Xerox WorkCentre 6505 Review

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Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service & Support
    • 7
    • Print Quality
    • 9
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Performance / Print Speed
    • 8
    • Features
    • 8
    • Operational Costs
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 7.83
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


  • Pros

    • Excellent print quality
    • Ease of use
    • 35-sheet ADF
  • Cons

    • "Refresh" pauses
    • Automatic duplexing issue
    • Can't print word docs from USB drive

Xerox has expanded into the small office market with the launch of five new products at the end of February including the Phaser 6010 and WorkCentre 6505 series.

We recently reviewed the ultra-compact single function color Phaser 6010 so now we’ve turned to multi-function color WorkCentre 6505 series. The series consists of two configurations: the WorkCentre 6505n and the WorkCentre 6505dn.

We have the WorkCentre 6505dn in house for review so read on to find out if its the right fit for your small or medium business today!

The Xerox WorkCentre 6505 comes in two configurations: the entry level 6505n and the 6505dn. The main difference is that the 6505dn also features automatic duplexing. Both configurations offers print, scan, copy, fax and email functionality in the standard box, measuring in at approximately 17 x 21 x 23 inches.

Design wise, the WorkCentre 6505 doesn’t jump off the page with a very traditional setup. Gray and blue boxy design with a standard control panel featuring a four line LCD, four device quick keys, a four directional navigation wheel, alpha-numerical key pad, fax speed dial, etc.

But looks can be deceiving because Xerox has also included several useful features on the WorkCentre 6505 with a 35-sheet automatic document feeder, front side USB port with scan-to and print from functionality and a 533MHz processor with 256MB of memory standard.

The WorkCentre 6505 comes with a 250-sheet paper drawer and single sheet manual feed slot but Xerox offers a second optional 250-sheet drawer for a total paper capacity of 501 sheets.

The toner is also easy to replace with access through the side panel. The WorkCentre 6505 uses Xerox EA toner technology found on high end graphic arts color devices and offers a print resolution up to 600 x 600 x 4.

Check out the Xerox WorkCentre 6505dn in action – watch our hands-on video below!



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