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I am in search of an easy to use reliable wireless color laser printer. Wireless scanning to a Windows PC that works well (Scan the page have it show up on the PC), and decently fast scanning is really important. Apple Airprint would be a bonus but not required. Duplex printing would be nice but not required. The printer can go to sleep but should wake up when a job is sent to it without pushing a button first.

The plan is to put it on a cart to be able to move it around my home office easily as needed and to get it off the desk. Print volume is about 800 pages a month or so. My budget isn't firm, I want something that works. Don't need enterprise grade for $1000+. I figured it would be between $300-600 which is fine assuming it works well.

I had a bad experience here with a Dell printer that is incredibly slow to scan wirelessly, doesn't wake up from sleep, and other random issues. Dell has replaced it now twice. Going to sell the latest "replacement" thats on it's way and buy a new printer.


As much as I hate HP consumer software bloat, this looks like a pretty nice option.
http://www.amazon.com/HP-Color-La...all+in+one

Also considering this
http://www.amazon.com/Brother-MFC...MFC9340CDW

What else should I be looking at?
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I have the Canon MG7520. Awesome wireless AIO.
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I have the Canon MG7520. Awesome wireless AIO.
Thanks, I am looking for a Laser, not an inkjet with a higher capacity than that.
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I highly recommend brother printers. Where I work its all I really purchase, they are reliable, cheap toner, and brother is very good to fix them when something breaks.
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Good topic OP as I am essentially looking for the same. My old HP2605dn is hit or miss these days and has a color fade issue that requires disassembling the printer to clean. So I am also in the market for a color LASER AIO that must have networking (hard preferred but wireless OK) and auto duplexing. Thus the beauty of HP's model system - d=duplex, w=wireless, n=hardwired, etc etc.

I had been looking at their (HP) Laserjet Pro M477fdn but honestly getting a new printer has been low on the list of priorities.
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Good topic OP as I am essentially looking for the same. My old HP2605dn is hit or miss these days and has a color fade issue that requires disassembling the printer to clean. So I am also in the market for a color LASER AIO that must have networking (hard preferred but wireless OK) and auto duplexing. Thus the beauty of HP's model system - d=duplex, w=wireless, n=hardwired, etc etc.

I had been looking at their (HP) Laserjet Pro M477fdn but honestly getting a new printer has been low on the list of priorities.
The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw Printer is leading my list right now. Toner is so expensive but I guess that's expected. All the reviews of everything seem so mixed. I need to look more at Brother and Samsung to see what they are offering. Doens't look like Canon has much choice in Color laser AIO these days. I have liked their B&W Laser AIO.
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The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw Printer is leading my list right now. Toner is so expensive but I guess that's expected. All the reviews of everything seem so mixed. I need to look more at Brother and Samsung to see what they are offering. Doens't look like Canon has much choice in Color laser AIO these days. I have liked their B&W Laser AIO.

amazon has good reviews of the HP printers, and in one of them (forget which model) a reviewer goes into depth with the HP vs a brother printer coming to the conclusion that although the capital cost for the brother was higher, OEM toner was much lower and the payback (for him) was only a few months. Toner is expensive, yes - my current HP is probably $350 for a complete set, but toner lasts a long time and doesn't dry out like inkjets (ever leave an inkjet printer for a month or so and try to print?). Such is life.
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I know OP mentioned color, but for others who can live with monochrome - HP LaserJet Pro M125NW Wireless Monochrome All-in-One Laser Printer $70 + Free Shipping
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I will not buy another HP printer (crappy windows drivers that cannot play with wireless networks), and am looking for a monochrome laser by Brother. So far, I am considering the DCP-L2540DW my top candidate, and the best price I can find on it (so far) is around $140.

I would love to hear other ideas and deals...
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OP did you find a printer? room in the budget now for a new printer just waiting to pull the trigger.
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Do not know what model of Dell printer you have, bit in my experience, certain Dell models of color lasers are decent and toner can be found on Ebay for reasonable prices. I have an older Dell 2130cn (not an all-in-one) I picked up on the cheap a number of years ago and it is still going strong. Toner is only like $40 a set on Ebay. I know some of their newer all-in-one color laser models are similar in that respect.

If you want the scanner included, the e525w's toner is a bit more pricey but not ridiculous on Ebay.
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sn...u=210-AEDL

For general quality though, I have always found Canon printers to be first rate though I have never bought a color one from them.
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Do not know what model of Dell printer you have, bit in my experience, certain Dell models of color lasers are decent and toner can be found on Ebay for reasonable prices. I have an older Dell 2130cn (not an all-in-one) I picked up on the cheap a number of years ago and it is still going strong. Toner is only like $40 a set on Ebay. I know some of their newer all-in-one color laser models are similar in that respect.

If you want the scanner included, the e525w's toner is a bit more pricey but not ridiculous on Ebay.
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sn...u=210-AEDL

For general quality though, I have always found Canon printers to be first rate though I have never bought a color one from them.

I've never really trusted anything Dell-branded that is very likely some sort of rebadge. Kind of like jack of all trades, master of none.
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If I were you I would get a wireless print server and a small UPS, install any suitable printer & the print server on a mobile cart and get on with life.

How I did it and why.
Back in those long lost days when I actually went to work, one of our clients needed the same thing but it was when there were not a lot of wireless devices of any type let alone business type printers. This place was an automotive service company with 8 or 10 bays.

The client wanted to be able to roll a computer and a printer from bay to bay & not be required to keep a power cord or network cable attached while moving the "mobile station" from place to place.

At that time I chose to install a PCI wireless card that had an antenna built in. I also added a UPS to provide power for the short time it took to move the station. It turns out this became the company wide solution for this problem. I should have copyrighted it EEK!

In this case you might want to use a print server [bing.com] instead of a dedicated computer with printing shared over the network.
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OP did you find a printer? room in the budget now for a new printer just waiting to pull the trigger.
Ended up with the OP. My customer/user installed it himself and has not complained so I take that as a good sign so far.

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If I were you I would get a wireless print server and a small UPS, install any suitable printer & the print server on a mobile cart and get on with life.

How I did it and why.
Back in those long lost days when I actually went to work, one of our clients needed the same thing but it was when there were not a lot of wireless devices of any type let alone business type printers. This place was an automotive service company with 8 or 10 bays.

The client wanted to be able to roll a computer and a printer from bay to bay & not be required to keep a power cord or network cable attached while moving the "mobile station" from place to place.

At that time I chose to install a PCI wireless card that had an antenna built in. I also added a UPS to provide power for the short time it took to move the station. It turns out this became the company wide solution for this problem. I should have copyrighted it EEK!

In this case you might want to use a print server [bing.com] instead of a dedicated computer with printing shared over the network.
That works well for an office environment but is way overkill for my guy with his home office.
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Ended up with the OP. My customer/user installed it himself and has not complained so I take that as a good sign so far.



That works well for an office environment but is way overkill for my guy with his home office.

The HP?

I didn;t realize this wasn't for you personally.
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