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Should You Buy an HP Laser Printer?

Matthew
Updated 30 January 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, 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 4,900 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 $100 for the CP5225 which has a print speed of 20ppm and is a 600 x 600 laser printer and go up to $9,012 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 $1,416.

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%
109 reviews
#2
HP
United States
95%
95%
1,167 reviews
#3
86%
86%
367 reviews
#4
Japan
81%
81%
300 reviews
#5
OKI
81%
81%
10 reviews
#6
South Korea
80%
80%
1,370 reviews
#7
79%
79%
143 reviews
#8
United States
71%
71%
2 reviews
#9
71%
71%
1 review
#10
Japan
68%
68%
0 reviews
#11
Pantum
60%
60%
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 60 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 86%.

The average review score for a HP laser printer is 86%.

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 $9,499
Price Distribution of All Laser Printers
No. Of Laser Printers
Average Price
$1,416
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $6,499
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
12
4 stars
42
3 stars
17
2 stars
1
1 star
0
HP logo

User Reviews

5 stars
762
4 stars
187
3 stars
34
2 stars
21
1 star
49
HP has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its laser printers than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 75% of expert reviews and 90% of user reviews for HP laser printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 81% and 85% 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
74%
11 reviews
73%
7 reviews
71%
10 reviews
75%
4 reviews
70%
1 review
itpro.co.uk logo
100%
2 reviews
80%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
60%
2 reviews
73%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
73%
3 reviews
80%
3 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
77%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
computershopper.com logo
70%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
PC Welt.de logo
74%
1 review
73%
4 reviews
79%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
4 reviews
Digital Versus logo
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
4 reviews
Techradar logo
90%
3 reviews
90%
3 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
68%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
benchmark.pl logo
90%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
90%
2 reviews
PC Advisor.co.uk logo
63%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
in.pcmag.com logo
80%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
alphr.com logo
100%
1 review
67%
1 review
83%
1 review
83%
1 review
pcworld.pl logo
100%
1 review
57%
3 reviews
CNET.com logo
71%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
pcmagazine.ru logo
87%
3 reviews
pcforalla.idg.se logo
70%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
80%
1 review
100%
1 review
60%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
65%
16 reviews
70%
14 reviews
60%
4 reviews
54%
5 reviews
63%
4 reviews
Average
75%
54 reviews
81%
51 reviews
71%
37 reviews
75%
26 reviews
72%
18 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
2
2
4
2
PC Mag logo
3
1
1
betterbuys.com logo
5
computershopper.com logo
1
2
1
itpro.co.uk logo
1
3
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
1
alphr.com logo
1
1
vido.com.ua logo
1
1
PC Welt.de logo
1
1
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
1
1
techgearlab.com logo
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
altomdata.dk logo
2
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
Techradar logo
1
techzine.nl logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
pcworld.pl logo
1
macworld.co.uk logo
1
pcforalla.idg.se logo
1
Other Expert Sites
2
2
2
Total
14
20
7
9
8

How Reliable Are HP Laser Printers?

We checked over 4,900 reviews to find comments about the reliability of HP laser printers. over 60 of these reviews 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 device to print top quality text with at a lightning fast rate
techgearlab.com
This printer seems more reliable
Bestbuy.com
Well built for my needs
Newegg.com
has a neat built in feature to print grid paper as well as sheet music paper
Bhphotovideo.com
reliable colour laser print with quality as good as I get at work
amazon.co.uk
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com

NOT RELIABLE

Don't know yet how reliable this model will be
Bestbuy.com
The #1 tray was broken
Bhphotovideo.com
These printers are not as well made as the HP I got from France or Germany
amazon.co.uk
I can't comment on its durability
Newegg.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 LaserJet M118DW ($110) and the HP Color LaserJet Pro Pro M283fdw ($450).

What is the Best Mid-Range HP Laser Printer?

HP LaserJet Pro M428dw

$309.00
Adorama
HP LaserJet Pro M428dw
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HP LaserJet Pro M428dw
1200 X
1200
DPI
38ppm
PRINT SPEED
900 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT

A great mid range choice, priced at $309 is the HP LaserJet Pro M428dw, which has a Kagoo Score of 80.

Features We Love:
1200 x 1200 DPI
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports duplex printing
Big standard input capacity (900 sheets)
Touchscreen

A cheap and fully featured 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer. It supports Wi-Fi, duplex printing and Direct printing (PictBridge) and has a touchscreen.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the LaserJet Pro M428dw in the US is $309.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End HP Laser Printer?

HP Color LaserJet Enterprise Flow M880Z

$9,011.98
Overstock
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise Flow M880Z
Buy Now
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise Flow M880Z
1200 X
1200
DPI
45ppm
PRINT SPEED
8s
TIME TO FIRST
2,100 Sheets
STANDARD

If you're looking for a high end HP laser printer then the HP Color LaserJet Enterprise Flow M880Z takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 74, but is a bit more expensive at $9,011.98.

Features We Love:
1200 x 1200 DPI
Fast print speed (45ppm)
Supports colour printing
Supports duplex printing
Big standard input capacity (2,100 sheets)

A fully featured but only average value for money 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer. It supports colour printing, duplex printing and Direct printing (PictBridge) and has a touchscreen.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
63
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
HP Hp Color LaseRJet Enterprice Flow M880Z Colour Multifunctional Printer Reviews
HP Hp Color LaseRJet Enterprice Flow M880Z Colour Multifunctional Printer Reviews

The cheapest price that we could find for the Color LaserJet Enterprise Flow M880Z in the US is $9,011.98 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice HP Laser Printer?

HP LaserJet Pro M404n

$120.00
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HP LaserJet Pro M404n
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HP LaserJet Pro M404n
1200 X
1200
DPI
38ppm
PRINT SPEED
6.3s
TIME TO FIRST
53dB
PRINT NOISE
900 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT

At only $120 and with a Kagoo Score of 86 the HP LaserJet Pro M404n makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
4800 x 600 DPI
Fast print speed (38ppm)
Faster than average time to first page (6.3s)
Supports duplex printing
Big standard input capacity (900 sheets)

A cheap and fully featured 4800 x 600 DPI laser printer. It has a built-in display, a standard input capacity of 900 sheets and a time to first page of 6.3s and supports duplex printing.

86
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Widely Available
85
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
HP LaserJet Pro M404n Laser Printer Review(Buy Now)
HP LaserJet Pro M404n Laser Printer Review(Buy Now)
Consumer Review: HP LaserJet Pro M404n Laser Printer with Built-in Ethernet & Security Features...
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The cheapest price that we could find for the LaserJet Pro M404n in the US is $120.00 and in total we found 8 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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