Pros

  • Very fast graphics speed
  • Bargain-priced toner

Cons

  • Expensive; graphics output often grainy
  • Graphics output is often grainy

At A Glance

A classic workhorse, it’s built for speed more than print quality; the cheap toner is a big plus.

Manufacturer’s Description

Get all the advantages of a large office laser printer without a big ticket price. The highly affordable Aficio SP4210N delivers impressive speed and superior black and white image quality, plus advanced security and work flow tools, all in a compact design that helps cost conscious customers and mid size businesses reduce total cost of ownership.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.ricoh.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 406632
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 5051964723066
Ports and Connections
Wireless connection 802.11b

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Superior
Print quality: Color photo n/a
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
Copy quality n/a
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 32.3   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 8.15
Color Output Quality Good
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 9.24
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 9.45
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 8.99
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 24.12
Overall Scan Quality n/a
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Webpage (secs) 7.72
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 6.3
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 12.05
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 7.4
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 9.2
Line Art Output Quality Fair