The LaserJet 2420dn is rated by HP at
30PPM with a warmup time of less than 10 seconds, and can
hold 350 sheets total in its two trays. The internal
paper tray can hold 200 regular sheets of up to legal
size, while the pull-out multipurpose tray holds another 150 sheets or 10
An optional 500-sheet tray can boost capacity
further, though the unit we reviewed did not include this. Automatic
duplex printing is supported, at a pace a little less than non-duplexed
HP recommends a monthly duty cycle of no more than 75,000
toner cartridge that ships with the HP LaserJet 2420dn is rated for about 6000
pages of standard black text at 5% coverage. Replacement
cartridges cost about $125US or $205US (CAN$155-255) for 6000 or 12,000 page
units respectively. Power consumption is a hefty 625 Watts when printing, but only 11
Watts when idle, 8.5W in 'sleep'
Like most printers these days, the
LaserJet 2420dn does not ship with a printer cable. Sadly, HP omitted a printed manual also, though
full documentation is available on the CD. A fold out help guide helps
with setup, and a power cord is also included. It's footprint is about
16.5" x 15.5" and it measures just over ten inches tall.
The printer weighs a not-unreasonable 36lbs, and is easily movable
by one person as HP wisely integrated hand-holds into its design.The HP LaserJet 2420dn carries a one year warranty,
with service at approved HP service centers.