HP 5200 Printer Review
If you are looking for a monochrome laser printer to suit the needs of your small or midsized office, you should consider purchasing the HP LaserJet 5200. It can produce up to 65,000 pages each month, but the recommended monthly capacity is only 2,500 to 10,000 pages. Connective options include ethernet, USB and parallel ports, and it comes standard with 48 MB of memory. If that won't do though, it can be upgraded to up to 512 MB. Sadly, this printer doesn't offer wireless printing, but it is compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems. HP 5200 toner is inexpensive, and a replacement HP toner cartridge can be found online or in stores easily. It has a compact size of only 19.3x22.2x10.8 inches, and its weight is 44.5 pounds. The machine is also Energy Star qualified.
Because it is a monochrome printer, only a black LaserJet 5200 toner cartridge will be needed. This printer toner can produce up to 12,000 pages, which should last a decent amount of time. The high-quality HP 5200 toner can produce resolutions up to 1200x1200 dpi and print up to 35 pages per minute. Replacement HP 5200 toner cartridges are available from the manufacturer and third party vendors..
Overall, the customer and expert ratings of the HP LaserJet 5200 are positive. CNET noted that its 35 page per minute speed is much faster than the majority of similar models on the market. They also liked the printer's ability to connect via USB or parallel port. CNET also found the 460 MHz processor to be quite helpful. What CNET didn't like was the lack of duplex printing, and consumers agree with that. Users also found the machine to be heavy, but buyers loved how simple setup was. For the most part, buyers and experts agree that the HP LaserJet 5200 is a solid addition to any small office.