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Konica Minolta Magicolor 1600W

We have collected and analyzed 9 expert reviews and 355 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 71/100 and users rate it 73/100. The average review date is Jun 21, 2011. We have compared these reviews to 939349 reviews from other Printers. The alaScore™ for this product is 82/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 11, 2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Konica Minolta Magicolor 1600W


alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Konica Minolta Magicolor 1600W from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Many are less positive about the reliability and design, but reviews are divided on the size.

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59% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Konica Minolta Magicolor 1600W Colour Laser Printer with 3 Years On Site WarrantyKonica Minolta Magicolor 1600W Colour Laser Printer with 3 Years On Site Warranty

Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Konica Minolta Magicolor 1600W


alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 user reviews of Konica Minolta Magicolor 1600W from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the print quality and design. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the paper handling and noise.

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74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Konica Minolta Magicolor 1600W Laser PrinterKonica Minolta Magicolor 1600W Laser Printer

Dec, 2018

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Konica Minolta magicolor 1600W


Along with being slightly larger than the CLP-315, at 200 sheets the 1600W offers a higher paper capacity. That's only a 50-sheet advantage, but it's enough to make a difference. A 150-sheet input is a little on the skimpy side; 200 sheets capacity...

Small footprint, suitable for desktop. High-quality text. Crisp, vibrant color graphics

Fairly slow for a laser. Relatively low paper capacity. Manual duplexing only

The Konica Minolta magicolor 1600W is a touch less expensive than its closest competition and a touch faster, and it offers higher-quality text.

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Konica Minolta Magicolor 1600 W - Colour Laser Printer


Konica takes aim at students and home office workers with this affordable colour laser.

Feb, 2011

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Konica Minolta Magicolor 1600W


A relatively cheap colour-laser printer Inexpensive colour printing used to be the preserve of inkjet printers, but as prices have continued to drop, it’s now possible to pick up a colour ...

Jul, 2009

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Konica Minolta - Magicolor 1600W


There's an increasing choice of budget colour laser printers and Konica Minolta's offering in the sub-£150 market is the Magicolor 1600W. This is a small-footprint machine, decked out in black and white, which looks neat and ...

This is a very serviceable colour laser at a good price. While it uses a slower, carousel print mechanism, it still manages a reasonable colour speed and a good throughput for black. Running costs are a bit on the high side if you aim to print a lot of...

May, 2009

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just doesn't work


Stick to HP and Brother.

When it works, the prints are decent

my first one didn't work out of the box. manufacturer sent me a second one. and the second one just stopped working as well ; tech support takes about 10 minutes to answer your call and will eat up about 1 to 1.5 hours of my day every time that i call...

Apr, 2014

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mediocre product


Compared to the 2400W, this Magicolor is inferior. The lower resolution is not useful to me at all (I expected it to be 'passable' compared to 2400dpi). It cannot print borderless and I had to make my cards with tiny illustrations in the center. It...

Jun, 2013

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Great price for mediocre printer


It's a color laser jet printer. Install was easy. Prints clear and properly when it doesn't hang up. That's the good.No wifi, no network hookup and the paper jams about every 6 print jobs.

Mar, 2013

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Get What You Pay For


I've owned printers over the last 20 years and never had good and bad, but nothing this lousy until now. I didn't get many pages out of it before the "change cartridge" lights came on, first the black and not long after that the color lights came on,...

When the printer worked, it printed decent quality text, and average color output. Holds a lot of paper, printed heavy paper okay but not card stock ; Price, but that's not always a good thing in this case, as you get what you pay for

Where do I begin ; The included cartridges lasted a pathetically short time. Whey they say starter cartridges, they really mean it ; I understand the printers sell near or at a loss, while being subsidized by the outrageous price of the toner...

Jan, 2013

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Excellent printer for the price


The printer arrived quickly and the installation was rather easy. Although there was a period of noise while starting up, it became quiet after a few shutdown, open-close the chambers, tapping the connectors, and restart. The print output quality is...

Nov, 2012

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Could be better. At least it works


The first one that came to me looked like it had been opened before. All the stuff was already removed which it said to remove. Also the carousel was jammed and broken, the toner already had prints on it and the cartridges were

Cheap. The second one works. Decent color

Slow to print the first page, the cartridges are somewhat difficult to install and manage. They don't snap in easily like they are supposed to. Took several minutes to figure out how to seat into the carousel right. could be a little bit easier to...

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications

Print high quality color and B&W documents affordably with the Konica Minolta magicolor 1600W. This ultra compact, lightweight printer fits into any environment making it the best home office printer for the money. The magicolor 1600W is designed to be the best home office printer for your needs. Its extra small footprint makes it perfect for desktop use. Connect the printer to your computer easily with a built in Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface for out of the box functionality. Plus it's affordable to own, with a low purchase price and cost per print. The Konica Minolta magicolor 1600W uses Simitri HD Polymerized Toner to create brilliant color and B&W images and text while saving energy due to its low operating temperature. With all those great features it's easy to see why the magicolor 1600W is the best home office printer available.


Certification:UL, cUL, CSA, FCC-B, CDRH


Stand-by LED: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power consumption (PowerSave):14
Power consumption (standby):140 / 250
Power consumption (typical):1100


Manufacturer:Konica Minolta Holdings
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Konica Minolta magicolor

Input Capacity

Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:200
Standard input capacity:200


Internal memory:16


Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Type: None


Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Network ready:No / Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):15 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:15 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):30 - 85
Storage relative humidity range:30 - 85
Storage temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature range (T-T):0 - 35

Other Features

Cabling technology:10/100Base-TX
Color faxing: No
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000, Server 2003 (32/64), XP (32/64), Vista (32/64)
Custom media sizes:89 - 216 mm(W), 194 - 356 mm(L)
Duplex supported media types and capacity:Letter, A4
Fax forwarding: No
Internal modem: No
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Maximum printable area:0.16
Maximum printable area (imperial):0.16
Minimum system requirements:400 MHz Pentium II with 128 MB RAM, 256 MB HDD, CD-ROM/DVD
Power consumption (active):440
Power Requirements:120 - 240V, 50/60Hz

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:100

Paper Handling

Envelopes sizes:B5, C6, DL / C6, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5, B6
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):16 - 24 lb
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Folio, Legal, Letter, Statement / Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper


Processor:ASIC (PA20)
Processor frequency:80
Processor model:ASIC (PA20)


Power consumption (PowerSave):14
Power consumption (standby):140 / 250
Power consumption (typical):1100

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Duplex printing:No / Yes
Economical printing: Yes
Maximum duty cycle:35000
Maximum Resolution:600 x 1200
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Laser
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Standard printer languages:GDI


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Desktop
Max H-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) / Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):20ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):5ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:600dpi
Media Type:Cards / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Thick paper/Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper
Output Type:Color
Total Media Capacity:200sheets
Type:Personal printer


Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):5
Time to first page (black, normal):11
Time to first page (color, normal):20
Warm-up time:30


Installed Size:16MB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Sound Emission

Print noise level:50
Printing noise level:50
Standby acoustic emission:29

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit versions) / Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows Vista Business / Microsoft Windows XP

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):15.6 x 15 x 10.8
Weight:31.7 / 33.3