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Competition plays catchup, as HP offers Level 2, 600 dpi for less than $3K
Very few companies are fortunate enough to create a product that dominates a competitive market. Fewer still are able to continue that dominance with successive generations of the product. But Hewlett-Packard--the company that invented the desktop laser printer market in 1985 and has managed to stay on top of it ever since--is preparing to do it again.
In late October, HP announced its candidates to replace the venerable LaserJet III: the LaserJet 4 and 4M printers. The LaserJet 4 models are HP's first 600-dpi printers based on the new Canon A4 engine, the LBP-AX.
Compelling. The LaserJet 4 comes with 2 MB of RAM and "enhanced PCL 5," which appears to consist mainly of TrueType font support and …