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Should You Buy an HP Laser Printer?

Matthew
Updated 28 July 2020
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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 4,500 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 $109 for the LaserJet Pro M15w which has a print speed of 18ppm and is a 600 x 600 laser printer and go up to $6,699 for the LaserJet M775z which has a print speed of 30ppm and is a 600 x 600 laser printer. The average price of a new HP laser printer is $1,277.

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
93%
93%
1,211 reviews
#3
86%
86%
367 reviews
#4
79%
79%
124 reviews
#5
OKI
79%
79%
10 reviews
#6
South Korea
79%
79%
1,387 reviews
#7
Japan
77%
77%
300 reviews
#8
United States
71%
71%
2 reviews
#9
70%
70%
1 review
#10
Japan
68%
68%
0 reviews
#11
Pantum
56%
56%
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%.

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 $6,999
Price Distribution of All Laser Printers
No. Of Laser Printers
Average Price
$1,277
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $5,599
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
785
4 stars
197
3 stars
37
2 stars
23
1 star
53
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.

Purchasers of HP laser printers frequently mentioned that the product produced good quality prints, and they have won 10 awards.

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
72%
5 reviews
70%
1 review
itpro.co.uk logo
100%
2 reviews
80%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
100%
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
Trusted Reviews logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
73%
3 reviews
80%
3 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
60%
2 reviews
73%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
77%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Digital Versus logo
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
4 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
4 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
90%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Techradar logo
90%
3 reviews
90%
3 reviews
PC Advisor.co.uk logo
63%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
68%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
alphr.com logo
100%
1 review
67%
1 review
83%
1 review
83%
1 review
CNET.com logo
71%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
pcworld.pl logo
100%
1 review
57%
3 reviews
in.pcmag.com logo
80%
3 reviews
pcmagazine.ru logo
87%
3 reviews
pcquest.com logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Mac World logo
60%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
66%
15 reviews
72%
15 reviews
55%
3 reviews
67%
8 reviews
63%
4 reviews
Average
75%
54 reviews
79%
51 reviews
71%
37 reviews
78%
28 reviews
73%
17 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
betterbuys.com logo
5
PC Mag logo
3
1
1
itpro.co.uk logo
1
3
computershopper.com logo
1
2
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
1
PC Welt.de logo
1
1
altomdata.dk logo
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
alphr.com logo
1
1
techgearlab.com logo
2
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
1
1
Techradar logo
1
techzine.nl logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
vido.com.ua logo
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
macworld.co.uk logo
1
pcworld.pl logo
1
pcauthority.com.au logo
1
Other Expert Sites
2
2
1
Total
14
20
7
7
8

How Reliable Are HP Laser Printers?

We checked over 4,500 reviews to find comments about the reliability of HP laser printers. over 50 of these reviews mention reliability of which 89% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of HP laser printer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

89% 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
It's reliable as a daily printer for basic black
Bestbuy.com
Build quality is typical HP (robust
Bhphotovideo.com
reliable colour laser print with quality as good as I get at work
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

The printer is not nearly as well made as my HP 4050N
Bestbuy.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
need a heavy duty printer I can rely on
Bhphotovideo.com

What is the Best Mid-Range HP Laser Printer?

HP LaserJet M553N

$439.00
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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 $439 is the HP LaserJet M553N, which has a Kagoo Score of 85.

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 best rated laser printer under $500, with a reasonable price. It supports colour printing and duplex printing and has a touchscreen and a built-in display. Our review analysis indicates that this laser printer produces brilliant quality prints, it's really easy to setup but expensive.

96
Reviews
82 Reviews + 3 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Popularity
Quite Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that HP LaserJet M553N has great expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 93% of buyers recommending this laser printer to others.

PC Mag Editor's Choice
itpro.co.uk Recommended
alphr.com Recommended
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553 DN (Review Unbox)
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HP LaserJet m553 Enterprise printer speed test
HP LaserJet m553 Enterprise printer speed test

The cheapest price that we could find for the LaserJet M553N in the US is $439.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Ultimate HP Laser Printer?

HP LaserJet Enterprise M681dh

$3,449.00
Adorama
HP LaserJet Enterprise M681dh
Buy Now
HP LaserJet Enterprise M681dh
1200 X
1200
DPI
47ppm
PRINT SPEED
6.5s
TIME TO FIRST
650 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT

For those with an unlimited budget then the HP LaserJet Enterprise M681dh is the best HP laser printer out there. At $3,449 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 (47ppm)
Supports colour printing
Faster than average time to first page (6.5s)
Supports duplex printing

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

79
Features
Good Features
62
Value for Money
Good
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good
HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M681dh Review
HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M681dh Review

The cheapest price that we could find for the LaserJet Enterprise M681dh in the US is $3,449.00 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 Pro M404dn

$219.99
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HP LaserJet Pro M404dn
Buy Now
HP LaserJet Pro M404dn
4800 X
600
DPI
38ppm
PRINT SPEED
6.3s
TIME TO FIRST
54dB
PRINT NOISE
900 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT

At only $219.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 84 the HP LaserJet Pro M404dn makes a great budget choice.

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

A fully featured and bargain price 4800 x 600 DPI laser printer. It supports duplex printing and Direct printing (PictBridge) and has a built-in display and a standard input capacity of 900 sheets.

84
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Widely Available
83
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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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?
What is the Best Mid-Range HP Laser Printer?
What is the Ultimate HP Laser Printer?
What is the Best Budget Choice HP Laser Printer?

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