Lanier AP2610 Printer Review
The Lanier AP2610 workgroup laser printer has excellent output quality and solid features, but it lacks a little in speed and paper capacity. It can print 26 pages per minute, which falls a bit behind the competition in its class, though the compact design makes it worth a look for small offices. Those with a limited budget might find they spend too much on Lanier AP2610 printer toner, however.
In addition to the base model, a AP2610N model is available as well, with built-in networking capabilities. With its ethernet port, it can be easily shared on the office network, and the SmartNetMonitor utility can be used to monitor the device from any networked computer. It gives users a view of the machine's status, as well as the level of paper and Lanier AP2610 toner remaining. Both models include parallel and USB ports for personal use.
With dimensions of 12x18.8x17.2 inches, the unit is a good fit for desktop use in fairly small spaces. It also weighs a little less than 40 pounds, so users don't need much help moving it into place. The paper capacity is quite limited in the base configuration. It starts with a 250-sheet main paper tray and a 100-sheet bypass tray that is perfect for alternative media types and sizes. The maximum capacity with all upgrades is 1,350 sheets.
Expensive replacement toners can complicate an otherwise affordable machine, and Lanier AP2610 toner cartridges are quite expensive. With yields of 20,000 pages for each Lanier AP2610 toner cartridge, they won't need replacing often, but the cost per page is not as low as much of the competition.
The AP2610 might be a bit limited even for small offices in its most basic configuration and most buyers will want the added networking features. Although upgrade options will make it more capable, it still has the problem of expensive supplies.