Product Focus: Color Laser Multifunction Printers for Under $1,000

Sponsored by

GovConnection Logo

##AUTHORSPLIT###- -->

Who says you can't have it all? Today's color laser multifunction printers can meet the document needs of most small offices, with all-in-one printing, faxing, and scanning. While they may not provide the kind of high-end performance in each area that you would expect from a dedicated device, these compact units can save both office space and money. Indeed, in our survey of the top color laser multifunction printers (MFPs), we found nearly 20 models that are priced under $1,000.

As with any all-in-one device, you should consider what features are most important to your office setup, since not all MFPs are equally adept at each function. If your office tends to print a lot, for example, focus your attention on print speed, paper capacity, or the ability to handle double-sided printing automatically.

While functionality differs from printer to printer, all models at this price point share a few features:

  • All are Windows and Mac compatible.
  • All but one include fax functionality. (The Lexmark X543dn, priced at $770, does not.) The rest offer up to 33.6 Kbps in fax transmission speed.
  • All provide USB 2.0 and Ethernet network connectivity, and several have additional options.

All prices are the manufacturer's suggested retail price; the reseller price may be up to 50 percent lower. Product info is based on manufacturers' specifications compiled by GovConnection.com and from the manufacturers themselves; we have not done any testing to verify manufacturers' claims.

Don't miss "They Even Do Windows," a companion story in our March issue, highlighting the standouts in connectivity; supported memory; print speed; and bargains under $600.


Brother MFC-9010CN Digital Color All-in-One

Brother MFC-9010CN Digital Color All-in-One

Copier
Printer
Scanner

Features
Weight: 50.00 lbs
Dimensions: 15.7" (h) x 16.9" (w) x 19.3" (d)
Standard Media Capacity (# of sheets): 250
Standard Memory: 64 MB
Supported Memory: 576 MB
B&W Print Speed (max): 17 PPM
Color Print Speed (max): 17 PPM
B&W Print Resolution (max): 2,400 x 600 DPI
Color Print Resolution (max): 2,400 x 600 DPI
B&W Copier Speed (max): 17 PPM
Color Copier Speed (max): 17 PPM
B&W Copier Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
Ports/ Connectors:
RJ-45 Ethernet port
USB 2.0 Type B port
Windows and Mac compatible: Yes

Get education pricing from

 

Shop Now

Brother MFC-9120CN Digital Color All-in-One

Brother MFC-9120CN Digital Color All-in-One

Copier
Printer
Scanner
Fax

Features
Weight: 50.50 lbs
Dimensions: 15.7" (h) x 16.9" (w) x 19.3" (d)
Standard Media Capacity (# of sheets): 250
Standard Memory: 64 MB
Supported Memory: 576 MB
B&W Print Speed (max): 17 PPM
Color Print Speed (max): 17 PPM
B&W Print Resolution (max): 2,400 x 600 DPI
Color Print Resolution (max): 2,400 x 600 DPI
B&W Copier Speed (max): 17 PPM
Color Copier Speed (max): 17 PPM
B&W Copier Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
Fax Transmission Speed (max): 33.6 Kbps
Ports/Connectors:
RJ-11 port
RJ-45 Ethernet port
USB 2.0 Type B port
Windows and Mac compatible: Yes

Get education pricing from

 

Shop Now

Brother MFC-9320CW Digital Color All-in-One

Brother MFC-9320CW Digital Color All-in-One

Copier
Printer
Scanner
Fax

Features
Weight: 50.50 lbs
Dimensions: 15.7" (h) x 16.9" (w) x 19.3" (d)
Standard Media Capacity (# of sheets): 250
Standard Memory: 64 MB
Supported Memory: 576 MB
B&W Print Speed (max): 17 PPM
Color Print Speed (max): 17 PPM
B&W Print Resolution (max): 2,400 x 600 DPI
Color Print Resolution (max): 2,400 x 600 DPI
B&W Copier Speed (max): 17 PPM
Color Copier Speed (max): 17 PPM
B&W Copier Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
Fax Transmission Speed (max): 33.6 Kbps
Ports/Connectors:
RJ-11 port
RJ-45 Ethernet port
Wireless 802.11 b/g connector
USB 2.0 Type B port
Windows and Mac compatible: Yes

Get education pricing from

 

Shop Now

Brother MFC-9460cdn Color Laser All-In-One

Brother MFC-9460cdn Color Laser All-In-One

Copier
Printer
Scanner
Fax

Features
Weight: 58.4 lbs
Dimensions: 19.4" (h) x 16.1" (w) x 19.8" (d)
Standard Media Capacity (# of sheets): 300
Standard Memory: 128 MB
Supported Memory: 384 MB
B&W Print Speed (max): 25 PPM
Color Print Speed (max): 25 PPM
B&W Print Resolution (max): 2,400 x 600 DPI
Color Print Resolution (max): 2,400 x 600 DPI
B&W Copier Speed (max): 25 PPM
Color Copier Speed (max): 25 PPM
B&W Copier Resolution (max): 1,200 X 600 DPI
Fax Transmission Speed (max): 33.6 Kbps
Ports/Connectors:
RJ-11
RJ-45 Ethernet port
USB 2.0 Type B port
USB 2.0 Type A port
Windows and Mac compatible: Yes

Get education pricing from

 

Shop Now

HP Color LaserJet CM1415fnw MFP

HP Color LaserJet CM1415fnw MFP

Copier
Printer
Scanner
Fax

Features
Weight: 50.10 lbs
Dimensions: 16.3" (h) x 17.4" (w) x 18.6" (d)
Standard Media Capacity (# of sheets): 150
Standard Memory: 160 MB
Supported Memory: 160 MB
B&W Print Speed (max): 12 PPM
Color Print Speed (max): 8 PPM
B&W Print Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
Color Print Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
B&W Copier Speed (max): 12 PPM
Color Copier Speed (max): 8 PPM
B&W Copier Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
Fax Transmission Speed (max): 33.6 Kbps
Ports/Connectors:
RJ-11 port
RJ-45 Ethernet port
Wireless 802.11 b/g/n connector
USB 2.0 Type A port
USB 2.0 Type B port
Windows and Mac compatible: Yes

Get education pricing from

 

Shop Now

HP Color LaserJet CM2320nf MFP

HP Color Laserjet CM2320fxi

Copier
Printer
Scanner
Fax

Features
Weight: 71.20 lbs
Dimensions: 25.6" (h) x 19.6" (w) x 19.4" (d)
Standard Media Capacity (# of sheets): 550
Standard Memory: 160 MB
Supported Memory: 416 MB
B&W Print Speed (max): 21 PPM
Color Print Speed (max): 21 PPM
B&W Print Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
Color Print Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
B&W Copier Speed (max): 20 PPM
Color Copier Speed (max): 20 PPM
B&W Copier Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
Fax Transmission Speed (max): 33.6 Kbps
Ports/Connectors:
RJ-11 port
RJ-45 Ethernet port
USB 2.0 Type B port
Windows and Mac compatible: Yes

Get education pricing from

 

Shop Now

HP Color Laserjet CM2320fxi

HP Color LaserJet CM2320nf MFP

Copier
Printer
Scanner
Fax

Features
Weight: 59.3 lbs
Dimensions: 21.7" (h) x 19.6" (w) x 19.4" (d)
Standard Media Capacity (# of sheets): 300
Standard Memory: 160 MB
Supported Memory: 416 MB
B&W Print Speed (max): 21 PPM
Color Print Speed (max): 21 PPM
B&W Print Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
Color Print Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
B&W Copier Speed (max): 21 PPM
Color Copier Speed (max): 21 PPM
B&W Copier Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
Fax Transmission Speed (max): 33.6 Kbps
Ports/Connectors:
RJ-11 port
RJ-45 Ethernet port
USB 2.0 Type B port
Windows and Mac compatible: Yes

Get education pricing from

 

Shop Now

Lexmark X543dn Color Laser MFP

Lexmark X543dn Color Laser MFP

Copier
Printer
Scanner

Features
Weight: 59 lbs
Dimensions: 18.23" (h) x 17.3" (w) x 21.1" (d)
Standard Media Capacity (# of sheets): 250
Standard Memory: 128 MB
Supported Memory: 640 MB
B&W Print Speed (max): 21 PPM
Color Print Speed (max): 21 PPM
B&W Print Resolution (max): 1,200 x 1,200 DPI
Color Print Resolution (max): 1,200 x 1,200 DPI
B&W Copier Speed (max): 21 PPM
Color Copier Speed (max): 21 PPM
B&W Copier Resolution (max): 1,200 x 1,200 DPI
Ports/Connectors:
RJ-45 Ethernet port
USB 2.0 Type B port
PictBridge port
Windows and Mac compatible: Yes

Get education pricing from

 

Shop Now

Lexmark X544n Color Laser MFP

Lexmark X544n Color Laser MFP

Copier
Printer
Scanner
Fax

Features
Weight: 60 lbs
Dimensions: 18.2" (h) x 17.3" (w) x 21.1" (d)
Standard Media Capacity (# of sheets): 250
Standard Memory: 128 MB
Supported Memory: 640 MB
B&W Print Speed (max): 25 PPM
Color Print Speed (max): 25 PPM
B&W Print Resolution (max): 1,200 x 1,200 DPI
Color Print Resolution (max): 1,200 x 1,200 DPI
B&W Copier Speed (max): 25 PPM
Color Copier Speed (max): 25 PPM
B&W Copier Resolution (max): 1,200 x 1,200 DPI
Fax Transmission Speed (max): 33.6 Kbps
Ports/Connectors:
RJ-11 port
RJ-45 Ethernet port
USB 2.0 Type B port
USB 2.0 Type A port
PictBridge port
Windows and Mac compatible: Yes

Get education pricing from

 

Shop Now

Okidata MC361 Color MFP

Okidata MC361 Color MFP

Copier
Printer
Scanner
Fax

Features
Weight: 63 lbs
Dimensions: 17.5" (h) x 16.8" (w) x 20" (d)
Standard Media Capacity (# of sheets): 350
Standard Memory: 256 MB
Supported Memory: 768 MB
B&W Print Speed (max): 25 PPM
Color Print Speed (max): 23 PPM
B&W Print Resolution (max): 1,200 x 600 DPI
Color Print Resolution (max): 1,200 x 600 DPI
B&W Copier Speed (max): 25 PPM
Color Copier Speed (max): 23 PPM
B&W Copier Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
Fax Transmission Speed (max): 33.6 Kbps
Ports/Connectors:
RJ-11 port
RJ-45 Ethernet port
USB 2.0 Type A port
USB 2.0 Type B port
Windows and Mac compatible: Yes

Get education pricing from

 

Shop Now

Okidata MC561 Color MFP

Okidata MC561 Color MFP

Copier
Printer
Scanner
Fax

Features
Weight: 63 lbs
Dimensions: 17.5" (h) x 16.8" (w) x 20" (d)
Standard Media Capacity (# of sheets): 350
Standard Memory: 256 MB
Supported Memory: 768 MB
B&W Print Speed (max): 31 PPM
Color Print Speed (max): 27 PPM
B&W Print Resolution (max): 1,200 x 600 DPI
Color Print Resolution (max): 1,200 x 600 DPI
B&W Copier Speed (max): 31 PPM
Color Copier Speed (max): 27 PPM
B&W Copier Resolution (max): 1,200 X 600 DPI
Fax Transmission Speed (max): 33.6 Kbps
Ports/Connectors:
RJ-11 port
RJ-45 Ethernet port
USB 2.0 Type A port
USB 2.0 Type B port
SD Card slot
Windows and Mac compatible: Yes

Get education pricing from

 

Shop Now

Ricoh Aficio SP C232SF Color Laser Multifunction Printer

Ricoh Aficio SP C232SF Color Laser Multifunction Printer

Copier
Printer
Scanner
Fax

Features
Weight: 66.14 lbs
Dimensions: 16.54" (h) x 19.41w" x 18.74" (d)
Standard Media Capacity (# of sheets): 251
Standard Memory: 256 MB
Supported Memory: 512 MB
B&W Print Speed (max): 21 PPM
Color Print Speed (max): 21 PPM
B&W Print Resolution (max): 2,400 x 600 DPI
Color Print Resolution (max): 2,400 x 600 DPI
B&W Copier Speed (max): 21 PPM
Color Copier Speed (max): 21 PPM
B&W Copier Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
Fax Transmission Speed (max): 33.6 Kbps
Ports/Connectors
RJ-11 port
RJ-45 Ethernet port
USB 2.0 Type B port
Windows and Mac compatible: Yes

Get education pricing from

 

Shop Now

Samsung CLX-3185FW Color Multifunction Printer

Samsung CLX-3185FW Color Multifunction Printer

Copier
Printer
Scanner
Fax

Features
Weight: 79.4 lbs
Dimensions: 25.6" (h) x 18.4" (w) x 19.6" (d)
Standard Media Capacity (# of sheets): 350
Standard Memory: 256 MB
Supported Memory: 512 MB
B&W Print Speed (max): 21 PPM
Color Print Speed (max): 21 PPM
B&W Print Resolution (max): 9,600 x 600 DPI
Color Print Resolution (max): 9,600 x 600 DPI
B&W Copier Speed (max): 21 PPM
Color Copier Speed (max): 21 PPM
B&W Copier Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
Fax Transmission Speed (max): 33.6 Kbps
Ports/Connectors:
RJ-11 port
RJ-45 Ethernet port
USB 2.0 Type A port
USB 2.0 Type B port
Windows and Mac compatible: Yes

Get education pricing from

 

Shop Now

Samsung CLX-6220FX Color Laser Multifunction

Samsung CLX-6220FX Color Laser Multifunction

Copier
Printer
Scanner
Fax

Features
Weight: 79.4 lbs
Dimensions: 25.6" (h) x 18.4" (w) x 19.6" (d)
Standard Media Capacity (# of sheets): 350
Standard Memory: 256 MB
Supported Memory: 512 MB
B&W Print Speed (max): 21 PPM
Color Print Speed (max): 21 PPM
B&W Print Resolution (max): 9,600 x 600 DPI
Color Print Resolution (max): 9,600 x 600 DPI
B&W Copier Speed (max): 21 PPM
Color Copier Speed (max): 21 PPM
B&W Copier Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
Fax Transmission Speed (max): 33.6 Kbps
Ports/Connectors:
RJ-11 port
RJ-45 Ethernet port
USB 2.0 Type A port
USB 2.0 Type B port
Windows and Mac compatible: Yes

Get education pricing from

 

Shop Now

Samsung CLX-6250FX Color Laser Multifunction Printer

Samsung CLX-6250FX Color Laser Multifunction Printer

Copier
Printer
Scanner
Fax

Features
Weight: 82.5 lbs
Dimensions: 25.6" (h) x 18.4" (w) x 19.6" (d)
Standard Media Capacity (# of sheets): 350
Standard Memory: 256 MB
Supported Memory: 768 MB
B&W Print Speed (max): 25 PPM
Color Print Speed (max): 25 PPM
B&W Print Resolution (max): 9,600 x 600 DPI
Color Print Resolution (max): 9,600 x 600 DPI
B&W Copier Speed (max): 25 PPM
Color Copier Speed (max): 25 PPM
B&W Copier Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
Fax Transmission Speed (max): 33.6 Kbps
Ports/Connectors:
RJ-11 port
RJ-45 Ethernet port
USB 2.0 Type A port
USB 2.0 Type B port
Windows and Mac compatible: Yes

Get education pricing from

 

Shop Now

Xerox Phaser 6128MFP Color Multifunction Printer

Xerox Phaser 6128MFP Color Multifunction Printer

Copier
Printer
Scanner
Fax

Features
Weight: 63.9 lbs
Dimensions: 23" (h) x 16.7" (w) x 20" (d)
Standard Media Capacity (# of sheets): 251
Standard Memory: 384 MB
Supported Memory: 384 MB
B&W Print Speed (max): 16 PPM
Color Print Speed (max): 12 PPM
B&W Print Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
Color Print Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
B&W Copier Speed (max): 16 PPM
Color Copier Speed (max): 12 PPM
B&W Copier Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
Fax Transmission Speed (max): 33.6 Kbps
Ports/Connectors:
RJ-11
RJ-45 Ethernet port
USB 2.0 Type B port
Windows and Mac compatible: Yes

http://www.office.xerox.com/multifunction-printer/color-multifunction/phaser-6128mfp/enus.html


Xerox Phaser 6180MFP/D Color Multifunction Printer

Xerox Phaser 6180MFP/D Color Multifunction Printer

Copier
Printer
Scanner
Fax

Features
Weight: 90.4 lbs
Dimensions: 28.7" (h) x 18.1" (w) x 20.5" (d)
Standard Media Capacity (# of sheets): 450
Standard Memory: 384 MB
Supported Memory: 1,380 MB
B&W Print Speed (max): 31 PPM
Color Print Speed (max): 20 PPM
B&W Print Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
Color Print Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
B&W Copier Speed (max): 20 PPM
Color Copier Speed (max): 7 PPM
B&W Copier Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
DUPLEX PRINTING: Yes
Fax Transmission Speed (max): 33.6 Kbps
Ports/Connectors:
RJ-45 Ethernet port
USB 2.0 Type B port
Centronics 36-pin port
Windows and Mac compatible: Yes

Get education pricing from

 

Shop Now

Xerox Phaser 6180MFP/N Color Multifunction Printer

Xerox Phaser 6180MFP/N Color Multifunction Printer

Copier
Printer
Scanner
Fax

Features
Weight: 90.4 lbs
Dimensions: 28.7" (h) x 18.1" (w) x 20.5" (d)
Standard Media Capacity (# of sheets): 450
Standard Memory: 384 MB
Supported Memory: 1,380 MB
B&W Print Speed (max): 31 PPM
Color Print Speed (max): 20 PPM
B&W Print Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
Color Print Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
B&W Copier Speed (max): 20 PPM
Color Copier Speed (max): 7 PPM
B&W Copier Resolution (max): 600 x 600 DPI
Fax Transmission Speed (max): 33.6 Kbps
Ports/Connectors:
RJ-45 Ethernet port
USB 2.0 Type B port
Centronics 36-pin port
Windows and Mac compatible: Yes

Get education pricing from

 

Shop Now