Pros / This printer produces 40 pages per minute for both black-and-white and color prints.
Cons / This printer is heavy – it weighs over 75 pounds.
Verdict / This is the most cost-effective and speedy printer on the market today. It's low maintenance, detailed, efficient and fast.
Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product. The original review is below, but check out our current top 10 reviews about Laser Printers here.
The Xerox ColorQube can save your office or small business money by cutting down on the cost of printing. This color laser printer prints quickly and efficiently, saving you time and money. Its low wattage also saves money on energy costs, and its high toner quality means you won't need to replace the toner as often. On top of its cost-reducing capabilities, it is one of the only printers we reviewed that boasts high-speed printing on both monochrome and color prints.
The ColorQube laser printer doesn’t take long to warm up and start printing. The first page prints in around five seconds, and after that this Xerox printer can pump out 40 pages per minute (ppm) for both black-and-white and color prints. It's an impressive feat for a printer to print colored documents within that amount of time.
The Xerox ColorQube does not compromise quality for speed. Even at the rapid pace at which the ColorQube prints documents, it still manages to maintain 2,400 dpi (dots per inch) – a high standard of printing quality. Only the best laser printers we reviewed print at a 2,400 dpi resolution, and no other can also print as fast as the ColorQube.
This laser color printer is network-ready and wireless-capable. Not only can this printer be the printing centerpiece in your small business, but you can connect wirelessly, enabling you to print from anywhere in your office within the network.
The Xerox ColorQube 8570dn has a high toner yield for both color and black-and-white printing. Xerox has also created a unique alternative to traditional, bulky toner cartridges. The small Xerox color sticks are easy to pop into the machine, just like loading a stapler. When the toner is done, you can simply pop in a new one. These sticks cost a fraction of what traditional toner cartridges cost, saving you even more money.
The duty cycle of your laser printer tells you how many pages per month it can print. The higher the number, the more heavy-duty your machine is. The ColorQube has a duty cycle of 85,000 pages per month. While you may not print that many pages in an entire year, it gives you added peace of mind to know that this machine has been built to withstand heavy-duty printing jobs and last a long time.
This laser printer uses very little power compared to other laser printers we reviewed, and since it is ENERGY STAR certified, you know you won’t be paying for unneeded electricity.
Ink & Media
The ColorQube comes standard with a 525-sheet paper tray and a 100-sheet multipurpose tray. One of the luxuries of this Xerox printer is its ability to expand. You can add up to five paper trays holding up to 2,200 sheets of paper at once. This can be useful if your office prints a high volume of pages per month.
This color laser printer has an installed memory of 512MB, and you can upgrade it to 2GB by purchasing additional RAM. This means you can send multiple documents and printing projects at once without any issues. It also means you can program this laser printer to recognize more fonts, text art and specialty projects.
This laser printer can handle just about any paper weight and size. You can print an address onto small envelopes for greeting cards or create financial ledgers. Advertising brochures will print with fine detail, and so will the weekly payroll. You can adjust the multipurpose tray to keep custom-sized media straight while printing.
This laser printer is pretty heavy, weighing in at 75 pounds. However, it is still compact, so it won’t take up too much space in your small business office. It comes with a standard tray and a multipurpose tray, which helps when printing on specialty paper. Some models in the Xerox ColorQube series have the ability to support up to three additional paper trays, which means there are options if you find your office needs more than the two included trays.
The Xerox ColorQube is covered by a standard one-year warranty. You can also contact Xerox via telephone or email 24 hours a day. Unfortunately, Xerox does not have live-chat support. Live chat is a convenient way to get simple questions answered quickly and is offered by many other printer manufacturers.
This ColorQube laser printer is compatible with every operating system we looked for. In addition to Xerox’s own driver systems, you can use any of the color laser printers with several versions of Windows, Mac, Linux and Oracle. This allows every person in the office to work with an operating system that is comfortable to them, and have everyone still connect to the same printer.
The Xerox ColorQube is the best color laser printer available for your small business or office. The ColorQube prints at high speeds and does so with fine detail. It is cost-efficient, boasting a large monthly duty cycle and a high toner yield. Low costs and high performance are what you get with the Xerox ColorQube.