Excerpt: Hewlett-Packard Development Co., www.hp.com $499.99 direct Rated Speed (Color): 20 ppm; Rated Speed (Mono): 4 ppm; Maximum Paper Size: Legal; Cost Per Page (Color): 12 cents; Cost Per Page (Mono): 2.4 cents. Better output quality than most color lasers of any price. Paper tray options for up to 875 sheets. Slow. Relatively high monochrome cost per page.
Conclusion: But while its speed was underwhelming, we were pleasantly surprised by the 2550L's print quality. The 600 by 600 dpi engine's text was dark and sharp in big and small font sizes alike, as we expect of all laser printers, but we did a double-take at our Acrobat and PowerPoint printouts: Even using cheap copier paper, solid colors and gradients looked bright and clean, with only minimal banding -- noticeably less than most color and far less than most monochrome lasers...
Pros: It's a color laser printer; it's $499, Above-average color graphics as well as typically handsome text quality
Cons: The printer's bulky; the paper tray's tiny, Slow performance
Summary: Colour laser printing has never been more affordable and HP's Color LaserJet 2550Ln is a case in point. At a price that won't put off home users, the HP is ideal for people who want something to use for personal or work purposes - and as it is networkable it could be handy for a small business.