First Look: Canon imageCLASS MF3010
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First Look: Canon imageCLASS MF3010

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Though it's lacking Wi-Fi and an auto-document feeder, the Canon ImageClass MF3010 laser printer's strong performance and versatile features has appeal for students and home offices on a budget.

-Hi, I'm Justin Yu, associate editor for cnet.com. This is the first look at the Cannon imageCLASS MF3010 multifunction laser printer. The MF3010 can only do black and white copies, but its small size and quick output make it best for dorm rooms and small offices that wanna print out things like web articles, recipes, and e-mails. It's only 150 bucks, but let's look at some of the features you will sacrifice for that price. So, taking a quick tour of the printer first, you will notice that the printer saves room on your desk with collapsible paper output trays and folding paper input drawers. It's also lightweight with handles on the bottom to make it really easy to transfer around your workplace and it also has a thin strip on top. That's the operational panel, which shows a series of different icons to indicate a paper jam, show copy settings, and there's also a 1 digit LED that shows how many copies you're making of a scanned document. Now to reduce its environmental footprint, Canon also includes a link with the box where you can download a copy of the e-manual since no printed instructions are included. So, let's take a look at what this printer is missing compared to other lasers. First, it doesn't have an auto documented feeder on top. Now, that one would normally be useful for scanning multiple documents, hands free, and you also don't get automatic double sided printing. In addition, its connection options are only limited to USB. So, if you prefer multi user networking or wireless, you may wanna look into other printers, but those will be more expensive. Finally, the copy machine is limited to 29 maximum prints at a time, and the smaller scanner bay at the top here can only accommodate 8-1/2 x 11-inch document. Now, as long as you understand its output limitations, we actually won't hesitate to recommend this printer for the budget line to consumer. It's small size and simplicity are appealing for small business and students with life printing duties, but you can get more features if you spend more. You can read all of the details including speed and quality results in our full review on CNET.com, but that's gonna do it for me. I'm Justin Yu and you just took a first look at the Canon imageClass MF3010 multifunction laser printer. Thanks for watching.

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