Okidata MB280 Printer Review
A home office or small office has very different needs from larger offices, and that is why the Okidata MB280 is designed to be compact, affordable, and reliable without the unnecessary features of a more expensive devices. It is a laser all-in-one that can print, scan, copy, and fax, and print speeds are fast, at up to 20 pages per minute. Printer toner costs are affordable, thanks to the low price of Okidata MB280 toner.
Even though it is a home or small office device, the MB280 doesn't skimp on useful features. It has an automatic document feeder for scanning, copying, or faxing multiple pages at once very quickly, and also includes a flatbed scanning surface to accommodate media that can't go through the feeder. There is a front-mounted USB port that allows users to connect a thumb drive or other storage device, and then send scanned documents to it directly. The control panel makes faxing and other functions very easy to manage.
Replacing toners doesn't have to be pricey, as Oki MB280 toner cartridges are very affordably-priced. Okidata MB280 toner cartridges also have a large capacity of 3,000 pages, and high-yield Oki MB280 toner has a capacity of 5,500 pages.
PC Magazine gave the MB280 a rating of 2 out of 5 in their review. They praised its many features and its affordable upfront price, but found its print speeds to be slower than rated, and output quality to be somewhat disappointing.
Overall, small office users should find a lot to like with the MB280, not the least of which is its low price. The ability to handle so many functions in a small package is very appealing, and the low cost of Okidata MB280 toner makes it a good value in the long run as well.