Conclusion: Printing is super-fast, and the print quality is wonderful. There are a lot of features that I'm not used to, but will come in handy. The only downside for me is that this printer is not compatible with Windows RT. Please make a way for this to happen. I print from my tablet often and this is major for me.
Pros: durable, High Quality Output, fast print speed
Summary: Be aware that the Canon software download requires serial number which is not in the machines webpage. Yes, you need to physically go to the printer to find the bugger. Network scan tool needs to be turned on on the PC and the printer then is start stop controlled by the PC. A pain if your printer sits across the house like mine. I believe that the minus's are minor compared to the perceived value. Hopefully it provides years of service. If not I'll update.
Pros: Quick first print/ Print quality appear good/ Network scan works/ Copy function works/ Price on special was the hook.
Cons: Feels cheaply made compared to MFP 10 year old I replaced. The toner cartridge it only 2500 sheets and costs as much as the unit (OEM). Information panel will swing out of position under normal touch.
A bargain for the money; don't plan on printing envelopes though...
23 April 2014
Summary: Great little printer. I wouldn't recommend it if you need the envelope / manual tray to work well -- it crumples the heck out of my envelopes. But for straight up paper prints, it is fast, cheap and pretty - just like my first wife.
Summary: got this on sale last year, and to my disappointment, although it said network capable, it does not mean wifi ready. Had to set it up close to my router in order to print from my distant computers. Otherwise the machine works great as advitised, the usual Canon quality.
Summary: I would have given it 5 stars if the output tray for printer was built better. I thought the paper would come out on the top tray but I guess that was for copier only. Toner cartridge seems very small. We'll see how many actual pages I can get out of it. No Mac driver on CD. But it's best to go to Canon Website and get the latest driver. Site defect your operating system automatically so you just pretty much download and install it. Network printing setup was easy.
Pros: Cheap. Got extra $30 off with Promo code. it got Fax (will probably never use) + Copier + Printer + Scanner.
Cons: Output tray for printer is a Joke. Toner cartridge is very small.
Conclusion: The hardware side of this device is exceptional. It prints quickly, goes to sleep quickly, and is completely silent when asleep. The print is crisp and clear, the scans excellent. The paper feeder is smooth and hasn't jammed yet. Printing is flawless with both, Windows and Mac PCs (you have to download the Mac software from the Canon website, no biggie). The painful part, and the reason why I gave it 3 stars, is that the firmware is cumbersome for scanning.
Pros: reliable, Easy Setup, durable, Small Footprint, High Quality Output, fast print speed, easy to use
Cons: Difficult to use, scanning is terrible, bad user interface, firmware is cumbersome for scanning, scans don't come out straight
Summary: Shame on you Canon for not placing linux drivers on the American site. Also, with linux you'll get printing, but I haven't tried fax or scan, and I'm thinking it's not going to happen.
Pros: Just got this machine for $99 (you'll see it over at the A place for the same but shipping is extra). This is a great multifunction machine for windows, and if you wait for rosewill discounts on toner, the toner is pretty cheap (< $40). The copy functionality of this machine finally gives me an affordable ((not inkjet) home copier after waiting for years!
Cons: I guess Canon just doesn't want to affront the 500 pound racketeering gorilla living in redmond, so no linux support for the US of A. But, go to Europe: http://www.canon.co.uk/Support/Consumer_Products/products/Fax__Multifunctionals/Laser/LaserBase_MF_series/i-SENSYS_MF4870dn.aspx?DLtcmuri=tcm:14-1037856&page=1&type=download and download the english linux drivers rpm and deb (it's a common set of drivers - don't worry abut the particular printer). I'm using the latest...