The Konica Minolta magicolor 1650EN is a color laser printer designed for the home or small office user. It is one of the most affordable printers on the market, and its speed is impressive. The Konica Minolta magicolor 1650EN toner cost may eat up some of the low upfront cost for higher volume users. The upgrade to the 1650EN is the magicolor 2430 toner printer that offers higher duty cycles and faster print speeds.
Not only is the magicolor 1650EN one of the least expensive laser printers on the market, but it is also one of the most compact. It has a very small footprint, allowing it to share a desk with a computer monitor, or fit into other tight spaces, making it an excellent choice for a small office environment.
The Konica Minolta 1650EN toner cartridges are not too expensive, but standard cartridges only have capacities of only 1,500 pages each. You can also get the Konica Minolta 1650EN toner in a high-yield cartridge of 2,500 pages each. This results in a fairly high cost per page which can bring down the value of the printer somewhat. While buyers will benefit from its low upfront cost, some of that will be cancelled out by higher per-page costs, especially users who print a high volume.
The 1650EN includes a USB port as well as an ethernet port for connecting and sharing across a network of computers. It doesn't have the paper or toner capacity to handle too many users, but it should support a small office fairly well. Network sharing is easy to setup, and even novices should have it up and running in no time.
Print speed is better than average, at around 20 pages per minute for black. Color speeds are much slower, at 5 pages per minute, but not disappointing. Black print quality is very sharp and detailed, especially text. Color prints are vibrant and fairly sharp, though colors can tend to be inaccurate, especially skin tones.
Overall, the 1650EN has a lot to offer for its low price, including fast speeds and excellent text quality. High cost per page with the Konica toner cartridges makes the cost of ownership higher than competing printers.
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