Comparing the HP M1536dnf and the Canon MF5950dw.

A friend was thinking about buying the HP M1536dnf and asked my opinion. I suggested the Canon MF5950dw. Checking the Staples website I got this information:

HP M1536dnf  Regular price $319.99 Sale price $259.99

 

  • 4-in-1: print, copy, scan, fax
  • Prints up to 26 ppm (mfr spec)
  • Network ready
  • Automatic duplexing (2-sided printing)
  • Prints up to 600 x 600 x 2-dpi
  • 250-sheet input tray, 1-sheet priority tray
  • 35-sheet Automatic Document Feeder
  • Scans up to 1200-dpi
  • Monthly duty cycle of up to 8,000 pages
  • First page out as fast as 8.5 seconds
  • Simplify printing tasks with an intuitive control panel and LCD
  • Fax directly to and from a PC, and control fax access with assigned PINs
  • Faxes up to 33.6 Kbps
  • 14.7"H x 17.4"W x 13.5"D, 25.8 lbs.
  • One-year limited warranty
  • USB cable sold separately

Canon MF5950dw Regular price $399.99  Sale price $279.99

 

  • 4-in-1: print, copy, scan, fax
  • Prints & copies up to 35 ppm (mfr specs)
  • Network ready; wired and wireless 802.11b/g/n, USB 2.0 and 10/100 Base-T Ethernet connectivity
  • Automatic Duplexing (two-sided printing)
  • Up to 600 x 600 dpi resolution (1200 x 600 dpi quality)
  • 250 sheet paper tray plus 50 sheet multipurpose tray
  • Up to 50 sheet ADF (Automatic Document Feeder)
  • Prints up to 8.5" 14"
  • Monthly duty cycle of up to 15,000 pages
  • Approx. 6 seconds to print first page
  • Scan to USB Host 1.1 (Hi-Compression PDF, PDF, JPEG, TIFF), Rotate Image
  • Scan to and print from USB for documents on the go
  • Send scanned documents directly to email or file server
  • Remote device management through embedded web server
  • Password-protected Department ID Management helps to control device usage
  • 33.6 Kbps Super G3 fax
  • 256MB RAM
  • 17.0"H 15.4"W x 18.6"D, 42.2 lbs
  • One year limited exchange/carry-in warranty
  • USB cable sold separately

Now let's look at the cartridge costs.

HP 278A cartridge. Rated yield 2100 pages.

  • OEM price at Staples $79.99 Cost per page $0.0381
  • QRR Recharged price $49.99  Cost per page $0.0238

Canon 119-1 cartridge rated yield 2100 pages

  • OEM price at Staples $91.99 Cost per page $0.0438

 

Canon 119-2 cartridge rated yield 6400 pages

  • OEM price at Staples $177.99 Cost per page $0.0278
  • QRR Recharged price $89.99  Cost per page $0.0141

Two similar machines. Almost the same price. If you buy the Canon MF5950dw and use the Canon 119-2 cartridge, your cost per page will be about half the HP M1536dnf.  Before you buy a machine, check the cost of the compatibles.

By Stan Quinn  Quinns Rapid Recharger

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