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Colour laser printers Reviews
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HP 2700n colour laser printer

£375 inc VAT

Manufacturer: HP

Our Rating: We rate this 3 out of 5

The HP 2700n seems to have been engineered, rather than designed. The toner system includes a clever latching mechanism which reveals the fragile light-sensitive drums as you close the cover, protecting them while it's open.

The HP 2700n seems to have been engineered, rather than designed. The toner system includes a clever latching mechanism which reveals the fragile light-sensitive drums as you close the cover, protecting them while it's open. From the outside, however, the HP 2700n isn't quite so appealing. Its large breadbin case has a hefty footprint and the HP 2700n's panel is minimal.

Installation went smoothly and the HP 2700n was up-and-running in five minutes. HP's drivers tend to be fussy and riddled with adware but, while the HP 2700n does suggest you register, the only thing it tries to sell you is consumables within the main driver page.

The main software is HP's ToolboxFX, which includes status information, network details, and a rough estimate of the remaining toner. The networking and remote status tools make remote operation practical, which almost compensates for the HP 2700n's size - with ethernet it becomes easier to hide away a hefty printer in a cupboard.

HP 2700n Expert Verdict »
600x600 hardware resolution
mono print speed quoted/actual = 20/20
colour print speed quoted/actual = n/a/16
time to first print 30 seconds
standard paper input 250 + 100 sheets (max 500)
USB interface
ethernet
standard toner = £81, 3,500 pages, 2.3p per page
hi-cap toner = £87, 6,500 pages, 1.3p per page
400x450x400mm
27.1kg
  • Build Quality: We give this item 6 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 6 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 6 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 6 of 10 overall

The HP 2700n is a good middle-of-the-road model, with reassuring build quality and the benefit of HP's good reputation. But it's difficult to get excited by this colour laser printer.

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