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This printer has very good printer management functions and a low price per copy, which make it a very attractive buy for medium sized workgroups having moderate printing requirements. The printer comes with a built-in print server and boasts of one of the best printer management utilities. BRAdmin professional utility can be used to manage your network ready Brother printer and it can also be used to view the status of any SNMP compliant printer on the network. You can also configure the printer's built-in SMTP server through a web browser so that the printer can send alerts to the administrator regarding any kind of problem. The printer also allows you to do e-mail printing, ie you can set an email address for the printer and send mail to it for printing. But, you would have to make sure that the mail are sent in plain text format or they may not get printed properly. Another notable feature in this laser printer is a Compact Flash memory slot.

On the performance front, it managed to live up to its rated print speed of 20 ppm in multi-page text printing. Its monochrome graphics quality prints weren't as good as the others, even at 1200 dpi resolution. But, it made up for this marginal loss by providing a robust duty cycle of 60,000 prints per month and good printer management features. The printer is aggressively priced and has three years warranty. Add the excellent management features to that, and you have a good buy. RQS# E73 or SMS 130273 to 9811800601

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