5min edit limit - correction, not 400,000 but around 50,000. The rest is true.
Find me a toner+drum/laser, that give that bang for a buck plz.
Skip the Epson
I've built and spec'd many Linux boxes. Here are some thoughts:
Originally Posted by climatepete
1. I'd skip the Epson printer. Get the HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 instead. It has excellent Linux support, and looks quite comparable. I bought two a few years ago for $140 each. Install the HPLIP utility and you are good to go.
2. You might consider spending $100-150 on an NV 750Ti. Its always handy to have a good graphics card, and the 750Ti provides about 3x the stock Intel performance and much better API support (OGL, OCL, and Cuda) which is useful for GPGPU tasks.
Good luck. Again, please don't buy any component before you have confirmed it works well with Linux. A few hours of up-front work can make for a much more pleasant and productive experience - like with any purchase.
Dunno, in about 6 years of laser I never had to change something else than the toners. And it's an el-cheapo Brother.
Originally Posted by brosis
Depends on the design of the laser engine. Some use a replaceable drum, some don't.
Originally Posted by doom_Oo7
I've owned two HP color LaserJets, the first was a CP2605DN and now I have a CP2025DN. Neither required periodic drum replacement. Nether like third-party toner cartridges, either. HP toner is expensive and even though I only have to do it about once a year, it still hurts to shell out more than $400USD for a set of toners.
That said, I'm not going back to inkjets. I'm actually saving a bunch of money with the color laser printer compared to what I was spending on ink cartridges.
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