Canon I-SENSYS LBP6650DN

The LBP6650dn is a monochrome laser printer that packs both network connectivity and a built-in duplexer

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Canon I-SENSYS LBP6650DN The LBP6650DN won't monopolise too much desk space
By  Jason Saundalkar Published  December 13, 2010

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Key Specs

Connection: USB, Ethernet
Duplex printing: Y
Max resolution: 2400 x 600dpi
Memory: 64MB
Number of paper trays: 1

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Canon describes its i-SENSYS LBP6650dn as a ‘high performance, compact mono laser printer offering productive auto duplexing and extensive network connectivity for seamless integration into IT print workflows'.

Putting the LBP6650dn through our testing gauntlet we reckon Canon is right on the money. On the interface front the Canon offers both USB and Ethernet connectivity so you can connect it to a PC directly, or, for shared access, hook it up to a print server or network switch. In either case the Canon proved a doddle to setup.
The printer has fairly clean looks but in terms of size and weight it is the second largest and heaviest model in this grouptest. The only printer with a larger footprint was Xerox's Phaser 3435.

Feeding the i-SENSYS our tes documents this printer proved quick. Our 20-page text document was put to paper in quick time at a speed of 29.2ppm. Considering Canon claims a print speed of 33ppm this is very impressive. Moving on to the more complex text and graphics PDF the LBP6650dn managed a speed of 17.1ppm. With both print tests the printer produced the first page in seven seconds.

Our only real issue with the Canon LBP6650dn had to do with its price tag. At US $436 it is the most expensive mono machine here and unfortunately, it isn't the fastest.

Verdict: A well-built monochrome machine that can burn through pages in a flash. Its Achilles heel is its high price tag.

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