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Xerox Phaser 6000V/B
  • Xerox Phaser 6000V/B
  • Xerox Phaser 6000V/B
  • Xerox Phaser 6000V/B
  • Xerox Phaser 6000V/B
  • Xerox Phaser 6000V/B
  • Xerox Phaser 6000V/B


Our Score:



  • Good print quality for class
  • Very small desktop footprint
  • Neat, slide-out paper cover


  • Ridiculous consumable prices
  • Roughly half the claimed speeds
  • No network connection

Key Features

  • Clean, bright, attractive print
  • Easy to set up and use on many platforms
  • Quieter than many competitors
  • Fair turn of speed (though well below specs)
  • Good-looking, inconspicuous design
  • Manufacturer: Xerox
  • Review Price: £116.04

When Dell launched it entry-level colour LED printers last autumn, it let slip that they were built around a new print engine from Xerox. When we asked Xerox contacts if it would be releasing LED printers around the same engine, they tapped their noses in a knowing way. The Phaser 6000V/B is what they were tapping about and, at first sight, an asking price of £119 looks like something revolutionary for a colour page printer.

If Dell's printers are black, square cut and slightly sinister, Xerox’s are white, curvy and unexpectedly jolly looking. With a light blue output tray, which folds out from the top surface and a similar jaunty, translucent paper protector, which slides out from inside a pull-down front cover, this machine would be very at home in a trendy Internet bar.

Nine status indicator LEDs have been grouped together in a black disc to the left of the output tray and cover toner levels, paper jams and the usual attention conditions. Two buttons, labelled with OK and Cancel icons, are the only physical controls. At the back, a single USB socket provides the data connection.

The software CD offers drivers for Windows and OS X, and Xerox also supports Novell NetWare, Solaris and several flavours of Linux. There aren't many platforms this machine won't print from.


March 13, 2011, 12:00 pm

Consumables of Phaser has us stunned. ;-)


March 19, 2011, 1:38 am

Oh well. No such thing as a free lunch. Probably the same story once a Samsung clone of it comes out (may already exist).

I'll enjoy my Kyocera color laser from ebay for $200 (new it was $1000) and laugh at replacing 8k toner containers for what you get for 1k with this one.


July 27, 2015, 3:17 pm

I bought one, made it through two sets of cartridges and stopped. One year of use. Xerox shop says they can't fix it. It may be a blessing in disguise - the replacement cartridges cost more than the printer. How is that even possible?

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