Newegg Shatters Desktop Laser-Printer Price Barrier with $29.99 Pantum Laser Printer

pantum promo 2January 26, 2015 – There was a long-distant time when desktop laser printers came with hefty price tags, costing thousands of dollars. Since then, the price of desktop laser printers has drastically declined. Online electronics-retailer Newegg, however, has taken things a step further with a record-setting deal: $29.99 for the Pantum P2502W monochrome laser printer, which is manufactured by Chinese company Pantum International.

Pantum P2502W

Pantum P2502W

As you might expect, the P2502W is a pretty bare-bones laser printer. It does however, feature wireless 802.11b/g/n for wireless network connectivity, and a USB port for direction connection. Other specs include:

  • Print speed rated at up to 23 ppm.
  • 1,200 x 1,200 dpi print resolution.
  • 150-sheet paper drawer.
  • Two-year manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Maximum monthly volume of up to 15,000 pages.
  • Print on up to A4/8.5″x14″ media.
  • 600 MHz CPU and 128 MB of memory.
  • Ships with a starter toner cartridge said to yield up to 700 pages.

The replacement black toner cartridge costs $39.99 at Newegg – which, as you’ll note, is more than the cost of the printer itself – and yields up to 1,600 pages. That translates into a cost per page of 2.4 cents, which is fairly competitive for monochrome desktop laser printers.

For its part, Pantum says its laser printers and All-in-Ones are more durable than competitors because they incorporate a metal, not plastic, frame construction. (Pantum, by the way, is a joining of two Chinese words – pani is a verb that means to move very fast, while tum refers to a bright future.) Pantum is the first ever created-in-China printer brand. The firm is affiliated with Chinese company Zhuhai Seine Technology, a sister company of Lenovo.

For more information on the P2502W , visit Newegg here.

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