Shopping For A New LaserJet

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  1. Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)
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    Shopping For A New LaserJet


    Looking hard at an HP LaserJet Pro 400 M402dw https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-laserjet-pro-m402dw. I'm interested in your comments / opinions, good or bad.

    As always, thanks.
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  2. Posts : 11,387
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
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    Wiley / Clayton,

    1 Keep your nerve and try waiting to see if HP start up a cashback offer like they did in Nov-Dec last year. I bought an HP M477fdw [combined printer-scanner] for 350-100=250 during this offer. You can monitor all HP promotional offers through HP Global Promotion Services

    2 Do consider buying a combined printer-scanner. It will cost more, say an extra 25%-40%, compared to a dedicated printer.

    Best of luck,
    Denis
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  3. Posts : 3,298
    Windows 10 Pro x64
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    Wiley Coyote said:
    Looking hard at an HP LaserJet Pro 400 M402dw https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-laserjet-pro-m402dw. I'm interested in your comments / opinions, good or bad.
    I've had better luck with Brother than HP, but ymmv.
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  4. Posts : 265
    Windows 10 Enterprise
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    Toner for the brother will be cheaper...I have a brother color laser for the last 4 years...no problems.
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  5. Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)
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    Good point. I was surprised at how toner cost has gone up since my last LJ.
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  6. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
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    I'm still wondering how long toner lasts.

    I bought a cheap Brother laser in 2007. I'm still on the original toner without any issues.
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    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    I use an HP OfficeJet and an HP LaserJet. The LaserJet is monochrome but I have been looking at a color laser, amazing that the printer is cheaper than the toner cartridges, sometimes cheaper than a single cartridge and there usually is 4 needed. But then the inkjet printers are similar. I have a client that got a new inkjet fro $20USD less than the 2 cartridges for their old one.
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  8. Posts : 430
    Windows 10 Pro
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    I got out of the color printers. Switched to mono HP Laser jet years back no problems, just on my second toner now. LOL
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  9. Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)
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    This is the third Ink Jet I've had, and while it's been the best performer it is still a PITA that I never had with any or all of the Laser Jets. LOL, I'd rather have a good old Dot Matrix than an Ink Jet.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
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    Clayton,

    "PITA" - that was the same reason I bought a laser to replace an inkjet. I only needed a printer once every few months and often spent an hour cleaning the jets to be able to print what I wanted. By contrast and even with the same intermittent use pattern, I have had no problem with just turning the laser on then printing whenever I have needed to.

    Since I was replacing a colour combined printer-scanner, I was in the frame of mind to get a colour laser combined printer-scanner. I went further than that to some extent by getting one with a double-sided sheet feeder for the scanner and it has proved such a time-saver that I would do the same again if I needed another.

    Denis
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