The Konica Minolta magicolor 1690MF is a multifunction color laser printer designed for the home or small office, like the magicolor 2430 toner printer. It is compact, full-featured, and has excellent print quality. It also has built-in networking for easy sharing.
The magicolor 1690MF features a very compact design that makes it small enough to fit on most desk surfaces, if needed. It measures 17 inches by 15.9 inches by 16.8 inches, and weighs around 46 pounds. These measurements don't take into account the space required in front of the unit for the input and output trays, so add about 6 inches for that. Still, the 1690MF has a surprisingly small footprint, especially for a multifunction device.
The Konica Minolta 1690MF can print, scan, copy, and fax. Each of these functions is well-implemented, and copying and faxing can be done standalone, without a connection to a PC. In fact, at the 1690MF's affordable price, some users might consider using it as a standalone copier and fax machine, and never need to connect it to a computer.
Konica Minolta magicolor 1690MF toner cartridge costs are a little high, but better if you purchase high-yield cartridges, which result in a lower cost per page. The standard Konica Minolta 1690MF toner cartridges have a capacity of 1,500 pages each, while the high-capacity cartridges have a capacity of 2,500 pages. Buyers will want to consider the cost of the Konica Minolta 1690MF toner when purchasing, as more expensive printers might cost less in the long run if toner costs are lower, especially for users who do a high volume of printing.
Print speed is around 21 pages per minute for black prints, which is impressive. Color speeds are a little slow, at around 3.5 pages per minute. Print quality is generally very good. Text is sharp and defined, and color prints look vibrant. The Konica Minolta magicolor 1690MF toner cartridges produce a little below average quality for a laser printer.
Overall, the Konica Minolta 1690MF offers a lot of features for an affordable price and in a very compact design. High toner costs and below average printing quality decreases its value somewhat.
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