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Best Laser Printer for $100 - $150

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  1. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

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    I've been printing so much stuff lately, my HP deskjet 930 has been going through ink like mad. I got a color cartridge about 2 months ago and its done already. I want to get a laser printer for text and un-important color stuff. Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Schatten

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    IIRC, I bought a Samsung ML-1250 ~ two years ago, maybe less, for 189. toner is ~$70 though. if you want it cheaper than 150, you'll sacrifice quality, even for text printing, unless you go used.
     
  4. SefacHotRodder

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    that was actually one i was looking at. I found it for $109
     
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    70 is nothing. The extra large hp inkjet cartridges for mine (you need the big ones or you run out in a few weeks like i did) are about $80
     
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    ahhh, it's come down in price quite a bit.

    personal opinion, I really dig it. if it's only 109, go for it. try to get a remanufactured toner cartridge though. 70 bucks at fry's is ridiculous. I'm not doing that again.
     
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    SRT Mike Two Time F1 World Champ

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    I've bought hundreds of printers back when I used to work in IT.

    I have been sorely disappointed in quality on HP's lately, as well as Epson. I did a lot of research before I picked up a Brother HL-1440 a couple of years ago. This printer is a workhorse! $199 back then, and I have run at LEAST 20,000 pages through it, and I think it jammed ONCE on a sheet that was kinda ruffled on the corner to begin with.

    Check out NewEgg.com for a good deal. They have the Brother HL-5040 (newer and higher-end model of mine I guess) for $198. The cartridges for mine are $49 for regular or $69 for "high capacity" at Staples. You can get them online for $39 and $59 respectively, maybe a few bucks less for refurbs.
     
  9. Mitch Alsup

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    After living with 5 generations of HP printers, the HP ones I got the previous year, were just plain crap. I switched to a Cannon bubblejet and never looked back.
     
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    I want to second the Brother laser printer series. I've owned one for a couple of years, great printer.

    The only consideration is that stock, they don't have much memory, so upgrading that is useful (and cheap).
     
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    sorry to drag up an old thread, but i just thought i'd let you know i got a Brother HL-5140. I looked at that and HL -144. The 5140 was 30 dollars more @ Staples ($200). So i went for it. I haven't printed much, but so far it appears to be pretty good.

    Thanks for the recomendation
     
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    to keep the thread going ...
    I'll be working from home soon - and will need a primarily text only printer capable of 10 - 20 inches worth of output per month . Any suggestions ?
    Will be used only for text, no pictures, color etc .

    thanks


    PS ..would like to keep initial costs under $500
     
  15. SefacHotRodder

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    go for the one i got :D
     
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    Instead of making another printer thread, I'm just wondering if anyone can recommend a laser printer/fax. I've been doing a lot of research and seem to keep leaning back towards the Brother MFC-9700. I have read a lot about the decline in HP quality, and Canon's lack of good design, and Lexmark's poor track record and special ink supplies.

    Seems to have gotten good reviews, only disadvantage I can find is that it has 14.4 fax, vs 33.6. That is really unfortunate as I will be doing a lot of faxing, but I'm not sure if that will really be noticeable. Any recommendations for a home office print/fax with a max of around $400, must be laser. Thanks

    Nick
     

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