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MakerBot Replicator

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of MakerBot Replicator. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the print quality and design are overall positive. The performance and usability also get good views, but there are some critical opinions about the noise and reliability.

usability, performance, design, print quality

price, reliability, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MakerBot Replicator is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for MakerBot Replicator

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of MakerBot Replicator from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Many are negative about the performance.

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50% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

PCMAG.COM - Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tony Hoffman (pcmag.com)

MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer

 

The MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer stands out for its ease of setup, smooth operation, above-average print quality, user-friendly software, and multiple connectivity choices. It's the best high-end 3D printer we've tested.

Safe design for an open-frame printer. User-friendly software. Prints via USB, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi, and from USB flash drives. Easy to set up and use. Very good print quality

Can't print tall objects. Noisy during operation. Relatively expensive filament

The Replicator Desktop 3D Printer ($2,899) is the second MakerBot printer we've tested, and it offers a much better user experience than the MakerBot Replicator 2X. The Replicator Desktop 3D Printer—often referred to by MakerBot and others as the...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by (cnet.com)

MakerBot Replicator 3D printer double extruder

 

And yet, if I weren't concerned with price, and if I had the time to master the software, the hardware, and the quirks of the printing material, I would buy the MakerBot Replicator. 3D printing offers raw, creative potential on a par with the early...

The MakerBot Replicator is the most full-featured consumer 3D printer thanks to its dual-extruder print head and the largest print platform in its category.

3D printing can be hard to get the hang of thanks to early-stage technology and fragmented, obtuse software, and $1,999 is a lot to pay to navigate that experience.

For those willing to invest the time and the money, the MakerBot Replicator will provide the most powerful consumer 3D printing experience available.

May, 2012

Consumer review (officedepot.com)

Worse purchase Ever

 

I was one of the first to order this product and as we all know now it was delayed. I eventually got the unit and was so excited....it is a really good looking unit. I have to admit I didn't have any issues with the leveling plate or cables not being...

Easy to Use

Pricey/Poor Value, Jams Easily, Slow

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (officedepot.com)

I regret buying the machine

 

Have had many problems. They have replaced unit and 9 extruders in less than one year. The local makerspace has a unit at a third of the price that works all the time.

Easy to Use, Easy to Set Up

Pricey/Poor Value, Jams Easily, Performance, Slow, extruder is not smart

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (officedepot.com)

Love my 3D Printer

 

This printer is amazing. My company loves it.

Doesn't Jam, Good Value, Easy to Use, Fast, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance

Loud

Nov, 2014

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