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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Offices with frequent visitors or mobile employees may be interested in the HP LaserJet P1102w, a plug-and-play laser printer from Hewlett-Packard. The HP LaserJet P1102w, part of HP's "Plug and Print" family of products, also lets users reduce paper waste through its implementation of HP Smart Web Printing, which requires Internet Explorer. Since it's not designed as an office workhorse, the printer includes an auto on/auto off power feature to save energy, and leverages HP's Instant-on technology to fire-up fast. Users can choose either HP FastRes 1200, which provides the best print quality setting for this device, or HP FastRes 600, for speedier printing.
Paper capacity: 150 pages
Paper trays: 2
Duplex printing: Yes
Monthly duty cycle: 5,000
B&W print speed: 19 ppm
Color print speed: N/A (black and white model)
Max. print resolution: 600 x 600
Time to first page: 8.5 seconds
Environmental features: Energy Star, Instant-on technology
Designed for: Mobile workers, visitors, lobby
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