The Konica-Minolta Magicolor is a color laser printer available from the corporation of the same name. It is a smaller, more basic model, and is most appropriate for a small business or office. While it can be connected to a network, its smaller size allows for a slower print rate, particularly for color copy. In spite of this disadvantage, it does an excellent job for its size, and is a cost efficient addition to an office, giving a more polished print than an ink printer.
Technology becomes more compact over time, and people who use the printer compare it well to more expensive printers. It does text as well as something that might cost several thousand dollars and almost does graphics as well. What is lacking is speed and an Ethernet port. Installation right out of the box can be a chore, and the manual might take some time to comprehend. It would be smart to consult an experienced user before setting up for the first time.
The Konica-Minolta Magicolor is compact, but tends to consume a significant amount of electricity for its size. It also often ships with an incomplete toner cartridge that is only 1/3 full. This little surprise might come as an unexpected annoyance to the consumer, but it is basically a way to reduce the initial sales cost.
This unit weights 53 pounds total and ships about 55 pounds. It is currently available only in the United States. It is an excellent alternative to a larger unit, but does suffer from setup and power management problems. It communicates with a computer well, but needs the computer to communicate effectively with a network. Its best use is in a home office, for printing out things to take to work.