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HP Color LaserJet 2605dn Review
The HP Color LaserJet 2605dn is a valued printer that appends brilliantly colored documents to an office's arsenal. It has a straightforward design with exceptional performance. HP boasts its speed and output to be up to par in meeting the bar set by professional businesses worldwide. The functionality of the printer implies that the printer maintains business, not the other way around. This printer's dimensions would have this printer standing 15.5-inches tall, 17.8-inches deep, and 16.1-inches wide with a moderate-ish weight of 43.8 pounds. Nevertheless, it has a place on office desktops and home hutches for small-medium business environments.
HP boasts that the printer is proven to boost productivity with its print-rate of 12 pages per minute in Black and 10 pages per minute in Color. The printer is not blazing fast but is quite suitable for smallish to medium-sized offices environment with a moderate pace of transactions. The term 'transactions' is used loosely. Its Instant-on technology will complete the first page of the day in roughly 20 seconds.
It has a decent resolution attributed by the ImageREt 2400 technology, which consolidates resolution of 600 x 600 dots per inch in Black & White and Color documents. Its 300 Mega Hertz processor and standard memory of 64 Mega Bytes (expandable with a 100-pin DIMM card; 320 Mega Bytes) enable the printer to print 35,000 pages per month. Just because, the printer is able to dish out 35,000 pages per month, does not mean that it should be pushed to that extent. HP's recommended monthly volume is in the area of 500-1500 pages; it is safe to say it would effectively dish out 2000-3000 pages monthly without difficulty.
The print drivers are Windows and Macintosh-friendly. HP affirms compatibility with Windows Server 2003, Windows XP versions, Windows 2000, Mac OS X v 10.2.8, Mac OS X v 10.3, Mac OS X v 10.4 or later, and Linux systems. The specs of the printer do not say anything about Windows 7 or Windows Vista. It is unclear whether there are drivers available specifically for Windows 7 and Vista. Regardless, most Windows 7 and Vista users are aware of the backwards or downward compatibility to older Windows programs.
Complex documents are printed with modern languages like PostScript 3 and PCL 6. It has an extensive compatibility that will print consistent results without regard to the operating system being used. The output-bin can hold up to 125-sheets; the paper is printed and output face-down. The face-down feature can boost productivity by eradicating additional paper-management; flipping individual pages in chronological order. It has a standard 250-sheet tray for input on the lower-front of the printer. An additional 250-sheet tray can be bought and installed straight under the standard 250-sheet tray. The printer proves its worth in the ecosystem with its duplex-ability. It has automatic duplex features that boost employee productivity by reducing the time it takes manually flipping pages for 2-sided prints. The ecosystem appreciates the printer's Energy Star label; the printing power consumption is 255 watts and 18 watts on standby mode.
This printer comes with a power cable, CD with software and User Guide, networking guide, tray extension for output, tray cover, and print cartridges with HP ColorSphere toner. The bottom-line of this printer is that it is suitable for businesses involved in a high-density of spreadsheets, e-mail, memos, reports, proposals, letterheads, and business cards. Its marketing collateral is improved by its duplex-ability that is capable of printing brochures, ads, flyers, possibly books. It is surprising that HP included an embedded print server capable of connecting to BaseTX 10/100 Ethernet cables. This is a veritable, network-able solution for a busy work-group environment; it is recommended to keep the number of users no greater than 10.
The HP Color LaserJet 2605 series consist of two models; the DTN and the DN. Only differences in the DN model are that it lacks a third-tray, photo memory card slots, and costs less than the DTN model. Its lack of photo memory cards is permanent; there is not accessory add-on to include the memory card slots. USB cable is separate. The 2-line LCD is not quite disability-friendly; vision impaired people would not be able to see the data on the screen well. Businesses involved in quality graphics and media would be better suited by one of HP's higher end models; the printers that have at least 1200 x 1200 dots per inch.
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