OKI C711n conclusion

June 23, 2010 by Sarah Meyer Reads (12,548)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service & Support
    • 8
    • Print Quality
    • 8
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Performance / Print Speed
    • 5
    • Features
    • 7
    • Operational Costs
    • 6
    • Total Score:
    • 7.00
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

PROS

  • Quick print speeds
  • Good color quality
  • Five year warranty on LED printheads

CONS

  • Loud when printing
  • No front side USB port

CONCLUSION
The C711n does a good job on standard features but misses two I’d like to see on base models: a front side USB port for easy, quick prints and duplexing.  OKI does offer duplexing on the two higher end models so at least customers have the option.

Quality wise, the C711n does an excellent job with vibrant colors and solid black and white text produced quickly.  Unfortunately, the C711n is quite loud while printing so I wouldn’t suggest the C711n for an office where the printer will reside in the same room as the employees.

The biggest selling point for the C711 series is the customization OKI offers businesses.  Additional paper drawers for a large maximum paper capacity and additional memory for a maximum 768 MB as well as software like the Color Access Policy Manager and three standard options of connectivity.

The difference between the C711 series and its competitors will come down to price.  What the customer can get that perhaps OKI doesn’t offer for a similar price will be what drives business purchasing decisions.

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The OKI C711n is available now for the starting price of $1,099.99 through okidata.com and authorized vendors.   Each additional paper tray (there are three shown in the video, one standard, two optional) is $183.99.

The OKI C711 comes with a 5-year warranty on the LED printheads and a 1-year limited printer warranty with Overnight Exchange and optional coverage extensions.



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