The Okidata B731dn laser printer is an upgrade from the similar B721dn model, with faster output of up to 55 pages per minute, but the same clear 1200 dpi resolution. It features a very compact design, but has plenty of upgrades available for more paper capacity.
Sometimes referred to as the B731 model, the "dn" highlights two of its best features: automatic duplexing and networking. With its ethernet network port, the machine can be easily shared among multiple users. The automatic duplex feature can help conserve paper by printing on both sides of the page, and multiple quality modes can help conserve Okidata B731dn printer toner as well.
Even with fast speeds and great output, the B731dn doesn't require a lot of space. It measures 17.1x19.6x16.1 inches, and weighs just 59.5 pounds, even with the Oki B731dn toner supply installed. Users can add an extra 530-sheet or 2,000-sheet feeder, bringing it up to a maximum of 3,160 sheets. Adding paper trays adds to its height, but only slightly widens the footprint, which small offices will appreciate.
Reviewers liked the B731dn very much, especially for its high-quality output. They did find its price to be a bit high for the features included, and speeds to be a bit slower than rated.
Replacing toners is a quick and simple process, but Okidata B731dn toner cartridges are some of the most expensive in its class. Users do get a choice between 18,000-page and 36,000-page Oki B731dn toner cartridges, but both are pricier than those of competing models.
The Okidata B731dn is a perfect example of an impressive printer let down by expensive supplies. Its feature set, output speed, and quality are excellent, though its purchase price may be a bit high for small budgets as well.
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