Summary: I got a 5240 as a giveaway from another resident in the apartment building with about 1200+ prints total on it according to the status sheet that printed out. I just plugged it in, connected it to my Mac laptop and I got asked if I wanted to download the driver. I clicked "yes" and away it went.
Summary: Excellent printer for everything but envelopes. Mangles envelopes no matter what(see 1 and 2 star reviews). So, if you need to do envelopes, buy a different printer. Everything else including labels, duplexing, etc have worked perfectly. I have had one paper jam in 4400 copies.
Summary: This is a great printer, best I've ever had. But I have to agree that envelopes are the exception. Good job to arkman in his review on figuring out how to do it, I'll try that next time but fortunately I don't do envelopes often. I'm convinced that inkjets are a scam.
Summary: It would be nice though when a paper tray does go out, that you wouldn't have to buy the whole tray unit which costs more than a new printer...
Pros: We have over 1/2 dozen of these printers stationed throughout my work as personal and minor usage network printers, they do the job well for the price and toner isn't extremely expensive, about $45/normal yeild & $70/high yeild. Pretty good quality and speed as well.
Cons: Paper trays do seem to have problems later on, but usually able to get working again just fine by blowing out the printer.
Summary: If you're getting loud clicking noises that seem to be coming from the left front by the paper tray, here's how to fix the problem: - Take the paper tray out. Make sure the paper height is set to 11 inches -- it's probably set a little smaller, and the design lets the paper interfere with the gear...
Summary: Wife and I were fed up with Inkjets! Went thru 3 of them in the last 4 years. We sacrificed color (which we really didn't need) for the laserjet. She still thanks me everytime she prints. We now save $$$ as the toner (purchased through NewEgg) is 1/2 what we were paying for with our last inkjet!
Pros: laserjet/Speed. Ease of setup. Quite and very compact. Ink Savings
Cons: None yet- We are not heavy printers so I can't comment on how it would hold up under heavy loads.