Like it? Hate it?
This model is at the top of my list to replace an inkjet that’s starting to get wonky at home. My biggest question is noise. I understand this is a 4-pass design, which tends to be noisier than the newer single-pass printers that are pretty much as quiet as a black and white printer.
An HP 4-pass printer (think it’s an LJ 4500) at the office is frighteningly noisy in operation - whir CLUNK whir CLUNK whir CLUNK whir CLUNK whir CLACK CLICK - per page. Of course, my inkjet’s not exactly silent either. Now and then, it makes noises that seem as if it’s trying to break itself, and is loud enough to wake people up.
If there are any other color laser printers available under $300 (the 3100 is $239 right now from the Dell Outlet) that have built-in Ethernet and play well with Macs, I’ll be willing to consider them as options.