The Good Compact; lightning fast prints; overall good text quality; multipurpose input tray is convenient; low per-page costs; 24-7 tech support.
The Bad Encountered a major, reproducible text error; graphics quality needs improvement; expensive relative to some of the competition.
The Bottom Line The HP P2015dn has the right features to make it a good fit for a small office or home office, but the competition offers a better printer for less money.
HP LaserJet P2015
On the whole, the HP P2015dn is a good mono laser printer for the home, small office, or dorm room: it's compact and fast and (usually) produces decent text and graphics. A reproducible print error, however, gives us pause. The Lexmark E350d series is a better value proposition: you get more features for less money along with better print quality and comparable print speeds.
For mono laser printers, the models in the HP LaserJet P2015 series are fairly compact, making them a good fit for cluttered home offices and cramped apartments and dorm rooms. The P2015dn model we reviewed stands 13.8 inches wide, 14.3 inches deep, and 10.1 inches tall, and weighs just 24.3 pounds. The various permutations of the P2015 vary slightly in dimensions and weight due to features such as extra paper trays and a built-in duplexer. The muted light- and dark-gray color scheme gives the printers a plain look.
The main paper cassette pulls out from the front of the printer and holds up to 250 sheets of plain paper. A multipurpose input tray folds out from the printer's front wall and can hold up to 50 sheets of paper, a great feature if you switch media often. Nearly the entire top of the printer is taken up by the output well. A straight pass-through door resides in the rear; to engage straight pass-through, simply open the door. The top-mounted control panel consists only of several indicator lights, a go button, and a cancel button.
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