gapTCO CPC Comparison of Four A4 Workgroup Color MFPs

The gapTCO tool is an intuitive, graphical user experience designed to allow simple and easy analysis of the Total Cost of Ownership of printer and MFP devices. This month’s installment compares the Konica Minolta bizhub C3851FS, Kyocera TASKalfa 356ci, Lexmark XC4140, and the Toshiba e-STUDIO389CS.

At an AMPV of 5,000 pages, under a three-year length of ownership, and leveraging public sector pricing for hardware:

The Lexmark XC4140 is the winning product with the lowest TCO of $9,080.42, followed by the Kyocera TASKalfa 356ci with a TCO of $9,093.00, the Toshiba e-STUDIO389CS with a TCO of $9,280.80, and the Konica Minolta bizhub C3851FS with a TCO of $9,706.36.

  • All devices compared offer standard print, copy, scan, and fax functionality with the exception of the Kyocera TASKalfa 356ci, which offers fax as an option.
  • The Konica Minolta bizhub C3851FS, Lexmark XC4140, and the Toshiba e-STUDIO389CS offer monochrome and color print speeds at 40ppm, while the Kyocera TASKalfa 356ci offers slightly slower monochrome and color print speeds at 37ppm.
  • The Lexmark XC4140 and Toshiba e-STUDIO389CS offer the fastest scan speeds at 60ipm for black and color images. The Kyocera TASKalfa 356ci provides the second fastest scan speeds at 60ipm for black and 40ipm for color images followed by the Konica Minolta bizhub C3851FS with black and color scan speeds at 37ipm.
  • The Kyocera TASKalfa 356ci provides users with the largest maximum input capacity at 3,100 pages, followed by the Lexmark XC4140 and Toshiba e-STUDIO389CS at 2,300 pages, then the Konica Minolta bizhub C3851FS at 1,650 pages.
  • All devices in the comparison feature 7.0-inch color touchscreen displays.
  • Contract-Based Black CPCs for this specific printing environment, lowest to highest are as follows:
    • Kyocera TASKalfa 356ci: $0.0089
    • Toshiba e-STUDIO389CS: $0.0096
    • Lexmark XC4140: $0.0099
    • Konica Minolta bizhub C3851FS: $0.0120
  • Contract-Based Color CPCs for this specific printing environment, lowest to highest are as follows:
    • Kyocera TASKalfa 356ci: $0.0604
    • Lexmark XC4140: $0.0610
    • Konica Minolta bizhub C3851FS: $0.0642
    • Toshiba e-STUDIO389CS: $0.0700

Product Breakdown

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Detailed Comparison

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The gapTCO is an intuitive, graphical user experience designed to allow simple and easy analysis of the Total Cost of Ownership of printer and MFP devices.