Demand for networked color laser printers continues to grow. They offer high-resolution, crisp text, and vivid colors, and are playing a greater role in businesses. But they face challenges: high-performance and lower cost inkjet printers and a weak economy that caused companies to look for ways to cut print costs or allocate those costs to departments. And there's still a big market for black and white printers. Most printers now meet Energy Star standards, which means energy efficiency isn't a
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The Samsung CLP-620ND includes a 700 MHz CPU and 256 MB of memory so users can easily process, store, and distribute their print jobs. The laser printer also includes Samsung's Easy Color Manager technology, designed to enhance color output. The Samsung CLP-620ND includes a power-saver model that reduces energy-consumption by up to 80%.
Price: $571 list, $299 retail
Paper capacity: 250 pages
Paper trays: One
Duplex printing: Yes
Monthly duty cycle: N/A
B&W print speed: 25 ppm
Color print speed: 25 ppm
Max. print resolution: 9,600 dpi
Time to first page: 13 seconds
Environmental features: Energy Star
Designed for: Enterprise workgroups
Server Market SplitsvilleJust because the server market's in the doldrums doesn't mean innovation has ceased. Far from it -- server technology is enjoying the biggest renaissance since the dawn of x86 systems. But the primary driver is now service providers, not enterprises.