Do some research on toner cartridge cost and availability before you buy one. Sounds to me as if you just need something basic. The Brother 2140 would probably work, they are inexpensive and functional and the toner cost won't break you. Rule of thumb on a toner cartridge (mono) is something over 2000 copies but it can vary depending upon the unit. Some manufacturers offer two variations of toner cartridges, basic and full, quantity of toner in cartridge and the cost will reflect that. If you do a color laser the story changes they will be considerably more expensive to operate, especially if you have to replace a drum.
I was just about to buy a monochrome laser printer when I read a review that you need to replace the laser printer's cartridge or drum or something every 3 toners, and each cartridge costs just as much as the laser printer. Is this true?
I need advice on buying a printer to be used when I'm at a university. Honestly, I only need black ink, and there will be months when I won't use it since I will be on break.
How much maintenance comes with laser printers in comparison to inkjet printers? How long do they last?
Thanks, and sorry for so many questions, it's just so hard to pick.