Battle of the Printers: HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 Color Printer M551dn vs OKI C610dn

HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 M551dn

HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 M551dn

OKI C610dn

OKI C610dn

 

 

 

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Want to find a suitable laser printer to equip your office and make your document workflow easier? Well, you may have a hard time picking one in the wide array of laser printers and brand out in the market. Hewlett-Packard and Okidata are two of the most notable name when it comes to manufacturing laser printers. And here are two of their best-selling office laser printers that we’re going to feature in today’s “Battle of Printers”.

Check out their specifications, advantages and disadvantages, so you can be sure what’s more suitable for your office needs:

Print Speed:

HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 Color Printer M551dn: Prints up to 33 ppm (both black-&-white and color), first page out as fast as 9 – 9.5 seconds.

OKI C610dn:  Prints up to 34 ppm (black-&-white) and 32 ppm (color), first page out as fast as 6.7 seconds.

Winner:

  • Monochrome Printing SpeedOKI C610dn
  • Color Printing SpeedHP LaserJet Enterprise 500 Color Printer M551dn

Monthly Duty Cycle:

HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 Color Printer M551dn: Monthly duty cycle of up to 175, 000 pages per month.

OKI C610dn: Monthly duty cycle of up to 75, 000 pages per month.

Winner: HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 Color Printer M551dn

Cost Per Page:

HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 Color Printer M551dn: 

  • (Mono) – 1.8 cents
  • (Color) – 13 cents

OKI C610dn:

  • (Mono) – 1.5 cents
  • (Color) – 10.9 cents

Winner:

  • Cost-Per-Page Mono: OKI C610dn
  • Cost-Per-Page Color: OKI C610dn

Input Capacity (Printer Input Only):

HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 Color Printer M551dn: 600 sheets

OKI C610dn: 400 sheets

Winner: HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 Color Printer M551dn

Tech Support:

HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 Color Printer M551dn: Online and phone support with 1-year limited warranty backed by HP Customer Care.

OKI C610dn: Live, toll-free technical support 24/7/365 1-Year limited warranty with Overnight Exchange on printer; 5-Year limited warranty on LED printheads.

Winner: OKI C610dn

Other information:

HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 Color Printer M551dn | MSRP Price: $899.00

Replacement toner cartridges:

OEM Cartridges: OEM HP CE400A black toner ($150.89), OEM HP CE401A cyan toner ($225.89), OEM HP CE402A yellow toner ($225.89), OEM HP CE403A magenta toner ($225.89), 5,500 pages at 5% coverage.

Alternative Cartridges: Remanufactured HP CE400A black toner ($89.99)HP CE401A cyan toner ($99.99)HP CE402A yellow toner ($99.99)HP CE403A magenta toner ($99.99), 5,500 pages at 5% coverage. 

OKI C610dn MSRP Price: $789.00

Replacement toner cartridges:

OEM Cartridges: OEM Okidata 44315301 yellow toner ($228.43), Okidata 44315302 magenta toner ($228.43),  Okidata 44315303 cyan toner ($228.43), Okidata 44315304 black toner ($228.43), 6,000 pages at 5% coverage.

Alternative Cartridges: Compatible Okidata 44315301 yellow toner ($53.99)Okidata 44315302 magenta toner ($53.99),  Okidata 44315303 cyan toner ($53.99), Okidata 44315304 black toner ($53.99), 6,000 pages at 5% coverage.

Final Verdict:

HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 Color Printer M551dn  as PCMag.com stated “provides a winning mix of high speed, above-par output quality, and reasonably low running costs” while the OKI C610dn “can handle the printing loads of a small to mid-sized business.”

Sources: PCMag.com

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