Xerox B205 B215 MFP Review

Good: Mobile printing and wireless connectivity, 3.5" touchscreen interface (on B215), color scanning.
Bad: Ledger-sized (11" x 17") paper is not supported.
Bottom Line: Compact and affordable black-and-white MFPs for small teams that don't require advanced features.
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Xerox
B205/B215
$199.99-$249.99
Small businesses
Speed Black:
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Processor:
Memory:
31 ppm
Not applicable
600 MHz
256 MB

Product Overview

The B205 and B215 MFPs join Xerox’s lineup of black-and-white devices aimed at small offices. Each MFP prints and copies at up to 31 ppm and has a first-print-out time of 8.5 seconds and a monthly duty cycle of up to 30,000 pages. They include standard printing, copying and scanning.

The B205 ($199.99) has a two-line LCD user interface and single-sided printing, while the B215 ($249.99) has standard duplexing, faxing and a 3.5″ touchscreen interface. Both devices come with a 600 MHz processor, 256 MB of memory and standard PCL and PostScript. USB, Ethernet, and wireless connectivity is supported. Also, offices that don’t rely on wireless routers can print via the Wi-Fi Direct feature.

Mobile printing is also supported via Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Mopria and Xerox Print Service Plug-in for Android.

More details is in our Features section below.

The B205 and B215 MFPs are affordable and compact devices for small offices or teams that want faster printing but don’t require advanced features.

Features

The paper capacity consists of a 250-sheet tray and a single-sheet bypass. Both trays support up to legal-sized (8.5″ x 14″) paper. The output capacity is 120 sheets and there is a 40-sheet automatic document feeder. While the monthly duty cycle is 30,000 pages, Xerox recommends that users print a maximum of 2,500 pages (on the B205) and 3,000 pages (on the B215) each month.

Additional printing features include bi-directional real-time status, booklet creation, brightness/contrast adjustment, collation, poster printing, the ability to skip blank pages, toner save and watermark.

Black-and-white and color scanning is supported. Users can scan to email, USB, network, PC and WSD in file formats like JPG, TIFF and PDF.

The fax modem supports up to JBIG compression. Additional fax features are secure fax receive, junk fax filter, the ability to forward faxes to a PC and broadcast send.

Security features include automatic self-signed certificate creation, IP filtering disabling USB port and software verification, to name a few.

The B205 and B215 are shipped with a starter 1,000-page toner cartridge. Xerox offers a high-capacity (3,000-page) toner cartridge as well as a 10,000-page drum cartridge. Based on the high-capacity toner cartridge, we calculate the cost per page at 2.9 cents.

Finally, there’s a one-year quick-exchange warranty.

  • Automatic Document Feeder?
  • Duplexing?
  • Ethernet Connectivity?
  • Wireless Connectivity?
  • Mobile Printing/Scanning?
  • Finishers?

Shortcomings

The B205 and B215 MFPs doesn’t support ledger-sized (11″ x 17″) paper.

About

Xerox Corporation is a technology leader focused on the intersection of digital and physical. It uses automation and next-generation personalization to redefine productivity, drive growth and make the world more secure. Every day, its innovative technologies and intelligent work solutions, Powered by Xerox®, help people communicate and work better.

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