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McMurdo-PcShop
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Hi all,

I'm planning to order a new model of monochrome MFP for a science station in Antarctica.  I've ordered enterprise printers in the past that I later found out are problematic for a number of reasons, and we are now stuck with these printers for up to 10 years - I want to avoid making that mistake again.

What is the most durable monochrome MFP in the $200-400 range?  It needs automatic duplex so the NeverStops are out. 

In addition to being affordable and durable, I need a model that will be available on the market for at least another year, since I can only purchase a limited number of these now, and the rest will be purchased next year.  The procurement and shipping process takes a very long time (>1 year), so the longer the printer will be available the better.  If it makes sense to wait until the next models of MFP are released, I will be happy to do so rather than be stuck with a small number of the current model. 

Thanks in advance for any insight you can provide.    

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Hey, welcome back, sorry to hear that the M775 units have been problematic. I never heard back from you so I figured that things were going ok. In terms of a small monochrome MFP, I would recommend the M428 series or the managed version of that product which features the enterprise firmware in the small office format, model number E42540. Those might be a little on the high side of your budget, but really the smallest monochrome I would recommend.

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Hello @McMurdo-PcShop 

 

Based on your requirements:

  1. $200 - $400 range
  2. Monochrome
  3. Automatic duplex
  4. A model that will be available on the market for at least another year

The model that has almost all of them is the HP Laserjet Pro MFP M428fdw ( price is a Little bit higher tan your range)

 

You can see the specs at hp.com / Shop / Shop Print / Laser printers.

 

I hope this Info helps you.

 

Regards

 

 

 

 

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I don't think the Managed version of any printer is available to us, since we can't use the Managed Print service.  But please let me know if I'm wrong!

Looks like my option is the 428.  Thanks so much for your speedy response!

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@McMurdo-PcShop 

 

The non-managed version is the M430f. I feel that this is a better choice than the m428 as it uses the same enterprise level firmware FutureSmart 5 as larger products do making workload for IT staff lower as you do not need to learn another system.

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