HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw Price
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HEWLETT-PACKARD CLJCM1415FNW(CE862A) PRINT/COPY/SCAN/FAX,8PPM,160MB,600MHZ,WIRELESS,E-PRINT/23KG
HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw Review
The HP Laserjet Pro CM1415fnw is an all-in-one scanner, printer and fax machine. A 3.5 inch color touchscreen allows for menu-driven access to the printer's functions. Printing is done at 600 x 600 dpi for both black and color prints, and scanning is handled at 1200 dpi. Scanning is handled on a flatbed, but an ADF can be used for scanning stacks of papers at once for copying or creating PDFs. Duplexing is not automatic, but manual duplexing is supported in the driver. Connecting to the printer is possible through USB, a standard 10/100 Ethernet port, or WiFi. This printer comes with a 1 year warranty. At just over 50 pounds and 17.4 inches wide by 18.6 inches deep, the HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw is smaller than many devices in its class. Overall, it feels durable, runs quietly, and has a somewhat unique design. All functions are controlled from a remarkably clear 3.5-inch touch-screen color graphics display. The HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw isn't particularly fast, and its paper handling is disappointingly limited. Its relatively low speed is consistent with HP's rating of 12 ppm for monochrome printing and 8 ppm for color. More important, the speed is fast enough to count as acceptable, though well short of impressive for most micro and home office needs. Paper handling is severely limited. The input tray holds only 150 sheets, and there are no paper handling options available. The 150 page input should be sufficient if you print up to about 30 pages per day on average -- including printing, faxing, and copying. But if you print more than that, you'll be adding paper often enough so you might consider it an annoying chore. This low paper capacity is a big part of what makes the printer most appropriate for a micro or home office. Output quality for the HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw is much better relative to other color laser MFPs than its speed, with text, graphics, and photo quality that's pretty much on par for the breed. Text quality is easily good enough for anything short of desktop publishing applications, and most people would judge the graphics as easily good enough for marketing materials like one page handouts and tri-fold brochures. Photos tended to be a little dark overall, with some colors coming out a little muddy. Depending on how much of a perfectionist you are, you may or may not consider them suitable for marketing materials or for client newsletters. They're certainly good enough for anything less demanding than that. If the HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw offered faster speed and better paper handling, it could be an exceptional choice. As it is however, if the speed and paper handling are sufficient for your needs, the combination of output quality, wealth of MFP features, and ease of use, thanks to the color touch screen, are more than enough to make it worth considering.