"Poor print quality."0.5 starson by LoosyFuss
Pros: Aesthetically pleasing form factor, low cost of purchase.
Cons: Poor z-layer resolution, use of a hot plate to compensate for poor heat nozzle implementation. All parts and materials are proprietary, translating to high cost of ownership compared to similarly priced offerings in this industry segment.
Summary: Looks like a Fisher-Price toy and and unfortunately... functions like one. While the competitors in this price bracket may not be as pleasing to the eye, they surpass the quality of output by far when compared to this offering from 3D Systems. Since this is a first offering at this price level from 3D Systems, they win some style points , but it feels a lot like a marketing ploy predicated on generating revenue from the industry buzz than a functional piece of equipment.