Pros

  • Small footprint.
  • $199 duplexer option.

Cons

  • Low photo quality.
  • Ugly manual tray design.

At A Glance

The Phaser 6180/N prints high-quality text at decent speeds, but it finds color images more of a challenge.

Manufacturer’s Description

Blazing a new trail among fast, affordable, easy-to-use color laser printers, the Xerox Phaser 6180N delivers the speed and print quality today's small to medium size businesses have been waiting for. High-performance features and unparalleled ease-of-use deliver spectacular results, page after page.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.office.xerox.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 6180/N
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 51851091563

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Fair
Print quality: Grayscale photo Poor
Copy quality n/a
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 23.7   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 17.67
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 14.79
Color Output Quality Fair
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 40.09
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 100.28
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 32.97
Overall Scan Quality n/a
Sports Action Shot (secs) 109.08
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Webpage (secs) 13.05
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 1.5
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 18.5
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.6
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 3.4
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 1.9
Line Art Output Quality Very Good

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