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Konica Minolta Magicolor 1690MF

alaTest has collected and analyzed 180 reviews of Konica Minolta Magicolor 1690MF. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The multifunction and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the usability. The noise and reliability get less positive opinions.

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reliability, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Konica Minolta Magicolor 1690MF is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Konica Minolta Magicolor 1690MF

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Konica Minolta Magicolor 1690MF from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the reliability and performance are overall positive. The paper handling and multifunction also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the usability.

price, multifunction, paper handling, performance, reliability

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71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Konica Magicolor 1690MF Multifunction Colour Laser PrinterKonica Magicolor 1690MF Multifunction Colour Laser Printer

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Konica Minolta Magicolor 1690MF

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Konica Minolta Magicolor 1690MF from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the print quality and design. The multifunction and performance are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the noise and reliability.

price, performance, multifunction, design, print quality

reliability, noise

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: magicolor 1690MF Multifunction Printermagicolor 1690MF Multifunction Printer

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: James Galbraith (pcworld.com)

Konica Minolta magicolor 1690MF

 

Good-looking prints ; Compact size

Difficult network scanning setup ; Low-resolution scanner

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Konica Minolta magicolor 1690MF

 

The Konica Minolta magicolor 1690MF resets the entry-level price for color laser all-in-ones to a new low.

Low initial cost. Prints, scans, and faxes over network. Standalone fax and copier.

Relatively high cost per page. Difficult setup.

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Apr, 2009

Expert review by: James Galbraith (macworld.com)

Review: Konica Minolta magicolor 1690MF multifunction device

 

Konica Minolta's magicolor 1690MF is a compact multifunction device with a color laser printer, flatbed scanner, and fax.

The beige and dark gray 1690MF has a 50-sheet automatic document feeder, making it easy to copy or fax multipage documents. The 100-sheet input tray for the printer may be adequate for small or home offices, but if you plan to approach the...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: James Galbraith (techadvisor.co.uk)

Konica Minolta Magicolor 1690MF review

 

The beige and dark gray Konica Minolta Magicolor 1690MF has a 50-sheet automatic document feeder, making it easy to copy or fax multipage documents. The 100-sheet input tray for the printer may be adequate for small or home offices, but if you plan to...

The Konica Minolta Magicolor 1690MF is a capable colour laser multifunction device. With very good printed output, handy features like the automatic document feeder and built-in fax machine, and 10/100BaseT Ethernet networking, the 1690MF is a good fit...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: James Galbraith (macworld.co.uk)

Konica Minolta Magicolor 1690MF review

 

The Magicolor 1690MF offers good quality copies and scanning in a value-for-money combination.

Good-looking prints, compact size

Low-resolution scanner, difficult network setup

The magicolor 1690MF is a capable multifunction device. With very good print output, handy features such as an automatic document feeder, built-in fax machine, and 10/100BaseT Ethernet networking, it’s a good fit for small or home offices. Scanning is...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Konica Minolta - 1690MF

 

Colour laser printers are far more affordable than they used to be and are now a valid solution for home users and small businesses as a speedy alternative to the inkjet. Konica Minolta has an impressive ...

Our issues with the Konica Minolta 1690MF, such as the relatively poor quality display and fiddly fine-tuning, are offset by impressive performance and the flexibility on offer from the headline scanning, copying and printing capabilities. Though it's...

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Intially great

 

This worked fantastically until the initial toner cartridges ran out about 8 months after purchase. Since then this printer has been nothing but a pain. Finding working toner cartridges that are decently priced has been near impossible, software needs...

Lots of features for the price

Hard to read LED screen, Replacement toner a pain

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

KONICA MINOLTA 1690MF

 

Good quality print for a reasonable price. Connected easily to our network. Has worked well until today. We have only done 2707 print jobs

An error message came up today that the toner cartridges were not installed. I tried to eject the cartridges to reseat them. The carrousel jumps around and bangs against the front cover, but does not position the toner cartridges for removal ; The cost...

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: jsbiggs (newegg.com)

Decent Home Office Printer

 

Overall I'm very satisfied with the machine. It does what I need it to without fuss.

Very affordable color laser printer. I purchased mine during an excellent discount period though ; Flatbed scanner + Auto Document Feeder (ADF) ; Faxing features ; Pages per toner cartridge. I don't need to print *too* often, but the advantage a toner...

Somewhat noisy. Printer develops a bit of a "hum" after being on for a few minutes. This is after it's finished heating up, so it's not that period. Not a big issues for me personally since I don't need it on throughout the day, so I only turn it on...

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Great printer

 

Color Laser

Large

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications

Consolidate your office essentials with the magicolor 1690MF. This desktop all-in-one provides print, copy, scan and fax functionality in one small package. This multitasking color laser is the smallest ever offered from Konica Minolta. At only 17" tall it won't compete for desktop space. It's packed with user-friendly design features including a large, easy to read display, and a front access panel for quick toner replacement. An automatic document feeder makes copying, scanning or faxing multi-page documents a breeze. It also comes equipped with Simitri HD polymerized toner which ensures smoother, more natural images and sharper text while saving 15% more energy. Space-saving design, quality results and user-friendly features make the magicolor 1690MF the last office assistant you'll ever need.

Certificates

Certification:Doc, CE Marking, GS, EMC, WEEE / UL, cUL, CSA, FCC-B, CDRH, EnergyStar
Energy Star certified: Yes

Copying

Automatic Duplexing:Optional
Copier resize:50 - 200
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):20
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):5
First Copy Out Time B/W:23sec
First Copy Out Time Color:52sec
Max Copying Resolution Color:600 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:20ppm/21ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:3.5ppm/5ppm
Maximum copy resolution:600 x 600
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2
N-in-1 function (N=):2
Time to first copy (black, normal):23

Design

Display:LCD

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:16.8in
Height:14.8in/17in
Weight:42.3lbs/45.9lbs
Width:15.9in

Display

Display:LCD / No

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Media Capacity:700sheets
Standard Media Capacity:200sheets

Energy Management

Power consumption (PowerSave):14
Power consumption (standby):170
Power consumption (typical):1060

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Fax

Fax coding methods:JBIG, MH, MMR, MR
Fax Speed:3
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):220
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:220
Fax transmission speed:3
Group dial:20
Modem Speed:33.6

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Konica Minolta Holdings/Samsung
Model:1690MF
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Konica Minolta magicolor/Samsung

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:35 / 500
Maximum input capacity:700
Standard input capacity:200

Memory

Internal memory:128
Standard Memory:128MB

Miscellaneous

Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Cabling Type:Ethernet 100Base-TX / Ethernet 10Base-T
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Network ready: Yes
Supported network protocols (IPv4):TCP/IP, ARP, Ping, DHCP, AutoIP, BOOTP, FTP HTTP, HTTPS, IPP1.1, LPD, SLPv2, SMTP, SNMP, DNS, Bonjour, IPv4, POP3, LDAPv3
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: No

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner/Scanner / Printer / Fax / Copier
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):35000impressions
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Laser
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):15 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:15 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):30 - 85
Storage relative humidity range:30 - 85
Storage temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature range (T-T):0 - 35

Other Features

Additional paper trays:500sheets
All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Scan
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Color Depth:8-bit RGB
Color scanning: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000, Server 2003 (32/64), XP (32/64), Vista (32/64) \nMacintosh OSX 10.2 /+ / Windows 2000, Server 2003 (32/64), XP (32/64), Vista (32/64)\nMac OSX 10.2 + / Windows 7, Windows 7 x64, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows XP, Windows XP x64, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows 2000, Macintosh OS X 10.2+
Copier scaling (Auto Document Feeder):25 - 400%
Copy resolution (black text):600 x 600
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):21
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):3.5
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.9 x 17.8 x 19.4 / 15.9 x 22.2 x 21.6
Duplex supported media types and capacity:Letter, A4
Emulations:GDI
Fax broadcasting:255
Fax resolution standard mode (black & white):203 x 98
Hardware scan resolution:600 x 600
Internal modem: Yes
Maximum number of copies:99
Media size (tray 1):92 – 216mm x 184 – 356mm
Media types supported:A4, A5, B5, C6, DL
Minimum system requirements:400 MHz Pentium II, 128 MB RAM, 256 MB, CD-ROM/DVD
Modem Type:Super G3
Networking features:10/100BaseTx
Power Requirements:120 - 240V, 50/60Hz / 220 ~ 240V, 50 ~ 60Hz / 220/240 V, 50/60 Hz
Printable area:0.157
Resolution (black and white, fine mode):203
Resolution (black and white, superfine mode):203
Scan file formats:PDF, TIFF
Scan speed (4x6:4.26ms/line
Scan speed (4x6, color photo):4.26ms/line
Scan speed (black and white drawing):1.42ms/line
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed
Standard media sizes:Custom size (92 - 216 mm x 184 - 356 mm)
Time to first copy (black, normal):23

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:600
Standard output capacity:100

Paper Handling

Envelopes sizes:C6, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5 / A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5 / B5, B6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):16 - 24 lb / 60 - 209 g/m²
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Folio, Legal, Letter, Statement / Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper / Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper
Standard tray media weight:60 - 209

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / Hi-Speed USB / USB host/Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / Hi-Speed USB/Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / Hi-Speed USB / USB host
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Performance

Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:copy, print
Faxing:Mono faxing
Maximum duty cycle:50000
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Colour printing
Processor:ASIC(IALE3)
Processor model:ASIC(IALE3)
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing:No / Yes
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0 / USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (average operating):560
Power consumption (PowerSave):14
Power consumption (standby):170
Power consumption (typical):1060

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Duplex printing: Yes
Maximum duty cycle:35000
Maximum Resolution:600 x 1200
Print technology:Laser
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:20ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):20ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:5ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):5ppm
Max Resolution Color:1200 x 600 dpi
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 600
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):5
Time to first page (black, normal):14
Time to first page (color, normal):23
Warm-up time:30

Scanning

Image formats supported:JPG, TIF
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 600
Scan technology:CCD
Scan to:E-mail, FTP, USB
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Sound Emission

Noise level (idle):35
Print noise level:52 / 57
Printing noise level:52 / 57
Standby acoustic emission:32

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory:128

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum RAM:128

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):15.9 x 16.8 x 17
Weight:46.1 / 52.9 / 58