Panasonic KX-MB2010 Printer Review
The Panasonic KX-MB2010 is quite an impressive multifunction laser printer, despite the fact that the average buyer probably doesn't even know the company makes printers at all. Print speeds are fast, at up to 24 pages per minute, and Panasonic KX-MB2010 printer toner is cost-effective, but lack of faxing might be an issue for some buyers.
The KX-MB2010 is an upgrade from the KX-MB2000 model, as it adds an automatic document feeder for fast scanning of up to 20 sheets at a time. This could make a big difference for the home user who tends to do a lot of scanning. The other model in the series, the KX-MB2030, also adds faxing and an ethernet network port for those who need it.
As one of the most compact multifunction models in its class, the KX-MB2010 weighs only 30 pounds and measures 12x16.5x17 inches. It is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, and connects via USB. The lack of a network port is a bit disappointing, but personal users will appreciate the price break for a feature they may not particularly miss.
Professional reviews of the KX-MB2010 are mainly positive. Reviewers liked its compact design and low price, and the addition of the ADF. Some found the cost per page for Panasonic KX-MB2010 toner to be a little high, and the lack of faxing to be a disappointment.
Replacement toners aren't as affordable as some of the competition's, but much more so than an inkjet model. Each Panasonic KX-MB2010 toner cartridge has an estimated yield of 2,000 pages, so users can go a long period between replacements. The Panasonic KX-MB2010 toner cartridge is also very easy to replace, as it is accessed from under the top panel.
The KX-MB2010 is a nice middle ground between the more basic model and its more expensive counterpart. The automatic document feeder is a significant addition, but those who might want faxing and networking should probably go ahead and pay the difference for the KX-MB2030 model.