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Laser Printer

I am a student looking to buy a laser printer. I do quite a bit of printing (my profs pdf notes, papers, homework assignments, readings, etc.). I don't do a lot of graphics printing, but I would like diagrams and the pictures I do print to come out clear. I have been reading a lot of the reviews here on CNet and I am still a little puzzled. How important is PCL6 and the other emulations (IBM ProPrinter, EPSON) (I don't really understand what they are either). I have been looking at the Samsung Ml-1740 and 1750. The 1750 has a faster CPU and a better DPI. Will the higher DPI make a big difference on text? The CPU won't make much of a difference will it? Will I benefit from the emulations tha the Ml-1750 has (PCL6, IBM ProPrinter, EPSON)?

Sorry about all the questions in the post Grin

Thank you
Philip

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My old HP Laserjet+ was all of 300 DPI and did just fine for clear printing. That unit is now 14+ years old and still running.

Take no offense in that I think you are overanalysing. If I was to buy a laser in the next 20 minutes, I'd head to the office deport or such and pick up a HP laserprinter 1000 or 1200.

Bob

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Brother or Samsung make decent laser printers and you'll be happy. HP makes great printers as well. For installation any of them will do fine on a XP type OS or simply windowsOS. You need only 300dpi for great text output, proably 600dpi being typical now. As for anything else like graphics, pictures, etc. then the better the dpi the better the output. If you need simply less hassle just get a HP model and be happy. The cost from any vendor or similar models are roughly within a few $ or each other. An added thought if you like or will need later, buy one with "optional network connection" it needn't be present but would help should you decide you do later as upgrade.

good luck -----Willy Happy

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Thanks for your replies. I decided to go with the Samsung ML-1740. I based this on price and being a student. Samsung's are very reason to refill their toner (a cost saving tip people readers) and it was $100 cheaper than the ML-1750. I am not sure if I will need PCL6 or any of the other emulations so I thought it wasn't worth it and bought a new pair of kicks instead (Nike Vick lows Grin).

Thanks everyone
Philip

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maybe a little late but I have a hp 1012 and I do love it-- was only $150 at staples on sale, and the toner cartridges last a long time. --fj

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