Summary: I bought this two months ago when it was under 120 dollars, and I use it on Windows 7, XP, and Debian Linux networked PCs. Connected to my wireless router, it prints and scans wireless extremely well. So far, it has been a solid choice for a medium load home office. I see that a lot of the negative reviews are directed at Mac experiences/compatibility. Many of them are pretty conflicting though, so I'm willing to bet that it's more user inexperience or ignorance.
Summary: I got it for a good deal at $150. It does everything I need - printing, copying, faxing, and scanning. It also does duplexing (for such a compact printer)! Networking & setup is easy. I do not really need wireless networking, so wired networking works great for me. I also do not need color laser printing, so black & white works just fine. It scans over the network and both sides. It can even scan your hard-copied document into an editable PDF file.
Summary: First, the good ... This is by far one of the easiest printers I have ever setup. When I first thought of adding a network printer to my home network I thought for sure that it would be a time consuming task (these types of things always end up being that way). Ah, but to the contrary, Canon made this by far the easiest setup of a network printer I have ever done. It's a cakewalk! And, boy, does this printer print that first page fast.
Summary: I bought this about a week ago and have been using it ever since. I have a Mac and finding a multifunction unit that is Mac compatible hasn't been easy. This unit, the MF4370DN, works great with my Mac. The lower models, the MF4350D and the MF4150D are NOT completely Mac compatible. I couldn't find any reviews for this item - so I will tell you everything I can about it.
Summary: Keep in mind, it wasn't too long ago when you had to purchased a $600+ printer to get the features of this one. Also, I do not like Brother printers. They are the generic brand of printers and have barely been supported by electronic retailers until recently. This is my second Canon laser jet. The first was an all in one (print, copy, scan) MF1330.
I'm glad I read the other reviews before I bought this.
J. M. Thvedt "Sophic of the Impossible", Amazon
21 November 2010
Summary: I'm glad I read them because I feel pretty prepared as I dive in to this printer. Like seeing a decent movie with wonderful reviews, if you expect this to be the answer to printing, you might be disappointed. Why would I buy something that gave potentially underwhelming reviews? 1. It had the features we wanted. As far as scanning, printing (double-sided/networked), and copying go this was the only printer in our price range. 2.
Summary: I decided to purchase the MF4370dn from Amazon for home office use after being impressed with Canon's D1180's network performance which I and others use at work. I configured the 4370 for PC network operation only and have 5 days of use. The setup was fairly easy with regard to the basics. Should you not be computer friendly (or familiar with the D1180), the manual does a decent job explaining initial setup.
Summary: 0. Ease of USE is OK. Ease of SETUP could be problematic unless you're a nerd (like I am). 1. Download the latest firmware from Canon if you have Vista or Win7 PCs on your network. If you don't use latest, your printer will randomly lock up, requiring a power cycle. 2. Download the "color scanner driver" from Canon. Install it, run it, search the network for the scanner, select it, then exit the driver app. Then pay $19 for PDFill to do your scanning.
Summary: Its a very nice printer/fax/scanner. The print and scan quality is very good and sending a fax is so convenient. However the setup is painful. Hence I am explaining it to save everyone's time and frustration. Setup steps If you are using USB cable 1. Follow the setup as in disk. Painful part - when you need to scan a document, you need to manually select Scan on printer/scanner machine and set it to USB mode. Else you cannot scan it.