HP Color LaserJet 3700 Review
The HP Color LaserJet 3700 model stands at 18.4-inches tall, 17.6-inches deep, 19-inches wide and weighs approximately 73.3-pounds. This printer is ideal for small-businesses and home-offices. It offers color efficiency with average speeds, and quality output. This printer is both, cost effective and energy efficient. It proves to be a tough, proven performer and affordable. Owners will be amazed at how relatively elementary the printer is to operate.
There is no tradeoff when it comes to Black & White or Color mediums. Both settings will print 16 pages per minute. When, the machine dishes out its first page, it takes approximately 20 seconds. This is understandable, since the printer needs time to warm-up. With HP's quality assurance in LaserJet printing, the documents will be printed successfully, every time. HP backs this device with their first-class support and service, with a standard 1-year, onsite, limited warranty.
The 3700 adds more value to the workspace environment because of its generous paper handling system. It has automatic two-sided printing, which can cut paper consumption in half, resulting in cost-effectiveness. Duplex printing is extremely useful when printing magazines-like papers, booklets, brochures, or books. Businesses will suffer no hindrance in productivity with the input capacity of 850-sheets. It utilizes a standard 250-sheet tray, 100-sheets (multipurpose tray), and an optional 500-sheet tray (which is standard on the 3700dtn model).
The standard memory of 128 Mega Bytes should be sufficient for most causes. But if users need complex documents, they can upgrade the memory to over 4 times as much as the standard; this equals to a total of 448 Mega Bytes. Various DIMMs are available for this printer; 4 Mega Byte Flash, 64 Mega Byte SDRAM, 128 Mega Byte SDRAM, and 256 Mega Byte SDRAM. Its HP ImageREt 2400 incorporated technologies will optimize color precision and print quality. Its powerful 350 Mega Hertz processer ensures that output is timely and capable of a duty-cycle of 55,000 pages per month output. Users can expect precise dot-sized placement that ensures photographic-quality images.
The software tool box is a powerful tool to access the status of the printer, troubleshooting, documentation, and alerts. Users can easily focus on the productivity of the business rather than time-wasting tasks.
HP's Jetadmin software is quite reliable. It enables a variety of networking choices that include wireless capabilities. It simplifies the management and network configuration. The control panel is easy to read and presents toner levels for users to monitor their usage. The printer's languages are PostScript 3 emulation with automatic language switching, HP PCL 5c, and HP PCL 6.
What is PCL 6? PCL 6 (Printer Command Language) is the genuine standard for industries. This language provides font management, storage of fonts and forms, and scalable fonts. This language is backwards compatible and is an object oriented language that allow print tasks from Graphical User Interface. This is renowned for optimizing throughput.
Rarely, does the phrase 'low-watt power-consumption' and 'powerful printer' appear in the same sentence. This printer's maximum wattage consumption is a mere 400-watt, with 14.5-watts on 'Powersave mode'. This printer is Energy Star compliant. When this printer is working, it operates at an active sound pressure of 49-decibels. This means that the printer is about as loud as a modest conversation between two people. Users will fare better putting this printer in a corner or a break-room.
It would be better if HP incorporated the HP ImageREt 3600 technologies, rather than the ImageREt 2400. There does not appear to be drivers for Windows 7 operating systems. HP needs to do a better job in creating compatible drivers for their printers; regarding the newer operating systems or forthcoming. Third-party vendors may offer drivers for the newer operating systems. Other than the driver issue, there does not appear to be any cons worth noting.