Excerpt: "...to pay too much! Buying the Brother HL 2030: This was an easy find for me. I had a look at DooYoo and some other review sites to get information about the top rated laser printers and then had a search around to find one which was rated well but was also fairly cheap! Another important consideration was the price of the replacement cartridges because in some cases the replacement toner can cost more than the printer itself! Luckily for me I found ...
Summary: I only print occasionally and when I do I don't want any fuss. In that respect, this printer is near perfect. The printer seems pretty frugal with respect to consumables but this is hard to gauge since I print infrequently. What I do appreciate is that it just prints even when it hasn't been used for several weeks. There is no need to wait for print-head cleaning or ink flushing which was my experience with inkjet printers.
Summary: I wanted a basic black and white laser printer when I got fed up with buying ink cartridges. I don't do much printing, so a basic laser seemed a good choice. This one is perfect for what I needed. It's surprisingly small, so easy to fit under my desk, and silent when it's not in use. Every now and then it spits a bit of paper out. We gave it some serious use when my mother-in-law wanted a load of menus printed, and it handled those too.
Summary: I have had this printer for ages and the toner keeps going and going. During that time I did a foundation degree and my fiancee also did a degree level course. It handles everything with ease. Cracking printer and amazing value. Came with disc, printer lead and a usb lead in mine well boxed etc. Does curl the paper very slightly but you can live with that. Will be looking to get an ethernet networkable one when the toner finally runs out.
Summary: Bought this printer three years ago in summer 2007 with out little or no research from PC world. By default prints in economy mode. Usually catridges supplied with new printer should run out very quickly. But this did not happen. I do not use it every day, but once in few months. Always printed very well even on "value" papers. Did not experience any paper Jam. Brilliant product for home use if you wish to print notes and letters.
Summary: Purchased as a tempory measure untill I found a new printer, I am not going to bother as it is really great!Really easy to set up, take just a few seconds to warm up before you are ready to go.
Summary: This is an economical printer, even allowing for the price of toner. However, I have had two now, the first replaced under three year warranty, that have developed paper sensor problems which causes the printer to show that it is out of paper when in fact it is full. This problem goes away sometimes if you pull out the paper tray and push it firmly back in but that can get to be a bore.
Summary: amazing quality for the price range... have been using one for about a year, with no problems at all. a 20 pound toner gives about 2700 A4 prints, which makes it cost effective. moreover, the toner save mode has such a nice quality that i used it for my University reports and all. Amazing value for money...
Summary: Machine works faultlessly. I run it with both a PC and a Mac and it doesn't get confused. OK so it costs an arm and a leg to replace the cartridge (about £40, but shop around) but... wait for it ... it does around 1500 prints - and yes, the Drum will cost practically as much as a new printer - I've had mine for just about 2 years. I've maybe had five possibly six new cartridges in that time. Now it needs a new drum as well.