It's a HL 2170W... Was about $160 - marked down at Best Buys to $99. It's B&W, but I did my research. prints 23 ppm, and if you buy a roll drum Toner attachment you can get 12,000 copies for about $70 !! (5% coverage). That comes out to be 0.6 ¢ per page for ink.
I still have my InkJet for color, but I was tired of paying $20 a pop for a smidgen of black ink. The cost stinks. Since most of my printing is B&W or grayscale...this should reduce my costs. I figure the ink jet is running me 4-6¢ per page for black ink.
Thought I'd pass this along. Amazon has them for $92, but $12 shipping. about the same as I paid, but I wanted it NOW !
I bought a Brother HL-2070 last year after Christmas. I am still using the cartridge that came with it. If it ever runs out, I can buy refurbs locally and save quite a bit of money. I have to restart it once in awhile if it doesn't print but that is the only problem I have had with it. I think we gave around $80 for it.
I am right 97% of the time. The other 4% doesn't matter.
Papa and YoYo... I'm with you guys now... the InkJet is nice for occasional color, but for B&W everyday use, it sux!!
I priced color lasers and the machine is reasonable ($200) but the toners will eat holes in your budget. $116 for a set of 3 and the color lasts 1000 ppg and the Black 1500 on one model (Samsung CLP-315W) I looked at. I did a hypothetical calculation of the cost for 10,000 pages ... my model of Brother was $160 including the printer (if you use the roll drum). The most expensive was $430 for a Samsung SCX 4200 All-in-One... in the B&W models
... and the cost for the color laser was $1366 !! That's probably not accurate since I'm not using the black and color at full capacity when I print in color (i.e it's a mix), but even 50% of that would be ~$700 !!
The other great advantage is speed... when I print 2 copies of a 10 page exam... it takes 5-10 minutes with the inkjet ! This Brother cranks it out in 25-30 sec !!
Loc: Pinellas Park, Florida
I have a Brother HL-5040 which has been rock solid. I need to get another toner cart for it soon (if a web page/form says, "print for your records," my wife prints it rather than simply saving it to a file to print later if there is a dispute that needs to be resolved. She also prints volumes of stuff that she never reads. I ask her why she prints stuff she has no use for and then duck.
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