by April 4, 2014 0 comments

It is a mid-range MFP which gives solid quality prints, making it a good choice for personal and small workgroups in office. This device is powered by a 600 MHz processor and 128 MB of standard memory. In complete black color, the device looks elegant. A 3.0 inch color and intuitive touchscreen is nicely placed on a retractable control panel, making it convenient for you to access the MFP in standalone mode. Its input tray has a decent 150 pages holding capacity, while the output tray supports up to 50 pages. The 35 pages automatic document feeder (ADF) has been built-in for speeding up the job. For connectivity, the M177 is well equipped with options like Ethernet, wireless, smartphone, tablets and cloud. You can make use of eprint and Airprint to fire print commands, but USB direct printing is not available.
Installation and Performance
Setting up the MFP is a breeze with the Smart install feature that makes the installation much easier for users. All you need to do is plug in the USB cable and then follow the installation instructions on screen. Moving on to the performance, the time taken to print first color page was about 28 seconds and that of B/W was approximately 17 seconds. In terms of print speed (ppm), there were a total of 4 and 15 prints for color and B/W pages respectively with a maximum resolution of 600 dpi in both modes. The time lag was compensated by the print quality where text was sharp and crisp and color graphics were detailed and distinct. The device is unable to do wireless, USB, mobile and cloud printing. Also, it isn’t meant for large volume printing as that will increase the recurring cost of consumables. The test results in copying were exactly identical as those obtained while printing. You can have a maximum of 99 copies at a time with a flexibility of 25%-400% of reduction and enlargement. Scanning took 14 seconds to scan and save a page on a PC with acceptable scan quality. Various scan file formats supported are PDF, JPEG, TIFF, Bitmap and PNG.

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