Summary: I've only had this printer for a few weeks, but so far I have no complaints. It's a great size, i.e. small/compact enough to sit beside my monitor on my rolltop computer desk and therefore not too heavy either. My previous printer (also a Brother) was actually noisier when in sleep mode, so in comparison, I barely notice the noise and, in fact, often forget that it's still on until I happen to glance at the LCD screen! Set up was a breeze.
Summary: I purchased the Brother DCP-7030 last year. This printer prints very well when you can get it to work, howsoever mine is offline most of the time. It goes offline on its own, no matter what the settings are. It stays offline until I reinstall the printer and printer driver software. This means I have to reinstall the printer and printer driver several times each month.
Summary: I love this printer. I'm constantly printing out a ton of pages--manuscripts, student papers, and the like. It is SUPER easy to set up and use. It's only jammed once and was easy to fix (I've had it for ~eight months). It's fast and scans and copies very easily. Sure, it doesn't print in color and it's not wireless--but for me, these were small downsides in a very sturdy, reliable, workhorse of a printer.
Summary: A great little machine. Use it in my personal office on a daily basis -- relatively quick copies, good quality. The only drawback in my opinion is that it doesn't have an open paper slot so you have to open the drawer to introduce letterhead or other specific media. I knew that before I purchased this, though, and the unit certainly functions as advertised.
Summary: Comments about Brother DCP-7030 Multifunction Printer: Easy to use and set up. However it is a shame that Brother does not supply the USB printer cable with it. (Prices for the exact SAME USB cable vary from $4.95 to $19.95! I am sure it would have cost Brother less than $2 for the cable.) Had to wait another week to use the printer since I had to order the USB cable from another vendor.
Summary: We were looking for a B&W laser printer for our small business office. This printer had everything we wanted and with Amazon's "Prime account", we were able to get it in 2 days with free shipping. We also have another Brother color printer which has done a nice job for us. Brother makes very good printers! Only negative I have is the starter toners that are included. They don't last long.
Summary: I thought I was buying a free standing copier. Instead I got a copier that must be hooked up to a computer equipped with Windows XP or later. As I do not have a location for internet, and a computer with Windows ME which does not meet with the requirements, I was compelled to buy a new computer with Windows 7 and sign up for internet provider. I have not yet completed with these requirements, therefore I cannot complete the installation.