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Konica Minolta Magicolor 1600W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 390 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and print quality. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the noise and size.

value for money, performance, usability, print quality, design

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Konica Minolta Magicolor 1600W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Konica Minolta Magicolor 1600W

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 23 user reviews of Konica Minolta Magicolor 1600W from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

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value for money, design

65% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Konica Minolta Magicolor 1600W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 174 user reviews of Konica Minolta Magicolor 1600W from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

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75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Konica Minolta Magicolor 1600W Laser PrinterKonica Minolta magicolor 1600W - Printer - color - laser - Legal, A4 - up to 20 ppm (mono) / up to 5 ppm (color) - capacity: 200 sheets - USBMagicolor 1600W Laser Printer

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Konica Minolta magicolor 1600W

 

Along with being slightly larger than the CLP-315, at 200 sheets the 1600W offers a higher paper capacity. That's only a 50-sheet advantage, but it's enough to make a difference. A 150-sheet input is a little on the skimpy side; 200 sheets capacity...

Small footprint, suitable for desktop. High-quality text. Crisp, vibrant color graphics

Fairly slow for a laser. Relatively low paper capacity. Manual duplexing only

The Konica Minolta magicolor 1600W is a touch less expensive than its closest competition and a touch faster, and it offers higher-quality text.

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Konica Minolta Magicolor 1600 W - Colour Laser Printer

 

Konica takes aim at students and home office workers with this affordable colour laser.

The Windows driver is well specified and includes support for poster prints and up to 16 pages per sheet, as well as overlays, watermarks and reasonable control for colour matching. There are also fields in the driver for duplexing and alternative tray...

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Konica Minolta Magicolor 1600W

 

A relatively cheap colour-laser printer Inexpensive colour printing used to be the preserve of inkjet printers, but as prices have continued to drop, it’s now possible to pick up a colour ...

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Konica Minolta - Magicolor 1600W

 

There's an increasing choice of budget colour laser printers and Konica Minolta's offering in the sub-£150 market is the Magicolor 1600W. This is a small-footprint machine, decked out in black and white, which looks neat and ...

This is a very serviceable colour laser at a good price. While it uses a slower, carousel print mechanism, it still manages a reasonable colour speed and a good throughput for black. Running costs are a bit on the high side if you aim to print a lot of...

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An Outstanding Printer at Twice the Price

 

Before replacing my HP 1012 laserjet, I spent quite a bit of time -- both here on CNET and elsewhere -- reading the user reviews of various budget-priced machines, mostly all-in-one ink jets and single-purpose ink-jets because of their low prices. What...

Rugged, reliable, great print quality, affordable

None that I am aware of

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An Outstanding Printer at Twice the Price

 

Before replacing my HP 1012 laserjet, I spent quite a bit of time -- both here on CNET and elsewhere -- reading the user reviews of various budget-priced machines, mostly all-in-one ink jets and single-purpose ink-jets because of their low prices. What...

Rugged, reliable, great print quality, affordable

None that I am aware of

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Great alternative to inkjet

 

I found this online for $120 (new) and is a great deal for this price, and still would be at the $180 it usually runs for. Although Mac support is not officially listed (And drivers not provided) the Konica Minolta Magicolor 1680MF printer drivers work...

Very affordable, good quality ; Although Mac support is not officially listed (And drivers not provided) the Konica Minolta Magicolor 1680MF Mac printer drivers work perfectly

Very basic. USB only, does not automatically duplex

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Quirky at times

 

The image quality of pictures & graphics is fantastic. Whether using using an old Print Master version or the newer Elements 8, the colors are rich. Not poppy bright like soy ink jet, but this doesn't rub off like ink jets do. It is very fast & overall...

1200 dpi, Fast warm up. Duplexes (manual) easily, & the alignment is nearly spot on. Under 200.00. You know "it" was printed by a laser, not a "crappy" ink jet. Easy to clear jam path

Chokes on the 2nd single fed sheet of paper often, but using a stack of paper stops that. Only 8 1/2X 14" paper feed (normal). Doesn't like (but will print on) non laser paper (regular non coated I expect to need laser paper)

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Great alternative to inkjet

 

I found this online for $120 (new) and is a great deal for this price, and still would be at the $180 it usually runs for. Although Mac support is not officially listed (And drivers not provided) the Konica Minolta Magicolor 1680MF printer drivers work...

Very affordable, good quality ; Although Mac support is not officially listed (And drivers not provided) the Konica Minolta Magicolor 1680MF Mac printer drivers work perfectly

Very basic. USB only, does not automatically duplex

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Great alternative to inkjet

 

I found this online for $120 (new) and is a great deal for this price, and still would be at the $180 it usually runs for. Although Mac support is not officially listed (And drivers not provided) the Konica Minolta Magicolor 1680MF printer drivers work...

Very affordable, good quality ; Although Mac support is not officially listed (And drivers not provided) the Konica Minolta Magicolor 1680MF Mac printer drivers work perfectly

Very basic. USB only, does not automatically duplex

Product Specifications

Print high quality color and B&W documents affordably with the Konica Minolta magicolor 1600W. This ultra compact, lightweight printer fits into any environment making it the best home office printer for the money. The magicolor 1600W is designed to be the best home office printer for your needs. Its extra small footprint makes it perfect for desktop use. Connect the printer to your computer easily with a built in Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface for out of the box functionality. Plus it's affordable to own, with a low purchase price and cost per print. The Konica Minolta magicolor 1600W uses Simitri HD Polymerized Toner to create brilliant color and B&W images and text while saving energy due to its low operating temperature. With all those great features it's easy to see why the magicolor 1600W is the best home office printer available.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15in
Height:10.8in
Weight:31.7lbs
Width:15.6in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Konica Minolta Holdings
Model:1600W
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Konica Minolta magicolor

Miscellaneous

Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:USB
Max H-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) / Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):20ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):5ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:600dpi
Media Type:Cards / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Thick paper/Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper
Output Type:Color
Technology:Laser
Total Media Capacity:200sheets
Type:Personal printer

RAM

Installed Size:16MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit versions) / Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows Vista Business / Microsoft Windows XP