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Wireless Would Be Nice
on April 15, 2012
This printer is the most (or among the most) affordable multi-function laser printers with automatic duplexing to acquire. (The Canon D420 is a direct competitor with very similar features.) It isn't too expensive to operate either, particularly if you activate the toner saving feature (which still provides very good quality) and if you decide to use non-OEM consumables. I like its space-saving no-nonsense design. Even with A4 paper the paper tray doesn't protrude from the unit. It's also not too heavy, and the grab handles are well placed, so it's easy to move around though still quite stable on a desk or table.
The one missing feature that I'd really like to have is built-in WiFi -- if only Brother made a DCP-7060DW model. However, the DCP-7060D does work wirelessly (for printing but not scanning) if you plug it into an Apple AirPort Express wireless hub or into some other USB-to-wireless adapter. Linux support is available, along with Mac and Windows. Sadly, printing from an iPad or iPhone apparently requires third party software and might also require the involvement of a PC or Mac to act as a print server. (It would be nice if Brother could rectify that.) I like the omission of an automatic document feeder, which takes up more space and which isn't something I use very often. I haven't been able to figure out how to permanently set duplex mode when copying. (It doesn't seem possible, so that's something you might have to set before you start copying.)
The scanner cover seems a bit wobbly in its attachments, although I can't decide if that's a feature or a bug. It doesn't seem to be a problem, and perhaps a little bit of "play" is good if somebody decides to smash the cover onto a thick book while scanning or copying.