Despite being the cheapest of Oki's new C5750 and C5950 business colour laser printers, the Oki C5750n comes with a fairly significant £575 asking price. However, this printer does come armed with some impressive specifications.

The Oki C5750n is, of course, network ready, and an enhanced version, the C5750dn, comes with an automatic duplexer (for flawless printing to both sides of the paper). You can buy the duplex unit as an optional extra for the basic Oki C5750n, but it'll set you back an extra £174 – as opposed to just £117 extra for the C5750dn.

In fact, the Oki C5750n is rich in expansion capabilities. The basic 300 sheet paper tray can be boosted with an optional 530 sheet tray (giving you a potential 830 sheets in all) for an extra £174.

Other extras include memory, and the standard 256MB can be stretched to 768MB for an extra £222. The Oki C5750n is a large robust looking machine. The control panel is perhaps a little more basic than we might expect at this price, although the important facilities are catered for, and the LCD screen gives you some useful pieces of information – letting you know exactly where you are in the print job, for instance.

But what of the specifications themselves? Well, the Oki C5750n comes with a claimed 32 pages per minute (ppm) in mono. In contrast to inkjets, laser manufacturers tend to be more truthful when it comes to the difference between quoted and realworld figures.

However, in our tests the Oki C5750n managed just 22.2ppm. Given that the likes of the Brother HL-4040CN can produce 16.2ppm while costing almost half the price, we expected slightly more from the performance of the Oki C5750n.

The Oki C5750n isn't a whole lot faster on colour either, and the realworld figure of 11.1ppm is only half that of the quoted figure of 22ppm.

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Despite being the cheapest of Oki's new C5750 and C5950 business colour laser printers, the Oki C5750n comes with a fairly significant £575 asking price. However, this printer does come armed with some impressive specifications.

Print quality, however, is pretty good from the Oki C5750n. The text is perhaps a little faint, and those who like jet black lettering may be slightly disappointed. Nonetheless, the definition is fairly clean. With colour, in contrast, the shades are perhaps a little too dark.

The results are still extremely attractive, and the prints have a particularly polished look to them that's extremely impressive given how many prints can be produced in a minute using the Oki C5750n's laser technology.

Nonetheless, one or two of our test shots weren't totally accurate, and this was despite much tinkering with the Oki C5750n's driver front-end. In contrast to typical colour lasers, you get a great many options with the Oki, and the quality settings alone have four different settings, going from Draft (600x600) up to the enhanced ProQ2400 mode. Add the Photo Enhance mode, and this manages to be a rather good printer for colour.

Running costs are also quite decent.

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Oki C5750n: Specs

  • Maximum resolution 1,200x600dpi
  • Installed RAM 256MB
  • Maximum RAM 768MB
  • Quoted print speed B=32ppm C=22ppm
  • Actual print speed B=19.9ppm C=11.1ppm
  • Supported interface types USB 2.0
  • Standard paper input 300 sheets
  • 340x400x528mm
  • 26kg
  • Toner costs B=£59 C=£45 x 3
  • Print life (pages) B=8,000 C=2,000 x 3
  • 1-year warranty
  • Maximum resolution 1,200x600dpi
  • Installed RAM 256MB
  • Maximum RAM 768MB
  • Quoted print speed B=32ppm C=22ppm
  • Actual print speed B=19.9ppm C=11.1ppm
  • Supported interface types USB 2.0
  • Standard paper input 300 sheets
  • 340x400x528mm
  • 26kg
  • Toner costs B=£59 C=£45 x 3
  • Print life (pages) B=8,000 C=2,000 x 3
  • 1-year warranty

OUR VERDICT

The Oki C5750n has good options and would fit in beautifully in a typical office environment. However, the speed isn't quite as good as you might expect given the quoted figures, and we'd ideally want this printer to be falling below the £500 mark before we'd consider it value for money.

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