The Canon LBP-850 is a compact desktop laser printer with solid speeds and an expandable paper capacity, so it is a good fit for the busy individual. It requires virtually no warm-up time, and has a low-power standby mode to conserve power. It also uses affordable Canon LBP-850 printer toner that will help users save money with every print.
The LBP-850 has a height of only 11.8 inches and a footprint of 19.2x24 inches. Although this is bulkier than some personal machines, it is still a fairly easy fit on a desk surface. It connects via parallel port only; so many users will need a USB adapter to connect it to modern computers. The main paper tray holds only 250 sheets, which is a good size for an individual, but an additional 1,000-sheet tray can be added for small office use.
Print speeds max out at 16 pages per minute, which might be a bit too slow for a shared office environment. The maximum output resolution of 1,200 dpi is very impressive, however, and will produce sharp print quality for documents and monochrome graphics. Those who plan to use the model in a shared office can add an optional print server to connect it to an ethernet network.
Replacing toners is quick and easy, but won't need to be done very frequently. Each Canon LBP-850 toner cartridge has an estimated yield of 10,000 pages, in fact, which should last a long time under moderate use. Buyers looking for extra savings can find compatible Canon LBP-850 toner cartridges for sale from third-party vendors. These Canon LBP-850 toner supplies offer the same quality as OEM versions, but at lower prices.
Overall, the LBP-850 is a mixed bag. Although it offers sharp output quality and a fairly compact design, its speeds may not be fast enough for busy office users. Its expandable paper capacity is a nice touch, though this will increase its size significantly.
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