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HP LaserJet 4240n Specifications

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4240n: Q7785A

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Above: HP LaserJet 4240n base units come with 100 sheet and 500 sheet input trays.

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The HP LaserJet 4240n, versatile and easy to use, for PC or Mac. Create a variety of everyday documents with this small business printer that features standard networking.
see specification table below

  • Increases productivity with speeds up to 35 ppm for letter-size documents

  • This series is equipped with a 300 MHz processor and 48 or 64 MB RAM

  • Instant-on technology produces the first page out in less than ten seconds

  • Robust paper handling and finishing

  • Print high-quality 1200 dpi documents at full speed

  • HP Web Jetadmin software provides easy management

  • Enjoy the productivity you get from the RIP-once, print-many capabilities

  • Management is easy with the embedded Web server

  • A four-line graphical control panel makes problem solving fast and easy

Regular preventive maintenance will help keep your printer in top condition! See links below for details.

•  Maintenance Kit   •  Roller Kit

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Feature Specification
Speed/monthly volume
Print speed, black (best quality mode)
Up to 40 ppm
Print speed, black (normal quality mode)
Up to 40 ppm
Recommended monthly print volume
3000 to 12000 pages
*Footnote for recommended monthly print volume
HP recommends that the number of printed pages per month be within the stated range for optimum device performance, based on factors including supplies replacement intervals and device life over an extended warranty period.
Monthly duty cycle
Up to 175000 pages
*Footnote for duty cycle
Duty cycle is defined as the maximum number of pages per month of imaged output. This value provides a comparison of product robustness in relation to other HP LaserJet or HP Color LaserJet devices, and enables appropriate deployment of printers and MFPs to satisfy the demands of connected individuals or groups.
Print quality/technology
Print technology
Print quality, black
Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
Paper handling/media
Paper tray(s), standard
Paper tray(s), maximum
Input capacity, standard
Up to 600
Input capacity, maximum
Up to 3100
Envelope feeder
Yes, 75 (with the purchase of an optional envelope feeder)
Envelope input, standard
Up to 10
Output capacity, standard
Up to 300
Output capacity, maximum
Up to 800
Duplex printing (printing on both sides of paper)
Automatic (optional)
Paper handling, input (standard)
100-sheet multipurpose tray, 500-sheet input tray
Paper handling, input (optional)
500-sheet input tray, 1500-sheet input tray (up to 3 additional trays for up to 3100-sheet input capacity), two-sided printing accessory, 75-envelope feeder
Paper handling, output (standard)
250-sheet output bin, 50-sheet rear output bin
Paper handling, output (optional)
500-sheet stacker or 15-sheet stapler/500-sheet stacker
Document finishing
Media sizes, standard
Letter, legal, executive, statement, 8.5 x 13 in, envelopes (No. 10, Monarch)
Media sizes, custom
Multipurpose Tray 1: 3 x 5 to 8.5 x 14 in; Tray 2, optional; Tray 3: 5.8 x 8.3 to 8.5 x 14 in
Media types
Paper (bond, color, letterhead, plain, preprinted, prepunched, recycled, rough), envelopes, labels, cardstock, transparencies, user-defined
Memory/print languages/typefaces
Memory, standard
64 MB
Hard disk
Optional, 20 GB HP high-performance EIO hard disk
Print languages, standard
HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5e, HP Postscript Level 3 emulation, direct PDF (v 1.3) printing (with at least 128 MB printer memory)
80 HP font set (plus Greek, Hebrew, Cyrillic, Arabic)
Connectivity, standard
Hi-Speed USB (compatible with USB 2.0 specifications), IEEE 1284-B compliant parallel port, 2 open EIO slots, HP Jetdirect Fast Ethernet Embedded Print Server
Connectivity, optional
HP Jetdirect EIO internal print servers, HP Jetdirect external print servers, HP wireless print servers, HP Jetdirect EIO conectivity card (for USB, serial, LocalTalk), Bluetooth wireless
Print drivers, standard
HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5e, HP Postscript Level 3 emulation, HP-GL/2
Minimum system requirements
PC: Microsoft Windows 98: Pentium 90, 16 MB RAM; Windows Me: Pentium 150, 32 MB RAM; Windows NT 4.0: Pentium 90, 32 MB RAM; Windows 2000: 133 MHz processor, 64 MB RAM; Windows XP: 233 MHz processor, 64 MB RAM; Windows Server 2003 (standard edition): 550 MHz processor, 128 MB RAM; 220 MB of free hard disk space for Windows, CD-ROM drive or Internet connection, IEEE 1284-compliant bidirectional parallel port, USB 1.1, USB 2.0
Macintosh: 160 MB available hard disk space, Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS X v 10.1 and higher, Power PC G3, G4, G5, or Intel Core processor, CD-ROM drive, USB port or IEEE 1284-B compliant parallel port
Compatible network operating systems
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows NT 4.0; Windows 98; Windows 2000; Windows Me; Windows XP Home; Windows XP Professional; Windows Server 2003; Windows Vista(TM) Ready; Mac OS 9.x or higher; Mac OS X v 10.1 or higher
Dimensions, W x D x H
16.2 x 41.1 x 21.5 in
Weight, U.S.
45.0 lb
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