Reviews and Problems with Konica Minolta PagePro 1350W
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Konica Minolta PagePro 1350W Review
18 February 2004
Conclusion: Once you get past the grumble of the half-empty starter cartridge, the Konica Minolta also tops its peers when it comes to keeping a lid on consumable costs, probably because of the two-piece imaging-cartridge design that lets you replace the toner cartridge without throwing away the imaging drum.
Pros: Low price, swift performance, superb text quality, Nice horizontal paper tray, software control panel, and two-piece toner/drum replacements
Cons: Not-so-great graphics quality, even in speed-sapping 1,200 by 1,200 dpi mode, Memory and paper capacity not expandable
Excerpt: Konica Minolta have made some excellent printers in the past, and this model is designed to be affordable. And indeed value seems to be a strong point, with a lowish purchase price and a nicely economical price per page of 1.67p using Konica's standard toner cartridges. Unfortunately, that's about the best that can be said for it. At 17 pages per minute in our tests, the PagePro 1350W proved this month's slowest printer.
Excerpt: The PagePro 1300W has been around for some time. In fact, it was first included in our Hotlist in What's New, Shopper November 2004. Konica Minolta has since introduced the identical but faster 1350W to run beside it. The 1350W has a similar layout to HP's LaserJet 1022, with a small footprint and a protruding front paper tray. Unfortunately this is uncovered, so dust is free to accumulate on the paper stack.
Excerpt: It made a pleasant change getting the PagePro 1350W out of the box. Its 7kg bulk felt feather-like compared to the other printers this month. At only 385x250mm it will easily fit on a small desk next to a PC. However, because of this, it's more suited to being a home laser printer, rather than an office workhorse - though the rated workload of 15,000 pages per month is still impressive. Its build quality gives the impression that it can stand up to a hammering.