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Konica Minolta Magicolor 1690MF

alaTest has collected and analyzed 199 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the print quality and paper handling are overall positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the reliability, while many are negative about the noise.

value for money, performance, usability, paper handling, print quality

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Konica Minolta magicolor 1690MF

 

Good-looking prints ; Compact size

Difficult network scanning setup ; Low-resolution scanner

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Konica Minolta magicolor 1690MF

 

As you may have noticed, color laser all-in-ones (AIOs) aimed at the small office, home office, and single-user desktop are slowly becoming more common. Their key characteristics are that they're small enough to share a desk with and cheap enough to...

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

Relatively high cost per page. Difficult setup

The Konica Minolta magicolor 1690MF is noteworthy for its low price and can serve well as a printer in a small office or home office, but this otherwise stellar color laser all-in-one stumbles on installation and copying features.

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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...

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useless due to paper load problem

 

soon after I bought it, it started giving intermittent 'check Tray 1 paper - load paper' error on the display, even though there was paper in the tray. Sometimes cutting the amount of paper in the tray in half would fix the problem. I eventually called...

when it is working, creates decent prints

developed a paper load problem, made the printer practically useless ; loud - moans, groans and clacks while operating do not inspire confidence

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useless due to paper load problem

 

soon after I bought it, it started giving intermittent 'check Tray 1 paper - load paper' error on the display, even though there was paper in the tray. Sometimes cutting the amount of paper in the tray in half would fix the problem. I eventually called...

when it is working, creates decent prints

developed a paper load problem, made the printer practically useless ; loud - moans, groans and clacks while operating do not inspire confidence

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Amazon review summary for Konica Minolta Magicolor 1690MF

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 user reviews of Konica Minolta Magicolor 1690MF from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

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

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Konica Minolta magicolor 1690MF - Multifunctionmagicolor 1690MF Multifunction PrinterKonica Minolta MagiColor 1600W, 1690MF High Yield Refill Toner A0V301F, A0V30HF, A0V30CF, A0V306F Combo - 4pk (BCMY) - With Chips

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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...

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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...

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Great Value

 

It was fairly simple to set up and the print quality is excellent. I was planning to give it 4 out of 5 stars because it is a tad noisy (humming sound) when in idle, but I checked the settings and found that I could set it to go into idle after only 30...

Easy To Set Up","Easy To Use","Sharp tones & colors

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Great printer

 

Color Laser

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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.

Copying

Automatic Duplexing:Optional
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

Dimensions & Weight

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

Document & Media Handling

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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

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

Memory

Standard Memory:128MB

Miscellaneous

Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

Networking

Cabling Type:Ethernet 100Base-TX / Ethernet 10Base-T
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

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

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

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