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I bought this printer to replace the endless supply of cheap colour Lexmark that I would go through as it was cheaper to buy a new printer than new ink, and I have been pleasantly surprised with how good it has been! It gets used about 2 or 3 times a week and then more when assignments are due in and lots of printing is needed. I've had it for over 2 years now and put in its second ever cartridge about 3 months ago - so they do last for a fair amount of time.
The printer is a very small size and fits very nicely on my desk above my computer. It is very easy to set up and you don't need to use the included CD drivers for both Windows 7 and OSX. Im pretty sure as well that it should be plug and play for Vista and XP SP2+ as well. The printer doesn't come with a USB cable, but this is easily got from somewhere online like amazon (don't buy them on the high street - you'll end up paying a minimum of 5x more)
It is relatively quiet and is very quick for printing, the only trouble that I would say exists with it is that it has a tendency of getting blocked with the paper, although this may only be down to using recycled paper and it not being as firm as others.
As with any laser printer, when you think the toner is running out, take out the cartridge and give it a light shake from side to side - this will move about all of the toner and you should be able to get another 50+ sheets of printing done until you can order another one (although the cartridges are relatively cheap and widely available on both amazon and ebuyer).
Overall, I would say that this is a really good buy for a laser printer, its very cheap for what you are getting and setup for it is extremely easy - defiantly worth buying if you are looking for a replacement to your current system
I use the ML 2240 laser printer in the office at work, all seems good so far, the print quality is good, and with pages full of text or printing out large text documents, we are averaging around 18 pages per minute, slightly under the spec sheet giving 22ppm. You soon realise how much faster laser printing is compared to ink jet.
This is the first laser printer we have used, always being put off by the bulkiness of them, this thing will sit at the end of a desk and take up no more space than a standard inkjet. We have found one problem, we invoice using a good quality paper, this tends to get jammed a lot if you load too much into the feed tray, its a lot happier with a thinner grade paper.
The only downside to the printer would be the cost of cartridges, these are £40 approx for a new one, these are supposed to print 1500pages but must admit i have never bothered counting.
This is a good reliable printer. Just a shame the toner cartridges are pricey.
The ML2240 was my first laser printer, used to replace a cheap HP inkjet which was costing the earth in cartridges. After around 6 months fairly intensive use, the unit developed a fault and would not spool paper correctly. It has since been replaced (very efficiently and at no cost to myself) by the online store ebuyer, which I would recommend.
The printer is fast (almost up to the quoted 22ppm advertised), quiet when in standby and has a quick warm-up time.
Images of the printer invariably show the unit with the paper tray folded up. In actual use, the paper input tray protrudes by about 10cm, though it is not particularly unnattractive and comes with a dust cover to keep paper clean.
I share my ML2240 across a home network with the Netgear WGPS606 print server which works effectively.
Despite the fault in my first unit, I would still recommend this printer as a cheap and compact inkjet replacement, for those who print mostly text.