HP LaserJet 4000 series

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An HP LaserJet 4000/4050/4100 style printer with an extra 500-sheet tray (Tray 3).

The LaserJet 4000 series is Hewlett-Packard's medium-duty monochrome laser printer range and the successor to the LaserJet 5 series.

The LaserJet 4000 series, like most of Hewlett-Packard's laser printer series, follow the standard nomenclature for denoting factory-included features.

  • n = network ready
  • t = twin/two (smaller in some models) paper trays
  • d = duplex/double sided printing
  • s = stacker for output tray
  • l = stapler.

Further accessories could also be purchased if the desired functions didn't come factory fitted on the model purchased. For example, network cards, additional trays and duplexing units are the most commonly found.

LaserJet 4000[edit]

An HP LaserJet 4000n printer.

The LaserJet 4000/4050 and their respective variants were the first printers released in the 4000 series. The LaserJet 4000 series printers print letter paper at 17 pages per minute, and can be set to print at 600 dpi or 1200 dpi, although when set to print at true 1200 dpi, the printer runs at reduced speed. These printers may be connected to a computer using either the serial port, parallel port or Ethernet ( for the network capable "N" series ). The LaserJet 4000 series was introduced in November 1997 and was discontinued in May 1999. They are powered by a NEC VR4300 CPU[1]

Name Model # Description
LaserJet 4000 C4118A 4 MB RAM (internal); one 100-sheet multi-purpose tray (Tray 1); one 500-sheet tray (Tray 2).
LaserJet 4000T C4119A 4 MB RAM (internal); one 100-sheet multi-purpose tray (Tray 1); one 250-sheet tray (Tray 2); one extra 250-sheet tray (Tray 3).
LaserJet 4000N C4120A 8 MB RAM (4 MB internal); HP Jetdirect print server card (J3111A) for connecting to a network; one 100-sheet multi-purpose tray (Tray 1); one 500-sheet tray (Tray 2).
LaserJet 4000TN C4121A 8 MB RAM (4 MB internal); HP Jetdirect print server card (J3111A) for connecting to a network; one 100-sheet multi-purpose tray (Tray 1); one 250-sheet tray (Tray 2); one extra 250-sheet tray (Tray 3).
LaserJet 4000se C3094A 4 MB RAM (internal); one 500-sheet tray. HP LaserJet Internet Publishing software is also included.
Name Model # Description
LaserJet 4050 C4251A 8 MB RAM (internal); one 100-sheet multi-purpose tray (Tray 1); one 500-sheet tray (Tray 2).
LaserJet 4050T C4252A 8 MB RAM (internal); one 100-sheet multi-purpose tray (Tray 1); one 250-sheet tray (Tray 2); one extra 250-sheet tray (Tray 3).
LaserJet 4050N C4253A 16 MB RAM (8 MB internal); HP Jetdirect print server card (J3113A) for connecting to a network; one 100-sheet multi-purpose tray (Tray 1); one 500-sheet tray (Tray 2).
LaserJet 4050TN C4254A 16 MB RAM (8 MB internal); HP Jetdirect print server card (J3113A) for connecting to a network; one 100-sheet multi-purpose tray (Tray 1); one 250-sheet tray (Tray 2); one extra 250-sheet tray (Tray 3).
LaserJet 4050se C4255A 4 MB RAM (internal); one 100-sheet multi-purpose tray (Tray 1); one 500-sheet tray (Tray 2).
LaserJet 4050USB C7829A 4 MB RAM (internal); USB; LocalTalk; one 100-sheet multi-purpose tray (Tray 1); one 500-sheet tray (Tray 2).

LaserJet 4100[edit]

The HP LaserJet 4100 series were replacements for the HP LaserJet 4000/4050 series of printers. The LaserJet 4100 series printers print letter paper at 25 pages per minute, and can be set to print at 600 dpi or 1200 dpi. Unlike the 4000 and 4050 series, the 4100 series printers are capable of printing at true 1200 dpi at full engine speed. These printers may be connected to a computer using either the serial port, parallel port or Ethernet ( for the network capable "N"series" ). The LaserJet 4100 series was introduced in March 2001 and was discontinued in February 2003. The 4100MFP, however, was introduced in March 2002, and discontinued in August 2006. They are all powered by a PMC-Sierra RM5261 CPU[2]

Name Model # Description
LaserJet 4100 C8049A 16 MB RAM (internal); one 100-sheet multi-purpose tray (Tray 1); one 500-sheet tray (Tray 2)
LaserJet 4100T C4119A 16 MB RAM (internal); one 100-sheet multi-purpose tray (Tray 1); one 500-sheet tray (Tray 2); one extra 500-sheet tray (Tray 3).
LaserJet 4100N C8050A 32 MB RAM; HP Jetdirect print server card (J4169A) for connecting to a network; one 100-sheet multi-purpose tray (Tray 1); one 500-sheet tray (Tray 2)
LaserJet 4100TN C8051A 32 MB RAM; HP Jetdirect print server card (J4169A) for connecting to a network; one 100-sheet multi-purpose tray (Tray 1); one 500-sheet tray (Tray 2); one extra 500-sheet tray (Tray 3).
LaserJet 4100DTN C8052A 32 MB RAM; duplexer; HP Jetdirect print server card (J4169A) for connecting to a network; one 100-sheet multi-purpose tray (Tray 1); one 500-sheet tray (Tray 2); one extra 500-sheet tray (Tray 3).
LaserJet 4100mfp C9148A 64 MB RAM; 5GB (or larger) hard disk; HP Jetdirect print server card (J4169A) for connecting to a network; one 100-sheet multi-purpose tray (Tray 1); one 500-sheet tray (Tray 2); automatic document feeder (ADF).
LaserJet 4101mfp C9149A 64 MB RAM; 5GB (or larger) hard disk; duplexer; HP Jetdirect print server card (J4169A) for connecting to a network; one 100-sheet multi-purpose tray (Tray 1); one 500-sheet tray (Tray 2); one extra 500-sheet tray (Tray 3); automatic document feeder (ADF).

LaserJet 4200[edit]

An HP LaserJet 4200dtns printer.

The HP LaserJet 4200 series were replacements for the HP LaserJet 4100 series of printers. They were introduced in December 2002 together with the HP LaserJet 4300 series. All models except the 4200 and 4200dtn were discontinued in June 2005, the latter being discontinued in November 2005.

The HP 4200 series of printers consists of the following

  • 4200
  • 4200n
  • 4200tn
  • 4200dtn
  • 4200dtns
  • 4200dtnsl.

The base model, the 4200, has the following specifications: 48 MB of memory, parallel port connection and a 600 sheet paper tray. All the others with factory-installed features as indicated above have 64 MB of memory.

They are all powered by a PMC-Sierra RM7065A CPU running at 300 MHz. This is a 64 bit processor based on the MIPS architecture. The printing engine is manufactured by Canon.

This series of printers can handle PCL, PostScript, HP-GL/2 and PJL print languages.

LaserJet 4300[edit]

The LaserJet 4300 series are a faster version of the LaserJet 4200n series of printers. The HP 4300 series of printers consists of the following

  • 4300
  • 4300n
  • 4300tn
  • 4300dtn
  • 4300dtns
  • 4300dtnsl.

The base model, the 4300, has the following specifications: 64MB of memory, parallel port connection and a 600 sheet paper tray. All the others with factory-installed features as indicated above have 80MB of memory.

They are all powered by a PMC-Sierra RM7065A CPU running at 350 MHz. This is a 64 bit processor based on the MIPS architecture.

This series can handle PCL, PostScript, HP-GL/2 and PJL print languages.

Comparison[edit]

Comparison table of HP LaserJet 4000 models
Model Introduction Discontinued CPU Speed Print resolution (DPI) Print speed (PPM) Standard memory Maximum memory
4000 November 1997 May 1999 100 MHz 1200 17 4 MB 100 MB
4050 May 1999 November 2001 133 MHz 1200 17 8 MB 192 MB
4100 March 2001 February 2003 250 MHz 1200 25 16 MB 256 MB
4200 November 2002 June/November 20051 300 MHz 1200 35 48 MB 416 MB
4240 ? - Please add details on this model ? - Discontinued 460 MHz 1200 40 64 MB 512 MB
4250 November 2002 June/November 20051 460 MHz 1200 43 48 MB 512 MB
4300 December 2002 June 2005 350 MHz 1200 45 64 MB 416 MB
4350 November 2002 June 2005 460 MHz 1200 52 80 MB 512 MB

1 = 4200 and 4200dtn were discontinued in November 2005, all other models were discontinued in June 2005

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