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Pros
  • Solid ink is easier alternative to color laser
  • Fast printing text on both PC and Mac platforms
  • Nice output quality
  • Superior photo quality
  • Automatic duplex printing and scanning
  • Fast performance on Mac platform
Cons
  • Touchscreen is sluggish to respond
  • Standard paper capacity seems meager for the price
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.

Impressive print quality is the highlight of this small workgroup unit. Speed and features are competent. Toner costs range from average to a little pricey.

Specs

Pricing

Part Number 8700/X CLX-6260FW CE863A#BGJ C11CB07201

Requirements

Operating System Compatibility 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 Macintosh OS X 10.4 (Tiger)|Macintosh OS X 10.4 (Tiger)|Macintosh OS X 10.5 (Leopard)|Macintosh OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)|Macintosh OS X 10.7 (Lion)|Microsoft Windows 7|Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise|Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic|Microsoft Windows 7 Professional|Microsoft Windows 7 Starter|Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate|Microsoft Windows Server 2008|Microsoft Windows Vista Business (64 bit)|Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic|Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32 bit)|Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32 bit)|Microsoft Windows XP|Microsoft Windows XP Home|Microsoft Windows XP Professional Linux|Microsoft Windows 7|Microsoft Windows Vista|Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows 7|Microsoft Windows Vista|Microsoft Windows XP

General Information

UPC Code 8714574523095 884116087595 5052831896258 39281055843

Ports and Connections

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

Faxing

Fax Resolution (dpi) 600  dpi   300 by 300  dpi  

Scanning

Scanner Type Flatbed with ADF   Flatbed Flatbed

Platform Support

Printer languages supported HP PCL 5|HP PCL 6|PostScript Level 3   PostScript Emulation  

Cost Per Page

Plain Text Page (Highest yield vendor ink)     2.5  cents per page  

Storage Media

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

Performance

Macworld Labs (Speed)

Print speed: Text

ppm

17.3 12.9 10.6  
Print speed rating: Text

Superior Very Good Good  
Print speed: Color photo

seconds for 8X10 photo

37.28 33.59 79.43  
Print speed rating: Color photo

Very Good Superior Good  
Print speed: PDF

seconds for 4-page PDF

74.58 37.28 91.33  
Print speed rating: PDF

Very Good Very Good Good  
Scan speed 1

seconds for 8 x 10 color photo at 600 dpi

43.7 27.6 71.0  
Scan speed 2

seconds 4 x 6 color photo at 1200 dpi

53.7 23.3 46.8  
Scan speed rating

Good Very Good Good