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Our Score

9/10

Review Price £99.59

Canon i-SENSYS LBP6650dn

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Speed is one of the prime differentiators between mono laser printers, particularly when you're considering price. Anything above 20ppm normally attracts a premium and when you get to 30ppm you’re normally looking at a purchase price of several hundred pounds. Canon's i-SENSYS LBP6650dn might break this mould, though, as it's available for well under £200 and, at least on paper, breaks the 30ppm barrier.
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This is a neatly styled and unimposing laser printer, which can be positioned on the desk without hogging the whole desktop, or sat on a separate stand, if you want to share it easily among several people.

The flat top of the machine supports a reasonable control panel, with a four-way navigation ring and three separate buttons, including direct selection of the three possible paper sources. There's a black-on-white, backlit, 16-character LCD cocked up at an angle behind these, so it's easily readable.
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The three paper sources are a 500-sheet main tray, a 50-sheet, fold-down, multi-purpose tray above this and an optional, second 250-sheet one which can sit underneath. This is about what you'd expect for a workgroup printer.
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At the back are sockets for USB and Ethernet, the two data connections provided on the printer, and the power switch is at the bottom front of the right-hand side panel, making it convenient to use.

Physical setup is very easy, as Canon provides a single, integrated drum and toner cartridge, which slots in from the front, once you've dropped down the front panel. Software includes a Canon native driver and one for PCL 5/6, and supports both Windows and OS X, though there's no mention of drivers for Linux.

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