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New Network-Ready Color Lasers From $350

At a Glance

This small entry-level model is fast at printing both text and color graphics, though paper handling is limited.

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Pros

  • High-quality text printing
  • Fast color printing, compact size

Cons

  • Expensive operating costs
  • No paper handling upgrades
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At a Glance

The C500n prints fast, high-quality text at a competitive price, though color graphics quality was disappointing.

Lowest price: $325.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Fast text printing, low price
  • Extra 530-sheet tray costs only $199

Cons

  • No manual paper tray
  • Legal paper requires $129 upgrade
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At a Glance

The CLP-300N won't thrill anyone with its unexceptional print quality, but it's small and inexepensive.

Pros

  • Very small footprint.
  • Easy toner replacement.

Cons

  • Low print quality
  • High toner costs.
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