Xerox 3117 Printer Review
The Xerox Phaser 3117 is a personal monochrome laser printer designed for home and small office users. It doesn't have the bells and whistles of some larger models, but it also doesn't have the high price tag, coming in as one of the most affordable models in its class. Print speed is impressive for the price, at up to 17 pages per minute, and the low cost of Xerox 3117 toner keeps printer toner costs from eating into a buyer's budget.
The compact design of the 3117 makes it smaller than some of the larger inkjet models on the market. In fact, it is small enough to fit on a large shelf or even on a desktop in situations where space is limited. It measures 8.3 inches by 13.9 inches by 11.7 inches (HWD) and is very lightweight. The unit connects via USB directly to a computer, but does not have an ethernet port. Although the machine could be shared on a network through a host computer, its performance would likely be slow, as it is designed for personal use.
Saving on toners is one of the main reasons to choose a laser over an inkjet, and the affordable cost of Phaser 3117 toner cartridges won't disappoint. Xerox 3117 toner cartridges have a capacity of 3,000 pages, and the low price results in a cost per page better than many competing models. Using compatible Phaser 3117 toner will reduce costs even more.
In their review of the 3117, Tech2 praised its compact design and small footprint. They also liked the easy setup process, though they thought the lack of a parallel port could cause problems for users with older computers. Overall, their review was very positive.
The Phaser 3117 has a perfect combination of simple design and affordable price that make it a solid choice for personal use. The low cost of Xerox 3117 toner helps to sweeten the deal, making it one of the most economical in its class.