As a dedicated laser printer in a world of multifunction machines, the Ricoh Aficio SP 1210N stands out, but its fast output of up to 23 pages per minute and its excellent print quality make it a model worth considering. For small office buyers who want great performance without extra bells and whistles, it could be a great choice, but Ricoh SP 1210N printer toner supplies are a little on the expensive side.
As part of the SP 1210 series, the SP 1210N draws attention to its networking capabilities, as it is easily shared among a small office of multiple users. Of course, with too many users, its small capacities would be a problem. The main paper tray holds only 250 sheets, though there is also a manual slot for alternative media types. The unit has a warm-up time of less than 18 seconds, so it can be left off without too much of a slowdown, and it has a first page out time of less than 10 seconds.
One of the beneficial aspects of the SP 1210N is its compact design, especially its low profile. It measures just 6.7 inches tall, and has a footprint of 14.5x14.2 inches, and it weighs only 15 pounds with the Aficio SP 1210N toner and drum included. There is essentially no control panel to speak of, but its single-function design doesn't really require one.
Expensive toners can be an ongoing problem for tight budgets, and Ricoh SP 1210N toner cartridges are just middle of the road. With only one size of Aficio SP 1210N toner cartridge available, with a yield of 2,600 pages, users don't have to option of choosing a lower cost per page either.
Despite its networking capabilities, the SP 1210N is likely to be a better choice for personal use than for a small office environment. Its limited capacity could be a problem for higher volumes, and Ricoh SP 1210N toner could get expensive very quickly.
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