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so far, so good!,
This review is from: Brother HL4150CDN Color Laser Printer with Duplex and Networking (Office Product)
This is a new printer from Brother and I was a little nervous because there were no reviews for it. Bought this printer locally for $299 plus a $50 trade-in, bringing my price to a very reasonable $250 plus tax. First, it is a sizable printer, so you need some room for it. It is also fairly heavy, which hopefully implies a more substantial product. None of the parts, such as the paper tray or manual feed extension, feel flimsy at all. Setup instructions were trivial and I was printing in under 30 minutes, including assigning an IP address.
I used the CD to install the print drivers on two windows 7 machines and they installed successfully with no issues. The printer comes with four starter cartridges and the print quality is very sharp, IMO.
I will provide additional updates as I use this printer more, but after 7 days and 100 pages of printing, I am extremely pleased with this printer!
Update - 1/19/2011. Machine continues to operate well. I guess Brother must have changed their toners to full toners (or Office Depot had a different SKU with starter cartridges). Either way, I definitely got starter cartridges included with mine. I haven't printed much since the first review, but I am now replacing toner cartridges. I have about 125 pages printed and all of the color cartridges are blinking (meaning low cartridge). And yes, I was stunned to see that the replacement high yield cartridges are retailing at ~$120 each! I just bought four off of ebay for about $85 each, which is still not cheap. However, these cartridges are rated at 3,500 pages (and 6,000 for the black), which works out to about $.09 per page for toner. If they last this long, then this will be a pretty good deal. If you are going to buy this printer, check to see if you are getting full cartridges! It's worth paying a bit more for the printer, IMO.
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Initial post: Nov 3, 2010 1:49:32 PM PDT
Ray Hvolboll says:
Were the toner carterager provided or they seperate
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 19, 2011 6:07:09 PM PST
_starter_ cartridges were provided in mine. it may be that Brother started providing full cartridges somewhere down the line.
Posted on Apr 21, 2011 6:33:56 PM PDT
Dark Helmet says:
I just purchased this printer from Amazon, and it was shipped to me with full toner cartridges, not starter cartridges.
Posted on May 3, 2014 10:51:42 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 3, 2014 10:52:14 AM PDT
Haven't upgraded to color yet, but have brother mono & this place has been a decent place to get toner. How is this price for color.?
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