HP LaserJet M3027x MFP

By : |May 30, 2007 0

Rahul Sah

This is a workgroup multifunction device which supports printing, scanning, copying and fax functions. Its printer has an internal RAM of 256MB that can be extended up to 512MB. You can install the MFP in your network using its auto set-up wizard. This lets you configure the settings for the printer and fax. The IP address configuration and e-mail setup of the device is also easy and can be done either remotely or through the touch screen control panel manually. This panel is very easy to use and you can navigate through the different functions in a Windows like manner (with all the icons, installation wizards and help). Plus, it also has optional USB connectivity. The M3027x supports 500-sheet input tray and a 100-sheet multipurpose tray. The output tray has a capacity of 250 sheets.

[image_library_tag 688/12688, alt=”” align=”right” border=”1″ ,default]We tested the device over a network using a Windows XP machine, having 512 MB RAM and a 2.8 GHz Intel processor. The HP M3027x has a rated print and copying speed of 27 pages per minute (ppm) and the first page out speed of less than 10 seconds. In our tests we got a speed of up to 29 ppm whereas the first page out was in around 12 seconds. It can print at a maximum resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi. The time taken for duplex printing of a ten-page document was about 46 seconds.

The monochrome copier has a resolution of 600 x 600 dpi. The documents can be reduced and enlarged from 25% to 400%. A maximum of 999 documents can be copied at a time. The copying time from the flat-bed and from ADF was less than 10 seconds. The device offers color-scanning and digital-sending capabilities. You can scan black-and-white or color documents and send them as an e mail attachment using the MFP’s control panel. You can also store frequently emailed addresses and then send the scanned documents as attachments in the form of PDF, Doc or JPEG images. The optical resolution of the scanner is 600 x 600 dpi. A PIN authentication feature ensures security for stored jobs in the MFP. So, confidential data can also be scanned and stored, to be e-mailed later on. The e-mail option for scanned docs can also be established through the network control panel of any client.

The fax supports speed dial and took 64 seconds to send/receive a fax. The MFP has an internal hard drive of 40 GB to store jobs. The continuous pages of the document can also be stored as one job using the Job-Build option. Using this, you can scan, store or e-mail all the pages of a book at one go.

Bottom Line: An ideal MFP that can perform high-volumes of print, scan, copy and fax jobs for a workgroup.


Price: Rs 97,000 (1 yr on-site warranty)
Meant For: Mid-sized workgroups
Key Specs: Printer, copier, scanner, fax, auto-duplexer, 256MB RAM, 40 GB HDD
Pros: Easy to configure and manage remotely, one can e-mail scanned files
Cons: None
Contact: Hewlett-Packard India, Gurgaon
Tel: 2566111, E-mail: gurpreet.kanwal@hp.com
SMS Buy 130483 to 6677

 Source: PCQUEST

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