Sunday, September 28, 2008
HP CM6030 and CM6040 "Pros & Cons"
At first glance the 6030 and the 6040 are capable of printing, copying and scanning up to A3 (up to 11x17). Alas HP has decided to compete with Ricoh, Xerox, Canon and KonicaMinolta's A3 MFP devices.
These systems seem well built coming in at a hefty 318lbs, so much for Internet sales, shipping will be expensive, you'll have to have a two person lift to setup the device and will have to arrange for inside delivery and or negotiate stairs if you have them. If you are going to get this system, I would advise going with a dealer that will get all of this done for a nominal fee. On to the good stuff:
NO LAN FAX
NO STANDARD HARD DRIVE
NO DOCUMENT STORAGE (Unless you buy the optional Hard Drive)
NO PROOF, LOCK & HOLD Feature (Unless you buy optional Hard Drive)
FIRST PAGE OUT (MONOCHROME) 15.3 SECONDS
FIRST PAGE OUT (COLOR) 16.2 SECONDS
MAX PAPER WEIGHT 58LBS
NO LAN CONNECTION (OPTION), HP BROCHURE STATES (EIO, USB.2.0,FAX, fih, and PCI)
500 SHEET FINISHER ONLY
One Year on Site Warranty
All in One Cartridge System
Auto Nav Jam Removal
When you stack this Device up to the competition such as Ricoh, Canon, Xerox, KonicaMinolta etc.... feature wise the HP CM6030 and CM6040 will not compete especially with heavier paper weights. The HP will take a max weight of 58lb stock while all the competitors now offer up to 140lb stock. LAN fax? There is no option, LAN faxing is very popular and allows you to send faxes from your desktop through the MFP (thus enabling all fax reports. The HP CM6030, CM6040 falls short here, the brochure does state that it support MS Windows fax. But, its still not LAN Fax.
You must add a HD for additional print support for Proof, Lock and Hold print features, all of competition has adopted a standard hard drive. Network Port? HP also keeps this as an option. Again, all of the competition includes this at no extra cost. Seems to me HP should do the same. Network Port and HD adds $670 to the cost of the unit.
Cost $8,000 for the CM6030 and $9,000 for the CM6040 plus shipping, setup, inside delivery, hard drive, network port.
Cost per page comes in at a cool .0538672 (HP did not have a price for the ADF kit), so this number could be up or down a little. This cost per page includes all consumables based on 5% coverage and does not include parts, or on-site service. When adding an on-site MA, I'm sure this unit will be in between .07 -.08 per page. Right in line with everyone else. However keep in mind that the with increased toner coverage on the page costs can go very high double to triple with heavy coverage. It's all about the consumables here.
Can Dealers compete with the CM6030 and CM6040? By all means they can, I see a lot of short falls and will keep you all updated when I have more information.