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Review: Enterprise-Ready A4 Color MFPs – HP’s Officejet Pro 476dw is Best in Class

There was quite a selection of quality “Enterprise-Ready” A4 MFPs in the group of devices that comply with our conditions below, are priced from $399.99 to $9,400.00, and in color print speed from 15 to 40 ppm. Determining a Best in Class winner from this group was a difficult proposition, with 16 MFPs from Brother […]

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Review: Business-Class A4 B/W MFPs – OKI MB471dn MFP is Best in Class

The A4 B/W (or monochrome) MFP is a staple for any office. One would think that it should be easy to choose a business-class B/W MFP, but we propose that it is easier said than done. Our Head2Head comparison is not a simple “feeds and speeds” shoot-out. First we determine, evaluate, individually rate, and detail […]

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First-Quarter Worldwide Printer/MFP Shipments Down 9.7 Percent

International Data Corporation (IDC) reports that the worldwide hardcopy peripherals market decreased 9.7 percent year-over-year, with 25.8 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2013. In its report, Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, IDC also reports that shipment value experienced a decline of 5.7 percent year-over-year to $14.3 billion. This is the third consecutive quarter of […]

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Review: Enterprise-Ready A4 Color Printers – Samsung CLP-775ND is Best in Class

In this Head2Head comparison, we investigated Enterprise-Ready A4 Color Printers. While these devices can cost as much to purchase and operate as several aqueous inkjet printers combined, and their Cost per Page and energy consumption can be higher than business-class inkjets, only the solid-ink Xerox ColorQube 8570/DN offers feature sets that will satisfy the deployment, […]

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Review: Enterprise-Ready A4 B/W MFPs – Samsung SCX-5935FN is Best in Class

In this Head2Head comparison, we investigated Enterprise-Ready A4 B/W MFPs. Since virtually all inkjet All-in-Ones print in color, this group is composed of laser/LED- array devices that employ toner-based imaging. While these devices can cost as much to purchase and operate as several inkjet All-in-Ones combined, and their Cost per Page and energy consumption can […]

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Review: Business-Class A4 Color Laser/LED MFPs – OKI MC361 Color MFP is Best in Class

In this Head2Head comparison, we investigated Business-Class A4 Color Laser/LED MFPs, a product that nearly every business wants or needs. While these devices can cost as much as several inkjet All-in-Ones combined, and their Cost per Page (especially color) and energy consumption can be considerably higher than business-class inkjets, their business-class feature sets, faster print […]

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Review: Enterprise-Ready A4 B/W Laser/LED Printers – OKI B710DN is Best in Class

In this Head2Head comparison, we investigated a group of the most mission-critical digital imaging devices: Enterprise-ready A4 B/W Laser/LED printers. Our  requirements for this class include networking, PCL or PostScript print drivers, 250-sheet expandable media supply, network security and compatibility with a fleet network-management solution. Armed with these requirements, we found 12 devices ranging in […]

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Review: Small and Home Office Color Laser/LED MFPs – HP LaserJet Pro Color 300 MFP is Best in Class

In this Head2Head comparison, we investigated a group of highly popular imaging devices: Small and Home Office Color Laser/LED MFPs. Our basic requirements for a SOHO laser/LED printer include networking and automatic document feeder. Even with these most basic requirements, we found 10 devices that ranged in price from $244.99 to $999.00 from Brother, Canon, […]

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Review: Business Inkjet All-in-Ones – Brother MFC-J5910DW is Best in Class

In this Head2Head Comparison of Business-Class Inkjet All-in-Ones, we took it one step further than our recent Head2Head Comparison of SOHO inkjet All-in-Ones. That is, we used expanded criteria for this class, with the All-in-Ones required to have these business features: Networking. Automatic Duplex Printing. Automatic Document Feeder. Added — minimum 250-sheet media supply. Added […]

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Review: Small and Home Office B/W MFPs – Lexmark X264dn is Best in Class

Our requirements for this Head2Head Comparison of Small and Home Office B/W MFPs are networking, automatic duplex printing, and automatic document feeder. This resulted in a group of eight MFPs from Brother, Canon, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lexmark, OKI, Samsung and Xerox. The B/W MFP remains the most productive and cost-effective digital communication hub on the market […]

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Review: Business-Class A4 B/W Laser/LED Printers – Samsung ML-4512ND is Best in Class

In this Head2Head Comparison of Business-Class A4 B/W Laser/LED Printers, we considered that, at a minimum, the printer must have networking, automatic duplex printing and have an expandable media supply with a main tray with at least a 250-sheet capacity. We then considered any advantages provided by deployment, manageability and tracking and control features, as […]

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Review: Business-Class A4 Color Laser/LED Printers – Samsung CLP-620ND is Best in Class

In this Head2Head Comparison of Business-Class A4 Color Laser/LED Printers, we considered that at a minimum, the color printer must have networking and automatic duplex printing. We then considered the advantages of manageability, tracking and control features, as nearly every company wants to manage the higher cost of color printing. We evaluated the least-expensive printer […]

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Review: Color A4 Enterprise-Ready MFPs – Konica Minolta bizhub C25 is Best in Class

In this Head2Head Comparison report, we looked at entry-level A4 color MFPs – one of the fastest growing market segments – but with a catch, as we also ranked units in terms of their suitability for enterprise use, whether for distributed use in a single corporate  environment or for distribution across numerous geographic locations. In order to assess enterprise […]

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Video – How to Scan 3D Objects with HP’s TopShot LaserJet Pro M275

This video demonstrates how to use Hewlett-Packard’s TopShot LaserJet Pro M275’s to produce  3D images of scanned objects. What makes this color LaserJet ($399.99) unique is its scanning technology. Instead of a typical contact image sensor (CIS) scanner that most digital copiers use, it employs an 8 megapixel camera lens mounted on a hinged arm, and can capture […]

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Videos & Photo Gallery – Lexmark X364dn B/W Laser MFP

This black-and-white laser MFP retails for approximately $500 and is basically the entry point for an MFP that’s suitable for use in an office, workgroup or enterprise. While you can get cheaper MFPs, their feature sets and manageability capabilities may limit them for use in small or home offices only. The X364dn scans in color, and the 35-ppm […]

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Videos – Panasonic KX-MB1520 B/W Laser All-in-One

Video series on Panasonic’s KX-MB1520 B/W laser All-in-One recorded during our Hands-On Test Procedure. This entry-level All-in-One retails for $149.95 and features walk-up and PC fax, direct-connect USB printing and scanning (color), as well as digital copying. A fax-less KX-MB1500 version retails for $124.95 We’re getting used to the new video camera and video composition […]

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Photo Gallery – Panasonic KX-MB1520 B/W Laser MFP

This is a gallery of photos taken of Panasonic’s $149.95 KX-MB1520 B/W laser All-in-One all set up and ready to undergo a Hand-On Test. Functions include copy, color scanning, walk-up fax and direct printing via USB port. Unfortunately, if you want to install one on your network, you will need to provide a USB to […]

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New $199.99 Wireless Laser All-in-One from Samsung

Samsung has rolled out a new monochrome 21-ppm laser All-in-One  ($199.999), the SCX-3405FW, with print, copy, scan, fax, and automatic document feeder. It also features wireless connectivity with WPS (WiFi Protected Setup) for easy and secure wireless setup. A standalone-printer configuration, the ML-2165W, lists at $119.99. Both units use an all-in-one toner cartridge (yielding 1,500 pages), and […]

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