HP LaserJet P3005x Laser Printer Review

“A reasonable compromise between quality and functionality”, that’s what James Hutchinson from PC World Australia called HP LaserJet P3005x color laser printer.

According to James, the P3005x makes an imposing printer both literally and metaphorically. The printer stands 474 mm tall with the third paper cassette attached. It supports USB and Ethernet connection and an embedded Web server for remote administration. The HP LaserJet P3005x has 80 MB of memory onboard that can be upgraded to a maximum of 320 MB. Automatic duplex is standard on this printer. For the environmentally conscious business, the P3005x is Energy Star certified.

Like all high-end laser printers, HP’s P3005x is a durable workhorse. The monthly duty cycle of this printer estimates dramatic 100,000 pages. The printer is quite efficient in terms of consumables: 6500 pages from a regular yield toner cartridge and 13,000 from a high capacity toner cartridge. Using a high yield toner you can get a cost per page of 2.8 cents.

The P3005x can also bolster its speed, another area in which it shows good results. The printer has four quality settings, ranging from 600 dpi draft mode to 1200 dpi with 170 lines per pinch (LPI). Regardless of the quality setting the P3005x achieves speeds of 35 pages per minute, with the first page out in 12 seconds, which is decent for rapid high quality printing.

Altogether with automatic two-side printing, expanded paper capacity and an Energy Star certification, the HP LaserJet P3005x proves a reasonable compromise between quality and functionality.

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