Pros: cost - on sale. good quality print. duplex easy to install for 2-sided printing. easy to setup w/ USB interface.
Cons: instructions for network configuration could use clarification. following the Xerox configuration application, it was not clear how to configure the IP address. the manual does provide detail step-by-step instruction, but may have a typo regarding IPv4 and IPv6. cost of tone.
Cons: Toner scam - each toner cartridge has a chip on it that counts pages and it seems to also take into account the coverage of each color per page. Example: 5% coverage is assumed when they tell you how many pages you can print per cartridge. So if they tell you 2500 pages and you print at 25% coverage on blue, you only can print 500 pages and it's going to lock that cartridge out. This causes us to throw away half full and at times 3/4 toner cartridges which aren't chea...
Pros: Very good print quality in this price range for a range of document types. My wife was in commercial print production for 20 years and has a more discerning eye than mine. She likes the Xerox more than our Konica Minolta 1690. We had a Minolta 2250 fail under only light use at home. So far the Xerox has done well.
Cons: Prints slower than expected from a large color photo submitted by our iMac 2013. Might be the LPD based network protocol used. We hear that HP JetDirect based protocol is faster in a CUPS print subsystem, but haven't tested that fully yet.
Summary: I was going to expand the base memory like I did with my old printer but the 6500 uses an odd set of RAM and I refuse to pay $150 for 512Mb of memory.. That is a insane price for an older memory stick from Xerox.
Pros: Duplexer kit - Takes all of about 10 seconds to install.
Cons: Memory sucks, I replaced my 6130/N Phaser with the 6500/DN Phaser so I could do duplexing and add an extra paper tray but I gave up memory. I am part of a home school group so 256Mb is not enough for our printer load on some days. Try printing out two textbooks at the same time... ugh.
Pros: My old Xerox 6130 committed sucide while printing my tax forms this year so I bought the 6500. This new one is faster and with the duplexer, it saves paper as it prints to both sides of the paper. The colors are brighter and easier to hook up on the network than the old printer was. Physical set up was also a breeze follow the instructions and you will be printing in no time.