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HP LaserJet 2420 Printer Review
The HP LaserJet 2420 is a monochrome device, working fast, but unfortunately discontinued by its producer. It has powerful hardware products for a device in its category and the quality of the documents delivered is great. It has a decent standard input tray, a high monthly duty cycle for a home use printer, but does not features a built in duplexer or network connectivity.
The HP LaserJet 2420 is printing fast. With a 30 pages per minute rate, this is one of the fastest printers in its series. However, different tests have showed this device is never faster than 28 pages per minute, but even at this speed it means around 2 seconds for a page, so decent working rate. The first page comes out in 10 seconds if the printer hasn't been used previously.
The printer can be connected through the standard USB 2.0 and through the available IEEE 1284 Bidirectional Parallel port.
The device works at a maximum resolution of 1200 x 1200 dots per inch, featuring HP's ProRes 1200.
The input capacity is set at 350 sheets, thanks to a 100-sheets multipurpose tray and a 250-sheet standard input tray. The output can handle 350 sheets thanks to the only 350-sheets output tray.
The device is powered up by a 400 MHz processor, one of the faster processors for an HP in this series. The device features a standard memory of 32 MB, expandable to 288 MB thanks to a couple of 100-pin DDR DIMM slots.
The monthly duty cycle is set at 75.000 pages, making this value enough for any small company or home user. The producer advises the users not to print more than 75.000 pages per month because this will decrease the printer's life. On the other side there's the recommended monthly duty cycle. If you want your printer to always work at optimal parameters, then think of printing between 1000 and 2500 pages each month.
The HP LaserJet 2420 features the following languages: HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5e, HP postscript level 3 emulation and direct PDF printing (v 1.3) with at least 128 MB of printer memory. The printer includes 80 HP font set plus Greek, Hebrew, Cyrillic and Arabic.
The printer supports the following media types: Paper (plain, preprinted, letterhead, prepunched, bond, recycled, color, rough), transparencies, labels, envelopes, cardstock and user-defined.
The printer supports the following operating systems: Microsoft Windows 98, Me, NT 4.0 (parallel and network connections only), 2000, XP, Server 2003; Apple Mac OS 9.x and later, OS X v10.1 or later. For additional money, the printer can connect with the following operating systems too: OS/2, UNIX, Linux, HP OpenVMS.
The printer supports the following media sizes: Executive, Legal, A5, A4, Letter A Size, 3 by 5 inches and JIS B5.
The HP LaserJet 2420 is as big as 16.7 by 15.7 by 10.2 inches. The device weighs 36 lbs. With those sizes the printer will probably fit your desk, regardless of it is a home one or a small company one.
The printer does not have a built in duplexer for automatic two-sided printing, meaning the users will have to manually do it. Nowadays most of the high performance printers are featuring the duplexer, so this definitely goes as a minus in our book. Companies aiming at cutting down on costs will never consider this model.
There is an option for network connectivity, but it is optional and the users will have to pay for it. However, this model is discontinued so I doubt that it will be worth paying for a network connectivity as long as HP doesn't even produces it anymore.
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