Okidata B6500 Printer Review
Okidata has been known as one of the top manufacturers in the electronics world. They have a long tradition of releasing office printers that are reliable and efficient while still being affordable enough for a limited budget. The Okidata OkiPage B6500 is a single-purpose laser printer that has the ability to print as many as 45 pages per minute, which should improve daily productivity. Though B6500n offers networking, the B6500dn has networking and duplex printing. The top-of-the-line option, though, is the B6500dtn, which has both features as the previous models, but a maximum paper capacity of 1250 sheets.
The highest resolution that can be created by Okidata B6500 toner is 1200x1200 dpi, which will more than suffice on the professional level. This is a monochrome unit, meaning it does not have color printing capabilities, so only black printer toner is required for operation. A starter Oki B6500 toner cartridge is included in the upfront price and comes in the box. The page yield of the Okidata B6500 toner cartridge is 11,000 prints. When replacement toners are needed, the LCD display will alert users. Replacement Oki B6500 toner can be found online.
The memory is upgradable, ranging from the standard 128 MB all the way up to 640 MB. There is a 533 MHz processor that helps deliver the first page in about 8 seconds. An optional 60 BG hard drive is available. The maximum paper capacity is 700 pages, while the output tray holds only a couple hundred. When connecting to one computer, users can use the Parallel or USB port. Ethernet can be added to the base model to give it networking capabilities.
Overall, the B6500 is a solid laser printer. It works at fast rates, provides professional quality and still manages to stay within standard office budgets because of the affordable replacement Okidata B6500 toner.