Good B/W Laser Printer?

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Like the title says, looking for a solid B/W laser printer that communicates properly with a Mac. I have no personal experience with any and am hoping for the positive experiences of others! Thanks.
 

redmasc

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I have a Brothers HL 2140 laser printer that has been working wonderfully for the past 4 years. Changed the toner once so far and its still holding up nice and strong. It's low profile, fits under my desk nicely, has OSX 10 drivers and I bought it on sale at Best Buy for $50. Best investment ever.
 

PCunicorn

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+1 For the cheap Brother Laser printers. I think in general the most common one is the HL-2270DW which is what I had. It worked amazingly, in fact I liked it so much, my next printer was/is a slightly better Brother, this one has a scanner and small screen (HL-2280DW).

Edit: here you go.http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchp...t=n&iht=y&usc=All Categories&ks=960&keys=keys

Looks like the HL-2270DW has been phased out. I found one for $150 on Amazon, which just isn't worth it when you can get a better one for that. That HL-L2360DW looks nice. Only $120 at Best Buy right now, plus a $20 gift card. Looks similar to the 2270DW, but faster. BTW, my current Brother works fine, wired and wirelessly, with my Mac. No reason the others wouldn't, when I belive they all work the exact same.
 
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Skripka

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The Brother 2270DW is a great machine for any price. Especially the cheap price it is.
 
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Sweet! Thanks guys. I guess it was many years ago that Brother was not mac-friendly. Looks like the 2340DW is the successor to the 2270, $137 with high yield toner on Amazon. Will jump on it.
 

UnknownSouljer

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I'm using a Konica Minolta Magicolor 1600w. It happens to do color, but I purchased it for the same purpose you probably are looking for. Fast B/W text. It does it well, but unfortunately doesn't directly have OSX drivers developed for it. Have to install the 1680MF drivers. Works perfectly otherwise though.

At the time, I did research and at the time it was the fastest clean and cheap b/w laser printer I could find. Only feature it doesn't have that I wish it did was duplexing. I guess having a Cat5 connection also is nice, but not something I care about as much as duplexing.
 

TeeJayHoward

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Another +1 for the cheap Brother. Friend of mine got one a few years back. I liked it enough that when it came time to replace our 10-year-old inkjet, I bought one myself. No regrets. Wireless, Mac friendly, good quality, quick printing. The starter toner pack should last us another decade with as little as we print.
 

timswim78

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Add me to the list of Brother printer supporters. My 2280-DW is the first printer purchase that I have not regretted.
 
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