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Panasonic KX-MB1520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Panasonic KX-MB1520. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the multifunction and size are overall positive. The price and usability also get good opinions, but the connectivity and paper handling get critical opinions.

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durability, noise, paper handling, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Panasonic KX-MB1520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Tony Hoffman (pcmag.com)

Panasonic KX-MB1520

 

The Panasonic KX-MB1520 is a speedy, compact mono laser MFP that?s a good fit for someone looking for a personal printer for the workplace.

Compact. Low price. Fast for its price. Prints, copies, scans, and faxes.

Graphics and photos slightly below par. No ADF.

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Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Rossi Fernandes (tech.firstpost.com)

Panasonic KX-MB1520 Review - Tech2

 

If your printing needs are documents with black text and greyscale images, then a mono laser printer would ...

The Panasonic KX-MB1520 is good option for homes and small offices if the fax function is necessary. A price tag of Rs.10,900 for this mono-laser MFD is justified for the feature set and the kind of performance it offers. However, it would have been a...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Anand Tuliani (tech.firstpost.com)

Panasonic KX-MB1520 Review

 

If your printing needs are documents with black text and greyscale images, then a mono laser printer would be more suitable than a colour inkjet printer because of its advantages. Laser printers print crisper text and deliver better print economy, than...

The Panasonic KX-MB1520 is good option for homes and small offices if the fax function is necessary. A price tag of Rs.10,900 for this mono-laser MFD is justified for the feature set and the kind of performance it offers. However, it would have been a...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Martyn Clayden (itreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic KX-MB1520 review

 

Panasonic showcase a speedy, compact mono MFP that is let down by bad controls. When you think of multifunction printers for use at home...

Fast print speeds and a helpful speakerphone for fax use

Terrible non-backlit LCD display which is almost unreadable

Panasonic's entry level mono laser multifunction printer is certainly compact, with good print speeds, above average black text document quality and impressive scan and fax options. It is sadly lacking in the connectivity department and uses a feeble...

Mar, 2012

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

Nice little laser printer

 

Really easy to set up, makes nice copies. Pretty fast too. I am really looking forward to not having inkjet any more. And it uses a standard power plug, none of those HP bricks

Paper tray is cheesy plastic and hard to remove. The on-off switch is in a weird place on the back

Nov, 2013

Product Specifications

Copying

Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):18
Copy speed (US Letter, black):19
Maximum copy resolution:600 x 600
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4, 8 / 2, 4, 8, 16
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4, 8 / 2, 4, 8, 16
N-in-1 function (N=):2, 4, 8 / 2, 4, 8, 16

Display

Character display:16
Display:LCD
Display number of characters:16
Display number of lines:2

Fax

Caller ID: Yes
Error Correction Mode (ECM): Yes
Fax memory:100 / 110
Modem Speed:33.6
Standard Memory:3.5

Input Capacity

Standard input capacity:150

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Scan
Color scanning: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/7/Windows Vista;\nMac OS X 10.5-10.6;\nLinux.
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.2 x 15 x 7.99 / 15 x 14.2 x 7.99
Emulations:GDI
Weight:19.8

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
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)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Plain Paper

Performance

Copying:Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions: No
Faxing:Mono faxing
Maximum duty cycle:5000
Number of print cartridges:1
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Mono printing
Printing colors:Black
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Printing

Maximum Resolution:600 x 600
Print resolution (black, normal quality):600 x 600
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):18 / 19

Scanning

Gray scale levels:64
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, TIF
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 1200
Scan to:USB
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Software

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Windows operating systems supported:iOS 4.2, Android 3.0 / Windows 2000, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory:32

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:19.8