The HP LaserJet P3005dn is a monochrome laser printer designed for demanding office use, and it generally carries a price tag to match. For many business users, the most alluring aspect of this machine is the speed at which it performs: 35 pages per minute. And that isn't a theoretical threshold. This machine gets up to speed quickly, and then just keeps cranking the pages out. The P3005dn also prints at 1,200 x 1,200 dpi, which is impressive considering the speed, although text quality is not top-of-the-line at this price point. The 'dn' tag indicates that the printer has built-in Ethernet. It also has USB 2.0 ports, two 250 sheet input trays, a 100 sheet multipurpose tray, a 400 MHz Motorola ColdFire V5 CPU and 80 MB of memory.
In terms of design, the P3005dn is your standard printing cube, and Hewlett Packard uses the familiar business white colour scheme. The benefit of the design is that it has a relatively small footprint, and while it's too large for a workstation, it should fit comfortably in most business, even home office, environments. HP has also done an excellent job with tray placement at the front, so that they are extremely convenient. The control panel up top has an LCD screen, several buttons and a few indicators. You access most advanced functionality by navigating through a menu on the LCD screen, and you can access it via the PC as well.
The two biggest advantages to the HP P3005dn laser toner printer are speed and durability. This is a workhorse: it delivers 35 pages per minute, and the duty cycle is 100,000 pages. Cartridge Save also sells high-yield (~13,000 pages) HP P3005dn cartridges, so that you can meet that demand without having to change them too often. The P3005dn is network-ready, acts as a printer server, and has an excellent plug-and-play implementation.
The primary disadvantage of the HP P3005dn is that text quality is not quite as high as you'd expect at this price point, so the trade-off is quality for speed. For the office that does most of its printing for internal use, that's a good trade-off. However, if printing for external consumption, most business will take the quality over the speed, or will want to step up to a machine that offers both.