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Konica-Minolta 8650dn

date of review: 2/13/09 updated 7/1/2009

The Way We See It
Setup 9.1
Print Quality 9.0
Speed 9.5
Paper Handling 9.9
Supplies 8.8
Service/Reliabilty 9.4
TOTAL 55.7

In Short: The new Magicolor 8650DN is the flagship large format color laser printer from Konica-Minolta. This printer uses a heavy duty engine from Minolta capable of print speeds of up to 35 letter size pages per minute in color or black and white. The 8650DN was easy to setup and the driver install was also quick. Setup and installation by a factory tech is required if you buy any of the finishing options however. All replacement supplies load from the front of the printer.
The Konica-Minolta 8650DN excels in paper handling. It handles various sizes including letter, legal, tabloid, and custom sizes up to 12.25” by 18” from it’s lower 500-sheet feeder and paper up to 12.25" by 47.24" from the 150sheet MP feeder. The other 500-sheet feeder and all optional feeders handle paper up to 11” by 17”. The 8650DN can feed paper as heavy as 94lb cover, (256 g/m2), from all standard input sources and up to 100lb cover, (271 g/m2), from the MP feeder. Auto duplex is standard. The Konica-Minolta 8650DN produces very good print quality all around. The output is suitable for most any application including short run production. In our performance tests we found the8650DN to be fast overall. The printer ships with a fast Power PC G47447A 1GHz processor and1024 MB of RAM which is more than any other tabloid size printer we sell. The Konica-Minolta 8650DN includes PS3 & PCL6 emulations, a super-fast Ethernet 100/1000Base TX network print server, and parallel/USB ports. Many paper options are available including additional feeders and finishers with stapling, hole-punching, and booklet making. A 60GB internal HD for advanced job management and direct PDF or TIFF printing is included in the 8650HDN configuration. The 8650 w/Booklet Finisher kit includes four (4) paper input feeders, 60GB HD, hole punch kit, and factory installation.

The Bottom Line: The new Konica-Minolta 8650DN combines good print quality and speed with outstanding paper handling versatility and reliability. For most any applications requiring good quality tabloid color printing, or the need to print on several different types of paper stock, the Konica Minolta 8650DN may be the most attractive option available. The Konica Minolta 8650DN color laser printer supports all current versions of Windows, Mac 9, OSX, and Linux OS..

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