Review: Xerox Phaser 6500DN Color Laser Printer

PCWorld: Review – Xerox Phaser 6500DN Color Laser Printer

We’re not quite sure why this $500 color laser printer with two-sided printing merited even three stars since PC World says print speed is below average and there are some issues with print quality as well.

“Xerox’s Phaser 6500DN color laser printer for small and medium-size workgroups carries a temptingly low price of $499 (as of February 22, 2011). But given the volume of output that such users are likely to generate, it’s unfortunate that the Phaser 6500DN’s replacement toner costs are so dear. (In contrast, Xerox’s larger Phaser 7500DN, which we reviewed back in mid-2009, has an extremely high selling price but offers very reasonably priced replacement toner.)

The Phaser 6500DN provides the usual workgroup-level features: USB and ethernet connectivity; a 250-sheet main input tray and integrated manual-feed slot; and a top, 150-sheet output tray. An additional, 250-sheet input tray costs $199 from Xerox. Duplexing (two-sided printing) is standard, but Mac users must enable it manually. The Phaser 6500, a lower-cost model without duplexing, costs $399.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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