The Ricoh Aficio SP 201Nw is an ultra-compact laser printer with speeds of up to 23 pages per minute, despite the fact that its purchase price is impressively low. Although it includes wired and wireless networking support, it will be best fit for individuals in a home or small office. The all-in-one design of Ricoh SP 201Nw printer toner supplies also incorporates the drum unit, so there is only one consumable to replace.
As one of the smallest printers in Ricoh's lineup, the unit measures 6.5x15.8x14.2 inches, and it weighs just less than 15 pounds, even when the Aficio SP 201Nw toner is installed. This makes it easy to set up, but also easy to move out of the way if a user needs some extra space. A standard USB port is included for connecting to a single computer, but it also includes an ethernet port for wired networks, and an 802.11 b/g/n interface for wireless networks.
The input paper capacity is pretty small, holding a maximum of only 150 sheets in the main tray. It does include a convenient bypass tray for manually loading alternative media. This is useful for envelopes, labels, and other media without having to unload the main tray. The maximum print resolution is 1200x600 dpi, which is enough for sharp text documents, but it may be a little disappointing when it comes to photos.
The all-in-one design of the replacement toners is a nice touch, but it makes Ricoh SP 201Nw toner cartridges more expensive than some competing models. Each Aficio SP 201Nw toner cartridge has a yield of 1,500 pages, which should me more than enough for even a very busy personal user. Still, there may be some sticker shock involved with Ricoh SP 201Nw toner.
The main benefit of the SP 201Nw is laser printing in a very compact machine. It has enough speed to keep up with an individual, but it won't be a good choice for a small office due to its limited capacities.
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