Solved

Cheapest Duplex Laser Printer?

Posted on 1999-01-26
3
1,481 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
I've been trying to figure out which Hewlett-Packard printer provides the cheapest duplex (that is, double-sided) printing. If I pull through the popular hardware sales websites, I become confused about the cost of the printers and the cost of the options, or the availability of duplex printing in general.

What's the cheapest HP Laser that offers a duplex solution?

I swear by HP equipment, but is there a reputable (for example, Epson) printer with duplex and reliable Windows 98 (and NT 4.0) drivers? How does their price compare?

I'm more interested in the long-term savings of duplex pringint than I am in raw speed or amazing resolution. Anything equal-to or better-than an isotropic 600dpi resolution would be acceptable.

What would you recommend?

.B ekiM

0
Comment
Question by:mikeblas
3 Comments
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:jhance
ID: 1138263
They certainly don't make it easy, do they?  

I think the biggest problem is that duplexers are usually only sold into the workgroup/department type printer market.  Models like the HP4Si and 5Si have them available but it's an option that costs $500-$600 on top of an already very expensive model.  The printers that are sold retail are almost always personal or SOHO and at a much lower price level.  Even the option to add a duplexer would drive the manufacturing costs up a few $$$.

I wish I could be of more help but I just wan't able to come up with much information.  You might look into the used market.  A couple of years ago I purchased a really nice HP 4Si/MX for under $250.  Other than the fact that it is almost 120lb., it is a great printer.  I didn't get a duplexer with it but one is available and can be added in short order.  
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
andrewbrazier earned 100 total points
ID: 1138264
If yuo can still get one a Laserjet 5 plus duplex unit would probably be cheapest but for a little more yuo could get a Laserjet 4000 plus duplex unit. Unless your budget is really tight I would go for the LJ4000, higher res, more RAM, faster engine, etc, etc. ANY HP is worth the extra over an Epson, Brother, Lexmark, etc.

Regards,

Andrew
0
 
LVL 11

Author Comment

by:mikeblas
ID: 2607037
I'm shocked that it's been more than a year since I asked this question. I'm working my life away.

Anyway, I finally bought a Hewlett Packard LaserJet 4050T. The duplex option cost an extra $300, but I'm very pleased with the printer.

..B ekiM
0

Featured Post

Manage your data center from practically anywhere

The KN8164V features HD resolution of 1920 x 1200, FIPS 140-2 with level 1 security standards and virtual media transmissions at twice the speed. Built for reliability, the KN series provides local console and remote over IP access, ensuring 24/7 availability to all servers.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

this article is a guided solution for most of the common server issues in server hardware tasks we are facing in our routine job works. the topics in the following article covered are, 1) dell hardware raidlevel (Perc) 2) adding HDD 3) how t…
A clone is a duplicate copy. Sheep have been cloned and maybe someday even people will be cloned, but disk cloning (performed by the hard drive cloning software) is a vital tool used to manage and protect data. Let’s look at what hard drive cloning …
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…

830 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question