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4.0 out of 5 stars Initial impressions very good, 18 Oct. 2011
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This review is from: Xerox Phaser 6010V_N Colour Printer (12 PPM Colour,15 PPM Black and White,A4,USB/Ethernet) (Office Product)
Initial reactions - and this is without having had a full day's work out of the printer - is that this is a nice little (for a color laserjet) printer. It has a positively tiny footprint for a colour laser - smaller than the HP Officejet 8000 it replaced for us. There is next to no packaging to remove - no cardboard or tape lurking at the back of paper trays and the like. XP only needed pointing at the driver and it installed no problems, and color rendition is clear and bright. Only a 4 rather than a 5 due to the lack of a UK power lead in the box and a slightly flimsy paper tray.

Cons:
1. Edited: No UK power lead was supplied with the box. The lead was supplied seperately by a different courier, and did not arrive at the same time. The first lead turned up a few days later. We have since bought a second of the same model, and the lead turned up before the printer.
2. Flimsy paper tray with less capacity than some laser printers in this price bracket (no worse than many of the printers in this bracket, however).
3. Not true photo quality (I would not expect true photo quality from any laser printer in this price range, however).
4. Non-intuitive location for the toner, and the side positioning could be awkward for those in a tight space (like ours).

Pros:
1. Supplied ready to set up in your operating system. Just lift it out of its box, remove the loose plastic bag, and plug it in.
2. Easy setup under Windows XP. The Xerox website has the driver readily available for download if there is any problem with the supplied CD (assuming you have an Internet connection), and the download I attempted also ran smoothly with a useable file at the end of the process.
3. For those who worry about the aesthetics, the printer is plain and bright. It won't win prizes for innovative appearance, but it also won't stick out like a sore thumb. It looked quite at home in a nursery environment (Hmmm... maybe that should go under 'cons' for some people).
4. Acceptable print quality. Text is clear and readable, colours are bold and clean, print is slightly glossy.
5. Acceptable print speed. Nowhere near the speed of our new heavier-duty colour lasers, but it outperforms our older ones.
6. Easy to replace the toners- as long as you can access the side door.
7. Didn't object to slightly less-than-pristine paper. This is a big plus for us, as sometimes stored paper gets a little damp and bobbles or curls ever so slightly. Laser printers especially can jam as a result. This printer coped fine.

Not able to comment on:
1. Toner costs. On manufacturer's figures, they appear more expensive per page than our larger colour laserjets but still cheaper than most of our inkjets, but until we have run it for a time it's not possible to say how the figures match up to real use.
2. Long term reliability.
3. Network capability.
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