Why it’s a good 3D printer for beginners: The Original Prusa i3 MK3/S outperforms most of the competitor, hands down. Per our quarterly review of the best printers available, we deemed it both Best 3D Printer Kit and Best Overall 3D Printer of Summer 2019.
While the price tag (pushing up on $1,000) differentiates this fully assembled printer from other ready out of the box printers, the Prusa i3 MK3S offers exceptional print quality.
Its suite of features tailored around ironing out the wrinkles of 3D printing just work. There are a nunber of feathers in its cap, notable: extensive autocalibration wizards, crash detection and print recovery, a removable magnetic print bed, easy to use slicing software, fast and knowledgeable customer support and, perhaps the make-or-break or any 3D printer, a large, enthusiastic and communicative community of users.
A kit version of the Prusa i3 MK3S is also available for some $200 less. Thankfully the build guide is excellent, and you have the added joy of learning where every single nut and bolt in your machine is located.
Caveat: If you buy the kit it will take at least one day to get the printer assembled and ready to print.