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Should You Buy an HP Laser Printer?

Matthew
Updated 30 August 2021
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should you buy an HP Laser Printer?

HP is one of the most popular laser printer brands as well as being well known for its PC monitors, inkjet printers and scanners.

If you are thinking about buying an HP laser printer then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of laser printer brands is compiled by analysing over 8,800 user and expert reviews and 70+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 710+ laser printers.

HP are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning laser printers. Their laser printers start at $85 for the LaserJet Pro M28W which has a print speed of 18ppm and is a 600 x 600 laser printer and go up to $7,125 for the M880z which has a print speed of 45ppm and is a 1200 x 1200 laser printer. The average price of a new HP laser printer is $1,573.

HP are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning laser printers.

Is HP the Best Laser Printer Brand?

So are HP laser printers any good? We give every laser printer a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all laser printers we are able to impartially rank all the laser printer brands.

HP is ranked the No. 1 best laser printer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that HP is the actually best laser printer brand out there.

#1
HP
United States
95%
95%
2,320 reviews
#2
United States
95%
95%
274 reviews
#3
89%
89%
1,578 reviews
#4
OKI
82%
82%
22 reviews
#5
South Korea
82%
82%
1,808 reviews
#6
81%
81%
321 reviews
#7
Japan
81%
81%
450 reviews
#8
73%
73%
1 review
#9
United States
71%
71%
2 reviews
#10
Japan
67%
67%
0 reviews
#11
Pantum
66%
66%
0 reviews

Let's look at how HP laser printers compare to the other laser printer brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All laser printer Brands
HP Laser Printers

There's a wide selection of HP laser printers available compared to other laser printer brands, with over 50 HP laser printers currently on the market in the US. HP also have better reviews than the typical laser printer brand, with the average rating of a HP laser printer being 79%.

The average review score for a HP laser printer is 79%.

HP have a number of great features including Google Cloud Print which sets them apart from the competition.

However HP laser printers tend to be more expensive than most other laser printer brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Laser Printers
Average Price
$326
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $8,999
Price Distribution of All Laser Printers
No. Of Laser Printers
Average Price
$1,573
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $6,799
Price Distribution of HP Laser Printers

What Do the HP Laser Printer Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every HP laser printer to work out the average distribution of reviews for HP and then compared this to the other laser printer brands.

HP logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
14
4 stars
50
3 stars
23
2 stars
3
1 star
0
HP logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,288
4 stars
362
3 stars
114
2 stars
104
1 star
312
HP has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its laser printers than most other brands.

Over 71% of expert reviews and 76% of user reviews for HP laser printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 79% and 78% respectively across all Laser Printer brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to HP laser printers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other laser printer brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score HP Xerox Canon Samsung Lexmark
PC Mag logo
73%
15 reviews
75%
8 reviews
70%
9 reviews
75%
4 reviews
70%
1 review
itpro.co.uk logo
100%
2 reviews
84%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
50%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
4 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
60%
2 reviews
80%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
70%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
73%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
70%
1 review
77%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
Digital Versus logo
60%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
4 reviews
PC Welt.de logo
74%
1 review
72%
3 reviews
79%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
computershopper.com logo
70%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
73%
3 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
92%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Techradar logo
90%
3 reviews
83%
3 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
68%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
PC Advisor.co.uk logo
63%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
CNET.com logo
71%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
63%
3 reviews
pcmagazine.ru logo
87%
3 reviews
pcworld.pl logo
57%
3 reviews
itproportal.com logo
70%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
tweakers.net logo
100%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
in.pcmag.com logo
80%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
68%
23 reviews
68%
11 reviews
61%
6 reviews
52%
4 reviews
50%
5 reviews
Average
73%
71 reviews
78%
47 reviews
71%
36 reviews
75%
22 reviews
67%
19 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have HP Laser Printers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 14 industry awards for HP laser printers. The table below compares the number of awards received by HP to other popular laser printer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

HP has won 14 awards for its laser printers.

Compare all award winning laser printers

Number of Awards HP Xerox Canon Samsung Lexmark
buyerslab.com logo
3
2
4
2
PC Mag logo
3
2
1
itpro.co.uk logo
1
3
betterbuys.com logo
4
computershopper.com logo
1
2
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
1
altomdata.dk logo
2
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
1
1
PC Welt.de logo
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
alphr.com logo
1
1
in.pcmag.com logo
1
hardware.info logo
1
druckerchannel.de logo
1
macworld.co.uk logo
1
digitalartsonline.co.uk logo
1
Digital Versus logo
1
pcauthority.com.au logo
1
au.pcmag.com logo
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
Other Expert Sites
2
1
1
Total
14
17
6
7
10

How Reliable Are HP Laser Printers?

We checked over 8,800 reviews to find comments about the reliability of HP laser printers. over 120 of these reviews mention reliability of which 75% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of HP laser printer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

75% of reviewers think HP laser printers are reliable.

So, most people think that HP laser printers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for HP laser printers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

reliability in a compact footprint
Walmart.com
reliably produce excellent documents for my law practice
Bestbuy.com
The products are reliable
Bhphotovideo.com
reliable printing
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

need a heavy duty printer I can rely on
Bhphotovideo.com
Printer cannot reliably maintain WiFi connection
amazon.co.uk
Not very reliable every so often I would have to reset the printer entirely
Bestbuy.com

Features to Look Out For On HP Laser Printers

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of HP laser printers that set them apart from the competition. These include Google Cloud Print.

HP Google Cloud Print

HP laser printers that feature Google Cloud Print include the HP Color LaserJet Pro Pro M283fdw ($440).

What is the Best Mid-Range HP Laser Printer?

HP LaserJet M553DN

$439.00
Adorama
HP LaserJet M553DN
Buy Now
HP LaserJet M553DN
1200 X
1200
DPI
38ppm
PRINT SPEED
6s
TIME TO FIRST
51dB
PRINT NOISE
550 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT

A great mid range choice, priced at $439 is the HP LaserJet M553DN, which has a Kagoo Score of 88.

Features We Love:
1200 x 1200 DPI
Supports colour printing
Big standard input capacity (550 sheets)
Faster than average time to first page (6s)
Supports duplex printing

The highest rated laser printer under $500, with a fair price. It supports colour printing and duplex printing and has a touchscreen and a built-in display. Our review analysis indicates that it produces outstanding quality prints, it's very easy to setup but expensive.

96
Reviews
202 Reviews + 3 Awards
87
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that HP LaserJet M553DN has great expert reviews and great user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this laser printer to others.

PC Mag Editor's Choice
itpro.co.uk Recommended
alphr.com Recommended
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The cheapest price that we could find for the LaserJet M553DN in the US is $439.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End HP Laser Printer?

HP LaserJet M653

$1,999.99
eBay
HP LaserJet M653
Buy Now
HP LaserJet M653
1200 X
1200
DPI
56ppm
PRINT SPEED
5.7s
TIME TO FIRST
54dB
PRINT NOISE
650 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT

If you're looking for a high end HP laser printer then the HP LaserJet M653 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 73, but is a bit more expensive at $1,999.99.

Features We Love:
1200 x 1200 DPI
Fast print speed (56ppm)
Supports colour printing
Supports Wi-Fi
Faster than average time to first page (5.7s)

A print speed and classic 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with a very good spec. It supports colour printing, Wi-Fi and duplex printing and has a touchscreen.

88
Reviews
6 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
63
Value for Money
Good
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that HP LaserJet M653 has ok expert reviews and average user reviews with an average overall rating of 69%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the LaserJet M653 in the US is $1,999.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice HP Laser Printer?

HP Neverstop Laser 1001nw

$272.00
BecTechGlobal
HP Neverstop Laser 1001nw
Buy Now
HP Neverstop Laser 1001nw
1200 X
1200
DPI
20ppm
PRINT SPEED
150 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT

At only $272 and with a Kagoo Score of 83 the HP Neverstop Laser 1001nw makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
1200 x 1200 DPI
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports duplex printing
Lightning quick warm-up time (16s)

A fully featured and bargain price 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer. It supports Wi-Fi and duplex printing and has a built-in display.

84
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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The cheapest price that we could find for the Neverstop Laser 1001nw in the US is $272.00 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy an HP Laser Printer?
Is HP the Best Laser Printer Brand?
What Do the HP Laser Printer Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have HP Laser Printers Received?
How Reliable Are HP Laser Printers?
Features to Look Out For On HP Laser Printers
HP Google Cloud Print
What is the Best Mid-Range HP Laser Printer?
What is the Best High End HP Laser Printer?
What is the Best Budget Choice HP Laser Printer?

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