which among these B/W laser MFD printers?

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I am after a laser printer with scan and copy capabilities, home
use. Some newbie questions:
any brand/model to avoid?
I don't need colours, but if I bought it, would that imply buying 2
different toners, one for black and another for colours?

So far, I am tempted (read raving reviews and it doesnt look too bulky
either) by Samsung SCX-4600  or Samsung SCX-4623f even though I am not
a big fax sender. Considering colour option as well, there is the
Samsung clx 3175, but as I wrote above I dont think i'll need that
much the option of printing colors.

What I miss is basically wireless connection for my laptop IBM X60
(the printer will be connected via usb to my desktop and I will be
swapping cables all times I need to print from laptop) and walk-up
printing, i.e. printing from a usb pen.

Is there a model you'd suggest with these two additional features as
thanks in advance

Re: which among these B/W laser MFD printers?

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Probably, but I've only limited experience and can't advise.

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No. All the colour lasers I've used have taken 4 colours - black, yellow,
magenta and cyan. Also its fairly common for the toner cartridges that are
packaged with it to be low capacity, so expect to have to buy new toners in
the not too distant future - this will vary between manufacturers and
dependent on your usage (YMMV). Another factor about colour is that because
you have four toners rather than just one colour lasers are noticably bigger
than mono ones (there might be other reasons as well).

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Probably, but this is outside of my experience sorry. An alternative option
would be to look at wireless print servers.

 Brian Cryer

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