Toshiba E Studio 452 Review
With 45 page per minute print and copy capabilities along with a high volume monthly duty cycle, the Toshiba E Studio 452 all in one device is a mid sized copy machine that performs as well as an industrial level machine. This 4 in 1 also makes scanning and stand alone faxing simple and efficient, thus taking care of all of your office’s document handling requirements with a single piece of hardware.
While the Toshiba E Studio 452’s 45 page per minute print speed is its most prominent performance feature, the device has excellent specifications across the board. This rather large device only takes about 20 seconds to warm up from complete shut off and its first copy out time is a blaring fast 3.9 seconds.
When producing copies, up to 999 can be made at once from a single source and if, for some reason, even more are required, copy processes are very easily repeatable. If you find yourself frequently printing in very heavy volumes then one of the Toshiba E Studio 452’s finishing options may be right for you. The device can be outfitted with a stapler or hole punch, as well as basic filing hardware.
A maximum monthly duty cycle of 150,000 pages means that the Toshiba E Studio 452 can be put under a lot of stress without incident. Regardless of the workload placed on it, it will only ever require a maximum of 1.5 kWs of electricity to run.
The unit’s memory is split up into a standard of 256 MBs of RAM, 32 MBs for page memory, and 40 GBs of hard disk space. When the built in hard drive is taken full advantage of, it is capable of storing scanned data as well as data transferred to it from a computer. Once on board the machine, the page data can then be printed at any given time directly from the machine without the need to ever access a host PC. This ability can be an invaluable tool for businesses that find themselves frequently printing the same pieces of material such as job applications, flyers, or product brochures. If more paper storage is required for the unit, the 2,500 sheet high large capacity feeder may come in handy as well.
It’s hard to pin down a weak point in the Toshiba E Studio 452’s very extensive hardware, as the device is truly thorough in its capabilities. It would have been nice to see the unit get equipped with true 1200 x 1200 dot per inch printing, as symmetrical print quality is always preferable to the uneven, enhanced 2400 x 600 dot per inch resolution that the unit can execute.
Buyers should also remember that the Toshiba E Studio 452 and units like it are incredibly pricey when compared to their lower end desktop counterparts, yet do not necessarily bring additional performance that is relatively similar to the extra cost. Users could go with a personal 4 in 1 unit that may cost literally thousands of dollars less but prints at maybe 15 pages per minute slower and has about half the monthly duty cycle.