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Kyocera Mita isn't perhaps one of the first names to trip off your tongue when considering a new laser printer, but it deserves to be. The company has sold lots of its big-business printers to corporates for many years and its range of smaller mono and colour lasers includes the newly released FS-C5200DN. Kyocera Mita FS- …

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As long as it not anything like the FS-C50xx series

We got a FS-C5025 after being seriously impressed by their FS-720 (which was cheap, fast & economic to refill), and it's been a disaster. Replaced twice within the first two months, and finally replaced by a FS-C5030. Bloody expensive to run too. The usage estimates are wildly over-optimistic (even compared to other manufacturers).

Of course, this model may be completely different.

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Any idea of its power consumption? Some color printers heat the rooms they are in even on standby.

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Straight from the spec sheet

Power consumption -- Kyocera figures -- 420W when printing, 70W standby, 7W power save. Which is pretty good for this class of colour laser.

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PostScript in hardware

Any printer that does PostScript in hardware is bound to be decent. Adobe aren't going to let their name be associated with crap.

And, incidentally, a printer with PostScript in hardware also works well for evil penguin-shagging communists to print their porn / bomb-making plans / drug recipes on.

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There is better

Have a look at the Dell 5110CN which is double the speed in terms of output with pence per page being about the same as this one. Its cheaper to run in terms of leccy too.

While you may rush over to dell and say its a £1000 printer. call them, we got ours for £530.

Still not convinced? Its a rebranded Epson.

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