Such as the Editors' Choice Canon imageCLASS MF249dw, the Canon imageClass MF236n ($199) is a entry-level monochrome laser all-in-one (AIO) printerintended for low-volume printing, copying, scanning, and faxing in a micro or small home-based office or workgroup. You sacrifice a couple of things for the low price, but such as the ability to copy and scan two-sided multipage documents automatically, as well as wireless networking. While the MF236n is still a competent small AIO, what you give up for a not-so-significant price gap between it and the Canon MF249dw is greater than enough to maintain the MF236n as a mere contendernevertheless, in the ideal low-to-medium-print-volume environments, it's a sensible choice to its more expensive sibling.
That is identical in size to the Canon imageCLASS MF249dw, in addition to that the Canon imageClass MF227dw, another top pick. The equally priced Brother MFC-L2710DW is a couple inches shorter in height and depth, but weighs roughly the same since the Canon imageCLASS MF236n, whereas the Brother MFC-L5700DW, a slightly more expensive, higher-volume monochrome laser AIO, steps a few inches larger than the Canon imageCLASS MF236n and weighs about 10 pounds more. HP's LaserJet Pro MFP M130fw is priced equally, and is considerably smaller and weighs 10 lbs less than the Canon imageCLASS MF236n.
The control panel in the Canon imageCLASS MF236n is composed of several buttons and a 10-key amount pad anchored by a six-line monochrome touch LCD. While not as slick as machines with the whole control panel situated on a large color graphical touch display, acquiring the capacity to get configuration options and functions via the capacitive touch display is a lot more efficient than browsing with drill-down menus with directional keys and an OK button.
The MF236n includes a 35-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF) for passing multipage documents to the scanner automatically. However, unlike the Canon imageCLASS MF249dw, the MF236n's ADF is not auto duplexing, nor is it the print engine. To print, scan, duplicate, or fax two-sided multipage files, you will have to reverse the pages . The Brother MFC-L2710DW's along with MFC-L5700DW's 50-sheet ADFs aren't auto-duplexing either (however their print engines are).
In terms of paper handling, the Canon imageCLASS MF236n's input capability is 251 sheets, then split between a 250-sheet paper jar and a 1-sheet override slot for printing one envelopes, envelopes, and other documents without needing to remove and reconfigure the principal paper drawer. Both the Canon imageCLASS MF249dw as well as the Canon MF227dw have the same paper-input configuration as the MF236n, as does the Brother MFC-L2710DW. The larger Brother MFC-L5700DW's paper-input capacity is 300 sheets, split between a 250-sheet primary drawer along with a 50-sheet multipurpose tray, and it is expandable to 900 sheets, and while the HP M130fw's only paper-input origin holds 150 sheets.
Canon imageCLASS MF236n
That's the same as the Canon MF249fw along with the Brother MFC-L2710DW, however, 5,000 pages fewer than the Canon MF227dw and the HP LaserJet Pro MFP M130fw. The Brother MFC L5700DW's maximum monthly duty cycle is 35,000 pages higher than the Canon imageCLASS MF236n.
There's one feature, or absence thereof, which actually sets the MF236n besides its rivals mentioned hereit has no radio. In other words, not only does it not support wireless networking, but in addition, it lacks support for Wi-Fi Direct and near-field communication (NFC). Since its two link choices are Ethernet and connecting directly to a PC through USB, many mobile choices which demand Wi-Fi are not available. Even so, you still get Google Cloud Print, Apple AirPrint, Mopria Print Services, and Canon Print Company for scanning to and printing from various areas via Ethernet.
Fast for the Cost
Canon rates the Canon imageCLASS MF236n in 24 pages per minute (ppm). I tested it from our standard Intel Core i5-equipped testbed PC operating Windows 10 Professional. The MF236n printed our 12-page Microsoft Word text file at a rate of 22.8ppm, just short of its producer's rating. The Canon MF249dw printed the Identical record at about 5ppm faster, and also the Brother MFC-L2750DW churned at about 12ppm faster compared to MF236n. The higher-volume Brother MFC-L5700DW conquer the Canon imageCLASS MF236n by nearly 16ppm, while the HP M130fw managed around 7ppm slower. (Unfortunately, the Canon MF227dw was tested with a previous benchmarking regimen, which makes assessing its effects data here illogical.)
When I combined the results in printing our colorful Excel, Acrobat, and PowerPoint files filled with graphics and photos with the outcomes in printing the 12-page Word document in the preceding test, the Canon imageCLASS MF236n's score dropped into 16.3ppm, which--given the complexity of these documents and how well other printers typically fare within this portion of our tests--is not bad whatsoever. That is exactly the Identical speed as the Canon MF249dw, 2.3ppm faster compared to Brother MFC-L2710DW, 5.3ppm lower compared to Brother MFC-L5700DW, and about 2ppm faster compared to HP M130fw.
Strong Print Quality
In many ways, the Canon imageCLASS MF236n reminded me of the Canon imageClass MF232w, especially in terms of print speed and print quality. (These two machines' list prices are 10 apart.) Like the Canon MF232w, the MF236n prints really well overall, together with near-typesetter-quality text to the smallest point size we examine 4 things. Our Excel images and PowerPoint handouts also came out looking better than ordinary, with solid fills and smoothly flowing gradients. Hairlines (1 purpose and below) came out colorful and unbroken in the end to end, and colors appeared spot on.
I did see a couple stripes in certain darker backgrounds, however, like I said about the Canon imageCLASS MF232w, those minor toner distribution flaws were hardly noticeable. I needed to start looking for them to find them. In terms of photos, the M236dw churned out good-looking grayscale images, with decent detail and little without graininess or lack of detail. Overall, the Canon imageCLASS MF236n's printing quality is suitable for most business scenarios where black-and-white printing is acceptable.
Spend Money to Earn Money
The truth of printers such as the MF236n, using running costs glancing between 3 to 4 cents per page (this one is 3.5 cents), is that if you're planning to print more than a couple of hundred pages (say, 100 to 300) each month, you're always better off paying the cash to get a higher-volume AIO with a lesser cost per page (CPP). As an example, the difference between the MF236n's working costs and those of the Brother MFC-L5700DW is all about 2 cents per page. Printing 200,000 pages over the life of the MF236n (3 to 5 years) will charge you an extra $4,000--enough to buy 20 or more of these non AIOs.
Nevertheless the Canon MF227dw, MF249dw, MF232w (and many other Canon entry-level AIOs), along with the Brother MFC-L2710DW also have running costs of 3.5 cents, and the HP M130fw's CPP is 3.9 cents. This relegates them all to low-volume situations, even though they've significantly higher duty cycles. Using them in high-volume environments isalso, in my opinion, perhaps not a very intelligent use of your cash.
Both Brother and Canon have so many lower-end monochrome laser printers that change up the scale in features and cost so slowly that choosing the right one needs some research. The gaps between the Canon imageCLASS MF236n and also the Canon MF232w, nevertheless, are noteworthy and the listing cost between them is a mere $10. The latter has no ADF and no fax, for instance, although the former includes fax and an ADF, but no wireless functionality. If you're shopping around within this labyrinth of similar prices and functionality, it is a good idea to understand what you're giving up for $10 here or $50 there.
The bottom line about the Canon imageClass MF236n is that: If you do not see two-sided copying and printing in your future, do not need wireless connectivity into your printer, and don't have to print or copy more than a couple of hundred pages each month, the Canon imageCLASS MF236n should serve your own small or home-based business or workgroup nicely. If fact, it is almost ideal for a front -desk setting, like a dentist's office or an automobile shop, where fast, brief, one-sided monochrome documents--bills, quotations, receipts, etc would be the norm. On the other hand, the Canon imageClass MF249dw, our Editors' Choice, includes a larger auto-duplexing ADF for not much more money.
OS Compatibility :
Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Windows Vista®,Windows Server® 2012, 2012 R2, 2008, 2008 R2, 2003, 2003 R2, Mac OS 10.6.8 or later.
What's in the Box
imageCLASS MF236n Product
Starter Cartridge 137 (Starter Yield: 1,700 pages ISO/IEC)
User Software DVD-ROM
DOWNLOAD DRIVER CANON IMAGECLASS MF236n
|MF236n/MF232w MFDrivers (UFR II / FAX / ScanGear)|
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (32 Bit)
|MF236n/MF232w MFDrivers (UFR II / FAX / ScanGear)|
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (64 Bit)
|UFR II/UFRII LT V4 Printer Driver V7.0 Windows (32 & 64 Bit)|
|MF Scan Utility Ver.22.214.171.124 Windows (32 & 64 Bit)|
|MF Printer Driver & Utilities for Macintosh V10.11.1|
[Mac OS : 10.8/10.9/10.10/10.11/10.12/10.13/10.14]
|Scanner Driver & Utilities for Macintosh V2.14.0|
[Mac OS : 10.9/10.10/10.11/10.12/10.13/10.14]
|MF232w/ MF236n/ MF244dw/ MF247dw/ MF249dw/ D570|
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