Excerpt: The list of color laser printers that can be considered personal printers is exceedingly short. With the HP Color LaserJet 1500L ($800 street), the list has just grown by one. The price alone is enough to make the 1500L interesting; that it also offers reasonable output quality and speed is icing. The personal nature of the 1500L goes beyond the price. USB is the only connection choice, and its paper tray holds 125 sheets—enough for no more than light-duty printing.
Conclusion: Inkjet printer vendors exaggerate their advertised print speeds; laser vendors are more honest but exaggerate their first-page-out wait times. Using Microsoft Word, our one-page business letter with spot-color logo and letterhead printed in 40 seconds, one second more than the HP took for five pages of all-black text. Twenty pages of plain text appeared in 1 minute and 38 seconds. The latter test took five seconds less on the Minolta-QMS.
Pros: Nothing like a color laser for great, pennies-a-page output on plain paper, Goof-proof cartridge loading; available second paper tray
Cons: No network port or memory expansion available, A bit noisier and costlier than Minolta-QMS' $699 pacesetter
Excerpt: La HP Color LaserJet 1500L constitue l’entrée de gamme des imprimantes laser couleur de Hewlett-Packard, elle se montre ainsi parfaitement adaptée à des travaux personnels ou réalisés dans le cadre de petites structures. Ses spécifications de base et ses bonnes performances sont identiques à celles de la série LaserJet 2500, exception faite de la capacité de papier et de quelques options d'extension.