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The LaserJet M1522 is another budget multifunction printer — which differentiates itself by offering a fax option. Expect to pay US$300 for this printer or US$350 if you want a fax — and US$68 for inks.
HP claims print and copy speeds of 24ppm. This multifunction device also seems to feature considerably more processing power than HP's other lower-end multifunction printers, with a 450MHz processor and 64MB of device memory.
M1522 is currently available in Australia.
The LaserJet P4014 Printer is HP's office workhorse, with a paper input tray of 1500 sheets and a claimed page yield of 24,000 pages on a US$265 ink cartridge. There is also a smaller 10,000-page ink available for US$149.
Expect to pay US$799 for this printer. HP said the printer can produce resolutions of 1200 by 1200 dpi and comes with 640MB of on-board memory — with the option expanding with an EIO hard drive.
HP claim a printer speed of 45 ppm, and the P4014 will be available from 1 May.
The LaserJet P4015 is the big brother of the P4014, ranging between US$1,200 and US$1,800 depending on configuration options. Similarly it offers use on HP's high yield inks cartridges: 24,000 and 10,000 pages.
If HP's print yield figures are accurate you can expect to pay 1.1 US cents per page on both the P4014 and P4015.
Although very similar to the P4014, for the extra price HP says you get this: "IPSec encryption, [which] limits unauthorised access with management features like 802.1X authentication and password protection and guards sensitive information with support for private printing by entering a unique PIN to retrieve documents."
The P4015 also has support for additional EIO HDDs and additional USB ports. However if printer security isn't an issue, it is our view that the P4014 is better value for money.
The P4015 will be available from May 1.