"I'd rather buy 5 of these than any higher priced product!"5.0 starson by NYCJim
Pros: DOES EVERYTHING AS PROMISED!
Cons: The documentation is written by computer geeks.
Summary: All you have to do is read the other opinions left to get the idea that people love this machine. If the machine was priced at $1000, it would still be worth it. While I can't tell you I tried all the other stand alone printers, faxes and copiers or for that matter multifunction machines, over the years I've had more than my share of them in running my small business. I've even leased a $45,000 Canon CLC1150-that's the one copy businesses have.
For just over $200, this should take over the market. In my opnion the ONLY reason to consider another product is for high-duty cycle requirements. So if you need 50pages per minute or 50K per month, obviously you're not going to get that with a $250 unit.
What you do get is to clear your office of a fax, bw laser printer and a laser copier. Sorry I can't give an opinion of the scanning capablities-I don't have a need to use it.
With the exception of the color capability, this operates a lot like the $45K Canon I had. Simplly amazing to me.
By the way, in my opnion, color lasers are a different ball game. I wouldn't suggest getting one unless you really look at the cost of ownership and it still makes sense.Updated
I admit my first review was rather glowing. And I agree it does need the correct context.Updated
Well, I admit my review was rather glowing. (and I do qualify my rating in the review) After using this, I still stand by my review. I've also noticed that the price has gone up slightly--it's now $300 I believe. Few jams. Changing the toner is easy. No other maintenance has been needed. I love NEVER having to clean a print head--even when it hasn't been used for two weeks. It just spits out prints quickly. Paper feeder works well and faxes are managed well. It seems to be getting the stated 4000 prints out of the $50 toner --but I haven't tracked it religiously.
Now, I'd agree with others who criticize how it works with Macs. My Windows machines are much quicker with this printer. It does work with Macs--it just takes more time. Plus, again if you have more than one computer, using a NETWORK printer makes life easier. I have five computers all printing to this printer and they all work great.
Bottom line is that I do not regret buying this printer.
P.S. If you are looking to run thick stock--laser printers do poorly-including this one. Try a straight paper-path wax printer--their price has come down. Unfortunately, I don't think they make any all-in-one wax printers, just printers.