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    • Yeah, there's always a trade-off there. You come out ahead even on HP's cheapest lasers, relative to inkjets, in several metrics, but if you can swing a bigger printer, there's more room for toner in it, and with HP in particular, a lot of the cost of each toner cartridge is the imaging drum in it, so it doesn't cost too much more to get a 2000-page toner for a bigger printer than to get a 1000-page one for the basic printer.   When you're buying used and/or you have a relatively generous budget, you have some more latitude to make decisions like that. I bought close to the leading edge of "color lasers a single person can lift on their own" as a category, back when I got the 6120. (*Also, it was purchased for me as a school supply by my parents, and my track record up to that point buying used hardware had been very poor, so I suspect they would not have gone for the idea of buying something used.)   For me, it's tough to say what the best mix would be today, if I had some reason to buy a new printer. (which is probably the real indicator: my print volume is under 100 pages a year) I need to look at some point because I have a mild fear that the decision might be made for me if there are no longer new toner cartridges being made for the 6120. It'd be tempting to go get a LaserJet 4 or 5 and start getting Staples' house-brand 98X cartridges for it, but I don't really print anywhere near often enough to merit that over a much less expensive printer, even if HP gets a few more bucks out of me every second or third year when I've exhausted a cartridge.
    • This is good to hear!! I had gone ahead and ordered one, so I am looking forward to trying it out.   You just drop in drive images and update a text file right on the SD card, right? It reminds me of Basilisk (emulator) where you edit the prefs file to tell it what disks to load and CD-ROM etc.   Edit: Now I see @ymk has joined, welcome! 
    • Since 72 pin SIMMs are more affordable in higher capacities and they're electrically compatible with the 30 pin SIMMs. Each group of four 30 pin SIMMs map to a single 72 pin one. So how about some board-to-board adapter with two angled 72pin SIMMs to replace the eight 30 pin ones? Or even better, some modern-ish soldered on 128MB memory module that solders into the holes left by the 30 pin SIMMs?
    • Agreed, mechanically it doesn't buy much, it's more for production. The 68 pin socket is on its own and many other designs are single sockets as well.
    • Nap, it's just half the time stuffing the board using paired sockets and pairs sit more flatly/steadily than singletons with the wider baseline for the wave soldering process.
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