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OKI B431 D / DN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 reviews of OKI B431 D / DN. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the print quality and size are overall positive. The usability and price also get good comments, but many are negative about the noise. There are mixed comments on the paper handling and reliability.

performance, price, usability, size, print quality

noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the OKI B431 D / DN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for OKI B431 D / DN

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of OKI B431 D / DN from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price.

price

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

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

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for OKI B431 D / DN

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of OKI B431 D / DN from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People really like the print quality and durability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the noise and reliability, while comments are divided on the size.

performance, price, usability, durability, print quality

reliability, noise

81% 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 B431dn Black Digitral Mono Printer (40 ppm)

Dec, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Justin Yu (cnet.com)

Oki B431DN review

 

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.

Nov, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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.

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

OKI B431dn

 

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

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: NCSDT (cnet.com)

"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.

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: NCSDT (cnet.com)

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.

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: scotl (cnet.com)

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. All printer manufacturers are trying to lock the customer into buying their overpriced...

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.

Jul, 2012

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

Great printer for what I needed

 

I work in finance, and my job requires printing fairly long text-based documents such as annual reports, quarterly reports, etc. Therefore I had a very specific need - a workhorse printer that can churn out double-sided pages of (mostly) text. I wasn't...

I hear the toner cartridge refills are expensive, but that's probably true for most printers

Sep, 2014

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

oki toner delivery

 

none its been two week we order our toner and stil we have not got it . terrible service

TERRIBLE SERVICE NEVER GOT OUR TONER ITS BEEN TWO WEEKS WE ORDER IN ONLINE

Dec, 2013

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

Great Printer

 

Great printer, one of the best I have ever owned. I replaced two Brother HL-5240 printers with this one. The Brothers were very nice printers, but this Oki is nicer made. I plan to buy one more as a back up in the next few weeks

It was a bit stinky when it printed the first hundred pages. It give you a blast of a chemical smell as the paper feeds out. I asked the Oki tech about this while calling in to figure out how the front paper feed works. They said it has a very hot...

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Amuzed2pieces (newegg.com)

Great little printer

 

We are switching our entire office over to OKI printers because the toner cost is so much lower than HP or Brother. In the end it will only take 3 months for 5 printers to pay for themselves.

All OKI printers seem to sip toner, I actually get more pages than they list. The overall toner cost is about 40% less than the HP it replaces ; Print cost is awesome ; Print quality is spectacular

The driver had to be installed manually on Windows 7x64 for some reason

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Built-in display:No / Yes
Color of product:Black / White
Display:LCD / No
Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes

Energy Management

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:220-240 / 230
Power consumption (max):900
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (PowerSave):8
Power consumption (standby):70
Power consumption (typical):550 / 900

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:350 / 800 / 880
Maximum number of paper inputs:2 / 3
Maximum number of paper trays:2 / 3
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:100
Number of standard paper trays:1 / 2
Standard input capacity:250 / 350

Memory

Internal memory:64
Maximum internal memory:312 / 320
Maximum memory:312 / 320

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Management protocols:SNMP / SNMPv1/v3
Mobile printing technologies:Not supported
Network ready:No / Yes
Supported network protocols (IPv4):ARP, TCP, UDP, LPR, FTP, Telnet, HTTP, BOOTP, DHCP, AutoIP, DNS, DDNS, uPnP, Bonjour, WINS, SSL/TLS, SMTP, SNTP, WSD-Print, LLTD, SLP, NetBIOS, JetDirect, IPX, R-Printer, N-Printer, NCP, SPX, IPX, SAP, RIP, ELAP, AARP, DDP, AEP, NBP, ZIP, RTMP, ATP, PAP, SMB, NetBIOS / TCP/IP, Netware, Ethertalk, NetBEUI / TCP/IP, Netware, Ethertalk, NetBEUI, ARP, DP, LPR, FTP, TELNET, HTTP(IPP), BOOTP, DHCP, AutoIP, DNS, DDNS, uPnP, Bonjour, WINS, SSL/TLS, SMTP, SNTP, WSD-Print, LLTD, SLP, NetBIOS, JetDirect, NCP, SPX, IPX, SAP, RIP
Supported network protocols (IPv6):ARP, TCP, UDP, LPR, FTP, Telnet, HTTP, BOOTP, DHCP, AutoIP, DNS, DDNS, uPnP, Bonjour, WINS, SSL/TLS, SMTP, SNTP, WSD-Print, LLTD, SLP, NetBIOS, JetDirect, IPX, R-Printer, N-Printer, NCP, SPX, IPX, SAP, RIP, ELAP, AARP, DDP, AEP, NBP, ZIP, RTMP, ATP, PAP, SMB, NetBIOS / TCP/IP, Netware, Ethertalk, NetBEUI, ARP, DP, LPR, FTP, TELNET, HTTP(IPP), BOOTP, DHCP, AutoIP, DNS, DDNS, uPnP, Bonjour, WINS, SSL/TLS, SMTP, SNTP, WSD-Print, LLTD, SLP, NetBIOS, JetDirect, NCP, SPX, IPX, SAP, RIP
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 32
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 32
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-10 - 43
Storage temperature range (T-T):-10 - 43

Other Features

Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000/2003/2003 x64 / XP/XP x64/ Server 2008 (32-bit & 64-bit)/Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) / Vista (32-bit & 64-bit) / 7 (32-bit & 64-bit);\nLinux PPD;\nMac OS 10.3.9 - 10.6.2. / Windows 2000\nWindows 2003\nWindows XP\nWindows Server 2008 (32/64-bit)\nWindows Server 2008 R2 (32/64-bit)\nWindows Vista (32/64-bit)\nWindows 7 (32/64-bit)\nLinux\nMac OS 10.3.9+ / Windows 2000\nWindows XP Home\nWindows XP Professional\nWindows Server 2003\nWindows Server 2008\nWindows Vista\nWindows 7\nMac OS X 10.3.9+
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Connection to PC:
Duplex supported media types and capacity:A4, B5(JIS), Letter, Legal 14, Executive
DVD/CD printing: No
Emulations:PostScript3
Fonts included:87 PCL & 136 PostScript, OCR-A/B / 94 / Y
Internal RAM:65536
Mac compatibility: Yes
Maximum input capacity (tray 1):250
Network standard:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:10/100BaseTX Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Power Requirements:230 VAC +/- 10%, 50/60Hz +/-2% / 230V
RAM capacity:65536
Weight:25.1 / 26.5

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:150 / 250
Standard output capacity:150

Packaging Content

Drivers included: Yes

Paper Handling

Duplex media weight:60 - 120 / 60 - 120 g/m²
Envelopes sizes:7 3/4, 9, 10, C5, C6, DL / 9, 10, C5, C6, DL / 9, 10, DL / C5, C6, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4 / A4, A5 / A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Media size (tray 1):A4, A5, B5(JIS), A6, Letter, Legal 13, Legal 14, Executive, Statement
Media weight (tray 1):60 - 120
Multi-purpose Tray media types:Envelopes
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 163
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter / Executive, Legal, Letter, Statement / Executive, Legal, Statement
Standard tray media types:Envelopes / Envelopes, Plain paper / Plain Paper
Standard tray media weight:60 - 120

Performance

Built-in processor:405 / PowerPC405 / Yes
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.3 Panther / Yes
Processor:405 / PowerPC 405 / PowerPC405
Processor family:PowerPC
Processor frequency:300 / 303 / 330
Processor model:405 / PowerPC 405 / PowerPC405
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows Server 2008 x64 / Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 / Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, 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 / Windows 2000, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64 / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:Ethernet, Parallel, USB 2.0 / Parallel, USB 2.0 / USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:220-240 / 230
Power consumption (max):900
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (PowerSave):8
Power consumption (standby):70
Power consumption (typical):550 / 900

Print Technology

Color: No
Duplex printing: Yes
Economical printing: Yes
Maximum duty cycle:80000
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Number of print cartridges:1
Print technology:Laser / LED
Printing colors:Black
Recommended duty cycle:5000 / 5000 - 5000
Standard printer languages:Epson FX, IBM ProPrinter / Epson FX, IBM ProPrinter, PCL 5e, PCL 6, PostScript 3 / IBM ProPrinter, PCL 5e, PCL 6, PostScript 3

Printing

Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):38 / 40 / 45
Time to first page (black, normal):4.5 / 5
Warm-up time:20

Sound Emission

Print noise level:54
Printing noise level:54
Standby acoustic emission:30 / 54

System Requirements

Minimum RAM:64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.3
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.1 x 14.3 x 9.63 / 15.2 x 14.3 x 9.63 / 15.2 x 14.3 x 9.65 / 9.63 x 15.2 x 14.3
Height:9.61
Weight:26.5 / 402.1 / 423.3
Width:15.2