""Every Girl's Little Brother""4.5 starson by Dr_Shalit
Pros: Price, Print Quality, Print Speed (20+ ppm), 250 Page Paper Capacity
Cons: A bit slow to print first page (Energy Star configuration, no doubt), Low Toner Warning is premature (found fix on youtube). Replacement Drum costs more than machine.
Summary: OK, this spring our medium duty 50ppm laser printer broke and was in for warranty repair. Had to get an extra printer to fill in. Had looked at this unit previously and bought an HP LJ P1006 instead, another good product, and my default printer. Office supply store "S" had it on sale for $60 + tax. Bought it, installed it on Windows XP computer and we were back in business. Since then, it has been installed and used on every computer in our business, including Vista and 2000 Pro Operating systems as well as XP whenever a need for a b+w laser printer comes up. It has worked flawlessly within its specification. As I noted above, it is a bit slow to print the first page - slower than my HP, faster than our medium duty machine when cold.
My assumption is that Energy Star compliance causes this, it also saves electricity, so I guess a bit of patience shows up as savings on utility bills. The Low Toner warning light does come on prematurely. Fix it with two bits of duct tape and have an extra toner cartridge on hand for when toner actually runs out. The pricing of the replacement drum for this printer is higher than the cost of the printer. When the drum goes, I will buy another machine, an HL-2140 if still available, and keep this one for parts. My comment came from one of our female employees after moving the machine around, true, and the kind of "little brother" most women would want, competent, unassuming and reliable. That is all.