Good, cheap laser printer?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ravenvii, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    I'd like to buy a laser printer. I'm tired of buying printer ink, and want a fast printer. I only need black-and-white printing, so color isn't an issue. I want the printer to play nicely with OS X, of course.

    Any recommendations? I am looking at Dell and HP laser printers, what do you guys think of them?
  2. jng macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2007
    HP Laserjets all the way.

    I have a 4 year old HP Laserjet 1012 (bought for $130 at the time) that's great. Cartridges cost $70 or about $60 online and last several thousand pages - about a year for me - liberal arts major who had to print lots of readings.

    The laserjet 1018 is available for $65 right now after mail in rebate. Check it out.
  3. showtime macrumors 6502

    May 10, 2007
    I see Dell has a refurbished laser printer for $60:

    Not sure how good they are though but that's pretty cheap has that same printer for $80:

    And here's the rebate for the printer too:
    it's 50% off msrp which is $64.50 so that could possibly bring you to just $15 after rebate.
  4. iPhil macrumors 68040


    I use a Brother HL 2040 B/W laser printer works with mac .. The HL 2040 has a half-filled toner so only like 1500 - 2000 pages out of the toner in the box

    Toner price is like $60 for full toner will get you between 2,500 and 3,500 pages ( the 3,500 pages is @ 5% coverage or simple terms is a draft)
  5. brandon6684 Guest

    Dec 30, 2002
    That's the one I'm looking at. I've had good luck with Brother printers and OS X, but I won't go near an HP again.
  6. Flowbee macrumors 68030


    Dec 27, 2002
    Alameda, CA
    Another vote for the Brother HL-2040. Bought mine for $70 (toner cartridge included) several months ago and it's still printing like a champ. So happy to not be dealing with inkjet cartridges anymore.
  7. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    Hm, a slightly older thread, but the OP has similar wants/ needs. Hope it helps (BTW, my recommendation is in that thread; the Samsung ML-2xxx series.)
  8. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2006
    i got a brother HL-2040N. the reason i picked it over the HL-2040 becuase it's black. i got it for around $60-70 last Sept and now it's time to change the toner.
  9. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    I bought at Brother HL2070N for $99. That's been several months, so I'm sure you could get a better deal somewhere. I've been very pleased with it.
  10. seany916 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2006
    Southern California
  11. JaxMac macrumors newbie


    Apr 12, 2004
    I agree, I love this printer. I have 2 of them at home. (My wife doesn't want to bother with a home network). The only problem, since it's not color, will be desk space. You'll also need a color printer for something eventually.
  12. jdechko macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    Where did you get it for that price? I'm looking at the 2040 which is also a nice printer (we've got a few at the office) but I really would like the networking capabilities at the house (especially considering the router sits right behind the printer now). Is the networking stuff pretty easy to set up? Brother's network installation guide is, well, wordy.
  13. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    Just a note, HP laserket 1020 may or may not work with OSX, somebody tried with 1022's driver and it worked, but in my situation, 1022's driver doesn't work. so its 50/50 for me, and I would suggest you avoid it.
  14. hologram macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    I have a 12 year old Laserjet 5MP that cost me something like $900 at the time. Laser printers were exotic then and were very expensive. I'm still using it and it still works like new, I just have to connect it through ethernet.:D

    I can't imagine any better quality than that.

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