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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Hewlett-Packard provides businesses with an array of laser printers, including this smaller model, designed for enterprise workgroups. The HP LaserJet P3015dn includes automatic two-sided printing to reduce paper waste and costs, and the hardware's Instant-on Technology provides a warm-up time that's up to 50% faster from low-power mode, and provides up to 50% in energy savings compared to competitive laser printers, according to testing by Quality Logic for HP. Businesses can transform the 35-pound HP LaserJet P3015dn into a wireless printer by purchasing an add-on hardware accessory from HP.
Price: $899 list, minus $450 rebate
Paper capacity: 100 sheets
Paper trays: Two
Duplex printing: Yes
Monthly duty cycle: 100,000
B&W print speed: 42 ppm
Color print speed: N/A (black and white model)
Max. print resolution: 1200 x 1200
Time to first page: 7.5 seconds
Environmental features: Energy Star
Designed for: Office workgroups
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