't like ink jets because you have to clean the heads and replace the cartridges too often.)This printer prints black and white faster and color a little slower and that was just right for my needs.

I've owned Epson, Brother, and Panasonic printers before.This is my first HP and I really do notice a difference in the quality of the build.I would definitely buy a HP printer again.

Why 4 stars instead of 5?Well this model doesn't come with the paper tray that mounts to the bottom.I didn't think it would bother me but it did.So I wound up buying the paper tray seperate.I should have bought one of the other 2550s that included it to start with because it was tough to locate the paper tray option and buy it on its own.It also cost me more all together vs buying a higher end 2550 that came with it already.

One thing that I didn't read in the other reviews that I would have liked to have known is that the printer cycles periodically.It intially scared my wife and I in the middle of the night because we heard noises in our home that we had never heard before.It was the printer cycling.While it is relatively noisy I don't think it would have stopped me from buying it, but I would have liked to have known in advance.

2-0 out of 5 stars Have to replace color cartridges too often
I have had this printer for about 3 months now and have already had to buy a $175 drum and countless toner cartridges. And I don't print anywhere near the maximum output of 30,000 pages per month. I might do 2500 a month. Yes the printer is cheap and prints high quality, but it isn't worth all the extra costs associated with it. And it is very slow if any type of complex document is sent to the printer, VERY SLOW. To upgrade the memory from HP is $500. If I had it to do over I would not have chosen this printer. ... Read more


12. HP Color LaserJet 2550N Printer
by Hewlett Packard Office
list price: $893.00
our price: $699.99
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Asin: B0001X6V36
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
Sales Rank: 18962
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

LaserJet 2550n Color Laser Printer ... Read more

Features

  • Up to 4 ppm color, 20 ppm black; PC and Mac compatible
  • 600 x 600 dpi color and black resolution
  • 264 MHz processor, 64 MB memory, expandable to 192 MB
  • Manual duplexing; includes second input paper tray
  • Parallel, USB 2.0, and 10/100Base-TX Ethernet/Fast Ethernet RJ-45 ports

Reviews (3)

3-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing print quality, sleazy cartridge expiration
I bought the printer because I read reviews saying that it had excellent print quality.The fact that it was supposed to be noisy and slow was ok, since I don't print high volumes and the price of the printer is very good for a network color laser.

I found the print quality to be disappointing, however.It's better than an inkjet but not nearly as sharp as a monochrome laser.I can't tell whether it's worse than comparable color lasers--it's just not as good as I expected.

The thing that really ticked me off is that the cartridges expire after a set number of pages even if there's ink left in them.At $600 for a replacement set of cartridges, this sleazy trick can make a sizeable difference in operating cost.The effect is even worse when you get an error with a stream of mis-printed pages with just a couple of characters on each page.Better be around the printer to make sure there's no error that spews out 50 pages of gibberish (there goes $10).I hope HP cleans up its act now that Fiorina is gone, because a reputation for sleaziness is easy to get and hard to recover from.At least the printer shipped with full cartridges, not half-empty ones (a trick other companies use).

On the plus side, HP's customer support was excellent.Initially, the printer would sometimes work and sometimes not, completely unpredictably.The HP representative correctly diagnosed the problem as a physical problem with the Ethernet cable.To my surprise, replacing the Ethernet cable fixed all the problems.The rep was bright, spoke flawless English and fixed the problem quickly.Overall the support was outstanding.

On the plus side: low price for a color network laser, relatively compact size, reasonable printing cost per page, reliable operation, user-friendly software, excellent HP support.

On the minus side: slow speed, noisy operation, built-in electronic cartridge expiration counter, disappointing print quality (not awful, but not as good as expected from reviews).

Overall, the questionable print quality tips the scale against rating this printer higher.

1-0 out of 5 stars soooo disappointed
I have liked HP printers in the past and have been very pleased with my LaserJet 5L which I have owned for ten years.To take advantage of HPs trade in program, I decided to upgrade to a 2550n color laser printer.I read the first review here, on this printer and dismissed the low rating as a fluke.I purchased the printer anyway, and then became disgusted.

First, it failed right out of the box.I was very careful to follow each instruction to the letter and once everything was installed, the failure light would turn on after cycling through the cartridges a few times.After I power cycled it a few times, it finally passed it's diagnostics and was ready.I print a test page, it looks good.I print another and it fails.Power cycle again, the printer is ready.I print two more test pages and it fails again.This flakey behavior continued again after I connected the printer to my PC.I could print a few pages once, then again, but after the third or fourth time it would randomly fail.This had nothing to do with paper jams, but seemed to occur when switching from one color cartridge to another.The simple LEDs that flash at you tell nothing about what is wrong, so I would strongly recommend buying a printer with a LCD display.

The software was difficult to install, especially when I wanted to have it use the ethernet port instead of the USB interface.The printer options are very minimal and not comparable to printers like the Samsung CLP-510n which allow things like printing multiple pages on the same sheet.By the way, I don't necessarily recommend the Samsung printer but the user manual can be downloaded from their web site and the printing options are quite comprehensive.

If the LaserJet 2550n would remain idle for 20-30 minutes, it would suddenly spring to life and make all sorts of noises when there was nothing to print.It sounded like the cartridges were tumbling around.Why can't it do something like this immediately and then just stay quiet?When printing, it is also quite noisy as it cycles through the cartridges.

The printer is slow.I sent it a picture and it took slightly over a minute.I did it immediately again (it should be all warmed up) and it still took another minute.The processor inside the printer is too slow and real-world page per minute numbers may be disappointing.The only real positive thing I could say is the print quality was good, even for pictures, provided that they are not expanded in size.

Some people like the OKI C5150n or the Brother HL-2700cn.I haven't seen what the Brother prints like, but the OKI is quiet and print quality is as good as the HP while printing much faster.Dell also sells a color printer in this class, the 3100cn.Although the HP printer may be the smallest, I didn't like the noise and reliablity and so I think there are much better choices out there.

2-0 out of 5 stars broke after 3 months of light-duty use.
Seemed like an OK printer for a single user, until one day it displayed an e error message that even the techs at HP didn't know what it meant, so I went through a week of dragging the 70 pounds of it first to a local authorized dealer, who couldn't fix it, and then to UPS to mail it back for replacement.I can only hope it doens't happen again. Or, if it does that it is still under warranty. ... Read more


13. HP LaserJet 4345mfp - multifunction ( B/W ) ( Q3942A#ABA )
by Hewlett Packard (Consumables)

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Asin: B0006GSLTU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard (Consumables)
Sales Rank: 36486
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Product Description

HEWLETT PACKARD (Q3942A#ABA) HP LaserJet 4345mfp printer ... Read more


14. HP LaserJet 3015 All-in-One
by Hewlett Packard
list price: $349.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B0001M3QZS
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 5493
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

LaserJet 3015 Monochrome All-In-One Printer, Print/Copy/Scan/Fax ... Read more

Features

  • USB and parallel interfaces, PC and Mac compatible
  • Monochrome laser printing, sheet-fed copying, faxing, and color scanning
  • Up to 15 ppm printing and copying; up to 600 x 600 dpi resolution
  • 24-bit color scanning from ADF, 9,600 dpi enhanced scan resolution
  • Built-in V.34 fax modem, up to 110-sheet fax memory

Reviews (4)

4-0 out of 5 stars Had a difficult time making the scanner work.
I previously owned a couple of HP electronic products and I was satisfied with their performance. I wanted a multi-function printer so I bought the Laserjet 3015.

The first time I installed the software, I had no problem with the printer, copier and fax functions.But I could not get the HP Toolbox to load and the scanner would not work. For three mornings, I was on the phone with HP support, trying to figure out how to solve the problem. I downloaded exe files from HP's website and installed them as instructed but that did not help.It was only after the third try and working with a third support rep that I was finally able to make it work.

My only wish is that I bought a system with a flatbed scanner but for the price, I can live with what I have.It's now working fine with me and I am happy.

4-0 out of 5 stars Can FAX from Software?
This is to answer previous post/question by Edward Johnsen, if HP-3015 can FAX directly from computer software.
I am also in research for a "all-in-one" reasonable price solution, and the HP-3015 seems to "fit-the-bill". I wrote to HP support regarding this inquiry and I got a satisfying response as the following:

Based on the information you supplied in your e-mail, you are asking about faxing software for your HP LaserJet 3015.

Yes, the printer has Send Fax software which enables you to fax from the desktop.The document at the link below provides an overview of the options available for this product:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c00064389

In summary, the answer is YES.

4-0 out of 5 stars More of a question than review....
....this unit looks really good based on my preliminary research. What it doesn't make clear is whether or not it permits desktop faxing, i.e. using a program on my PC, which is of course connected to this fax device via USB, to fax directly from an application, such as MS word.
Any thoughts out there?

5-0 out of 5 stars Gotta Love It!
Great little pice of equipment! User freindly installation software! Great support from HP. Print quality is excellent! Everything you could want in a 4-in-1 machine! ... Read more


15. HP LaserJet 3030 All-in-One
by Hewlett Packard Office
list price: $749.99
our price: $474.99
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Asin: B0001M3UYA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
Sales Rank: 11330
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

LaserJet 3030 Monochrome All-In-One Printer, Print/Copy/Scan/Fax ... Read more

Features

  • USB and parallel interfaces, PC and Mac compatible
  • 15 ppm printing and copying, first page in 12 seconds
  • 1,200 effective dpi printing, 600 dpi copying
  • Color scanning at up to 9,600 enhanced dpi, 24-bit color
  • Built-in V.34 fax modem, 2 MB fax memory

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars Photos? Gimme a break
Complaining that a device like this doesn't scan as well as your old single-function scanner is a little like complaining how a Lexus RX330 SUV doesn't corner as well as your '92 sports car. The LJ 3030 is designed to do many things pretty well as opposed to one thing very well.

If that is what you are looking for, I think it does a pretty good job. I use it for school and work two make presentations, scan documents, write papers, FAX statements, etc. In that respect, I think it does the job very well especially given its price. The print quality is quite good and compared to my old LJ 3150 it prints quite fast at 15-20ppm. The scanner is not top quality, but it is not bad and is good enough for what I need it for. Honestly, if you want professional quality color scanning for photos, you shouldn't be looking at an all-in-one in the first place. Printing photos on a B/W laser printer seems pointless to me. I've printed Powerpoint slides with graphics on them and they look quite reasonable.

I got printer setup to be shared on my home network pretty quickly and the Java-based configuration software is pretty easy to use.

The USB connection is nice and I have it running through the hub in my monitor instead of having to run it all the way back to my PC.

The print recognition software which converts scanned documents to editable MS Word files works pretty well for typed docs, but obviously not well for handwritten ones.

Overall, I am quite happy with it although I wish the extra USB 2.0 cable which is not included wasn't so expensive.

1-0 out of 5 stars Major disappoitment
How come no one has reviewed this printer so far ? Mmm.
In any case, the HP LaserJet 3030 All-in-One turned out to be a disappoitment. I hope I will be able to return it, it's been 31 days.

Faxing I did not have the time to try.

Scanning is very slow, even at 200 dpi. There is dithering at 300 dpi and up, when looking at pictures at their actual size, which is abnormal when scanning high quality photos. Listen, it's just abnormal that an old cheapo scanner of mine, bought 9 years ago for 100 $CA, performs 50 times better than this one.

It is also abnormal that the printer should perform the way it does with graphics (forget photos!). There is dithering which I did not get with my OLD HP printer. So if you are printing even a little graphic here and there, trust me : it will get on your nerves to see that dithering. MAJOR posterization when printing photos. Again, my old 1100 LaserJet printer performed a lot better in printing photos, and graphics. What's up with that.

The HP LaserJet 3030 All-in-One is good with printing text, as well as decent in photocopying text. If you photocopy graphics -- like when you're doing your first test with the printer, which is to photocopy a printed page -- you'll have spots of gray within the darker areas of the graphic.

The paper handling is o.k. if you are delicate with it. Speed of printing is o.k. It is not impressive.

Don't buy it. What else should you buy ? I don't know. There doesn't seem to be an obvious choice for all-in-one laser printers below 1000 $CA, even now. ... Read more


16. HP Color LaserJet 3550 Printer
by Hewlett Packard Office
list price: $1,005.00
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B0003MTITO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
Sales Rank: 7196
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

HEWLETT PACKARD (Q5990A#ABA) HP Color LaserJet 3550 printer ... Read more

Features

  • USB 2.0 interface, optional wireless networking; PC and Mac compatible
  • 600 x 600 dpi resolution, HP ImageREt 2,400 dpi effective resolution
  • Up to 16 ppm print speed, first page in 22 seconds
  • 64 MB built-in RAM; 350-sheet input capacity, expandable to 850 sheets
  • Automatic media type sensing and print mode adjustment

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars A whole lot of printer
I have the HP Color Laserjet 3550. Straight off the bat let me state that this printer is big. When I say big, I mean big. When it was delivered I was astonished at the size of the box and after unpacking it I spend a few minutes taking in its size. I then realized that it was taller than I anticipated, even though the dimensions quoted in my prepurchase research were accurate. Seeing is believing. Despite the size, it is well designed and infact, beautifully made.

Setup of the printer and toners was extremely easy, and the installation of drivers was okay. After following the instructions given in the setup guide, the installation process stopped on my PC for no apparent reason. I eventually restarted the pc with the setup cd in the machine AND the printer connected to the pc and everything sorted itself out perfectly.

When I did my first print (the printer's demo page) and saw the quality on plain copy paper, I knew that I had made the right decision on purchasing the HP LaserJet 3550. So far, I am extremely pleased with this printer. I run a home-based desktop publishing business, and this printer has handled everything I have thrown at it without problems - business cards, labels, flyers, invoices, etc. As DonF said in his review, you will not regret this purchase!!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars HP Color LaserJet 3550 Printer
I looked at all of the laser printers and inkjet.Every article says there is nothing like an inkjet.I can tell you for a fact that they are wrong!!There is no comparison at all when printed on plain paper; this HP LaserJet 3550 is the best!!When printed on gloss paper a great inkjet is better but not by much at all.Meaning you will not need an inkjet unless you already have one.I read all the articles on all brands (OKI, Samsung, HP, Lexmark, Brother, Ricoh, Minolta, Panasonic, etc...) (trust me I spent 2+ weeks reading) of laser printers.I sent (and paid) for samples only to find out that the HP LaserJet printers (3500, 3550, 3700) produce the best output (B&W, color, and photo) and they only have 600*600 res., which goes to show you resolution means nothing (at least with HP)!!
This HP 3550 printer is fast and produced the best photos I have seen on any laser printer (no banding also!).Power consumption is low, it is Quiet for a laser, and of course it is bigger than an inkjet or a cheap (slow) color laser (that is why it is FAST) (they do sell cheaper, smaller, slower models).Trust me it is not that big in size (at least for what it does).HP does not put in half toner cartridges like others (Minolta, etc...).The only thing it could have is a duplex option, but it does a great job a manual duplex.I just can not say anything bad, I was very hesitant about buying a color laser but am very happy with this and am glad I did not go with any of the other brands (especially after getting in my samples of other printers) you will not regret this purchase!!!!!I have the LaserJet 3550n.
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17. Konica Minolta Magicolor 2400W Color Laser Printer (5250220-100)
by Konica
list price: $399.99
our price: $391.39
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Asin: B0007IG202
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Konica
Sales Rank: 7382
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

ReplaceYour Inkjet With Speedy Laser The magicolor 2400W from KONICA MINOLTA is the color laser alternative to ink jet printers. It's small, quick, and ready for any print job—from letters and reports to family photos and fun flyers. There's no special paper required and it's got long-lasting supplies so you can print page after page of durable, high-impact color. Don't try this with a bargain-bin ink jet! ... Read more

Features

  • USB 2.0 interface, optional Ethernet; PC compatible
  • 2,400 x 600 dpi resolution in black and color
  • Up to 5 ppm color, 20 ppm black print speed
  • 35,000-page maximum monthly duty cycle
  • 32 MB standard memory

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars Very nice printer for this price
This printer is great! The noise that many complain about is minimal and not all that annoying. It makes noises as it adjusts the cartridges. The printer is fast, easy to use and makes just super prints.

I had no problem installing it, but did NOT use the CD that came along. I had earlier downloaded the drivers from the Konica/Minolta site and just ran the setup file that came with them.

Yes, my lights do flicker a bit while it is in "use" mode, but that is short term before it drops to standby. The time that takes can be adjusted, too, from 5 minutes to whatever. Mine is set to 15 minutes. Not a big deal.

The first toner cartridges (that come with the new machine) are only good for 1500 pages, but the next cartridges you purchase will go for 4500 pages. The replacement color carts run about $120 and the Black runs about $90. Expensive, yes, but not any more than the darn ink jets that dry out in 6 months and are no good. These don't dry up. I don't print too much and have never gotten more than about 600 prints from an ink jet before it dried up.

I bought this printer at Staples for around $300 on sale and it is worth a whole lot more.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not for the Typical Home User
I owned this printer less than a month and sent it back.

For: 1. Great price for a color laser printer.

2. Nice looking copies, especially photos.

3. Fast color photo printing.

Against: 1. Power consumption. It uses 11 amps of my 15 amp circuit when on. (Spec found on pg 87 of the PDF manual) It is like having a small space heater on all the time.

The lights flicker while the element stays hot. So I let it go into standby, which solved the flickering. When coming out of standby the power surge killed my ups (on the same circuit, but not powering the printer). Unless you have two circuits in your home office, beware.

2. No Surge Protection. The printer should not be plugged into a surge protector or ups. This is not stated in the manual, but you are told this by tech support when you call to complain about the flickering lights.

3. The time from warmup to print is 45 seconds. If you are only printing a couple of pages in black an inkjet is just as fast or faster. And the print quality isn't enough difference to be noticable for text.

4. Envelope printing. Typically home users print one or two envelopes at a time. To print an envelope, you have to take out all the paper, put in your envelope, move the slide, open the top, move two levers, close the top, and print. When you are done, reverse the process. In my HP inkjet, you put the envelope in the slot in the output tray and print.

According to the manual (pg. 23), "laser" envelopes only, lest they seal shut during printing. Staples has no such thing.

5. Lables. Precut or perforated lables need not apply. Whole uncut sheets only. (Pg 24)

6. Printable area. Normal margins = .157" all around...except for legal paper in color mode, when the bottom margin = .409". Since the printer is normally in color mode, it is one more thing to change when printing on legal and you need all the print area you can get or need an even print area.

7. Noise. It is extremely noisy when starting up or coming out of standby with a lot of loud clunking.

8. Tech Support. When I called about the power surge when coming out of standby (that caused the computer to reboot) I was told, "Don't put in standby."

On the second call to tech support for this problem I was told "Plug it directly into the wall socket, not a surge protector or ups."

When leaving it on caused the lights to flicker (Call 3), Tech Support Level 1 kept putting me on hold and relaying my questions to a Level 3 tech and relaying the answers back to me. The solution to the flickering lights...plug it into a different circuit. (Not an option in my home.)

Conclusion: For the average home office user that doesn't print a lot of color photos, get a good color inkjet. (I am partial to HP). For most printing needs it is just too much hassle.

If you do print color photos, just make sure you have a seperate circuit to plug it into.

1-0 out of 5 stars This is being returned
I did my homework and read many reviews. Not one mentioned that you can not share this printer. I didn't need network ready, but I do need to share with my home network. This is an important consideration and should be noted in the specifications.

Also, no one mentioned that to print an envelope I would have to remove all the paper, open the cover, adjust 2 levers, close the cover, load the envelope, print and do it all again to replace the paper. What a hassle!

One last complaint, and I read about that one. This is one very noisy printer. Don't expect to print while you are on the phone. Neither of you will be able to hear.

On the plus side, the print quality was good.

Overall, the negatives are not worth the cheap price!

5-0 out of 5 stars A COLOR LASER PRINTER THAT WON'T BREAK YOUR BUDGET
I recently purchased the Konica Minolta Magicolor 2430DL Color Laser Printer and I LOVE IT!I run a small desktop publishing business from home and needed a reasonably priced color laser printer that would produce good quality products in a short period of time and this printer fits the bill.The text is awesome and graphics are awesome and the speed is just what the doctor ordered.The only problem I have with this printer is that the documentation that comes with it is awful.It's in at least 5 different languages and pretty much, all you can decipher from it once you find the English version is how to set it up.I still don't know how to change out the toner cartridges or even how to troubleshoot if I was to run into a problem.So for the job that it does, I give it 5 stars.It serves its purpose, it's compact and it's reasonably priced.As for instructions and/or tech support, I give it 2 stars.(Lets hope I never run into any problems with it.)

4-0 out of 5 stars Excelent for home use
I bought that printer because I was sick and tired of ink jets:
* There would always be clogged heads and print output with horizontal bands
* You would use most of the expensive ink cleaning the heads
* The ink would run out in middle phrase without any prior warning, as opposed to the progressive fading of a laser
* You had to wait for the paint to dry
* The result was not waterproof
* Photo quality requires expensive paper

I was almost buying the Oki 5050. The Oki is fast even in color mode and has relatively inexpensive toner. But the 2400W was positioned as a photo printer and was just US$300! I ended up with the 2400W.

This is a great printer for home/home office use. It does print very decent photos even in plain paper. The results are even better with a light (90 g/m2) or matte (167 g/m2) photo paper. My mother stopped complaining that I don't give her enough pictures of the kids.

I have only a few complains:
* The toner is expensive. You can buy a 1500-page "standard" cartridge for US$70 each or a 4500-page "high capacity" cartridge for US$120 each. Since I don't print a lot of stuff, this is ok with me. Interestingly, the set of 4 "standard" cartridges might cost more than a brand new printer - that comes with the same cartridges!
* It cannot print a photo at full page size (Letter, A4) at maximum resolution (2400 X 600) because of lack of memory (it's not expandable); I have to settle with the still decent 1200 X 600 resolution. The most you can get at full resolution is 1/3 of a page.
* It does not come with an Ethernet print server and is incompatible with the Linksys PSUS4 print server that I bought.

Both of the last issues above are addressed at the 2430DL that costs about US$100 more, so I think you should consider that model instead. ... Read more


18. HP LaserJet 4250 Monochrome Printer
by Hewlett Packard Office
list price: $1,144.00
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B000590WRW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
Sales Rank: 12907
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

HP provides a variety of support options to assist you in the setup and maintenance of the HP LaserJet 4250 series printer. ... Read more

Features

  • PC and Mac compatible; 1-year warranty
  • Up to 45 ppm print speed; up to 1,200 dpi resolution
  • 460 MHz processor, 48 MB memory, expandable to 512 MB
  • USB and parallel connectivity, optional networking
  • Versatile paper handling with 600-sheet standard input capacity

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars Fast, but Buggy
This printer has a great price, good specs, and fast printing.However, it does have some issues that hopefully HP will work-out.

The firmware seems pretty buggy.We've had several different problems with the printer crashing.Every couple days or so we get a "Service Error" message on the screen and the printer has to be rebooted.Also, I tried printing a large (1000 page) pdf on it and it would just freeze after printing around 140 pages.It froze twice on the exact same number of pages.I had to break it up into print jobs of 100 pages each.We've also seen where it gets in an infinite cycle where it says, "Processing Job" and the data light blinks, but nothing ever comes out.Again, it requires a reboot.We upgraded the firmware, but the problems didn't go away.

FYI, a parallel port doesn't seem to deliver data fast enough to this printer!It consumes data faster than the port can send it.We could only achieve the 45ppm when we hooked it up to the USB 2.0 port.Not sure about the performance when using HP JetDirect internal print server.

5-0 out of 5 stars Speed and quality
This printer is ridiculously fast.We use one as a network printer and I have not been able to walk the 30 feet from my office to the printer before it has finished printing 3 or 4 page PDFs, emails, etc.This printer is faster than our photocopier.1200x1200 dpi gives excellent detail. ... Read more


19. Brother HL-5140 Laser Printer
by Brother Printer
list price: $299.99
our price: $189.99
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Asin: B0001JXAG6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Brother Printer
Sales Rank: 1538
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

20 pages per minute. 2400x600 dpi (HQ1200). ... Read more

Features

  • PC, Mac, and Linux compatible
  • 2,400 x 600 dpi maximum print resolution
  • Up to 21 ppm print speed; manual duplexing
  • 133 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM, expandable to 144 MB
  • Parallel and USB 2.0 interfaces, optional Ethernet and wireless

Reviews (7)

3-0 out of 5 stars PAPER FEED IS A NIGHTMARE
I owned the HL-1440 and absolutely loved it. I needed a new printer, so I just got this one.It has been a total nightmare. I am a medical transcriptionist and have to print on pre-printed patient reports.The printer will pull 2 pages at once, thus printing the report on the wrong patient. The worst part is this totally destroys the patient record, as it types on top of other printed reports from previous visits. I can type up to 2 notes per sheet.I will receive the patient record with already one visit printed on it, then have to print the current report and guess what???? 2 sheets pull up, this is making my job VERY STRESSFUL.So beware if you use pre-printed sheets to print on.

3-0 out of 5 stars Print Quality Good; Envelopes cannot be printed
I operate in a Windows XP Home environment with the latest drivers.

This printer prints well but absolutely refuses to print envelopes.It is very frustrating to finish a letter and then have to hand address it, not once but repeatedly.

Tech support? What's that?

This will be my last Brother.

4-0 out of 5 stars 9 months with first toner.
Purchased this to avoid buying lots of ink cartridges for an inkjet printer.Its mostly used by my wife for grad school (30 page papers).With the small toner cartridge that came with the printer, we got 9 months worth of school work and miscellaneous stuff printed.We expect at least 1 year with the new toner.You inkjet owners can do the math.Print quality is fine for what we do.

One downside is that its an energy hog.It makes our lights dim when it wakes up.Also, the toner light didn't come on prior to it running out and subsequently, not working.Usually laser printers will give you a low-toner light, and print quality will diminish before you're to the point of no return. This printer tells you when its too late.Better keep an extra $68 cartridge on hand.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Basic Laser Printer
This is a good, basic laser printer if you don't need color. Handles a variety of media sizes, envelopes, postcards, etc. Items fed through the top tray do tend to curl slightly, but it hasn't damaged anything thus far. If you need more functionality and have the budget for it, I would recommend one of Brothers' multifunction machines. I have a Brother MFC 3820cn at home, which I love, but it is NOT laser, which I needed at the office due to the volume of printing I do there.

2-0 out of 5 stars Boat Anchor
An affordable printer with lots of speed and No reliability.I have gone through several Brother printers in the last thirteen years and this one is the pits.Lasted only about three months.Product support is like pulling teeth...it takes several emails before you can talk to a human...then they go thru the "is it plugged up and swithed on" routine.I went through three layers of tech support and no luck.I figured what little I spent on this thing I may as well just chuck it.I think I will go back to an Okidata printer...I have had problems with them...but if I am not up and running I have a replacement in about four days (important if your in business).I will say the Brother DCP-1200 multifunction machine I have is very impressive...like a timex...takes a licking and keeps on printing or copying. ... Read more


20. Brother HL-2700CN Color Laser Printer
by Brother Printer
list price: $949.99
our price: $522.49
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Asin: B00019FO1U
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Brother Printer
Sales Rank: 6138
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

A network-ready color laser printer from Brother International, the HL-2700CN is a high-quality printer with fast print times and a number of other timesaving features. Print resolutions for both color and black-and-white run as high as 2,400 x 600 dpi, while print speed range up to 31 ppm for black-and-white and up to 8 ppm for color, delivering large print runs quickly and efficiently. A 300 MHz processor and 64 MB of standard memory (expandable to 576 MB) also help ensure that the printer runs smoothly when handling a large job. For direct PC connections, the HL-2700CN comes with parallel and USB ports, while the 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port allows you to connect the printer to an existing network.

The printerhas a 250-sheet output capacity, and the 250-page input capacity can be expanded up to 780 sheets with the addition of a second paper tray. You can print on paper, transparencies, labels, and envelopes, with sizes including letter, executive, A4, A5, and B5, while an optional paper tray allows you to print legal-size documents. A wide range of printer emulations also helps to integrate the unit seamlessly into your network environment. Compatible with PC, Mac, and Linux operating platforms, the HL-2700CN comes backed by a one-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Printer, standard paper tray (pre-installed), quick setup guide, CD-ROM, toner cartridges (pre-installed black, cyan, magenta, yellow), waste toner pack, AC power cord, OPC belt cartridge; printer cable not included ... Read more

Features

  • Automatic interface switching; PC, Mac, and Linux compatible
  • 2,400 x 600 maximum color and black resolution
  • Up to 31 ppm black, 8 ppm color
  • 300 MHz processor, 60 MB memory, expandable to 576 MB
  • Parallel, USB, and 10/100 Base-T Ethernet ports

Reviews (3)

2-0 out of 5 stars Can't get waste toner packs
While I am very happy with the printer, Brother currently has a very serious supply problem.The printer takes something called a waste toner pack, or WT4CL. This is a little plastic thing that probably costs a dime to produce. The manual says that it lasts about 12,000 pages. After 3,900 pages, the printer's red light came on and it would not function.

It seems that you can't get these waste toner packs anywhere in the U.S. Amazon doesn't have them, Staples doesn't have them, buy.com doesn't have them, etc. I did find them at amatteroffax.com, and paid for 2-day shipping, paid a premium over list price, and it took more than a week to receive. I also ordered 2 directly from Brother (after talking to them on the phone and wading through their phone trees...).

I just received a snail-mail letter from Brother saying "We are temporarily out of stock. Please allow 4 - 6 weeks for delivery."
Well, that is just great when your printer will not work without it. I have heard that you can empty it yourself if you are careful not to breathe the toner, but that will violate your warranty.

So -- I love the printer, it prints quickly and the color looks great, but this supply glitch is ridiculous. How can I recommend a printer without supplies?

5-0 out of 5 stars Loud but effective
This is another good product from Brother. We use a number of different types of printers in our business and this is the best of bunch.
We have an all Mac office, and set-up was a breeze. We've networked it, and it also works well using the Mac's built in printer sharing over a wireless network.
Color is great, with the right resolutions you get good photographic reproduction. We use it very effectively with brochures.
One of the downsides is that accessories are expensive. Another is that in operation it is a little noisy. While in operation it makes a number of clunks and bumps, something to do with the switching between the various cartridges I think.
All and all though a very good machine. And by the way shop around a little for toner. It can be had for a lot less then the list price. ... Read more


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