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.

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