***Bottom-Line***: the printer just works and works well. I am a big Hewlett Packard (HP) printer fan. I think HP builds the best printers on the planet and backs them with the best warranty program in the industry. Over the last ten years I have owned several different models of HP inkjet printers from the small 300 series to the large OfficeJet series, and to date have never been disappointed with the output or performance. I highly recommended them to family, friends, and clients. I believe HP printers offer unmatched price, performance, and quality at every price-point. The **HP 8100 DN** (Departmental Network) continues in that fine tradition. The **HP 8100 DN** is a departmental network printer, which can print up to 32 pages per minute (ppm), is shipped with 24 MB of Ram, which reduces the waiting period for complex documents to print; for example Power Point presentations and Visio drawing require large amounts of memory to process and print. The **HP 8100 DN** is equipped with a 166Mhz RISC processor, designed to reduce waiting time for page output, and has a resolution of 1200 x 1200 Dots Per Inch (dpi), with HP FastRes printer language technology. The printer communicates with the departmental or corporate network via a built-in HP JetDirect 10/100Base-TX Ethernet card, but can also utilize a bi-directional parallel port, Fast IR Port, and is equipped with two additional EIO slots for the insertion of additional NIC's. In addition to Ethernet, the **HP 8100 DN** also supports Token Ring, and Apple Local Talk network connections, as well as serial and USB connections. Our trusty departmental **HP 8100 DN **sees a lot of duty cycle because it must support a department of at least 20 people who print to it constantly. In the last six months the only down time it has seen has been due to low toner; the printer just works!