Konica Minolta bizhub C360i-C300i
For this comparison, we’ll be looking at the Konica Minolta bizhub C360i-C300i the i-Series multi-function printers and Sharp multifunction printers. These lines are both business-class printers designed to improve your business operations, but which brand actually does?
Both the Konica Minolta bizhub C360i/C300i and the Sharp MX-3050V/MX-3550V have 10.1” multi-touch “tablet-like” user interfaces, but only the bizhub allows customization with apps. And where the Konica Minolta has a 250 GB SSD (solid state drive), Sharp printers have a 250 GB HDD (hard disk drive). The SSD used by Konica Minolta is encrypted through an algorithm based on US National Security Association (NSA) standards, making it much more secure than HHD used by other manufacturers. In fact, Konica Minolta is the only brand of printer to never be hacked!
If your business does a lot of scanning, it’s worth noting that the Konica Minolta bizhub C360i-C300i -Series provides OOXML scan support (pptx, docx, xlsx) while Sharp MX-3050V/MX-3550V printers do not. IN addition, Sharp does not have letter/tri-fold/c-fold finishing capabilities. The bizhub i-Series does. Other functionalities bizhub i-Series has that the Sharp MX-3050V/MX-3550V lack include bluetooth authentication/pairing and a PDF outline feature. Both brands have wifi capabilities.
When it comes to print resolution, the bizhub series can print up to 1200×1200 dpi. Only select Sharp printers are capable of printing this resolution. Konica Minolta has Sharp beat in paper capacity, as well. While the bizhub i-Series printers are capable of holding around 6,600 sheets at a time, most Sharp printers hold between 3,300 and 6,000 sheets at a time.