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 four A3 Workgroup Color MFPs: Ricoh MP C3003, Konica Minolta bizhub C284e, HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 Color MFP M775dn, Lexmark X925de MFP.

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

At an AMPV of 10,000, 50 percent color pages, 5 percent black coverage, 20 percent color coverage, three-year length of ownership, manufacturer website pricing for hardware for the CPP-based sales model products and average commercial pricing for CPC sales model products:

The Ricoh MP C3003 (CPC) takes the top spot with the lowest TCO of $18,776.35, followed by the Konica Minolta bizhub C284e (CPC) with a TCO of $21,175.00, the HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 Color MFP M775dn (CPP) with a TCO of $24,731.28, and the Lexmark X925de MFP (CPP) with a TCO of $27,532.43.

The Lexmark X925de MFP is the only product to offer fax capabilities as a standard feature and is the only product in the comparison to not be Energy Star compliant.

  • Neither the Konica Minolta bizhub C284e nor the HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 Color MFP M775dn have WIFI connectivity, while the Ricoh MP C3003 and Lexmark X925de MFP offer WIFI as an optional feature.
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    • Usage-Based Black CPPs for this specific printing environment, lowest to highest, are as follows:
      • o HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 Color MFP M775dn: $0.0171
      • o Lexmark X925de MFP C284e: $0.0243
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    • Usage-Based Black CPCs for this specific printing environment, lowest to highest, are as follows:
      • o Ricoh MP C3003: $0.0098
      • o Konica Minolta bizhub C284e: $0.0115
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    • Usage-Based Color CPPs for this specific printing environment, lowest to highest, are as follows:
      • o HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 Color MFP M775dn: $0.0964
      • o Lexmark X925de MFP: $0.1075
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    • Usage-Based Color CPCs for this specific printing environment, lowest to highest, are as follows:
      • o Ricoh MP C3003: $0.0656
      • o Konica Minolta bizhub C284e: $0.00690

 

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Lifetime TCO

Detailed Comparison

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Head-to-Head Comparison