Pros

  • Very inexpensive to buy
  • Impressively sturdy paper tray

Cons

  • Pricey toner; yellowish, grainy photos
  • No automatic duplexing available

At A Glance

Cheap to buy but costly to resupply, this MFP would fit best in a lower-volume small office.

Manufacturer’s Description

X500n color laser MFP is ideal small workgroups that need outstanding color output and high-performance printing, copying and scanning. Network color laser MFP prints to 31 monochrome pages per minute and 8 color pages per minute with 1200 x 600 dpi enhanced print quality. The first page emerges in 13 seconds. Copies 31 pages per minute. The 35-sheet Automatic Document Feeder makes copying large presentations easy. Includes a 250-sheet output bin, 250-sheet input tray and reduction/enlargement of 25 to 400 percent. Scans up to 8-1/2 x 14 with 1200 x 1200 dpi optical scan resolution. Scans directly to PC, e-mail, application or network folder so you can streamline your business processor. Network-ready machine features PC faxing, a 128MB standard memory and 366 MHz processor.

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Manufacturer's Pricing

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 25C0010
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 734646032612
Faxing
Fax Resolution (dpi) 1200 x 1200 dpi
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Superior
Print quality: Color photo Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
Copy quality Superior
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 25.4   ppm
Performance
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 10.37
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Good
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 13.33
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 14.83
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 28.55
Sports Action Shot (secs) 61.66
Line Art Output Quality Poor
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 23.79
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 3.1
Overall Scan Quality Good
One-Page Webpage (secs) 21.56
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 2.5
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 14.82
Color Output Quality Fair
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 30.69
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 24.04
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 2.5
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 31.11
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.0
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 13.69
One-Page Copy (secs) 21.94
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Good
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 15.62
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 26.9