Summary: The printer works fine, but it came without the plastic extension piece that fits onto the back of the printer output area & holds the paper being outputted from falling on the floor (or table if the printer is sitting on the table). Bottom line, the printer (& all parts) was not shipped complete.
Summary: I've had this printer for 3 years now, more or less. I paid $199 for it with the starter toner. From day one I regarded this printer as disposable, but I never had a gripe about the print quality. I wouldn't call it fast printing by any stretch, but the quality was pretty darned good. I never came close to overworking it, and I got about a year out of the toner cartridges before they all started emptying around the same time.
Summary: We are going to be using this laser printer to print out all our recipe cards, shipping labels and invoices. It is easy and quick to get going this printer working with the network. Everyone here likes how the laser printer prints compared to our old Ink-Jet Printer. We recommend everyone business should use one of these Laser Printer for a professional look.
Summary: I purchased over 1 year ago, and have had zero problems with this printer. Works as advertised. Solid build quality, very respectable print speed, and color is above average. My only issue is that I wish I had researched the cost of the toner cartridges for this unit. They are very expensive, and the lifespan is a bit shorter than I was expecting. Hence the reason for only 4 stars. I think an inexpensive laserjet should also have somewhat inexpensive toner cartridges.
Ships with half-full ink tanks, buy the 2600n instead
15 May 2008
Summary: At the time that I shopped for the 1600, I discovered that it came with 4 half-full toner cartridges, and the 2600n, which has an Ethernet port, came with full tanks. This made it worthwhile to buy the 2600n instead.