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My daughter will be using this primarily to print out school papers. So there will be no heavy office use here.
UPDATE: (7/6/2013)No heavy office work and it was purchased mainly for my daughter to have for college use, but I just realized that I personally have printed a TON of things. Recipes, email confirmations, Ancestry charts, etc. Matter of fact, I have already gone through TWO, let me repeat...TWO large packs of paper and it's still printing away on the "starter" cartridge! Haven't even opened the new toner I ordered! (That is when I realized just how much I have printed).
And I don't know about others' but my little printer can NOT be heard. It prints at a FAINT low hum. A hummmm. NOT a clank, bang, pop. I mean I can barely hear it! So LOW, sometimes I wonder if it has printed at all, but I reach over, and there it is! NO start up noise, NO clanking, grinding or whirring of gears. NOTHING. It prints so fast it's amazing. I have also since had the electricity go off, then come back on. (I do leave the printer ON constantly). And then I've gone to the computer to print something, forgetting that the printer is now "off" because of the electricity. I lean down, push the 'on' button and POOF, it starts printing within 10 seconds! No 'warming up'. This little thing is up and running in no time. STILL GOING STRONG.
Arrived in a decent time frame. SUPER easy to set up. Plugged it in, attached the USB cable (not included), turned it on, inserted the disk, and it was ready to go in about 3 minutes. NO problems with the driver downloading, no problems at all! (Vista 32 Home Edition)
Prints sharp and jet black. And FAST. I push the 'print' button, and by the time I instantly turn to reach for the printer, it's already out! Only PROBLEM is, and I got this off another reviewer on the Canon website, is....there is no warning when the ink is out or running low. You just have to look for 'streaks' or 'lines' or 'fading' on the paper. I bought a toner cartridge to have, just in case. But you know, this printer...for the price...
I also wished it came in black since white doesn't go with anything nowadays. But it's in a side desk cabinet, so no big deal.
Can't attest to it's longevity as it's only been a few months. But super happy with it right out of the box as my first laser printer, and at a great price.
Update: Still printing excellent. Found the Canon CRG125 Black Toner Cartridge sold on Amazon and it's about $17.00 cheaper than in those 'office' stores.
UPDATE: (9/16/14)Just purchased a brand new Dell XPS8700 that came pre-installed with Windows 8.1. No problem installing this printer. No compatibility issues with Windows 8.1, Put the disk in, it loaded. HOWEVER, it would not print my test sheet! Turns out, the NEW computer 'tower' has USB ports in the back that are 2.0 AND 3.0 compatible for the USB cables. I had inadvertently plugged my USB cable into the 3.0 slot. So I uninstalled the LBP6000 completely from my new computer, moved the cable into a 2.0 USB slot, reinstalled with the disk and BAM. Works like a charm!
So, since this is a bit older printer and your cable may be too, make sure you're plugging it into a -- 2.0 -- slot on the back of your tower. (Apparently new desktops/towers come with a 2.0 AND 3.0 slot now, to accommodate older devices).
Still going strong, still love this printer.