Computer and laptops have already become common in households many years ago. Nowadays, printers are also becoming an essential household gadget apart from being only an office gadget. For example, if you have kids who have to print school – projects regularly, you must buy a printer for home so that you can abandon the hassle of going to a cyber cafe every time to take printouts.
In this article, we are going to compare two outstanding printers that are very useful in the office as well as at home. These printers are – the Canon MF3010 printer and the HP M1136 printer. Though both of these printers are very efficient in terms of printing, they have some differences. Let’s discuss them one by one.
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Canon MF3010 vs HP M1136 in Detail
Design and Build Quality
The Canon MF3010 printer is made with such a small and compact body that this printer does not occupy much space in your office or at your home. This particular printer comes with the dimensions of 37.2 × 27.6 × 25.4 cm. The Canon MF3010 printer is as lightweight as 8.2 kg. This printer is easy to move as it includes two ridget inlets at the bottom portion of it.
On the other hand, the HP M1136 printer, though takes up small space, is a little larger in dimensions than the Canon MF3010 printer. Its dimensions are 26.5 × 41.5 × 25 cm. This printer is also a little heavier than the other one. Its weight is 9.89 kg.
In terms of printing technology, both the Canon MF3010 and the HP M1136 printers use the same technology. They both use laser technology for printing in which printing is done using a laser beam and powdered toner. Spillage of ink is very rare in this process. With laser technology, both the Canon MF3010 and the HP M1136 printers print in a precise manner.
The HP M1136 printer has a Dual Digit Numeric LED display. This display will help the users operate this printer easily and without getting confused.
On the other hand, the Canon MF3010 printer has a 7 – segment LED display that acts as an operation panel for the users of this printer. It is a single-digit display to operate this printer easily.
The Canon MF3010 printer can deliver a very high page yield with its compatible toner cartridge, which is Canon 925. With this particular toner cartridge, this printer can print up to 1600 prints. The HP M1136 printer also delivers a high page yield with genuine toner cartridges. The monthly duty cycle of these two printers is also similar, that is up to 8000 pages.
The Canon MF3010 printer prints with the quick On-Demand Fixing Technology that transfers heat without wasting time to activate the printer. So, this printer delivers the first print within 7.8 seconds and it can print up to 18 pages per minute. The HP M1136 printer also takes a minute to print 18 pages.
Both the Canon MF3010 and the HP M1136 printers have an output and an input tray with similar capacity. While both printers’ input trays can hold up to 150 sheets, their output trays can hold up to 100 sheets.
In terms of power consumption, the HP M1136 printer always wins over the Canon MF3010 printer. Because this particular printer consumes only 365 watts when it prints, while the other one consumes 960 watts.
But, in Standby mode, the Canon MF3010 printer consumes less amount of power (2.5 watts) than the HP M1136 printer does (3.2 watts). Even in Sleeping mode, the Canon MF3010 printer consumes a little less energy than the other one.
The Canon MF3010 printer can print with up to 600 × 600 dpi resolution. This printer is absolutely perfect for printing documents. But photo printing will not be satisfied with this printer.
The HP M1136 printer also delivers prints with up to 600 × 600 dpi resolution. It can provide crisp and sharp texts and graphics as does the Canon MF3010 printer.
The Canon MF3010 and the HP M1136 printers do not have wireless connectivity features. They both have only USB connectivity options. They are not compatible with smartphones or tablets because of lacking WiFi connectivity and mobile printing apps.
Our Verdict– Which One Is the Best?
As you can see, both of these printers are quite great. Both of these printers come with lots of useful features. If your budget is a little higher, go for HP M1136. However, if your budget is a little tight, go for Canon MF3010.
If you are going to buy the HP M1136 or the Canon MF3010 printer, you must look at the major differences between these two printers that we have discussed in this article. So read this article and be a smart customer!
Prabir Mandal is the editor-in-chief of Printer Guru. He is in love with productivity devices, especially printers. His love for printers has made him open this blog where he can share all his knowledge about printers and the experiences he has gathered while using them.