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133 of 145 people found the following review helpful
on February 17, 2009
Do yourself a favor and bring a laptop into a retail store and test the printer before buying. Make sure you download the driver to your laptop first. After all the glowing reviews, I thought I finally found a color laser for my small business. Duplexing and color are both important for me. And speed. I tested the 2025DN with a Macbook and it recognized it quickly. But to do duplex, you need to download the driver. For SMALL files, (less than 1GB) it works very well. VERY nice color output. But bring a hammock for larger files! I printed a 7 MB and 16MB pdf file. It was only 2 pages in length: color pictures with text. It took 4 minutes to print one page (with Duplex) and another 2 minutes to print a second copy. Yikes! Considering it comes with 128MB ram, what's the problem? It's the processor. The printer trays and components are also very flimsy. HP does have good tech help. All-in-all, for SMALL color files, this printer will work for you. Anything larger, better have a lot time on your hands.