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Price Best Price: $200.00
Best Price: $309.00
Best Price: $4,078.00
Best Price: $49.00
Pros
  • Good text and photo output
  • Automatic duplexing
  • Extremely affordable ink
  • Fast print speeds on plain paper
  • Generous paper capacity
  • Solid ink is easier alternative to color laser
  • Fast printing text on both PC and Mac platforms
  • Nice output quality
  • Nice output quality
Cons
  • Inefficient control-panel layout
  • High-priced inks
  • Difficult push-scan setup
  • Touchscreen is sluggish to respond
  • Expensive black ink
  • Short, 90-day warranty
At A Glance

This workgroup unit has a high price tag, but it's very fast and thoroughly equipped. The solid-ink technology produces laserlike results with less fuss and lower cost.

Specs

Pricing

Part Number 6224B002 C11CB92201 8700/X 5288B019

Requirements

Operating System Compatibility Macintosh OS X 10.5 (Leopard)|Macintosh OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)|Macintosh OS X 10.7 (Lion)|Microsoft Windows 7|Microsoft Windows Vista|Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows 7|Microsoft Windows Vista|Microsoft Windows XP Linux|Macintosh OS X 10.5 (Leopard)|Macintosh OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)|Macintosh OS X 10.7 (Lion)|Macintosh OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)|Microsoft Windows 7|Microsoft Windows Server 2003|Microsoft Windows Server 2008|Microsoft Windows Vista|Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows 7|Microsoft Windows Vista|Microsoft Windows XP

General Information

UPC Code 13803145892 10343882997 8714574523095 95205850185

Ports and Connections

Available Interfaces USB   USB 2.0  
Wireless connection 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n|Yes Yes Optional  
Ethernet Type     10/100/1000 Mbps  

Storage Media

SD card Mini SD Card|SD Card|SDHC Card Micro SD|SD Card|SDHC Card|SDXC Card    
Memory stick Memory Stick Duo|Memory Stick Micro|Memory Stick PRO Duo Memory Stick PRO Duo    

Scanning

Scanner Type Flatbed Flatbed Flatbed with ADF Flatbed

Platform Support

Printer languages supported GDI/Host-based GDI/Host-based HP PCL 5|HP PCL 6|PostScript Level 3 GDI/Host-based

Cost Per Page

Plain Text Page (Highest yield vendor ink) 6.3  cents per page 3.1  cents per page   7.0  cents per page

Faxing

Fax Resolution (dpi)     600  dpi  

Performance

Macworld Labs (Speed)

Print speed: Text

ppm

6.6 11.3 17.3 5.6
Print speed rating: Text

Good Superior Superior Good
Print speed: Color photo

seconds for 8X10 photo

225.22 157.0 37.28 225.0
Print speed rating: Color photo

Good Good Very Good Fair
Print speed: PDF

seconds for 4-page PDF

376.34 135.0 74.58 373.05
Print speed rating: PDF

Good Very Good Very Good Fair
Scan speed 1

seconds for 8 x 10 color photo at 600 dpi

36.1 48.1 43.7 36.9
Scan speed 2

seconds 4 x 6 color photo at 1200 dpi

75.5 94.6 53.7 86.1
Scan speed rating

Very Good Good Good Very Good

Macworld Labs (Quality)

Print quality: Text

  Very Good   Very Good
Print quality: Color photo

  Superior   Superior
Print quality:PDF

  Very Good   Good
Scan quality: Color photo

  Very Good   Good
Scan quality: Line art

  Good   Fair
Copy quality

  Very Good   Good