The Canon PC400 laser copier is designed for the home or small office user. Its extremely portable design makes a great choice for users who need a copy machine away from the office. Slow speeds and a small feature set make it a poor value for those who don't need its portability, however. It also is a monochrome machine, meaning it only can produce black-and-white documents, so if coloring capabilities are needed a model that uses Okidata 43324401 toner is probably a better buy.
The Canon PC400 laser copier is designed to be extremely compact and affordable, and achieves this goal quite well, although it comes with some sacrifices. The design makes it look similar to a standalone flatbed scanner, with input and output paper trays that fold up for better portability. The unit even has a handle for easy transport.
As mentioned, there are a few sacrifices to achieve its affordable price and compactness. Its feature set is lacking, as it only has the most basic copy machine functions and features. Further, it lacks an automatic document feeder, meaning scanning multiple pages will require the users to place each page on the scanner by hand. This will not be an issue for the user who only needs to make occasional copies, but it rules the machine out for use as a serious copy machine in the office. Also, its scanning platen moves back and forth during copying, which might be an issue when scanning large materials that stick out from the sides. For an all in one that can produce almost double the documents each month, take a look at the Dell 1815 that features Dell 310-7945 toner.
One more sacrifice that is made is speed. The machine can produce only around 4 pages per minute, depending somewhat on the speed of the user when loading pages. Copy quality is about average for a laser copier.
Canon PC400 toner cartridges have a capacity of 4,000 pages for each black laser toner cartridge. The copier toner cartridge is very affordable, and offers a low cost per page, like Xerox 113R00726 toner.
Overall, the Canon PC400 has little to offer beyond extreme portability. Users who don't need a portable model can get more functionality and faster speeds for the same price.