Brother MFC-L2717DW – a home office hero

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Now we are all working from home some of us will doubtless have been caught out by things we didn’t expect. The first, if you have kids, is how much they actually eat out of boredom. The second is how quickly you will drain the cartridges on your inkjet printer if you try and print any quantity of things out on a daily basis.

Whatever we are using our printers for during these strange times – homework for homeschooling, paperwork for the office that is just easier to read on a print than on the screen or ant variety of other things we might need a hard copy for, we are going to run out of ink sooner or later. We can’t just pop to the shops. Amazon aren’t delivering as quickly as we are used to so we are going to come unstuck at some point over the next few weeks if we haven’t already.

A worthwhile addition could well be the investment in a cheap, home laser printer then, and if so, then this little wonder from Brother may well have you covered. Laser printers in the home are a lot rarer than inkjets, which tend to be dirt cheap but a false economy because of the cartel on cartridge prices.

Replacement toner cartridges might be expensive too, but you certainly won’t need them as often, and while you won’t be printing out snaps of the holiday you didn’t have anyway on it when it comes to documents and text-based printing in general, a printer like this has all the answers.

Paul is a contributor to PC Guide, having covered news coverage, Raspberry Pi, Windows releases and peripherals - among other things - across the site.