Summary: - Is it loud? Yes a little bit, but it won't wake you up. - Does it curl the paper? Yes, but not enough to lower the grade in your term apper. - Does it work? Yes, it does work like a charm and uses very little cartridge.
Summary: This is a printer I would recommend for personal use based upon my experience with it and the planned usage I have for it. The print quality for map directions, being the most critical item I print out is excellent. Printing B/W photos from some of the emails I get, at 1200 dpi works well.
Pros: "For the money, you can't beat the price of this laser printer. Replacement toner cartridges can be had for less than $50 if you shop around and print 2500 pages per cartridge. More if you use the toner saver feature. Compare to a black inkjet cartridge that costs around $30 and is good for 300 p...
Summary: I bought this printer to replace my HP Laserjet Series II that I purchased new in 1988. I doubt that I will get 19 years out of this one, however, it turns out to be a very good little basic monochrome printer.
Summary: For the price paid, this is a heck of a printer. Only real gripe is the sensor on the drum going to soon, but luckily a low-tech solution is available to get everything you can from the drum.
Pros: Fast printing, relatively quiet, quality printing & cheap up front cost.
Cons: The sensor on the toner drum sees the printer as being out of toner too soon. Putting tape over the sensor will allow you to get about 100 additional prints out of the standard sized drum. Toner cartridges are overpriced, but unfortunately, this is not unique to the Brother line of printers.
Summary: I've only had this printer for 2 weeks. The print quality is good, but obviously I can't speak about durability yet. I have found one thing about it that annoys me. I keep my printer in another room and only connect my laptop when I need to print something.