The M451dw’s combination of text, graphics, and photo quality helps make it suitable for small runs of marketing materials as an alternative to using a copy shop. The quality is also easily good enough for client or company newsletters or the like, with full-color photos and graphics. The photo output in particular is good enough to be useful in, say, a real estate office to print photos of properties for potential buyers.
Just substitute “a dental office to print photos of teeth and smiles for potential patients” for “a real estate office to print photos of properties for potential buyers.” in the quote above and we have a small business printer that fits the specific needs of a dental office. One issue the PC Magazine article does not address is the high cost of color laser ink cartridges. In my experience the cartridges are very expensive and make the cost of printing more than a few dozen in-office flyer prohibitive.