Pros

  • Inexpensive toner; easy control panel
  • Automatic duplexer included

Cons

  • Slow text speed; rough graphics quality
  • Low standard paper capacity

At A Glance

Haggle hard with the dealer on this basic unit, which has supercheap toner but sluggish speed.

The Specs

Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Macintosh OS
  • Linux
Ports and Connections
USB Host Adapter Yes
PictBridge No
Parallel Port 0
USB 2.0 Yes
Serial Port No
USB 1.1 Yes
Memory
Memory size 128.0 MB
Memory max 1.152 GB
Power
Maximum Power Draw (watts) 532.0 watts
Standby Power Draw (watts) 7.0 watts
Faxing
Fax page memory capacity 0.0
Dimensions
Width 14.8 inches
Depth 15.5 inches
Height 10.5 inches
Weight 26.5 pounds
Media Handling
Standard Number of Input Trays 2.0
Standard Input Sheet Capacity 250
Manual Feed Slot 1.0
Automatic Duplexer Standard
Max Input Trays 4.0
Maximum Paper Height 14.0
Resolutions
Monochrome horizontal optical resolution 1200 x 1200 dpi
Platform Support
Printer languages supported PCL6
Postcript Type Standard Emulation

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Superior
Print quality: Color photo n/a
Print quality: Grayscale photo Fair
Copy quality n/a
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 27.6   ppm
Performance
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 13.17
Line Art Output Quality Fair
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 12.05
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 7.0
Overall Scan Quality n/a
One-Page Webpage (secs) 10.86
Color Output Quality Poor
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 28.27
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 10.1
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 5.0
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 13.67
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 5.9
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 10.5