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 Canon Color imageCLASS MF644Cdw, the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw, the Lexmark MC3224i, and the Xerox C235/DNI.
At an AMPV of 750 pages, under a five-year length of ownership, and leveraging the manufacturer website price for hardware:
The Canon Color imageCLASS MF644Cdw is the winning product with the lowest TCO at $4,565.00, followed by the Xerox C235/DNI at $4,763.57, the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw at $4,770.59, and the Lexmark MC3224i at $6,054.25.
- The Lexmark MC3224i and the Xerox C235/DNI offer the fastest print speeds at 24ppm, followed by the Canon Color imageCLASS MF644Cdw and the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw at 22ppm.
- The Lexmark and Xerox models are very similar as the Xerox device leverages engine technology from Lexmark. Similarly, HP sources its LaserJet engine technology from Canon.
- All printers with the exception of the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw offer a 251 sheet standard and maximum print capacity. The HP model features a slightly smaller standard and maximum capacity at 250 sheets.
- All of the models in the comparison provide users with auto duplex printing capabilities, wireless connectivity, and Gigabit Ethernet support.
- With regards to footprint, the Lexmark MC3224i and the Xerox C235/DNI tie at 251.1 square inches, followed by the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw at 273.9. The Canon Color imageCLASS MF644CDW has the largest footprint at 278.9 square inches.
- Usage-Based Black CPPs for this specific printing environment, lowest to highest are as follows:
- Canon Color imageCLASS MF644Cdw: $0.0292
- HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw: $0.0311
- Xerox C235/DNI: $0.0320
- Lexmark MC3224i: $0.0455
- Usage-Based Color CPPs for this specific printing environment, lowest to highest are as follows:
- Canon Color imageCLASS MF644Cdw: $0.1559
- Xerox C235/DNI: $0.1580
- HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw: $0.1583
- Lexmark MC3224i: $0.2054
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