Summary: We have three of these Brothers in our offices and they last longer and are easier to setup then inkjets. Great for networking as well. Toner is a little expensive, and I've found it easier to just buy another Brother when the drums go bad since the new ones come with a whole new toner supply.
Summary: So far this is a review of customer service-- I haven't purchased a USB cable yet so I can't fully test the printer. Although I will say it is a bit larger than I expected (I didn't research at all though) and a LOT heavier. Test page printed in a second. Awesome! Anyway, I ordered this on Sunday and it arrived Tuesday morning. DOUBLE Awesome! Wasn't expecting it for a few weeks. I'll follow up with some real reviews once I print some reference pages for my art work.
Summary: Before settling on the Brother HL-3040CN, I did a lot of researching. Checking reviews of different makes and models. and visiting a bunch of stores to see them in action. The main reason why I went with this one was the color printing speed of 16-17 ppm. Most others out there are somewhere between 4-8, so this one is quite a bit faster. And in the 2 1/2 weeks that I've owned it, I can tell you that I've been extremely happy!
Summary: I haven't had the printer very long, but so far it's working beautifully! Was very easy to setup. And when I showed some of the printouts to people I work with, they were very impressed! FYI, this was with toner saver mode on and these settings (plain paper, 600x600, normal color mode with all 4 options underneath to the far left checked, and reduce paper curl checked). Took some experimenting to decide on these settings.
Summary: This is by no means a top of the line toner style printer. I do not run it heavy and I do with is did postscript a little better but for what I paid for this machine is works great and as expected.
Summary: This printer was very easy to set up on my network. The computers had no problem connecting and printing. The print quality is very good. Loading the print cartridges is no problem. The display is small and hard to read unless you are directly in front and at eye level with it. Internet support is very good. Overall I am very happy with this product.