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Kyocera Mita FS-1370DN review

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Price when reviewed : £208.76
inc VAT

It's hard to love the Kyocera for its print quality, but if you'll mostly print text its laudably low running costs make it incredibly cheap to run.


mono laser, 35ppm print speed, USB, 10/100 Ethernet, 267x375x393mm

It’s unusual to find a cheap laser printer with much scope for expansion, but Kyocera Mita’s FS-1370DN stands out from the crowd. It has an Ethernet port and automatic duplexer as standard, but a wireless interface is available as an option. Amazingly this costs more than the printer at £267, but other options such as a wooden storage desk or 250-sheet paper tray are more reasonable. Standard paper handling is better than most, with a 250-sheet cassette and a sturdy 50-sheet multipurpose feed.

Kyocera Mita FS-1370DN

You need to install this printer’s toner before printing for the first time, and we found this unusually hard. The consumable seemed so reluctant to fit that we had to double-check we had the right part. Finally we got the blue locking lever to engage, but not before dusting our hands with loose toner – which also made its way onto the first few print jobs.

Fortunately this isn’t something you’ll have to do often, with the starter cartridge lasting for a generous 2,300 pages and replacements managing a class-leading 7,200 prints. With no other consumables, each print from the FS-1370DN costs just 1.2p, giving it low ownership costs for those printing in medium or high volumes.

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Basic Specifications

Rating ***
Maximum native print resolution 1,200dpi
Maximum enhanced print resolution 1,200dpi

Quoted Speeds

Quoted speed, mono A4 35ppm
Quoted warm-up time 19s
Quoted time to first page, mono 7s

Tested Speeds

Mono page from sleep time 1.0 21s
Letter, time to first page 1.0 12s
25-page mono document – total time 00:00:53
Time for 24 pages mixed greyscale 1.0 1m 16s
Time for two greyscale 10x8in photos 1.1 25s
Time for six greyscale 6x4in photos 1.0 27s

Physical and Environmental

Standard printer interfaces USB, 10/100 Ethernet
Optional printer interfaces 802.11b/g wireless
Size 267x375x393mm
Weight 12.0kg
Noise (in normal use) 52.5dB(A)
Duty cycle 50,000 pages

Paper Handling

Maximum paper size A4/legal
Maximum paper weight 220gsm
Standard paper inputs 2
Standard paper input capacity 300
Maximum paper inputs 4
Maximum paper input capacity 800
Output tray capacity 250 sheets
Duplex (code, cost if option) Yes


Printer technology mono laser
Language(s) PCL 5e, PCL 6, PostScript 3, IBM ProPrinter X24, PDF/XPS direct print
Supported operating systems Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.2 or later, Linux, UNIX
Standard printer memory 128MB
Maximum printer memory 1.13GB
Other laser features and options £107

Buying Information

Price £209
Price of 2nd paper cassette £115
Capacity of supplied black toner 2,300 pages
Capacity of supplied drum(s) N/A
Estimated mono TCO – three years light £294.64
Estimated mono TCO – three years medium £466.40
Estimated mono TCO – three years heavy £1411.08
Warranty two years RTB

Tested Print Speeds

Time for two greyscale 10x8in photos 1.1 25s
Time for six greyscale 6x4in photos 1.0 27s