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Should You Buy an HP Laser Printer?

Updated 08 October 2019 by Matthew
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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, scanners and inkjet printers.

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 3,700 user and expert reviews and 60+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 680+ laser printers.

HP are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning laser printers. Their laser printers start at $50 for the LaserJet Pro M15w which has a print speed of 18ppm and is a 600 x 600 laser printer and go up to $5,978 for the M855 which has a print speed of 46ppm and is a 1200 x 1200 laser printer. The average price of a new HP laser printer is $1,025.

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. 2 best laser printer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that HP is the 2nd best laser printer brand out there.

#1
United States
95%
95%
108 reviews
#2
HP
United States
88%
88%
631 reviews
#3
Japan
80%
80%
308 reviews
#4
South Korea
80%
80%
1,388 reviews
#5
79%
79%
121 reviews
#6
OKI
79%
79%
10 reviews
#7
77%
77%
117 reviews
#8
68%
68%
1 review
#9
United States
65%
65%
2 reviews
#10
Japan
65%
65%
0 reviews
#11
Pantum
62%
62%
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 30 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 81%.

The average review score for a HP laser printer is 81%.

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
$590
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $4,799
Price Distribution of All Laser Printers
No. Of Laser Printers
Average Price
$1,025
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,899
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
9
4 stars
39
3 stars
18
2 stars
1
1 star
0
HP logo

User Reviews

5 stars
366
4 stars
90
3 stars
19
2 stars
14
1 star
36
HP has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its laser printers than most other laser printer brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 72% of expert reviews and 87% of user reviews for HP laser printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 79% and 84% respectively across all Laser Printer brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, 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 Canon Samsung Xerox Lexmark
PC Mag logo
74%
11 reviews
71%
10 reviews
72%
5 reviews
70%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
itpro.co.uk logo
100%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
60%
2 reviews
67%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
73%
3 reviews
computershopper.com logo
70%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
73%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
4 reviews
PC Welt.de logo
74%
1 review
79%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
74%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
70%
1 review
73%
3 reviews
80%
3 reviews
Digital Versus logo
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
4 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
77%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
PC Advisor.co.uk logo
63%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
alphr.com logo
100%
1 review
67%
2 reviews
83%
1 review
83%
1 review
pcworld.pl logo
57%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
Techradar logo
100%
2 reviews
90%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
71%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
benchmark.pl logo
90%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
in.pcmag.com logo
80%
2 reviews
pcquest.com logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
macworld.co.uk logo
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
Mac World logo
60%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
62%
11 reviews
55%
3 reviews
60%
8 reviews
74%
10 reviews
63%
4 reviews
Average
75%
47 reviews
71%
41 reviews
75%
29 reviews
80%
29 reviews
73%
17 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have HP Laser Printers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 13 industry awards for HP laser printers. This means that HP has more awards for its laser printers than any other brand. The table below compares the number of awards given to HP to other popular laser printer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

HP has more awards for its laser printers than any other brand.

Compare all award winning laser printers

Number of Awards HP Canon Samsung Xerox Lexmark
buyerslab.com logo
2
3
4
2
computershopper.com logo
2
2
1
PC Mag logo
3
1
itpro.co.uk logo
1
3
betterbuys.com logo
4
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
1
vido.com.ua logo
1
1
PC Welt.de logo
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
alphr.com logo
1
1
in.pcmag.com logo
1
altomdata.dk logo
1
Digital Versus logo
1
pcauthority.com.au logo
1
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
1
pcworld.pl logo
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
techzine.nl logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
Other Expert Sites
1
Total
13
8
9
12
8

How Reliable Are HP Laser Printers?

We checked over 3,700 reviews to find comments about the reliability of HP laser printers. 20 of these reviews that mention reliability of which 86% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of HP laser printer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

86% 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

reliable printer
Bestbuy.com
has a neat built in feature to print grid paper as well as sheet music paper
Bhphotovideo.com
Worth the money for a reliable b/w printer
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

I find it amazing that this product has been released into the market place without robust testing
amazon.co.uk
The printer is not nearly as well made as my HP 4050N
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 M28W ($75).

What is the Best Mid-Range HP Laser Printer?

HP LaserJet M553N

$531.99
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HP LaserJet M553N
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HP LaserJet M553N
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 $531.99 is the HP LaserJet M553N, which has a Kagoo Score of 82.

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

A fully featured and award winning 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with a fair price. It supports colour printing and duplex printing and has a touchscreen and a built-in display. Customers report that it produces brilliant quality prints, it's really easy to setup but expensive.

96
Reviews
82 Reviews + 3 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that HP LaserJet M553N has very good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 93% 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 M553N in the US is $531.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End HP Laser Printer?

HP LaserJet M652

$1,299.99
Walmart
HP LaserJet M652
Buy Now
HP LaserJet M652
1200 X
1200
DPI
50ppm
PRINT SPEED
6.4s
TIME TO FIRST
53dB
PRINT NOISE
550 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT

If you're looking for a high end HP laser printer then the HP LaserJet M652 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 73, but is a bit more expensive at $1,299.99.

Features We Love:
1200 x 1200 DPI
Fast print speed (50ppm)
Supports colour printing
Supports Wi-Fi
Big standard input capacity (550 sheets)

A top-rated and good spec 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer. It supports colour printing, Wi-Fi and duplex printing and has a built-in display.

79
Features
Good Features
62
Value for Money
Good
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Owners report that HP LaserJet M652 has ok user reviews with an average user rating of 70%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the LaserJet M652 in the US is $1,299.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Ultimate HP Laser Printer?

HP M855XH

$5,977.99
Overstock
HP M855XH
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HP M855XH
1200 X
1200
DPI
46ppm
PRINT SPEED
11s
TIME TO FIRST
55dB
PRINT NOISE
600 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT

For those with an unlimited budget then the HP M855XH is the best HP laser printer out there. At $5,977.99 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 73.

Features We Love:
1200 x 1200 DPI
Fast print speed (46ppm)
Supports colour printing
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports duplex printing

An award winning and good spec 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer. It supports colour printing, Wi-Fi and duplex printing and has a touchscreen.

79
Features
Good Features
62
Value for Money
Good
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good
buyerslab.com 2014 Pick
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The cheapest price that we could find for the M855XH in the US is $5,977.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice HP Laser Printer?

HP LaserJet M118dw

$99.95
eBay
HP LaserJet M118dw
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HP LaserJet M118dw
1200 X
1200
DPI
28ppm
PRINT SPEED
6.8s
TIME TO FIRST
53dB
PRINT NOISE
260 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT

At only $99.95 and with a Kagoo Score of 79 the HP LaserJet M118dw makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
1200 x 1200 DPI
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports duplex printing
Supports Direct printing (PictBridge)

A fully featured and low cost 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer. It supports Wi-Fi, duplex printing and Direct printing (PictBridge) and has a built-in display.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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HP Laserjet Pro M118dw Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer Review

The cheapest price that we could find for the LaserJet M118dw in the US is $99.95 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Compare All HP Laser Printers
Find the best HP laser printer for you by checking our complete list of over 194 laser printers
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 Ultimate HP Laser Printer?
What is the Best Budget Choice HP Laser Printer?

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