The Canon imageCLASS MF229dw is a multifunction monochrome laser printer with relatively quick speeds of up to 28 pages per minute. It has a roomier automatic document feeder for those who do a lot of scanning, and it handles duplexing for both scanning and printing. While its purchase price is affordable, however, the cost of imageCLASS MF229dw printer toner is high.
While the "dw" added to its MF229 model name denotes its duplexing and wireless features, it can handle the full range of printing, scanning, faxing, and copying functions as well. Duplexing does come in handy for saving on paper and wireless support ensures that users don't have to place it near an ethernet cable or jack for sharing. Wireless support also includes mobile printing options, and users can even save scanned documents directly to their devices, which will save on both paper and Canon MF229dw toner.
With a small footprint, the unit measures 14.2x15.4x14.9 inches, and it weighs 30.2 pounds with the Canon MF229dw toner supply installed. The touchscreen display makes for easier menu navigation, and helps users find the correct document to print when they connect a flash drive to the front USB port. The included Quiet Mode allows for quieter operation when needed as well.
Buyers lured in by the low purchase price may experience sticker shock when replacing toners. Canon MF229dw toner cartridges have relatively high price tags, even with their solid yields. Each imageCLASS MF229dw toner cartridge can yield around 2,400 pages, but the cost per page still ends up higher than competing models.
Overall, the MF229dw is an impressive machine with most of the features a home office user will need. Its capacities are a bit limited for small office use, however, and the cost of supplies might be too high for home office users, making it difficult to recommend for either case.
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