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HP Revamps Printer LineupOfferings include new $999 color laser
On the inkjet front, new models include the Deskjet 450 and Business Inkjet 3000 printers. The Deskjet 450 is a compact model that delivers 4,800 (optimized) DPI, six-ink printing (with separate photo cartridge purchase), a lithium-ion battery and USB and Bluetooth wireless connectivity. The HP Deskjet 450 printer is expected to be available in October for $299. The Business Inkjet 3000 offers speeds of up to 8 PPM color and LaserJet-compatible networking and advanced paper handling. The HP Business Inkjet 3000 printer is expected to be available in December for $799.
The company has also debuted two new color LaserJet printers. The Color LaserJet 2500 is HP's new $999 color laser printer. Few details were available at press time, though the model is expected to be available next month. The Color LaserJet 5500 is a wide-format laser printer that produces 21 PPM in color and offers numerous connectivity and networking options. It is expected to be available in November for $3,249.
HP has also introduced a wider-format version of the Designjet 5500. The new model supports paper widths up to 60 inches and also supports a wider range of printing materials, as well as dye-based inks and ultraviolet pigment-based inks. The printer is available now for $8,999.
Most of the printers announced will support Macintosh and Mac OS X systems. For more information about printer drivers available for various platforms, visit < a href="http://www.hp.com/united-states/subscribe/recent_drivers/printers.html" target="_blank">http://www.hp.com/united-states/subscribe/recent_drivers/printers.html. For more general information, visit http://www.hp.com.
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