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on 4 October 2014
This printer seems to be very well built and good construction. I used to always have HP printers but they have gone so much downhill in recent years. Very plastic'y and always failed on me. I am very impressed with this printer as with the toner cartridges supposedly having 2500 prints it makes this very economical to run as they are still the same price as other lasers that do a lot less. So far I am impressed
-- 2015 Update
Ok, here is the update after a few months of using. Quite honestly this is a terrible printer.
It looks good and started off good but the whole design of the firmeware has not been thought through and it simply has so many bugs. It is also very slow. I have also had the printer lock up a large number of times and I needed to power it off and back on.
For example, if you want to scan a document to USB or Email then you cannot change the file format on the fly. You have to go through the entire menu and change the 'defaults' from PDF to JPEG for example, and next time you scan you need to either remember what the last setting was or you need to go and check and change it again. Very badly thought through.
The usability of the menu is also very slow and has a very annoying beep when clicking buttons. You also cannot change or click any buttons until the printer has finished warming up each time.
The only good thing with the printer seems to be the reliability of the sheet feeder. If you want to scan a lot of documents its quick and accurate. But nothing else is worth it, I have had so many faults and problems with this. It is very temperamental.