Xerox VersaLink C400DN review | TechRadar


The Xerox VersaLink C400DN is a colour laser printer aimed at the busy small to medium sized business. It offers the same high paper capacity and premium features found on Xerox’s serious freestanding office printers in a more compact desktop design, albeit a pretty big and heavy desktop design. 

With room in the main paper tray for 550 sheets of A4 paper, a speedy print rate of 35 pages per minute and enough toner in the box for 2,000 colour and 3,000 mono pages, it is better suited to the small office than the home office. Xerox recommends this model for workgroups of two to ten people and a maximum duty cycle of 85,000 printouts per month. This model also showcases Xerox’s sophisticated 5-inch customisable touchscreen to which you can add apps from the Xerox App Gallery. 

The price without Wi-Fi is around £348 inc VAT (US$449) and the price of a set of replacement standard toner cartridges costs a little more than that at £489 (or US$543) from Xerox.

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Design and build

Among print-only A4 devices the Xerox VersaLink C400DN is among the largest and heaviest we’ve tested. It’s certainly a two man lift and the bulbous plastic housing does nothing to make it appear smaller. Surprisingly, the step-up VersaLink C500DN looks sleeker, thanks to a more modern aesthetic, even though it’s actually taller and 2KG heavier.

Paper Tray

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On the plus side, this means the C400DN has plenty of room in the main paper tray (550-sheets) and the multipurpose tray (150-sheets) and the output tray (250-sheets). You can even add a second optional paper tray to increase the paper capacity by another 550 sheets.

Toner

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There’s plenty of room for toner too. It ships with four cartridges that promise to deliver two thousand colour pages and three thousand monochrome pages. These are pre-installed and can be easily accessed by opening up the front panel. 

Rear I/O

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At the rear are connections for a power cable, Ethernet port and both type A and B USB ports. You’ll find another USB port conveniently located at the front for walk-up printing from a USB flash drive, but be warned that only PDF, JPEG, TIFF and XPS file types are supported. Above this slot is the distinctive five-inch colour display found on most Xerox machines and this one does support the Xerox App Gallery, which means you can add and customise the apps that appear on screen. 

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WiFi Module

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Our sample arrived with a separate Wi-Fi module, which is a £50 (or US$50) optional extra. It simply slots in the back of the printer and adds both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct connectivity.

Features and specifications

Spec Sheet

Here are the full specs of the Xerox VersaLink C400DN:

Type: Colour laser printer  

Functions: Print

Connectivity: Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, USB

Data storage slot: USB

Max print speed: 35 ppm

Max paper size: A4

Main paper tray capacity: 550 sheets 

Print quality: 600 x 600 dpi (8-bit)

Apple AirPrint: yes 

Google Cloud Print: yes

App support: Yes

Consumables included: 4x toner carts (2,000 colour, 3,000 mono)

Dimensions/Weight: 399 x 491 x 488 mm (HxWxD)/26kg



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