I have a number of ML1210 machines that we use as general purpose office printers. They are excellent machines especially when it is remembered that they were much less than £100. The special offer on this model is ended and has been replaced by ML4500. These, although I haven't used one myself, are quite similar to the 1210 type but they do lack a USB port, apparently. If this isn't a problem, go for it!!
One very big advantage is that they are very cheap to run. OK, a toner cartridge costs £40 - £50 but you can print 4,000 or so pages with one. Think of the number of inkjet cartridges needed to do that.
My ML1210's are some of the best purchases I've made in a long time.