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Old March 4, 2012, 10:42 AM
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What is a decent reliable Laser Printer that wont die in a year like my samsung CLP310 piece of junk? Imaging unit went kaput, and of course its worth more then I paid for the gd printer...Color option is whatever. Price/performance is better, and parts (including toner) being cheap is a want too.

Edit: I'm looking at Brother HL-2240 Laser Printer 24PPM 2400X600DPI A4 USB2.0 8MB 120V - Brother - HL2240
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Brother HL3075CW Wireless Digital Colour Printer - Brother - HL3075CW
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Old March 4, 2012, 11:04 AM
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My brother and I have had good luck with our Samsung lasers. I got my 1865 wifi laser for $40. It's black and white. If you don't need color you can save a lot of money.

And at $40, I don't care much if it doesn't last 10 years
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Old March 4, 2012, 03:59 PM
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I'm a huge fan of Brother printers. I'd skip out on colour printers though. Stick to b/w. I recommend the brother 2270, or the 7065DN if you need scanning and such.

Brother HL-2270DW Laser Printer - 27PPM - Ethernet 10/100BASE-TX;IEEE 802.11B - Brother - HL2270DW

Brother DCP-7065DN Mono Laser P/C/S FB Lgl USB2.0/ENET 2400X600 32MB 27PPM - Brother - DCP7065DN
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I did an analysis of black and white laser printers awhile back and if you use these printers they have the lowest consumable use for 100,000 pages. Use the high yield toner cartridge TN-650 (8000 page $120 retail $88 online) and DR250 drum (25000 page duty $150 retail $110 online). It will cost you $2100 at retail prices and $1540 if you shop around for 100,000 pages. HP Samsung and Canon are anywhere from $2400-4000 in consumables over the same use period.

Duplex printer
Brother HL-5340D 145-199
Brother HL-5370DW 175-250
Brother HL-5370DWT 280

Multifunction
Brother MFC-8480DN 305-400
Brother MFC-8890DW 395-450
The 8890 is the only one that duplex prints AND duplex scans AND duplex copies AND duplex fax. All use the same toner and drum as above.

The HL-2240 and HL-2270 use a smaller "high" toner capacity TN-450 (2600 page yield for $70) and slower print engine. Spend a little more and get the 5300 series and you will save money in the end and it will be faster.

I had an HP Color Laserjet and that think was big, slow, noisey, piece of junk from the day I got it. I used to be a big HP laserjet fan, but Brother printers are better and cheaper.
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Old March 4, 2012, 08:53 PM
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having had several printers from different makers over the years that....nicely put....were subpar, i bought a Dell 948 which i've used a lot with no problem whatsoever. i would recommend the Dell V715w all-in-one wireless. right now it's on for 129.00 reg 189.00.
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Dell is rebranded Lex-crap.. err i mean Lexmark. The printers sell for cheap so Dell can hose you on the consumables. and Lexmark quality is .. um.. subpar.

Sorry

unless you want to pay HP prices on a 4000 series (serious laser printer), the Brother is the only way to fly.
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Old March 4, 2012, 10:19 PM
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Lexmark IS crap.

Samsung/Brother is good stuff
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Dell is rebranded Lex-crap.. err i mean Lexmark. The printers sell for cheap so Dell can hose you on the consumables. and Lexmark quality is .. um.. subpar.

Sorry

unless you want to pay HP prices on a 4000 series (serious laser printer), the Brother is the only way to fly.
i knew i would catch some flack...err...crap when i recommended the aformentioned but i can only go by my personal experience. as far as the comsumables go...and i agree that they hose you...I've purchased the consumables at staples and elsewhere. i bought mine well over 4 years ago and have no complaints. it was well worth the price for me....under 100.00....but that's me.
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haha You know it BeanCounter! cheers. :)
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I have the same printer and i had it for about 3 months now. Granted i dont print much, but im very happy with the printer. Although i caution using the printer software to connect wirelessly. Pain in the ass to set up but once its set up - works quite well and reliably.

Newegg.ca - Brother HL-2270DW Workgroup Up to 27 ppm Monochrome Wireless Laser Printer with Duplex

This is the lowest ive seen the printer go down to. I bought mine when it was $84.99 from NCIX months ago.
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