Both of the systems mentioned in the title are A4 black MFP's with print speed of 40ppm. The SP model is marketed towards IT, where as IT would want to replace their own consumables. Thus a much higher toner cost, end user can also purchase drum that will last 20K and fuser for 120K.
MP 401SP, dealer based machine, service repair. Only consumable cost I have is for toner. Have no clue what the yield of the drum is, we have yet to issue a cpp program.
The MP 401SP is $1,500 more than the SP401SF (identical systems). I worked some volume scenarios for the SP model but none yet for the MP 401SP.
Couple of questions: Does anyone have published cpp for this device yet (MP401SP)?
Did anyone do the math for the break point as to which system is the better buy on "x" amount of volume.
I find this type of marketing a poor decision by Ricoh, thoughts??