I have owned several printers throughout my computer experience. This was the first laser printer. I decided to get a laser priter because I was tired of always havig to buy ink. The problem I ran into was ink always runni ng out. I also had printers that would print faded text that was un readable. I also had ones that would consitently paper jam. I foud out one of my problems was that if ink sets to long it dries out and would have problems printing. So i looked online for laser printers that would mean whenever I neede3d to print i would know i wouldn't have problems. I found this printer online for what I that was a good deal at the time. SInce then i have seen laser printers online for less money. Beware this printer only prints in black and white no color. This is fine for text but when you want to print graphs or if you need to have screenshots this isn't a good for that. I suggest you pay the extra money for a color printer I wish i did. However, what is great about this printer is that you can print wirelessly. This mean I can share this printer on my network and any machine can print to it wihtout having it connected to a computer. You do need the inital computer connected by usb to set it up though. Since it is wireless this is great because you can put the printer anywhere you get a wireless connection. It doesn't have to be near the computer. So it is great for people that might not have space on their computer desk. You do however have to have a power outlet where ever you put the printer or have an extension cord. This printer doesn't have any probloems with jams or not feeding in paper like my other ink jets do. It doesn't have anything fancy like scanning or faxing that mul.ti function printers have though. I haven't printed enough to have to buy a new toner so I don't know how expansive that is. For now I am so happy i got a laser printer.