HP Overhauls Printer Product Line
The new Officejet Pro X series delivers a print speed of up to 70 pages per minute, twice as fast as the preceding models, and now print on both sides of paper by default. The inkjets can be operated at only half the cost of a color laser printer, according to HP. The new printers will be available as traditional 400 and 500 series, as well as the 400 and 500 series MFP, which add scan, copy and fax capability.
The laser printer offering is being renewed from top to bottom, beginning with the LaserJet Pro 200 printer, which delivers 14 pages per minute in 600x600 dpi (B/w or color). HP has added the color M251, the MFP M276, the MFP 500, MFP 525c, the MFP M570, the MFP M575c, the MFP M712 color, and MFP M775 color. Depending on the model, the resolution scales up to 1200x1200 dpi, up to 42 pages per minute in b/w or up to 30 pages per minute in color with duty cycles up to 120,000 pages.
Cloud-features are making their way into the printer world now as well. HP says that its Flow CM Professional document managements solution allows for greater collaboration and productivity by "easily capturing, indexing, storing, searching and retrieving documents through a unique user-friendly interface."
There was no further information on technical specifications, availability, and pricing.
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