Summary: I purchased the P3005X as a replacement for an HP4050, (have three of them in our offices, they are great printers). Right after this printer initialized, I began receiving various error messages (mainly 49.4C02 - printer error). Then a memory test failure, ("replace DIMM 01"). Went online with HP support, did various trouble-shooting (including re-seating the DIMM). Long story short: hardware failure.
Summary: I have been extremely pleased with HP printers for as long as I've been computing (almost 25 years!), however I bought an HP Laserjet P3005x in late 2007 and have had no end of problems, the most significant being the faulty formatter board, which is the brain of the printer. I have learned that this part is defective in a large number of these particular printers, and that there is an HP service note on units within a certain serial number range.
Summary: Comments about HP LaserJet P3005x: This printer has really made things a lot easier around this office. We just had to get something that would work for us and the workload that we put on the printer. With our older printer people were waiting in line to pick up their print jobs as the printer slowly spit out the jobs but this printer doesn’t waist anytime at all. I was amazed at how fast it was as well as the easy set up and install.
Summary: Comments about HP LaserJet P3005x: Truthfully, I like the printer and I don't regret getting it for our small office, but it is bigger than I realized and that is a drawback. However, I cannot complain about the quality of the printed page, the speed of the machine or the versatility it provides us. I'll get used to the size cuz the good by far outweighs the bad!
Pros: Accurate Colors, Efficient, Fast, Sharp Detail
Summary: Comments about HP LaserJet P3005x: Finally a duplex printer that works good! Purchased this and two high yield toners, that's rated about 13,000 pages. For the price, you'll see that it this laser is so cost effective compared to some other brands. This P3005x model comes with two 500 sheet trays, and the duplex printing works terrific! Almost puts me out of a job.
Summary: Comments about HP LaserJet P3005x: This is a great printer for an office. We have 3 of them and are actually purchasing another one next week. Our boss loves it because it is simple to use. He never has enough time to figure out the machines here at the office so you know when your boss can use it that it’s a step up! The order came within 5 days of ordering it. We were up and running in about 10 minutes.
Summary: This is the best priced two-tray networked printer on the market. This works very well for us and the seller got it to us in good time. I would recommend the seller and will shop there again for future needs.
Summary: We upgraded our office printer, which is used by 10 workstations, from an hp laserjet 2200dtn to this p3005x. It was a huge improvement. It is very fast, prints very sharp and holds a lot of paper. We are very pleased with its perfomance and I couldn't find a better price than amazon's. So far so good.
Summary: This printer was purchased for use in a registrar's and student accounts office. The foot print is small, multiple trays provide flexibility, speed is good for an office setting, toner seems to last longer that many, and set-up was easy. This is a great small, B&W office printer and the price is reasonable. No complaints or problems to date.