Product Watch: A Laser Printer For The iMac Under $400? You Bet!

EPSON EPL - 5700i Laser Printer

Epson has come out with the first Laser Printer with the iMac in mind. The EPSON EPL - 5700i connect via a USB port and will work with any USB capable Mac. It also has a parallel port and so can be connected to a Windows based machine.

The printer cranks out up to 8 pages per minute and is aimed at the home office and education markets. It delivers high-quality 1200 dpi image class printing and is ideally suited for text heavy tasks.

Epson claims that the toner cartridge will last through 6,000 prints, keeping per page costs down.

You can even outfit your paper tray cover in either the iMac's blueberry or grape colors.

EPSON EPL - 5700i RP: $400 .......... Check for lowest price



Key Features

Microprocessor: 23 MHz RISC

Resolution: 600 x 600 dpi standard 1200 dpi image class with enhanced MicroGray"! technologies

Memory: 2MB (expandable to 13 MB)

Print Speed: Standard 8 ppm Time to first print 19 seconds Warm-up time 20 seconds

Paper Capacity: Standard paper tray 150 sheets Output tray 100 sheets Manual input feeding mechanism 1 sheet Optional paper cassette 500 sheets

Paper Handling:

  • Standard paper tray A4W, A4, A5, B5, F4, government legal, government letter, custom, envelopes (commercial 10, monarch, DL, international B5, C5, C6) transparencies, labels.
  • Manual input feeding mechanism Max width for manual feed 3" to 8.5" Max length for manual feed 5" to 14"
  • Optional paper cassette A4, letter

Consumable Life: Toner capacity 6,000 pages Photoconductor capacity 20,000 pages

Reliability: MTBF 3000 power-on hours Durability 5 years (180,000 sheets)

Physical Dimensions: 15.6" x 18.2" x 9.9" (W x D x H) 14.4 lb

Drivers and Utilities*: Mac OS 8.x; Windows 95; Windows 98; Windows NT 4.0 *Mac OS 8.1 requires iMac update1.0 or later

Warranty: Standard one year limited warranty (U.S. and Canada only)

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