Pros

  • Very fast
  • Cheap consumables

Cons

  • Very expensive
  • Bulky

At A Glance

For busy offices, this unit's speed and print quality are worth the cost--despite the subpar reliability.

Manufacturer’s Description

C780N Network-Ready Color Laser Printer is ideal for your high-volume printing needs. Prints 35 monochrome pages per minute and 31 color pages per minute with 1200 x 1200 dpi. First page is out in less than 11 seconds. Printer offers 800 MHz processor, 256MB memory capacity, 600-sheet paper input capacity, USB and 10/100BaseTX Ethernet, USB Direct Port and PostScript 3, PCL 6, PPDS Migration Tool. The front-loading consumables take just seconds to replace, while the intuitive operator panel coaches you through printing and maintenance tasks. Energy Star qualified.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.lexmark.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 10Z0200
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 882780515574

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Very Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Very Good
Copy quality n/a
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 26.1   ppm
Performance
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 18.04
Sports Action Shot (secs) 45.0
Line Art Output Quality Very Good
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 18.09
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 3.9
Overall Scan Quality n/a
One-Page Webpage (secs) 15.49
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 2.7
Color Output Quality Very Good
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 29.9
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 22.15
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 3.3
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 18.74
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.3
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 27.37

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