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Kyocera Mita FS-1370DN review

Simon Handby
24 Apr 2011
Our Rating 
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.

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Specifications

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.