When I got my first computer back in 1993 (yeah, I was late to the game), I also got a laser printer. The Apple Laserwriter Select 300:
Since my cousin worked at Apple at the time, I got it with a pretty sweet discount. What a beast. It weighed a ton.Once that printer fell apart (I think it served us well for many years), we started using the inkjets that are so popular today. Especially now that you get a free inkjet printer with a new computer purchase, it was hard to justify buying anything else. But man, those things use so much ink! I felt like every few months I would run out of some color and was forced to buy a whole new set of ink cartridges. What a scam. So I bit the bullet and purchased the Samsung ML1630 laser printer. This guy is small, black, sleek, quiet, and designed incredibly well. And best of all, like all other laser printers, the toner cartridges last for thousands of pages, not hundreds. It’s really a great value in the long run.
Printing is faster, quieter, and the results are great. I’m never buying an inkjet again.