Source: The Imaging Channel

  • Ricoh Aficio MP 301SPF

  • HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 MFP M525f

  • Lexmark MX611dhe MFP

  • Xerox Phaser 3635MFP/X


At an AMPV of 4,000, length of ownership of 4 years, and using average E-commerce Price or Average Commercial Price for HW:

  • Ricoh’s Aficio MP 301SPF is using a Usage-Only Contract (CPC) sales model, while the other three printers are using a Cartridge-Based (CPP) sales model

  • Xerox’s Phaser 3635MFP/X is the winning printer with the lowest TCO of $6,202.39, followed in order by Ricoh’s Aficio MP 301SPF ($6,250.59), HP’s LaserJet Enterprise 500 MFP M525f ($6,271.63), and Lexmark’s MX611dhe MFP ($6,336.63).

  • At 3 years length of ownership while maintaining all other parameters, the Lexmark printer has the lowest TCO ($5,010.67)

  • At 5 years length of ownership while maintaining all other parameters, the Ricoh printer has the lowest TCO ($7,186.59)

  • The Lexmark MX611dhe MFP offers a high print speed of 50ppm, while the others range from 31ppm (Ricoh) to 42ppm (HP).

  • Usage-Based CPPs (HP, Lexmark, Xerox) and CPC (Ricoh) of each printer is as follows:

    • Ricoh Aficio MP 301SPF: $0.0135

    • HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 MFP M525f: $0.0163

    • Xerox Phaser 3635MFP/X: $0.0173

    • Lexmark MX611dhe MFP: $0.0179




Product Breakdown


A4 Small Workteam BW MFPs

A4 Small Workteam BW MFPs

Lifetime TCO Graph


Lifetime TCO Graph

Detailed Comparison


A4 Small Workteam BW MFPs Detailed Comparison
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HP


Lexmark


Xerox


Ricoh




LaserJet Enterprise 500 MFP M525f


MX611dhe MFP


Phaser 3635 MFP/X


Aficio MP 301 SP F


Image


HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 MFP M525f


Lexmark MX611dhe MFP


Xerox Phaser 3635 MFP/X


Ricoh Aficio MP 301 SP F


Product Type


A4 Sm. Workteam BW MFP


A4 Sm. Workteam BW MFP


A4 Sm. Workteam BW MFP


A4 Sm. Workteam BW MFP


Product Status


Current


Current


Current


Current


Launch Date


May 2012


October 2012


May 2008


June 2012


Color/BW


B&W


B&W


B&W


B&W


Print


Y


Y


Y


Y


Scan


Y


Y


Y


Y


Copy


Y


Y


Y


Y


Fax


Y


Y


Y


Y


Size


A4


A4


A4


A4


Letter BW Print Speed


42


50


35


31


First Print Out BW (sec)


8.5


6.5


9.0


6.0


Monthly Duty (images)


75,000


150,000


75,000


n/a


TEC (kW/week)


4.02


0.0


5.3


1.51


Energy Star


Y


Y


Y


Y


Processor Speed (MHz)


800


800


360


533


Hard Disk Drive


Y


Y


Opt


Opt


HDD Capacity (Gb)


250


n/a


80


128


Std RAM (Mb)


1000


1024


256


1024


Max RAM (Mb)


1000


3072


512


1024


Std Paper Capacity


600


650


550


350


Max Paper Capacity


1,600


2,300


1,050


1,350


Auto Duplex


Y


Y


Y


Y


finishing


n/a


Opt


Y


Y


Adf






N


N


Adf Capacity


50


50


50


n/a


Ardf


Y


Y


n/a


Y


Ardf Capacity


50


50


n/a


50


Dadf






Y


N


Dadf Capacity






60


n/a


Reduction/Enlargement






25% / 400%


25% / 400%


BW Scan Speed


42


48


35


31


Color Scan Speed


32


32


n/a


21


PC Fax


Y


Y


N


Y


Internet Fax


n/a


n/a


n/a


Y


Lan Fax


n/a


n/a


n/a


Y


USB Type






2


2


USB Direct Print


Y


Y


N


Y


Network


Y


Y


Y


Y


Gigabit Ethernet


Y


Y


N


Opt


Wifi


Opt


Opt


N


Opt


Security


n/a


n/a


n/a


Y


Display Size (in)


8.0


7.0


0.0


4.3


Touchscreen Display


Y


Y




Y


Width (in)


20.3


19.3


18.6


19.0


Depth (in)


21.6


18.9


18.8


17.7


Height (in)


22.7


22.1


21.4


18.1


Footprint Area (in)


438.48


364.77


349.68


336.3






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