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Understanding The HP LaserJet 1320n Printer For The Work Group

Understanding The HP LaserJet 1320n Printer For The Work Group


    

Understanding The HP LaserJet 1320n Printer For The Work Group

by Ben Pate

Putting the HP LaserJet 1320n printer to the test will confirm most of the positive feelings many people have when they are considering a printer and they run across a particularly strong Hewlett-Packard model such as the 1320n. It is a monochrome laser machine using HP LaserJet 1320n bulk toner that seems intended to work best for small businesses or particular workgroups within a larger network, and it's improved over the earlier HP 1320 model.

Print speed is uniformly excellent across the board with a 1320n, delivering as it does a solid 22 pages per minute in what the company calls "best quality" mode. The general speed can be increased by selecting a couple of different modes, each of which will reduce the visible quality of the print product by a very slight amount, and surely nothing that will immediately stand out as being poor.

Hewlett-Packard makes this printer with laser technology in mind, and it puts that technology to good use in taking laser jet cartridges, rather than HP cartridge , and then delivering good looking documents and other print jobs. The company has focused its efforts on producing a well working machine that will deliver a great deal of production, and HP has largely succeeded with this model.

When it comes to the quality of the print job that emerges from the 1320n, most experts rate it as excellent in almost every respect. This may be due to the print resolution capability, which the 1320n delivers at 1,200 dots per inch (dpi). With that kind of resolution, just about any print task, even those heavy on graphics or pictures, will come out crisp, clear and sharp and in a short period of time.

The relative speed of the printer is due to the 16 MB of RAM that the 1320n comes with. It can be increased upwards with optional memory upgrades as well. For any small business or workgroup, it's a fair bet that 16 MB will be more than enough to handle a large number of print jobs and near-simultaneous print tasks without needing an upgrade of memory.

The duty cycle on the HP 1320n is okay, at 10,000 pages a month. It may be that the duty cycle is lower because the printer concentrates its effort on producing high-quality print product. It can also be connected to networks through several different methods, including a standard parallel port or a USB 2.0 port. There are a variety of optional conductivity functions that can be purchased as well.

As with just about any Hewlett-Packard printer, this particular model is designed to work best with Windows-based operating systems, and it is even Vista ready. There's a nice one year warranty which can be supplemented by several more years for a fair price. It comes complete with CD-ROM software (drivers, installation etc.) as well as printer cartridges.

In general, it's easy to appreciate the HP LaserJet 1320n printer for what it can do. That's because Hewlett-Packard has designed a printer that will be easy to connect to a network or a desktop and which won't break the bank, coming in as it does for about $250 for a refurbished model. Expect to pay double that for a new machine. In all, there is much to like and little to dislike about the 1320n.

About the Author:
Those in business will appreciate the 1320n laser toners. The project is easy with HP printer toner cartridge. Also appreciated will be the price of printer toner cartridge.


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