Xerox 3122 Printer Review
The Xerox Phaser 3122 is a monochrome laser printer designed for the home or small office user who needs a personal printer. Its fast print speeds of 22 pages per minute is particularly impressive given its low price, and the cost of replacing toners won't break the bank, as Phaser 3122 toner is affordable as well. The compact design of the machine should appeal to those with limited space.
Taking a glance at the 3122's compact frame, one would not expect to get the fast performance of 22 pages per minute. The device measures only 8.3 inches by 13.9 inches by 11.7 inches and weighs a very light 12.8 pounds. Print quality is very sharp, with a resolution of 600 dpi and an enhanced resolution of 1200 dpi that helps produce well-defined and readable text. Unlike some newer machines, the 3122 includes both a USB and a parallel port, which will be good news for those with older computers that lack USB ports.
Printer toner costs are always a concern with any laser model, but the low price of Phaser 3122 toner cartridges doesn't disappoint. Xerox 3122 toner cartridges have a capacity of 3,000 pages that keeps the cost per page lower than many competing models, and replacing Xerox 3122 toner is quick and easy. Even better, Xerox 3122 toner is very easy to find both in stores and online.
Compared to other competing models in its class, the Xerox 3122 comes in with a smaller frame, which is a must for tight spaces. The input capacity of 150 sheets is a bit smaller than some models that can hold 200 sheets, but this shouldn't be much of an issue for personal use.
Overall, the Phaser 3122 is an impressive personal printer that is not only very fast, but produces high-quality prints. Its low upfront price and low maintenance costs make it a good value for small budgets.