• Reasonably priced


  • Color graphics were too dark

At A Glance

This model prints text fast, but letters looked fuzzy and graphics were dark. Compact design has letter-size paper limit.

Manufacturer’s Description

Network-ready Desktop Color Laser Printer The HL-2700CN is a network-ready desktop color laser printer. This compact printer delivers fast print speeds at up to 31ppm in monochrome and up to 8ppm in color, with vibrant color and monochrome output at up to 2400x600dpi resolution. PCL6 and BR-Script3 emulations ensure compatibility with most applications and 64MB of standard memory enables fast processing of complex documents.

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The Specs

Part Number HL2700CN
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 4977766623520


PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Poor
Print quality: Grayscale photo Fair
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 24.4   ppm
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 25.47
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 29.65
Color Output Quality Fair
Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Poor
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 33.34
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 36.12
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Good
Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Poor
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 32.03
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Fair
Overall Scan Quality n/a
Sports Action Shot (secs) 135.29
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Webpage (secs) 25.43
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 1.8
Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 0.0
Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Fair
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 33.89
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.4
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 2.4
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.6
Line Art Output Quality Very Good

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