Helpful comment by ca1ypso comparing the 3 Models (Ender 3, Ender 3 Pro, Ender 3 V2):
The only major differences between the V1 Ender 3 and Ender 3 Pro are that the pro includes:
- A magnetic bed (meaning that it's 'easier' to remove prints.)
- A meanwell power supply (this is a name brand power supply which usually means it 'can be' safer, and is quieter - compared to the regular generic unit)
The Ender 3 V2 was essentially an update that put all the community modifications people made to the V1 and had them come stock, from the factory. This is mostly a time saving/ease of use factor and includes upgrades such as;
A 32bit mainboard that runs quieter and more efficiently compared to the previous 8bit mainboard. This also comes with other benefits such as the ability to update firmware easier
A 'fancy' colour screen
A glass bed
Overall, this means that the Ender 3 V2 is usually a more enjoyable out of box experience. However, if you're someone that dosen't mind tinkering (upgrading your printer is half the hobby) then I would say that the V1 is a better option. This is because it is cheaper, and you can buy the upgrades as you see fit. I've included some examples below.
SKR Mini E3 (A 32bit plug-in replacement mainboard that is arguably better than the one in the V2)
You can buy the 'official' glassbed seperately yourself
Printable upgrades (Tool box, belt tensioners, extruder knob etc)
BL-Touch (A probe that you can install and it will level your bed for you, instead of you doing it manually every print)
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