Best HP all in one color laser printer/scanner units that cost less than $500

What are the best HP all in one color laser printer/scanner units that:

- Costs less than $500

- Copies and prints in duplex

- Has a NIC port

- Holds at least 200 sheets of paper
IT GuyNetwork EngineerAsked:
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IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
I'm looking for color laser, not Office Jet or Ink Jet.
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Is there any difference between this question and your previous question ?
IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
In this question I am looking for units that cost less than $500.
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
it's probably not a question of finding the best, but of what is available at that price
may i ask : why is your choice limited to HP?
Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
I support nobus' query above -- "Why HP?" -- but for a different reason.

Given a choice between any other manufacturer and HP, HP would be the last choice on my list.  HP's behavior toward their customers is shabby.  Three specifics:

  • HP expendables are outrageously priced compared to items from comparable manufacturers
  • Expiration dates on expendables means items can expire while in the printer being used
  • HP's compliance with putting hidden tracking codes on pages by government fiat

It might be argued "that's only their consumer inkjets", but imo the "we're HP and you're not" attitude probably extends through their entire printers division.
IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
What other manufacturer and model number printers do you recommend then? I'm open to looking at other printers as well.

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