A Brief Product Review Of The HP LaserJet 4100 Printer

by erin on October 28, 2010

The HP LaserJet 4100 Printer is one of the monochrome laser printers coming from Hewlett Packard that’s easy to operate. Plenty of connectivity options make it easy to set up in a workgroup regardless of the network operating system. What’s more, there’s sufficient room for expandability and high capacity HP 4100 print cartridge to catch up with the increasing productivity requirements of today’s demanding workplace.

It boasts of a 250-MHz RISC processor. RISC stands for reduced instruction set computer. It’s a processor type with a single chip that’s able to perform faster as it has a simpler design. In fact, this laser office equipment is capable of producing 25 black-and-white pages per minute. Additionally, the first page is out in as little as 12 seconds. With this, you’re done with your document printing while other machines are just about warming up.

A print resolution capable of producing 1200 x 1200 dots per inch means clearer and sharper printouts. This much resolution is important in yielding professional-looking documents containing both text and graphics. With the Resolution Enhancement technology (REt) onboard, it’s possible to enjoy hardcopy of a grayscale image with photorealistic qualities. This feature can be switched on or off as necessitated by what you’re printing.

The 4100 has two media input trays with a combined capacity amounting to 600 sheets. The first tray is the multipurpose type, capable of handling 100 sheets with weight of 16 to 53 pounds. The second tray is capable of handling as much as 500 sheets that weigh 16 to 28 pounds. However, such media input capacity may be maximized to as high as 1600 sheets with the addition of optional media trays.

Media types handled by this unit include regular paper, bond, coated, rough, recycled, cards and envelopes. It can also work compatibly with transparencies and labels specifically designed for laser printers. Media sizes supported include anywhere from letter, legal, executive and custom ones. If two-sided page printing is required, an optional auto-duplex accessory may be purchased and installed.

Printer languages included are PCL 5E, PCL 6 and PostScript level 3 emulation. There are 110 scalable TrueType and 30 HP FontSmart typefaces available, as well as those from PCL and PostScript. The built-in 16-MB memory may be expanded to a spacious 256-MB memory, thanks to the SDRAM DIMM slots fitted onto the unit. What’s more, an optional 5-GB hard disk drive may be attached to one of the two open Enhanced I/O slots available.

For connecting to a computer or networking device, there’s the IEEE 1248 bi-directional parallel port. There are optional network ports which can be attached to this Hewlett Packard offering. There’s the Jetdirect Ethernet, as well as the LocalTalk and TokenRing for use on a variety of network operation system. To ensure optimal printer and toner cartridge performance, it’s recommended not to exceed the 150,000-sheet monthly duty cycle.

The HP LaserJet 4100 Printer w/ HP LaserJet toner has a compact body which measures 13.6 inches x 15.3 inches x 19.9 inches (W x D x H). It tips the scale at 37.5 pounds. This monochrome laser printer has plenty of connectivity and expandability options. All these features are ideal for meeting the demands of a busy workplace environment today and in the future.

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