Summary: Had it for over 6 years. Don't use it much, I guess - I am on my 3rd toner (after 12k pages printed), still it's been super reliable. Never a jam, never a single problem. One of the best purchases, ever.
Summary: The machine is well built producing fine text and graphics and I really like the duplex feature. My Ibook's operating system is MacOS 10.3.6. I originally had problems printing pdf files with this printer. It turned out not all pdf's as I originally thought just some (also some web pages). The printer would process the data and then just abort the print with an ignore data message and sometimes not even that.
Summary: This printer does exactly what I wanted it to do. It prints excellently in black and white for both text and graphics. It has automatic duplex (no more turning over the paper yourself!)that saves me money on paper and weight and space when carrying or filing. It is easy to use, and if you get the high-yield TN-560 toner cartridge instead of the standard TN-530 the cost per copy is very reasonable.
Summary: As a grad student I tend to print a lot of research papers. I wanted to find a reasonably priced printer that would produce quality duplexed 2 sheets per page output (it saves paper). I decided on the Brother HL-1850 and I have been very happy so far (I have had the printer for about 1 month and run around 1,000 pages through it). For a few dollars I did add 128 MB of memory which increased the print speed dramatically.
Summary: Duplex so good I started to print books on demand with this. WOW! Cannot understand why anyone would have PDF problems if using modern applications. I make PDFs and print 200-page (duplex) book faultlessly. Try using Windows 2000 or XP and try using a properly distilled acrobat version 3, 4, or 5. Works for me!
Summary: I run a Mac network with the Brother HL-1850 connected via USB to ab iMac that is wirelessly connected to a G3 PB, G3 iBook, and G4 PB 17". HL-1850 works flawlessly over Rendezvous (despite Apple not placing Brother on the "approved" printers list). Its fast, cheap to operate, and in 3 mos and about 8 reams of various standard paper has never failed. Two CAUTIONS: 1) Original printer did not print from Safari (worked w/ all other apps & browsers).
Summary: I originally bought a multi-function unit and returned it (however, the MFC print quality was good). But I realized that I needed a dedicated printer for my PC work. I needed a fast printer and something that could handle some of the massive printing that I needed at times. Brother HL-1850 provided all my printing needs everything from school essays, labels, business cards, and also birthday cards. I am very happy with the performance of this printer.
Summary: I've owned several laser printers for my SOHO business. I had an HP 6P for several years and replaced it with this unit. Paper handling is terriffic- the manual tray allows you to easily enter envelopes and does not jam. Large input tray requires less attention. Unit feels tough... doors and trays snap closed firmly and open evenly. No wrestling. First page prints quickly after it goes into sleep mode. Driver is easy to navigate and has a multitude of useful options.
Summary: I love my HP laser but needed a second printer, a more powerful one for the office. Before I spent twice as much on an HP I saw reviews raving about this Brother 1850. So I spent half as much and could not be happier. Wonderful printer! WOW!!!
Summary: I bought the Brother HL-1850 as my home office Laser Printer... ... [printer is] very easy to setup when the directions are followed. [printer] support parallel and USB connections which were new to me. The 1850 is larger, faster, prints on both sides of the page and has 16 meg of RAM... It also has a fold down tray for envelopes, legal sized paper etc. You can also purchase a network card for the 1850 if desired... [printer] warm up and print quickly...