Pros

  • Low sticker price; intuitive design
  • Easy setup and maintenance

Cons

  • Expensive black toner
  • Inconsistent scan quality

At A Glance

The low-hassle design is nice, but if you print a lot, seek a model with cheaper black toner.

Manufacturer’s Description

Get advanced print, copy, fax, and scan capabilities in a single easy to use device, eliminating the expense and space of multiple single function devices. Receive both black and white and color output quickly with print speeds of up to 21 pages per minute on letter size paper.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number CC436A#ABM
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 4977766663878
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 Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 17.0   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 17.89
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 2.83
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 20.5
Color Output Quality Good
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Fair
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 27.91
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 18.8
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 19.58
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 2.08
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 45.97
Sports Action Shot (secs) 30.72
Overall Scan Quality Fair
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 13.47
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Copy (secs) 16.32
One-Page Webpage (secs) 17.83
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 3.2
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 25.86
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 12.55
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 2.0
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Fair
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 3.4
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 12.71
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 4.1
Line Art Output Quality Superior