HP Color LaserJet CP1215 comparison

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HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn

HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn
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Price $109 to $318 at 3 stores $248 to $404 at 3 stores $129 to $314 at 16 stores $1,224 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.7 (3.0 stars)
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 27 reviews 2.0 stars out of 12 reviews 3.0 stars out of 7 reviews 2.0 stars out of 20 reviews 2.5 stars out of 75 reviews
Release date March 18, 2008 August 19, 2008 March 05, 2010 July 10, 2007 May 10, 2005
The Bottom Line The Color LaserJet CP1215 is HP's entry-level printer built to serve small workgroups, but it suffers from frustratingly slow print speeds, a missing LCD screen, and other problems. Your $299 will go much further with the Dell 1320c, another color laser with faster print speeds for the same price. Although the HP CP2025n is rather slow to print black documents and is missing supplementary features such as USB-direct printing and wireless, the color laser shines in output quality, and the software holds your hand through a somewhat daunting learning curve. The CP2025n also has a high monthly duty-cycle, so we recommend it to anyone hunting for a workhorse printer to complement an equally diligent work environment. Fast, cheap, and compact, the HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn offers a winning combination of value and performance for home offices or small businesses in need of a monochrome laser printer. The Dell 1320c is a decent choice for a small office or work group, but a little more cash will net you a faster printer with better print quality. This HP is affordable if you want a simple color laser printer with wired networking, but it's sluggish.

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Media type Cards
Recycled paper
Transparencies
Envelopes
Glossy paper
Labels
Plain paper
Cards
Bond paper
Recycled paper
Transparencies
Envelopes
Glossy paper
Labels
Plain paper
Photo paper
Info unavailable Recycled paper
Envelopes
Labels
Plain paper
Cover paper
Coated paper
Bond paper
Transparencies
Color laser paper
Rough paper
Glossy photo paper
Envelopes
Labels
Software type [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Software] Drivers & Utilities
Info unavailable Drivers & Utilities
Dell OpenManage
Drivers & Utilities
Drivers & Utilities
RAM installed size 16 MB
128 MB
32 MB
64 MB
16 MB
Monthly Duty Cycle (Users Qty) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 35000 pages
20,000 - 49,999 pages
Technology Laser
Laser
Laser
Laser
Laser
Operating system Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Apple MacOS X 10.3
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Apple MacOS X 10.2.8
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition
Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later
Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 2003
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Vista
Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later
Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP
Printer type Workgroup printer
Workgroup printer
Workgroup printer
Personal printer
Workgroup printer
Service & support type 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
Info unavailable 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
Printer output type Color
Color
Monochrome
Color
Color
Max Resolution Color 600 dpi
600 dpi
Info unavailable 600 dpi
600 dpi
Max Resolution B/W 600 dpi
600 dpi
Info unavailable 600 dpi
600 dpi
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