Originally Posted by willwren
He'* not, but I work for hp. Hans (posted above) works for Dell. And heed our advice.
I'm not about to reccomend a dell (lexmark) printer. most of the dell printers work ok but NOT the color laserjets..at least the cheap ones. the low-end hps are a MUCH better bet.
toner for the hps is more expensive though. dells are cheaper but HP'* seem to have less problems with streaking and defective drums (problems the lexmarks have on the low end models)
toshiba on the other hand OWNS hp in the color printer segment IMO at least they did a few years ago, price/performance was way higher.
I run only HP printers at my house, I have a 14 year old laser printer that still works, it has over 100,000 pages on it and over 10,000 pages on the toner cartridge. its only rated at 5000 or so if I recall.
My dad as a 2000 vintage color inkjet (medium level $150 inkjet at the time) after replacing the cartridges more than 10 times it still prints like new.
Dell unlike HP does NOT engineer the printer technology. they BUY lexmarks design and rebadge them. I hate lexmark printers due to all the problems I've seen others have. I also have seen SEVERAL cheap color lasers have problems in my office. every other dell laser printer was fine except 4 of the cheap ones..all the same model..all the cheapest of the cheap, they all had the same problem and failed within 3 years.