Pros

  • Very crisp, black text
  • Comes with full-size toner cartridge

Cons

  • Pricey for what you get
  • No duplexing features

At A Glance

This otherwise acceptable printer has better-featured, cheaper competition.

Manufacturer’s Description

You heard right, the speedy Phaser 3150/B Laser Printer prints at 22 ppm with the first page out in less than 10 seconds. Thanks to its 166MHz RISC processor and 32MB RAM now you can enjoy these incredible speeds. Meanwhile, this printer features a maximum 1200 dpi resolution for exceptional quality, and its duty cycle reaches 15,000 pages per month, so you don't have to worry about overworking it.You'd expect to find such high performance in complicated machines, but the 3150/B is easy to use. Its dual USB 2.0 and Parallel connectors allows you to fit the printer in a variety of work environments and it uses IBM ProPrinter and PCL6 emulations with automatic sensing and switching.The 3150/B gives you unparalleled printing flexibility. It comes with a standard input capacity of 300 sheets and you can print on a variety of media types ranging in size up to legal. The 3150/B provides a variety of other duties including fit-to-page, N-Up printing, watermarks and poster printing.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 3150/B
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 829160486543

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Superior
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 21.0   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 16.27
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 15.75
Color Output Quality Good
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 18.24
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 19.27
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 19.38
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 37.07
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 5.0
One-Page Webpage (secs) 13.93