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Respectable printer for the money
on 11 November 2012
I was impressed with how much printer you get for your £120 these days: the box was huge, although the printer itself was reasonably compact and quite attractive to look at.
There are a number of possible methods of setting up this device. If your router supports SecureEasySetup, Wi-Fi Protected setup, or AOSS, it can be configured without a cable. However, the simplest method is to temporarily connect the printer to a computer via a USB cable (not supplied) and then run the utility on the CD-ROM.
This was my first colour laser printer, so I can only compare it to the various monochrome lasers and colour inkjets I have owned. The quality for text is basically the same as with any other laser printer, but I was far less impressed when I tried to print photos--colour fidelity was worse than I was expecting. Obviously, this printer is no substitute for an inkjet for photo printing; I wasn't expecting it to be, but I was still underwhelmed.
One other gripe is that no hard copy of the user guide is supplied--only a pdf on the CD-ROM. I spent ages looking for it, thinking I had accidentally thrown it out, before realising there was none.