The HP LaserJet 5M is a monochrome laser printer designed for small and medium office environments. Expansion options allow it to grow with changing needs. Slow speeds are its only real drawback.
The LaserJet 5M has Macintosh compatibility, allowing it to operate in a network environment where Macs are present, unlike some of the other models in HP's line. It includes a JetDirect card preinstalled, allowing it to connect directly to an ethernet network and be shared across a network of computers.
The HP 5M can function quite well in a networked environment. It has a 33 MHz processor, meaning it can do most of its own processing without relying on the host computer. It has 6 MB of RAM out of the box, but its memory can be expanded to a maximum of 66 MB if necessary. Another area where the HP 5M can be expanded is paper capacity. The printer ships with a total capacity of 350 sheets. Its main drawer holds 250 sheets, and the multipurpose tray holds 100 sheets. An optional 500-sheet drawer can be added later if needed. These upgrade options allow the 5M to grow with the changing needs of an office. Its 35,000 page monthly duty cycle gives it plenty of room to grow as well.
The LaserJet 5M is a little bulkier than other printers at its price point, and also slower, but its solid construction and legendary reliability are worth considering when looking at the total picture. Its print quality is impressive, especially for text. Text is sharp and defined, with very sharp characters even at small font sizes. Graphics quality is a little below average for a laser printer, but still passable. Print speed is on the slow side at around 12 pages per minute.
Overall, the HP LaserJet 5M is a good choice for environments where reliability and sturdy construction are valued more than speed. Its networking capabilities and Mac compatibility are also notable.
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