Sunday, March 30, 2008

Samsung Readies 1-2 Punch Against Ricoh, Canon & Xerox

I picked up this information from a member of the P4P. Samsung is ready or will launch a new A3 Color MFP @ 40ppm for under $5,000!

I've done a few searches and have found nothing to date on this unit, so I can't comment on cost per page, features, and specs. The information states that this unit is designed to compete with HP's Color LaserJet 4730MFP.

All of this brings me to another point that I've been pounding for a few years now. Ricoh, Canon, KonicaMinolta, Sharp, etc.. need to step it up a notch in R & D. They need to bring to market A3 devices that will have the same cost as their A4 devices ASAP! Samsung, and HP will get better and better at the interfaces, these systems will become more popular because of price. These systems will take away business from Dealership and Direct Branches! If you want to blow them away you need to develop the A3 device with 11x17 scanning, and a cpp like A4 machines. A few months ago, it was rumored that Samsung was coming to market with a 50ppm mono device.

More info on Samsung’s first floor-standing color laser MFP, the CLX-8380DN offering: Base MSRP of $4999.00. Actually made by Samsung of Korea. Letter/legal size paper onlyo Competes against the Hewlett Packard Color LaserJet 4730MFP.

This product may be relabeled by Xerox and Muratec (as they currently relabel other Samsung made models). 40ppm top speed color or b/w. 600x600dpi or 1200x1200dpi (not 8 bits per pixel). Interpolated up to 4800dpi. 4 tandem OPC drum design. Polymerized toner. Comes standard with 520 sheet paper tray and 100 sheet stack bypass. Optional two more 520 sheet drawers ($349 apiece) or a 2100 sheet letter size paper deck ($799).

Optional 100 sheet document feeder. Auto duplex standard.
Optional stapling finisher for $649 (50 sheet stapled sets, no booklet making)
Built-in print controller.

 Actual maker unknown
 HP PCL and PostScript print drivers included
USB & 10/100BaseT ports
 256MB RAM standard (can upgrade to 512MB)
 80GB hard drive
 Scan to e-mail/FTP/SMB Optional fax board 11 second first b/w copy out time 13 second first color copy out time.

Black toner yield of 18,000 pages based on 5% coverage for $65.00 each. Color toners yield 12,000 pages each based on 5% for $149 each. Each drum has yield of 50,000 pages, with black for $165.00 and C, M or Y for $245.00o Waste toner cartridge yield of 100,000 pages. PM kit #1 has yield of 100,000 pages for $149.00o PM kit #2 has yield of 200,000 pages for $229.00

1 comment:

Xerox Troubleshooting said...

Great Review! Well written and quite descriptive as well.. If any item or topic comes out then you should be the one releasing it to the public and make it known! The way you describe it is very intriguing and feels like candy to my ears, if that really makes any sense :) but you catch my drift.. In one of my classes, we were given a paper with instructions of how to build a swan made of aluminum foil and we had to explain to our group verbally how to construct the swan.. It was difficult! But, manageable and we came second in place, but it was tasky :) Nevertheless if you post anything else up I will most definitely check it out! Great review!