Bake-Off: Color Printers

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The CRN Test Center compared color laser printers from eight different manufacturers, looking for the best of the bunch. Read the full article.

First Place: Oki Data C6150

The numbers we saw with the C6150 are enough to make its channel partners feel good: It spit out 30 pages in a minute, 185 pages in 6 minutes, 20 seconds; its colors were vibrant -- second only to Xerox in quality -- and its management console was robust and outstanding, offering nice administrator-level security and monitoring capabilities.

The unit installed on the network within minutes and, at about 50 pounds for the base unit, won't break your back on deployment. Oki Data Americas Inc. lists MSRP for the unit at $699, making it more than a fair value on acquisition.

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