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OKI B431DN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and print quality. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability and noise. Opinions are divided on the paper handling.

price, usability, performance, print quality, size

noise, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the OKI B431DN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for OKI B431DN

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of OKI B431DN from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: OKI B431DN A4 Mono Laser Printer

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Amazon.com review summary for OKI B431DN

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of OKI B431DN 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.

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

reliability, noise

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Oki Data B431dn Black Digitral Mono Printer (40 ppm)Oki Data B431d Black Digital Mono Printer with Duplex (40ppm), 120V, (E/F/P/S)B431D - Laser Printer - Monochrome - Laser - Mono Print Speed 40 (ppm) - 1200 Dp

Editor's Choice!

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Oki B431DN (print server)

 

The Oki B431DN's drab black exterior and boxy shape make it easily lost in a pile of other monochrome laser printers, but this one deserves your extra attention. Modern laser printers with extra features--like an autoduplexer for double-sided prints,...

Impressive output speed and print quality; networking with Ethernet port; duplexer for double-sided printing; extra-large 350-sheet paper input tray.

Lacks desktop companion software; no USB cable included.

The Oki B431DN is truly a workhorse black-and-white laser printer, with rapid output speed and high print quality. Combined with extra features like an autoduplexer and a large paper input capacity, the Oki B431DN is worth your dollar.

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OKI B431dn

 

The printer also offers better than usual paper handling, with a built-in duplexer to print on both sides of a page and a 350-sheet input capacity divided into a 250-sheet tray and a 100-sheet multipurpose tray. The second tray lets you keep a second...

Fast. Built-in duplexer and 350-sheet capacity standard, with 830-sheet maximum. Ethernet connection. Relatively small

Although text is easily good enough for most business uses, it's a touch sub-par because of an issue with small fonts

The OKI B431dn's combination of fast speed, paper handling, and small size make it a highly attractive choice for a small office or workgroup.

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OKI B431dn

 

An excellent, mid-range LED printer, with good speed and print quality. Hard to read its display, though.

Drivers are provided for Windows and OS X and are available for various Linux distributions. It's also compatible with a wide variety of network protocols.

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"Good printers while they work."

 

I have about 30 Brother printers and we decided to look at our next default printer as Brother discontinued the model we use. One of the IT guys did a cost analysis of the Oki B431 and all looked well. The problem, he didn't factor in bad reliability...

10K Toners, Speed comparable to similar model, Easy for users to replace toner

Expensive Drum to Replace, Toner not widely sold, Toner cost isn't better then other machines.

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"Works well but supplies are expensive"

 

I searched for hours to find a way to reset the drum counter on the B431 but it still remains a secret. Other Okidata printers have been solved but not the B431.

Prints fast and pages are crisp and neat

Toner is very expensive and so are drums. It will tell you to replace the drum before it is worn out (still printing perfectly) and will not print any more until you do so.

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"OKI after 5 months failed to upgrade driver to OS X 7."

 

You cannot count on award winning OKI Printers for any support ! The company lies.

New unusable printers at great financial loss !

OKI lies. No driver upgrade to OS X 7, as promised, after 5 months.

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Not compatible with OS X.7

 

I just upgraded to Lion (OS x.7) and I am no longer able to use this printer. When I was able to use the printer I was very disappointed in the sharpness of the print. The fonts appeared fuzzy.

It was pretty fast, but the quality of print was poor

There is no compatibility with OS X.7. The printer is completely useless to me now. Generic PS drivers will not work. Print was fuzzy especially when printing in large fonts or with thicker paper

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Great Business Printer for Office - Easy Refill

 

Reviewing from an IT for business perspective (Using with Windows) -- We use refilled ink in our office, so I decided to try the B431DN since the toner and drum are a two piece design. Most printers have an integrated drum built into the cartridge. If...

Separate toner and drum makes for higher quality toner refilling ; Printer can email you (IT office) when ink is low ; 10K cartridge (but must purchase separately) ; No Desktop Software ; FAST ; Standard Duplex

No easy way to reset toner chip, must buy new chip if refilling on your own

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"poor software service for MacIntosh"

 

I would not buy this product again for the above stated reason.

Fast. Excellent black & white printer

After upgrading all my Macs to OS X7, I could no longer print with my OKI B431 !

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"Great Business Printer for Office - Easy Refill"

 

-- Reviewing from an IT for business perspective (Using with Windows) --

- Separate toner and drum makes for higher quality toner refilling

- No easy way to reset toner chip, must buy new chip if refilling on your own