Summary: I waited until I finished my first toner cartridge before writing this to get a decent feel for it. As was mentioned by other reviewers, the printer tends to be relatively noisy, but for a higher speed office printer, not excessively so. It definitely draws the power when it wakes up...dims the light and causes my UPS to object for a moment, but so did my previous printer, a Samsung.
Used to trip circuit breaker --- firmware upgrade seems to fix problem
4 October 2013
Summary: Initial review: Started off okay but over time started tripping the circuit breaker. I got the family trained to turn off all lights and other devices on the same circuit but even that has stopped working. I'll try to work with Brother's customer service but so far the signs are not encouraging.
Summary: Good. Only negative is when it started up it blew my large UPS power supply, so I just plug it directly into my wall. I have a dell laser that also flickers the lights when it powers on due to the electrical surege that I guess a lot of laser printers have. But you cant beet it for speed and price. If you are using inkjet to print your everyday prints you are wasting tons of money.
Summary: I am happy I spent the additional $50 and bought this printer instead of the model below it. This one does have a larger footprint and it is noisy when it prints, but other than that it works very well. I especially like the automatic duplexing and the software feature that will allow multiple pages to be reduced and print on one 8.5X11 sheet of paper. The toner also goes farther and doesn't require drum replacement as much as the other one.
Summary: I bought this even after reading negative reviews that it draws too much power. That part is partly true - It turns out that my flouroscent desk lamp goes off while printing, but the circuit breakers are fine. One of the purchase criteria was a low cost of consumables, and I am glad this supports a high capacity 8,000 copy cartridge for only $79. Installation was a breeze on Win XP and Win 8 computers with the included CD.
Summary: This is a really great little printer for the price charged and I would buy it again. My beef with these is that the drum must be replaced and is almost as expensive as a new printer! The duplex function works great and we use it in our small office daily.
Summary: I particularly chose this product as a workhorse - every day double sided, black and white, home printer for family. And this printer is as advertised. It warms up and prints very quickly, and is very quiet. The output is clear and crisp. A very good printer, but there are many out there. I chose this one because our middle and high schools went to Chromebooks this year, so I wanted a printer that is Google Cloud Printing compatible.