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HP PageWide Enterprise Color 556dn

43

Overall Score

HP PageWide Enterprise Color 556dn

HP PageWide Enterprise Color 556dn
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A breathtakingly economical to run but only middle of the road spec 2400 x 1200 DPI laser printer, representing inferior value for money
2400 X 1200 DPI Yes 50ppm Thermal Inkjet Apr 2016
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HP PageWide Enterprise Color 556dn Review

With very low running costs but average features, we have ranked the HP PageWide Enterprise Color 556dn number 298 across all laser printers.
22
Value for Money
Poor
57
Features
Average Features
96
Running Costs
$7 Over 10 Years
43
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 44?

At over a year old this laser printer is slightly out of date, and newer laser printers with more up to date technology are available. View the latest laser printers 2017.
It has running costs of only $7 over 10 years, which puts it in the cheapest 2% of all 477 laser printers that we have compared it to. View all energy saving laser printers.
This laser printer has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Faster than average print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter)
Supports colour

HP PageWide Enterprise Color 556dn In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very Low

The PageWide Enterprise Color 556dn has an average 10 year running cost of only $7 based on average energy prices, which is in the cheapest 2% of all 477 laser printers.

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Features

Faster Than Average Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter)

The slowest print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter) of laser printers is 8ppm, the fastest is 71ppm, and the average print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter) is 35ppm. The PageWide Enterprise Color 556dn's print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter) of 50ppm is faster than 84% of all laser printers when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Colour

The HP PageWide Enterprise Color 556dn supports colour, which is unusual. 53% of laser printers do not support colour.

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Average Standard Input Capacity

The PageWide Enterprise Color 556dn's standard input capacity of 500 sheets is fairly standard compared to most other laser printers. It is in the biggest 62% of all laser printers when ordered by this feature.

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Average Time to First Page (black, Normal)

The time to first page (black, normal) of the PageWide Enterprise Color 556dn of 7.1s is relatively average compared to most other laser printers. It is in the slowest 41% of all laser printers when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Duplex Printing

The HP PageWide Enterprise Color 556dn supports duplex printing. 78% of laser printers also support duplex printing.

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Bigger Than Average Standard Output Capacity

The standard output capacities of laser printers range from 10 sheets to 750 sheets, and the average standard output capacity is 250 sheets. The standard output capacity of the PageWide Enterprise Color 556dn of 300 sheets is bigger than average when compared to most other laser printers. It is bigger than 73% of all laser printers when ranked by this feature.

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2400 X 1200 DPI

The biggest resolution of the HP PageWide Enterprise Color 556dn is 2400 x 1200 DPI. That's over two times the resolution of a 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all laser printers is 2400 x 2400 DPI and the worst is 600 x 600 DPI.

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Faster Than Average Print Speed (colour, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter)

The average print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter) of all laser printers is 31ppm, with the slowest being 4ppm and the fastest being 57ppm. The print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter) of the PageWide Enterprise Color 556dn of 50ppm is faster than average when compared to most other laser printers. It is in the fastest 9% of all laser printers when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Touchscreen

The PageWide Enterprise Color 556dn has a touchscreen, unlike 87% of laser printers which do not have a touchscreen.

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Supports Ethernet LAN Support

The PageWide Enterprise Color 556dn supports ethernet LAN support, as do 51% of laser printers.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

hp 725184107092, home g1w46ab19, hp g1w46ab19, hp p239406p, hp a4legal

Barcodes:

00725184106996, 00725184107009, 00725184107016, 00725184107023, 00725184107030, 00725184107047, 00725184107054, 00725184107061, 00725184107078, 00725184107085, 00725184107092, 00725184107108, 00725184107115, 00725184107122, 00725184107139, 00889894018199, 03540260143361

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