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Colour laser printers Reviews
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Oki C8800n colour laser printer

£1,340 inc VAT

Manufacturer: OKI

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

With a four figure price tag and A3 as well as A4 output, the Oki C8800n is in a different league to the other models here. At 40kg - which is heavy enough to need two people to carry it - it stretches the definition of a home printer to the limit.

With a four figure price tag and A3 as well as A4 output, the Oki C8800n is in a different league to the other models here. At 40kg - which is heavy enough to need two people to carry it - it stretches the definition of a home printer to the limit. However, the footprint is only marginally larger than the Epson Aculaser C1100 and, although it's big, it's not unfeasibly large considering its A3 capabilities.

The Oki C8800n's styling isn't anything to write home about, but the external build quality is solid (if not top-notch). Internally the paper path seems more solid, with plenty of reassuringly chunky plastic. And the paper path is flat instead of vertical, which should put less of a strain on the Oki C8800n's mechanism and help with long-term reliability.

Driver installation is trouble-free, and the supplied software spans three CDs and includes network drivers, a colour swatch utility, and colour profiling and correction tools for more accurate output.

Oki C8800n Expert Verdict »
1,200x600 hardware resolution
mono print speed quoted/actual = 32/30
colour print speed quoted/actual = 26/27
time to first print 15 seconds
standard paper input 300 sheets (max 530)
USB/parallel interface
ethernet
standard toner = £43, 6,000 pages, 0.7p per page
hi-cap toner = £92, 6,000 pages, 1.5p per page
341x485x593mm
40kg
  • Build Quality: We give this item 10 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 4 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

With blistering speeds and low running costs, the Oki C8800n is a difficult act to beat - but the price is wallet blisteringly high.

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