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Pros: First-page-out time is incredibly quick. Manual feeder works very well with envelopes. Navigation through system functions and information displayed on the LCD is really great (this is never a purchase criterion for me, but it's always a delightful surprise). Admin web interface is one of the best I've seen for a printer in this price range. Has required zero maintenance since installation. Fairly small for a 35PPM duplexing printer. Has a bloatware-free driver package option (which is becoming increasingly rare these days).
Cons: I only mention this because I feel like if I can't come up with a con for something, then I haven't really evaluated it: the manual feeder tray is a little on the flimsy side. I don't really think it's going to snap off or anything, but the paper width sliders are a little wobbly and could be easier to adjust. That being said, it's not a reason to avoid purchasing this printer at all.
Other Thoughts: Around a year ago I took a job as I.T. Coordinator for a county government agency. One thing immediately made me groan my first day in the office: almost every workstation had its own printer. Anybody who's ever worked in I.T. knows that printers are one of the biggest technological headaches in any office, and this place had tons of them. Unfortunately, the way the office was set up, most of them were actually necessary (meaning no migration to shared printers). However, the majority of these printers were junky old Lexmarks that were constantly failing in one way or another, and repairs often cost more than the value of the printer itself. Once I joined on, I started replacing these printers with the LJ Pro 400 M401DNE when they failed. LaserJet has been my laser printer line of choice for years and years, and while there have been a few models I've been less than happy with, most have been solid reliable workhorses. This model is no exception. It's everything I expect from a LaserJet-branded printer, and I'll continue buying them until I've finally tossed every Lexmark in this place out the window.READ FULL REVIEW