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HP Color LaserJet 2500L

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of HP Color LaserJet 2500L. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the print quality and usability are on the whole positive. The performance and price also get good feedback. There are some negative opinions about the durability and design, and reviews are divided on the reliability.

price, performance, usability, print quality

noise, design, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Color LaserJet 2500L is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of HP Color LaserJet 2500L from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and usability. The performance and price also get good opinions. Views are divided on the reliability, while many are less positive about the design and noise.

price, performance, usability, print quality

noise, design

59% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP 2500L Color LaserJet PrinterHP 2500L Color LaserJet Printer

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Rick Lepage (

Hewlett-Packard HP Color LaserJet 2500L


Affordable ; Excellent performance for its price ; PostScript Level 3 support ; Crisp, clean output

Flimsy paper-input tray

Mar, 2003

Expert review by: Rick Lepage (

HP Color LaserJet 2500L


Breaking the magic price barrier of $1,000, HP has done an amazing job with the Color LaserJet 2500L. Its combination of crisp, clean laser output and PostScript support means that small workgroups with big printing needs can finally get the benefits...

Affordable ; excellent performance for its price ; crisp, clean output ; PostScript Level 3 support

Flimsy paper-input tray

Inexpensive Color Laser Printer Turns Out Great Documents Quickly

Mar, 2003

Product Specifications

The HP Color LaserJet 2500 series printers deliver high-quality, professional color laser documents for a great price. These easy-to-use printers are designed for small businesses and workteams that want a compact, networkable color laser solution for their office communication and small print run needs. Laser color as competitively priced as black-and-white - one device efficiently prints all your office communications as well as small print runs of promotional material at 16 pages per minute black and 4 pages per minute color. The HP color LaserJet 2500 series printers feature a 300MHz processor, an instant-on fuser, and quick color calibration cycles for efficient color document printing. The printer produces photo-quality images with an excellent range of colors through HP Imageret 2400 color layering technology and new toner formula. HP smart printing technology and cartridge enhancements provide more accurate supplies monitoring, remote diagnostics, and convenient Internet enabled supplies ordering. The LaserJet 2500 is compatible with existing printer environments - it includes USB, parallel, and EIO connectivity and HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5c, and PostScript 3 emulation for enhanced performance and compatibility. The LaserJet 2500 is easy-to-use and maintain. Five easy-to-change supplies, automatic top-positioning of low or out print cartridge for easy replacement, and simple one-door access to supplies make the HP color LaserJet 2500 series printers as simple to operate as most monochrome printers. The three-button control panel, HP toolbox software, and embedded web server provide real-time printer and supplies status and easy-to-understand printer configuration and troubleshooting information The LaserJet 2500 features compact design that is easily upgradeable - it is small and lightweight enough to fit on the desktop yet expands to handle your unique business needs. Via HP JetDirect print servers, the HP color LaserJet 2500 series printers can be conveniently placed anywhere in a 10/100Base-T Ethernet or wireless 802.11b environment for secure, reliable network printing. With up to three paper trays and 875-sheet total input capacity, end-users can produce the volume and variety of documents they need with less intervention.

Dimensions & Weight


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC / Mac
Country Kits:Denmark/United Kingdom/United States/United States / Brazil
Localization:Danish/English/English / Brazilian Portuguese
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Color LaserJet


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Type: None


Type: None


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Parallel / USB/Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:PCL 5C / PostScript 3 / PCL 6/PCL 5C / PCL 6 / PostScript 3
Max H-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:600dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) / A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):16ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):4ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:600dpi
Media Path Type:Curved
Media Type:Bond paper / Cards / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies / Vellum paper/Envelopes / Transparencies / Labels / Plain paper / Vellum paper / Cards / Bond paper / Recycled paper
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):20,000 - 49,999 pages
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Standard
Total Media Capacity:125sheets
Type:Workgroup printer


Installed Size:64MB
Max Supported Size:256MB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition