|The HP Color LaserJet 2600n is based on a 264 MHz Motorola CFV4e processor, and comes with 16MB of memory for seamless printing of even the most complex color files. It prints monochrome and color documents at a maximum of 8 pages per minute. It also uses the processing power and resources of your computer to process the print job. True 600x600 dpi resolution with HP ImageREt 2400, plays a part in the sharp text and vivid images the 26000n provides.
HP smart print supplies system provides everything from continuous toner level sensing to on-line order assistance. An included internal print server reduces network traffic while providing workgroup-enabled printing. Job status alerts notify users of printing interruptions and job completion via their computer.
The LaserJet 2600n comes standard with a 250-sheet input tray. Media sizes can range from 3" x 5" through 8.5" x 14". The 2600n prints on a variety of types, including plain, envelopes, transparencies, labels, and cardstocks. Its simple control panel makes troubleshooting and configuration quick and easy.
Poor performer, with decent longevity.12/14/2010
I've had this printer since 2006. In that time, not a day of printing has gone by without me wanting a different printer. On the plus side: built in jet direct; decent black and white quality (note, not good, just decent); toner cartridges are higher capacity than comparably priced color-lasers (I haven't had to replace any yet). The bad: Not a PS or PCL printer, making it useless for office situations; Fuser has a MUCH low lifespan compared to other laser printers, 4 years of light use and I'm on the verge of needing a new fuser. Fusers should last well over 50k or 60k prints, usually up into the 100k. I have 8k on mine, tops; Generally poor color print quality compared to similarly priced color lasers; Decent color print quality (again, not good) can only be achieved in windows, and only if you tweak _every_ print accordingly; The OSX driver produces very, very poor color output, that is vastly different than the windows driver's output; Glossy card stock and photo paper require tweaking the settings, which can only be done through the Windows driver; Envelopes and thicker card stock (within the acceptable range according to the manual), only work reliably when manually fed. Do not, under any circumstances, buy this printer. It's junk.
As always Buy.com had the product at my door in record time. Other than being big and ugly this printer is a best buy! Beautiful results and absolute simplicity....easier to use than an inkjet.
Excellent LaserJet Printer8/19/2007
The HP Color LaserJet 2600n replaced an old USB Minolta color LaserJet that would no longer power on. The new HP is smaller and much lighter. It is exceptionally simple to set up and easy to use. There is basically no time needed for it to warm up. I connected it to my network, and I installed the driver on each of my computers (which takes perhaps a minute). Again, very easy. For the price, this is a very good color laserjet. The only minor negative is the resolution of 600 DPI. The Minolta had 1200 x 600 DPI. Therefore, photos do not quite have the detail and shading produced by the Minolta. I use an HP InkJet printer when I want high quality photos. Most people use Color LaserJets for their economics (the lower cost per color print). For that purpose, this printer is great.