Xerox 3115 Printer Review
The Xerox Phaser 3115 is a monochrome laser printer designed for the personal user. Its compact, elegant design and generous paper capacity make it a great choice, and it supports a nice variety of media types.
The design of the Phaser 3115 is quite elegant, with rounded corners and a pleasing look. It is fairly compact, measuring 7.7 x 13.9 x 14.6 inches (HWD). Its footprint is small enough to fit on most desktops, and it is slightly small than the Brother HL-5240 toner printer it is replacing. The printer weighs only 15.4 pounds, so it is also easy to move around, even for one person. Paper is loaded in a tray at the bottom, and input paper capacity is a generous 250 sheets. This is quite a bit for a personal printer, and means less reloading for the user.
There is a single sheet multipurpose feed near the middle of the front of the unit, for media that doesn't fit in the standard tray. The Phaser 3115 supports a wide variety of media types and sizes, including card stock, envelopes, transparencies, and labels in addition to standard paper. It can print on sizes up to A4 and this amount of variety sets it above similar models, like the HP P2035 toner printer.
Connection options are limited to USB. There is no parallel port, nor is there a built-in ethernet port, but this is to be expected, given the price and its designation as a personal printer. Still, the printer can be shared across a network either through a host PC or a print server adapter. Sharing may have mixed results in higher-volume environments, however, as the printer is limited to only 2 MB of internal memory and a 66mhz processor. Print speed is quite good for the price at 14 pages per minute. Print quality is excellent, especially for text, but if color is desired, look toward the Xerox 6350 toner printer.
Overall, the Xerox Phaser 3115 is a well-designed, compact printer that will be a great choice for personal use. Users wishing to share may want to spend a little more and get a printer with built-in ethernet.