I bought it at $119 (and now it is $99 as of 9/10/2013!), which was really a great deal for its functions.
The key features driving the purchase are Auto-duplex, built-in scanner and as a laser printer. Apart from the ordinary toner cartridge, a high yield version is available such that we can save some bucks when we still wanna stick to the genuine supplies.
But still there are some short comings affecting me that you may need to pay attention to:
-This printer, at the moment, has no support for WIndows Server 2012, that is unfortunately my case where I am using the printer with my workstation. Though if you know how this can be solved easily by getting a virtual machine with W7/8 or any other supported OS.
-When it is first turned on, and during operation, it draws considerable amount of current that may set your main supply to fluctuate. My house is kind of old and this becomes something observable. The lights simply flickers a bit, my UPS kicks in, turning on and off a few times during the printing. While this maybe common to all laser printers which are supposed to draw a lot current, but you may need to consider an inkjet if you want to avoid it.
-Finally, the default printing contrast is quite low, I tried to print some photos on my computers and it turned out to be a black picture. I am not sure if this can be tuned, but at least you shouldn't expect to print pictures well by default, even black and white only.