Excerpt: I know many people look the other way when the see an expensive printer at the office store, but don't judge so quick. I have used about 4 printers in the last 5 years and i can assure you, you get what you pay for when you're using this machine. There are so many features besides printing that are very useful in the office or at home, such as faxing, copying, scanning, calling on the phone, FAST printing, and ALOT more. That is mostly what we use it for though.
Summary: Bought this to replace an aging HP inkjet PSC. MUCH BIGGER... takes up more space but boy is it quick, and the quality is really good. We also have a HP laser, granted an older one and this is by far better. Build quality is a little flimsy so it needs looking after, but overall fair. A little complex to set up, so this is not plug & play, various parts have to come out of the machine but the instructions are really good. Software installation was easy.
Summary: Beware if you have vista computers the driver install upsets the vista system I had a problem with all vista pcs not opening word 2007 and it cost me days of time putting the problem right I would suggest making sure adobe reader and flash players are fully up to date before installing hope this helps
Summary: I have had a Brother HL-1450 mono laser printer for about five years, it just works, actually it just works very well with the variety of operating systems used in our household (XP, Vista, Win7 and PCLOS Linux), the best bit is that I found it in a skip behind our local doctor's surgery and I have never bought either toner or a drum for it.