by June 29, 2012 0 comments










Panasonic’s
monochrome laser printers have come of age from the smaller and
slower KX
series MFDs to larger and much faster DP series, which boasts of
DP-MB300 and
DP-MB320. The MFD reviewed here is DP-MB300, which is priced
well at Rs. 38,000,
bearing in mind the wide range of features it has. Apart from
being a
monochrome printer, it is also a copier, a fax machine and an
ADF color
scanner.

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Snapshot

 

Pros:  Fast
print/copy speed,
output quality, auto-duplex, color scanner

Cons: small display

Price: Rs 38,000
Specifications:
 LaserJet
Printer,
Copier, Scanner, Fax;
A4 / Letter / Legal / 216 mm x 340 mm; Paper Capacity 500
sheets+;
Automatic Document Feeder 50 sheets; Memory Size 64 MB;
Print Speed 32
ppm (A4) 2400x1200dpi;
Copy Speed 32 ppm (A4) 600x600dpi;
Network, USB 3.0,
Auto Dupleix; 533x459x478mm, 22kg

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Given the
size
533x459x478mm, it will need ample desk space. Also, carrying it
will require
two pair of hands as it weighs more than 22kgs. It has a matted
white body with
a big paper tray at the bottom. It can hold more than 500 sheets
at once. The
control panel along with the small display is placed on the
front, right over
the tray and cartridge box. Here the need for a bigger display
was felt, since
the keys have been generously designed and so are prominent and
easy to
operate. DP-MB300 is a network device with USB 2.0 interface and
is compatible
with Mac OS 10.5, Windows XP, Vista and 7.

 

The device
impresses with crisp print quality and print speed of 32ppm at
2400x1200dpi.
The scanner offers color scans and at a scan resolution of
600x2400dpi, it
allows scanned documents to be sent to a networked PC or email
from the device
itself. The copier reproduces at 32ppm at 600×600 and can copy
both sides of a
small ID or Business card onto a single sheet. With auto Duplex
for print and
copy, it will also curtail the paper consumption and eventually
the cost.

 

Bottomline: This is a must have multi-faceted imaging device
for SMEs who
want instant outputs at extremely high resolutions of up to
2400x1200dpi.

 




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