The Okidata B721 is labeled as the B721dn to highlight its duplexing and networking capabilities. This monochrome laser printer is designed with a fairly compact footprint, but still reaches a maximum speed of 49 pages per minute. Its 1200 dpi output is also crisp and sharp, but the high price of Okidata B721dn printer toner could be a problem for smaller budgets.
The B721dn is geared toward the mid-sized office environment, though its starting paper capacity might be a little small for this task. It holds 630 sheets, with 100 sheets of the total held in the multipurpose tray. For a price, users can add a 530-sheet tray and/or a 2,000-sheet feeder. The benefit of the design is that neither of these adds much to the unit's compact footprint of 16.1x17.1 inches, just to its height.
Though it may be small in stature, it isn't small on performance. In addition to its fast maximum speed of 49 pages per minute, it can print the first page in as little as 5 seconds. It also has a monthly duty cycle of up to 250,000 pages, so it can handle a heavy workload in a busy office environment.
Despite all of its benefits, the unit's big drawback is the cost of replacement toners. Oki B721dn toner cartridges are more expensive than those of many competing models, though they do offer large capacities. The standard Okidata B721dn toner cartridge provides a yield of 18,000 pages, while 25,000-page and 36,000-page options are available as well.
The performance and output quality of the B721dn is impressive, given its excellent compact design. Though a B721n model is a bit less expensive, it is worth the upgrade for the duplexing feature. Buyers should be aware of the high cost of Oki B721dn toner supplies, however, as it could make competing models a better value.
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