Review of the best according to the editorial board. About selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
One of the most important production areas of the American corporation Hewlett-Packard is the production of printing and related devices – printers, scanners, copiers, MFPs. In our today's rating-review we will focus on the multifunctional devices of the HP brand. Our experts have identified six models in the company's assortment, which are quite significantly different from each other in different characteristics, so that almost everyone will be able to find the best option for personal use or for the office in this laconic selection.
- Ranking of the best HP MFPs
- HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 color MFP M775f (CC523A)
- HP LaserJet Pro 500 color MFP M570dn
- HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdw
- HP LaserJet Pro MFP M426fdn
- HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M180n
- HP Deskjet Ink Advantage Ultra 4729
Ranking of the best HP MFPs
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best HP MFPs||1||HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 color MFP M775f (CC523A)||RUB 322,580|
|2||HP LaserJet Pro 500 color MFP M570dn||RUB 54 986|
|3||HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdw||RUB 29,463|
|4||HP LaserJet Pro MFP M426fdn||RUB 22,880|
|5||HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M180n||RUB 14 650|
|6||HP Deskjet Ink Advantage Ultra 4729||RUB 6 496|
HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 color MFP M775f (CC523A)
Let's start with the most powerful, productive, multifunctional and, accordingly, expensive model. In this case, the prohibitive price, we do not even put into the category of disadvantages, since this is a real 'monster' of almost industrial use with a productivity of about 120 thousand copies in 30 days.
MFP dimensions – 745x1143x668 mm, weight – 96.8 kg. These parameters, of course, imply an exclusively floor installation. When operating in different modes, it can absorb up to 703 W of power grid power, while waiting – up to 85 W. Control – via panel buttons and touchscreen 8-inch color display. The printing module is full-color based on 4 cartridges, the principle is laser. The upper limit on paper size for printing or copying is A3 (all subsequent models are designed for a maximum of A4).
When using the MFP as a printer, you get the following features: technical print quality up to 600x600dpi; automatic inclusion of duplex (printing on both sides); productivity – up to 30 ppm. The first sheet came out after 10.50 s.
Regarding the function of the scanner, there is an important point – the allowable size of the original is limited to A4. Reads source with technical quality up to 600x600dpi and 24-bit color depth. The double-sided block of auto supply with sources is optimized for 100 sheets. Speed - up to 30 images / min.
The function of the copier has the following characteristics: resolution up to 600x600dpi in any color; productivity – up to 30 sheets / min in color and b / w; the scale can be changed from 24 to 400 percent.
The parameters of the MFP trays: automatic feed – 1350 sheets, delivery – 250 sheets, manual feed – 100 sheets. Recommended paper is 60 to 220 gsm. meter. The resource of color cartridges by toner corresponds to the conditional 13.5 thousand pages, black – 16 thousand pages.
The fax function supports memory for 100 pages, processes images with a resolution of 400x400dpi.
Key characteristics of the device electronics: 800 MHz processor, RAM memory – 1536 MB (maximum), 320 GB hard drive. Connection via USB or twisted pair. Has its own web interface and PostScript support.
- A3 format (printer only);
- large LCD control panel;
- neat two-sided automatic feeding of originals.
- no wireless connection.
HP LaserJet Pro 500 color MFP M570dn
The second number in the ranking of the best MFPs from HP according to the version is a model of a different class, which is designed for the needs of an average office and costs six times less than the previous one. Estimated productivity – about 75 thousand copies in 30 days. Printing technology – full color, laser.
Machine dimensions – 515x538x500 mm, weight – 40.8 kg, form factor adapted for desktop placement. In operation, it consumes up to 605 W of power from the mains, while waiting – up to 52 W. Generates no more than 53 dB in operation and no more than 33 dB in standby. The control panel is equipped with a 3.5-inch color LCD display.
The function of the printer in this model practically does not lag behind the previous one in anything: the limit of detail is the same – 600x600dpi in any color; speed – 30 pages per minute in both color and b / w; automatic duplex mode. PostScript is supported.
The scanning model of the flatbed-broaching principle of action shoots images of the sources with a resolution of 1200x1200dpi, a color depth of 24 bits or 256 shades of gray. There is a device for automatic feeding of originals. Productivity – 14 images per minute in color or 19.5 images per minute in b / w. There is a source code autosupply module with a capacity of 50 sheets. Supports TWAIN standard and direct email scanned image.
The copier function has the following characteristics: upper limit of print detail – 300x300dpi at any color; intensity – 30 kopecks / min in color and b / w; the scale can be changed from 25 to 400 percent.
The fax function supports reading the original at 300x300dpi resolution and 250 pages memory. Supported by PC Fax.
Capacities of MFP trays: automatic feed – 350 sheets, delivery – 250 sheets, manual feed – 100 sheets. Color cartridges are designed for 6 thousand standard copies, black – for 5.5 thousand copies.
Key characteristics of electronics: 800 MHz processor, 256 MB RAM (maximum). Connection via USB or LAN (RJ-45 connector).
- resource of cartridges;
- speed and performance;
- exceptional endurance and durability (according to user reviews);
- spectacular design.
- no wireless connection;
- low resolution copier.
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdw
Our rating is continued by the MFP model, which is not inferior in functionality and capabilities, and in some places gives a head start to the previous one, and at a price almost two times cheaper. This dramatic difference is due to the 'indestructibility' of the above model, achieved through the use of much more expensive materials. Estimated performance of this MFP is 50 thousand conditional pages in 30 days (average office).
Machine dimensions – 419x530x472 mm, weight – 26.8 kg. The level of energy consumption of the mains in operation – up to 570 W, while waiting – up to 18.6 W. The noise level is not higher than 49 dB. Equipped with 4.3 inch LCD control panel display. Printing technology – laser, full color. The form factor assumes desktop installation.
Printer function specifications: detail up to 600x600dpi; automatic duplex; speed – 28 sheets per minute for any color; the first copy comes out 8.90 s later in monochrome and 9.80 s in color. All types of cartridges have an estimated toner life based on conventional 2.3 thousand pages.
The properties of the scanning module are completely similar to the previous model: flatbed-broaching mechanism; contact sensor; resolution up to 1200x1200dpi; color perception – 24 bit or 256 shades of gray scale; block of two-sided automatic feeding of sources on 50 sheets. Processes sources with an intensity of up to 26 sheets per minute in b / w or 21 sheets in color. In addition to the TWAIN standard, WIA is also supported.
The copier function differs from the previous solution with a slightly better resolution – 300x420dpi. Speed - 28 copies in any color. The scale can be changed from 25 to 400% in 1% steps.
The fax function works in full color, the memory is designed for 400 images with a detail limit of 300×300 dpi. There is a PC Fax function.
The paper trays for this model have the following capacity: automatic feed – 300 sheets standard and 850 – maximum; delivery – 150 sheets; manual – 50 sheets.
The electronic component of the MFP has the following features: a processor with a frequency of 1.2 GHz, RAM 256 MB, connection via USB, local wired network and over the air – via Wi-Fi. AirPrint support has been implemented for gadget users Apple. PostScript is also supported.
- relatively compact;
- there is a Wi-Fi connection;
- powerful processor;
- large amount of RAM.
- very expensive consumables.
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M426fdn
Now, as part of our rating, we will consider an MFP from HP, which is perfect for those who do not need color printing. The model is equipped with one cartridge – black, and, as expected, much cheaper than the previous full-color device. The printing principle is laser. In terms of performance, the device is aimed at an average office (conditional 80 thousand pages in 30 days).
MFP dimensions – 420x390x452 mm, weight – 22.4 kg. In operation, it consumes up to 583 W of power from the mains, in standby – up to 9.1 W. Noise does not exceed 55 dB. Equipped with 3-inch color LCD control panel display.
Printer function parameters are as follows: image detailing – up to 600x600dpi; speed – up to 38 copies per minute; issuance of the first print after 5.60 s; automatic duplex. The capacity of the cartridge is designed for the toner volume corresponding to the conventional 3.1 thousand copies.
The scanning module of the MFP is capable of working in full color mode (24 bits – full color scanning or 256 shades of gray scale). Mechanism type – flatbed with a contact sensor. The upper limit of detail is 1200x1200dpi. Equipped with 2-sided 50-sheet auto-feed units. Speed - up to 21 images per minute in color and up to 26 in b / w.
Copier function properties: detail limit – 600x600dpi; speed – up to 38 copies per minute; output of the first print after 8 s; you can change the scale from 25 to 400% in 1% steps.
In fax mode, the device reads images of originals with a detail of 300x300dpi, remembers up to 250 pages, supports the PC Fax function.
Tray options: auto feed – 350 sheets recommended, 900 sheets maximum; 150 sheets – issue; 100 sheets – manual.
Electronic software specifications: 1.2 GHz processor, 256 MB of RAM, USB or twisted pair cable only, AirPrint and PostScript supported. Has its own web interface.
- speed of work;
- cartridge capacity;
- long-term work without breakdowns;
- extremely accurate grip and feeding of paper / sources.
- expensive cartridge.
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M180n
Now we suggest that you pay attention to the MFP, which our experts have placed in the rating, focusing on a private consumer or, at most, a small office. This model lacks the fax function, but otherwise the performance is very good. Principle of printing – laser, full color. Estimated productivity – about 30 thousand prints in 30 days.
MFP dimensions – 420x295x435 mm, weight – 15.7 kg. In operation, it consumes up to 337 W of power from the mains, in standby – 8 W. The control panel houses a miniature monochrome LCD screen.
In the printer mode, the MFP has the following characteristics: image detailing in any color – up to 600x600dpi; issuing the first copy after 11.80 s in b / w and 13.70 s in color. Color cartridges are rated for 900 conventional pages per toner, black for 1,100 pages.
Scanning module – flatbed type with a contact sensor. Capable of scanning at 24-bit or 256 grayscale color depth; resolution – up to 1200×1200 dpi; speed – up to 14 pages per minute in any color. TWAIN and direct e-mail are supported.
Copier function parameters: image detailing up to 600x600dpi; speed – up to 16 copies in any color; scaling – from 25 to 400%;
Capacities of MFP trays: auto-feed – 150 sheets; delivery – 100 sheets. Recommended paper is 60 to 220 gsm. meter.
Electronic software component: processor at 800 MHz; 256 MB of RAM memory; flash memory 128 MB; own web interface; AirPrint and PostScript support; connection via USB or wired LAN.
- print quality;
- speed of work;
- adequate toner consumption;
- affordable price.
- expensive consumables.
HP Deskjet Ink Advantage Ultra 4729
The most affordable model rounds out the rating of the best MFPs from Hewlett-Packard according to the version. Its main difference from all the devices described above is in the printing principle – in this case we are talking about thermal inkjet color printing. There is no fax function here, as in the previous model, either. On the whole, this model is recommended for home use only.
MFP dimensions – 438x158x310 mm, weight – 4.17 kg. Power consumption in operation – 10 W, in standby – up to 2.1 W.
In printer mode, the device is capable of printing at more than a decent resolution – up to 1200x1200dpi in b / w, and even more in color – 4800x1200dpi. Users especially appreciate this model for the photographic quality of full color printing. Speed - up to 20 pages per minute in b / w and up to 16 pages in color. The first image is displayed after 15 seconds in b / w and 18 seconds in color.
The MFP is equipped with two cartridges – black and color, containing three reservoirs for ink in basic colors. A black refill cartridge is designed for 1.5 thousand conventional copies, a color one – for 750 copies.
The flatbed scanning module reads originals with detail up to 1200x1200dpi and color depth up to 24 bits.
In the copier mode, the MFP reproduces copies at a resolution of 600x300dpi in any color. Scale variations are from 25 to 200%.
The capacity of the MFP trays: 60 sheets – automatic feed and 25 sheets – delivery. Recommended paper is 60 to 220 gsm. meter.
Connection to the device is carried out via USB or Wi-Fi, AirPrint is supported. PostScript is not supported.
- wireless connection;
- minimum power consumption;
- affordable price;
- photographic quality.
- modest performance.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.