Panasonic KX-MB2061 Printer Review
While its label as an "8-in-1" device might be a bit of a gimmick, the Panasonic KX-MB2061 is a very capable multifunction laser printer which doubles as a phone and communication center. It doesn't sacrifice speed and output quality, as it can output up to 24 pages per minute, and users will save a lot on Panasonic KX-MB2061 printer toner supplies compared to a similar inkjet model.
The KX-MB2061 can handle the usual printing, scanning, faxing, and copying that users will be expecting, and the additional four functions have to do with its answering machine and phone system. It includes a standard handset on the device itself, with a cordless phone and charging dock that can be located elsewhere in the home or office. This is a nice integration, particularly for those with only one line to work with.
Scanning takes a front seat in the design, with a 20-sheet automatic document feeder and a flatbed scanning platen. Users also get a copy of Readiris Pro, which helps convert scanned pages to editable text documents. Scans can be emailed as an attachment, or saved to a PC on the network, and all right from the control panel. Faxes received by the machine can be saved to a file instead of printed, saving on paper and Panasonic KX-MB2061 toner at the same time.
Speaking of toners, users will find the cost of Panasonic KX-MB2061 toner cartridges to be quite affordable. With an estimated yield of up to 2,000 pages each, Panasonic KX-MB2061 toner cartridges can go a long time between replacements.
The true value of the Panasonic KX-MB2061 depends on whether buyers will utilize its extra features, such as the cordless phone handset and answering machine function. If so, it is a great value for such a low price, but if its extra features aren't needed, other models in its lineup will be the better buy.