Pros

  • Inexpensive; very good print quality
  • Competent speeds

Cons

  • No weekend support
  • Some pieces rattle and feel cheap

At A Glance

For the price, you get solid overall performance--but a somewhat less solid-feeling package.

Manufacturer’s Description

Create print shop-quality marketing materials and documents in your office, fast, with this networked color laser printer Save paper and time with available duplexing and and an additional 250-sheet paper tray.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number CB496A#ABA
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 883585971374

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Superior
Print quality: Color photo Superior
Print quality: Grayscale photo Fair
Copy quality n/a
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 17.5   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 17.58
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 20.24
Color Output Quality Superior
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 18.77
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 19.23
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 44.68
Overall Scan Quality n/a
Sports Action Shot (secs) 41.59
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Webpage (secs) 17.38
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 3.2
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 25.29
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 3.4
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 4.2
Line Art Output Quality Very Good