|Submited By: The Cloud on 04/13/2010|
I bought my first Brother electronic typewriter in 1993. It lasted a decade. I bought my second in 2009. It lasted 14 months. The GX-6750 is fine for filling out forms or creating shipping labels, which is what I primarily used my first machine for. I wrote a novel on my second machine and, during the course of crafting the narrative, I had to replace the daisywheel once (a letter head cracked on it) and, towards the end, was constantly hitting the reset button because the print cartridge would jam in the upright position after correcting a letter or word. Finally, the text became garbled, the key selected not corresponding to what printed when typed. Hitting "reset" didn t permanently help. Unfortunately, there are very few options on the market today for a typewriter, electronic or otherwise, but I wish I had my old Olympia SM3 back, a manual behemoth that never quit. So, if you plan on using this machine for light applications, it should be fine, but, if not, I don t recommend it.
Pros: Cost; attractive styling; easy-to-replace ribbon cartridges; nicely spaced keys on keyboard; convenient storage nook for power cord; concealed carrying handle; easy to clean with moist sponge or damp cloth; relatively quiet; ribbons and correction tapes available at major office supply chains.
Cons: Pricey ribbon cartridges; doesn t hold up well with heavy use; hard-to-replace correction tapes; can t always keep up with fast typing speeds if italicizing or bolding or correcting text.