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.
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.
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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
Price Distribution of All Laser Printers
No. Of Laser Printers
Average Price $1,025
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 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.
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.
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:
has a neat built in feature to print grid paper as well as sheet music paper
Worth the money for a reliable b/w printer
I find it amazing that this product has been released into the market place without robust testing
The printer is not nearly as well made as my HP 4050N
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).
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.
82 Reviews + 3 Awards
Value for Money
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.
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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.