Summary: Long term usage shows this is a great laser printer for a cheap price. I have had this model now for over 1 year. Pros: Quick warm up from idle Printing time per page is on par with most other laser printers (as in a lot quicker to print than inkjets, especially for multiple pages) Text quality is clear and crisp on actual text based prints, not so much for images. Works great for everything from Windows XP to Windows 8.1.
Summary: First of all, I purchased this item because it appear on websites as if it was mac-compatible and a "wireless" printer. In actuality, it was not mac-compatible and the printer came without the USB cable (hence, wireless). Anyways, since it was a cheap buy, I went ahead and used it for my PC. But after a month of using it (a total of 7 times for simple homework assignments) I start getting an "E7" error message.
Great product; easy setup and nice clean print from the very first page.
25 October 2013
Summary: Value for the money was the big seller for me. Easy to setup. I don't do much printing and go for weeks without printing. The ink cartridge printer I have always have to run the head cleaner before printing and at times that didn't help. Going with a laser printer that uses powder will fix that problem. I don't have a need to a color print either. Keep the other printer for scanning; have a three shelf stand that I put the two printers on; works great.
Summary: We bought a few of these because we needed B&W laser printing in some tight spaces. However, I wouldn't recommend them for general use. While a single SP 100 toner cartridge still has a greater capacity than inkjets, it's output is about half of what comparable desktop laser printers provde: 1200 pages rather than 2000 or 2500, as is the usual capacity for laser printers of this class.
Summary: Comparing to other bulky and heavy printers, Ricoh 406944 is a light weighted and compact all-in-one printer, yet, it does the job. I have been using it continuously for more than one month and haven't found any problem. It is definitely a good buy for an all-in-one printer with this price.
Summary: This is nice compact laser printer. Start up time is little slow, however, print quality is superb. Driver wise, this supports only Windows. Mac drivers have been discontinued. If you are purchasing for an Apple product, you may have a problem. Rather strange that a company such as Ricoh just abandoned the huge apple users.
Summary: The toner cartridge is rated at 1,200 pages average. NOT 12,000. While a decent printer for the price, I too bought it because of the astounding claim that it printed 12,000 per cartridge. That's not what the manual says. And I've gone through 3 cartridges and I only get about 950 pages. So don't buy this because you think you'll get 12,000 pages per toner, because that is a gross misprint.