gapTCO CPC Comparison of Four A3 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 four base unit A3 workgroup color MFPs including the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C5840i, HP Color LaserJet Managed Flow MFP E87640z, Konica Minolta bizhub C360i, and Xerox AltaLink C8145H.

At an AMPV of 8,000 pages, under a three-year length of ownership, and leveraging average private sector pricing:

The Xerox AltaLink C8145H is the winning product with the lowest TCO of $17,458.93, followed by the Konica Minolta bizhub C360i with a TCO of $17,893.78, and the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C5840i with a TCO of $19,276.86.  The HP Color LaserJet Managed Flow MFP E87640z has the highest TCO within the comparison of $19,310.88.

  • All four models offer standard print, copy, and scan functionality while fax is an optional feature.

  • The Xerox AltaLink C8145H provides the fastest print speeds at up to 45ppm, followed by the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C5840i and the HP Color LaserJet Managed Flow MFP E87640z, which provide up to 40ppm letter print speeds. The Konica Minolta bizhub C360i offers the slowest print speeds within the comparison at up to 36ppm.

  • The Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C5840i, HP Color LaserJet Managed Flow MFP E87640z and the Xerox AltaLink C8145H are equipped with a standard DADF, while the Konica Minolta bizhub C360i requires an optional RADF or DADF. With the optional DADF added to the Konica Minolta MFP (at a street price of roughly $786), the total cost of ownership increases to $18,679.42, maintaining its position as the second lowest TCO within the comparison

  • The Xerox AltaLink C8145H has the largest DADF capacity for up to 270-sheets. The HP Color LaserJet Managed Flow MFP E87640z has the second largest DADF capacity with support for up to 250-sheets followed by the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C5840i at up to 200-sheets.  The Konica Minolta bizhub C360i features the smallest DADF capacity for up to 100-sheets.

  • When comparing duplex scan speeds, the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C5840i provides the fastest scanning at up to 270ipm for black and color images. The HP Color LaserJet Managed Flow MFP E87640z offers the next fastest duplex scan speeds at up to 240ipm, followed by the Konica Minolta bizhub C360i at up to 200ipm, while the Xerox AltaLink C8145H offers the slowest duplex scan speeds of up to 141ipm.

  • The Xerox AltaLink C8145H has the largest standard paper input capacity at up to 3,140-sheets, followed by the Konica Minolta bizhub C360i with up to 1,550-sheets, then HP Color LaserJet Managed Flow MFP E87640z with standard support for up to 1,140-sheets, and lastly the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C5840i has the smallest standard input capacity at up to 1,200-sheets.

  • Average Private Sector Contract-Based Black CPCs for this specific printing environment, lowest to highest are as follows:
    • Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C5840i: $0.0064
    • Konica Minolta bizhub C360i: $0.0074
    • Xerox AltaLink C8145H: $0.0077
    • HP Color LaserJet Managed Flow MFP E87640z: $0.0082
  • Average Private Sector Contract-Based Color CPCs for this specific printing environment, lowest to highest are as follows:
    • Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C5840i: $0.0526
    • Xerox AltaLink C8145H: $0.0529
    • Konica Minolta bizhub C360: $0.0558
    • HP Color LaserJet Managed Flow MFP E87640z: $0.0616

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The gapTCO is a product of market intelligence firm gap intelligence. It is an intuitive, graphical user experience designed to allow simple and easy analysis of the Total Cost of Ownership of printer and MFP devices.