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Color Laser Printers at Bargain Prices

Features Table

ManufacturerDellHPOkiSamsung
Model3000cnColor LaserJet 2600nC3200CLP-510
Price$319$399$450$400
Guarantee1 year on-site1 year return to service center1 year on-site1 year on-site
Specifications
TechnologyLaserLaserLEDLaser
Max. resolution600 ppp 2400 optimize600 ppp 2400 optimized1200 ppp1200 ppp
Memory (standard/max)64 MB / 576 MB16 MB / 16 MB32 MB / 288 MB64 MB / 192 MB
Nominal speeds25 ppm monochrome 5 ppm color8 ppm monochrome 8 ppm color20 ppm monochrome 12 ppm color24 ppm monochrome 6 ppm color
Printer languages supportedPCL5e, PCL6GDIGDISPL-C (GDI)
OS supportedWindows LinuxWindows MacOSWindowsWindows, Linux, Mac OS 10.3
Interfaces, standardUSB 2.0 parallel EthernetUSB 2.0 EthernetHi-Speed USBUSB 2.0
Interfaces, optionalnonenonenoneEthernet, Wi-Fi
Standard media input capacity150 sheet drawer250 sheet tray300 sheet drawer 100 sheet tray250 sheet drawer 100 sheet tray
Max. media input capacity w/ optional tray900 sheets500 sheets400 sheets850 sheets
Max. paper weight216 g/m²220 g/m²120 g/m² in drawer 203 g/m² in tray90 g/m² in drawer 163 g/m² in tray
Duplex functionoptionalnonostandard
Dimensions16.5 x 17 x 16.7 (42 x 42 x 43 cm)16.1 x 17.7 x 14.6 (41 x 45 x 37 cm)16.5 x 22 x 13.4 (42 x 56 x 34 cm)25.1 x 20.6 x 22.5 (64 x 56 x 52 cm)
Weight68 lbs (31 kg)40.5 lbs (18.4 kg)57 lbs (26 kg)80 lbs (36.3 kg)
LCD display2 lines 16 characters2 lines 16 charactersno2 lines 16 characters
Power consumption, printing340 W190 W420 W450 W
Power consumption, power save82 W13 W25 W45 W
Noise level63 dB47 dB52 dB49 dB
Consumables
Black cartridge yield (at 5%)4,0002,5003,0007,000
Price of black cartridge$45$75$50$90
Cyan, magenta, yellow cartridge yield (at 5%)2,0002,0003,0005,000
Price of color cartridge$65$82$120$125
Fuser lifen.a.n.a.45,000465
Fuser price in dollarsWarrantyWarranty$130Warranty
Photosensor / drum life42,000 pages black 10,500 pages colorn.a.14,000 pages / color50,000 pages black 12,500 pages color
Drum price$170WarrantyBlack : $100 Color : $120$205
Transfer belt life (monochrome)n.a.n.a.50,00050,000
Transfer belt priceWarrantyWarranty$150$130
Capacity, used-toner collector cartridge (monochrome at 5%)n.a.n.a.n.a.12,000
Cost per page
Black text at 5% (toner only)$0.01$0.03$0.02$0.01
Combo document at 5% / color (toner only)$0.11$0.15$0.14$0.09
8 ½ x 11 photo at 25% / color (toner only)$0.54$0.77$0.68$0.44
Performance
Warm-up time1 min 08 s15 s2 min 10 s1 min 17 s
Black text, 20 pages54 s2 min 59 s1 min 17 s1 min 02 s
Combo color document, 13 pages2 min 13 s1 min 48 s1 min 04 s2 min 05 s
8 ½ x 11 photo print, max. resolution43 s35 s49 s1 min 04 s
8 ½ x 11 photo print at 600 ppp39 s32 s37 s38 s
First page out11 s19 s9 s15 s
Evaluation
Quality (coefficient 4)4.52.53.03.0
Performance, black (coefficient 3)5.03.04.04.5
Performance, color (coefficient 3)3.04.55.02.5
Usage costs (coefficient 2)4.01.53.04.5
Noise level (coefficient 4)2.54.53.03.0
Ergonomics, functionality, drivers (coefficient 4)4.54.03.54.0
Total of 2015.613.914.214.0
Total of 107.87.07.17.0
  • chrisbak
    Your image (laser2.gif) is an excellent animation of an LED printhead in action. Can I use it in some material I am putting together for Xerox, or is there a copyright on it.

    Christine Baker
    christine.baker@xerox.com
    Reply