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Konica Minolta Magicolor 1690MF

alaTest has collected and analyzed 185 reviews of Konica Minolta Magicolor 1690MF. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the size and multifunction are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the noise and reliability.

price, performance, usability, multifunction, size

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.

Review analysis

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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 5 user reviews of Konica Minolta Magicolor 1690MF from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the paper handling and reliability. The performance and multifunction are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the usability.

price, multifunction, performance, reliability, paper handling

usability

60% 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 Minolta magicolor 1690MF Colour (A4) All-in-One (Network Print/Copy/Scan/Fax) Base Model 128MB 20ppm (M) 5ppm (C) 200 SheetsKonica Magicolor 1690MF Multifunction Colour Laser Printer

Sep, 2015

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 3.6/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the print quality and design. The multifunction and performance also get good opinions, but there are some negative views 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 PrinterKonica Minolta MagiColor 1600W, 1690MF High Yield Refill Toner A0V301F, A0V30HF, A0V30CF, A0V306F Combo - 4pk (BCMY) - With Chips

Sep, 2015

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
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Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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.

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: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Konica Minolta's diminutive colour laser multifunction is ideal for small businesses

 

Low consumable costs and extensive support for different network protocols make the Konica Minolta Magicolor 1690MF colour laser multifunction a suitable choice for small businesses. If you can handle slow colour printing and potentially messy toner...

Small, extensive networking protocols, inexpensive consumables

Unable to print from USB drives, slow colour printing, minimal network security options

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: James Galbraith (pcadvisor.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

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