The MB290 MFP combines a laser print engine with all-in-one functionality

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OKI MB290 MFP OKI claims this MFP is capable of a monochrome print speed of 22ppm
By  Jason Saundalkar Published  April 28, 2010

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Key Specs

Connection: USB / Ethernet
Max resolution: 600 x 600dpi
Memory: 64MB
Number of ink tanks: N/A
Price: $284

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OKI's MB200 series of MFPs aim to deliver versatility, reliability and ease-of-use while being compact enough for use in a home office or small workgroup environment.

The MB290 MFP is the range topper of the series and offers print, scan, copy, fax and network capabilities. The machine's print engine is a monochrome only affair and offers a top print resolution of 600 x 600dpi.

OKI claims the engine is good for 22ppm print speeds and after feeding it our test 20-page Word document, the machine managed a very impressive 16.6ppm. Studying the prints we found text sharp and legible. As a copier the MB290 proved quick again, it was able to create a copy of our test page in 17-seconds. An excellent performance considering its price tag.

In terms of features the MB290 MFP won't leave you wanting for more. It offers a 50-page automatic document feeder, document management and given that it has both USB and network interface connections, you can easily integrate it into your home or office.

The MB290 ships with application software but you can use the device independent of a PC when it comes to faxing and copying thanks to its numerous physical buttons and controls. The numerous buttons don't spoil the clean look of the machine either as OKI has hidden the majority of these under a body-coloured plastic cover.

Verdict: Competent features and performance make the OKI a good buy for home offices and workgroups.

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