The gapTCO is an intuitive, graphical user experience designed to allow simple and easy analysis of the Total Cost of Ownership of printer and MFP devices. This month's edition compares the Konica Minolta bizhub 458e, Ricoh MP 3555A SP, HP LaserJet Managed MFP E82550dn and Xerox VersaLink B7035H.

gapTCO includes both printer-based products and copier-based MFP devices and offers two sales model types: Cartridge (CPP) and Contract (CPC). CPC rates include the cost of all consumables and maintenance and are not impacted by consumable usage.

At an AMPV of 15,000 pages, four-year length of ownership, and average public sector contract pricing for hardware:

  • The Konica Minolta bizhub 458e is the winning product with the lowest TCO of $10,799.53, followed by the Ricoh MP 3555A SP  with a TCO of $11,304.44, HP LaserJet Managed MFP E82550dn  ($11,592.00), and the Xerox VersaLink B7035H  ($11,722.25).
  • All devices compared offer print, scan and copy functionality standard. Fax is offered as an optional function for all devices. 
  • The Konica Minolta bizhub 458e has the greatest max input and max output capacities at 6,650 and 3,200 sheets respectfully, followed by the Xerox VersaLink B7035H (5,140 / 2,750 sheets), Ricoh MP 3555A SP (4,700 / 1,625 sheets), and HP LaserJet Managed MFP E82550dn (1,660 / 500 sheets).
  • All of the devices compared launched between 2016 and 2017. The HP LaserJet Managed MFP E82550dn  is the oldest device in the comparison, launching in September 2016, the Ricoh MP 3555A SP launched in February 2017, followed by the Xerox VersaLink B7035H (April 2017) and Konica Minolta bizhub 458e (December 2017).
  • All devices compared offer network and gigabit ethernet as standard connectivity features. WiFi, NFC, and mobile print are all optional.  
  • The HP LaserJet Managed MFP E82550dn  has the fastest print and copy speeds in the comparison at 50ppm, followed by the Konica Minolta bizhub 458e (45ppm), and the Xerox VersaLink B7035H  and Ricoh MP 3555A SP  both with 35ppm.
  • Black CPCs for this specific printing environment, lowest to highest are as follows:
    • Konica Minolta bizhub 458e: $0.0087
    • HP LaserJet Managed MFP E82550dn: $0.0091
    • Ricoh MP 3555A SP: $0.0099
    • Xerox VersaLink B7035H: $0.0112 

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Lifetime TCO

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Detailed Comparison

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Head-to-Head Comparison

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