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Kyocera Mita FS-1000+

Monochrome laser printer

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Review The Kyocera Mita is not a familiar name, but the printer manufacturer has been around for some time. Its experience shines through in the FS-1000+ to win our Recommended award. While this printer isn't the cheapest in the chart, its performance is comparable to that of a more expensive model. It only offers a parallel connection, which is ideal for those with older PCs but lacks the simplicity of USB - though the setup guide makes installation a breeze.

The FS-1000+ is quite basic, with no LCD panel or buttons to adjust print options, and only four lights to indicate the status of your print job. This is perfect if you don't want to worry about manual configuration options, and leave everything to the printer. It has a generous 300-sheet paper tray, so you shouldn't run out of paper too often.

The Kyocera boasts a consistently good combination of speed and quality, and beats the competition on the time it takes to print the first page of each job. As you might expect, it couldn't match the quoted print speed of 12ppm (pages per minute) for text, but it did turn in an impressive 11ppm. It's also economical, with pretty low running costs. ®

Info

Price: £299
Contact: 01189 230 789
Website: www.kyocera.co.uk

Specs

Warranty: Two-year
Installed memory: 4MB
Max memory: 132MB
Weight: 9.5kg
Standard resolution: 600x600dpi
Quoted print speed: 12ppm
Dimensions: 378x375x222mm
Interface: parallel
Toner: £54
Print life: 6000 pages

All details correct at time of publication.

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