If you're looking to print out all those deals you've read about on CNET in the last few days, this isn't a bad deal for a printer by a reputable maker.
If your eyes aren't crossing yet from reading about all those Black Friday deals (and if you follow The Cheapskate, we're guessing they aren't), we've got another bargain to tell you about on this pre-Cyber-Monday Sunday.
Staples is knocking $70 off the $119.98 Brother HL-2140 laser printer, which puts the device at $49.98 with free delivery. That adds up to a solid deal for this home and home office peripheral.
The monochrome printer measures 6.7 inches by 14.5 inches by 14.2 inches and weighs 15 pounds. It has a print speed up to 23 ppm and resolution up to 2400x600 dpi. It has an input paper capacity of 250 sheets and an output capacity of 100 and comes with a one-year manufacturer limited warranty.
More than 300 customer reviews on the Staples site added up to an overall 4.3-star (out of 5) rating for the device, with easy setup, fast print time, compact design, and sharp detail rating among commonly cited pros, and a few people dinging it for flimsy construction and easily jamming. CNET users weren't far behind, giving the printer an average of 4 out of 5 stars.
In any case, if you're looking to print out all those other deals you read about on CNET in the last few days, $49.98 isn't a bad deal for a printer by a reputable maker that appears to score well with consumers.
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