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Should You Buy an HP Laser Printer?

Updated 21 November 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 4,100 user and expert reviews and 60+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 670+ laser printers.

HP are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning laser printers. Their laser printers start at $80 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 $1,114.

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
89%
89%
1,199 reviews
#3
80%
80%
123 reviews
#4
Japan
80%
80%
300 reviews
#5
South Korea
79%
79%
1,406 reviews
#6
OKI
79%
79%
10 reviews
#7
77%
77%
118 reviews
#8
68%
68%
1 review
#9
Japan
66%
66%
0 reviews
#10
United States
66%
66%
2 reviews
#11
Pantum
57%
57%
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 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
$570
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $6,499
Price Distribution of All Laser Printers
No. Of Laser Printers
Average Price
$1,114
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $3,699
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
778
4 stars
195
3 stars
37
2 stars
22
1 star
52
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 75% of expert reviews and 90% of user reviews for HP laser printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 80% 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.

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
computershopper.com logo
70%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
73%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
60%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
73%
3 reviews
PC Welt.de logo
74%
1 review
79%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
74%
3 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
Trusted Reviews logo
70%
1 review
73%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
alphr.com logo
100%
1 review
67%
1 review
83%
1 review
83%
1 review
pcworld.pl logo
57%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
CNET.com logo
71%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
PC Advisor.co.uk logo
63%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
benchmark.pl logo
90%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
in.pcmag.com logo
80%
3 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
pcforalla.idg.se logo
70%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
Mac World logo
60%
2 reviews
pcquest.com logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
66%
14 reviews
55%
3 reviews
58%
9 reviews
74%
10 reviews
63%
4 reviews
Average
75%
54 reviews
71%
37 reviews
76%
30 reviews
80%
30 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. 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
2
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
techgearlab.com logo
2
PC Welt.de logo
1
1
alphr.com logo
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
altomdata.dk logo
1
in.pcmag.com logo
1
pcauthority.com.au logo
1
pcforalla.idg.se logo
1
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
1
pcworld.pl logo
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
Digital Versus logo
1
Techradar logo
1
Other Expert Sites
1
1
Total
14
7
9
13
8

How Reliable Are HP Laser Printers?

We checked over 4,100 reviews to find comments about the reliability of HP laser printers. 50+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 90% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of HP laser printer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

90% 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
The 1100 was reliable
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

I find it amazing that this product has been released into the market place without robust testing
amazon.co.uk
I can't comment on its durability
Newegg.com
The printer is not nearly as well made as my HP 4050N
Bestbuy.com

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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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 86.

Features We Love:
Fast print speed (38ppm)
1200 x 1200 DPI
Supports colour printing
Big standard input capacity (550 sheets)
Faster than average time to first page (6s)

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

96
Reviews
82 Reviews + 3 Awards
86
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that HP LaserJet M553N has great 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
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553 DN (Review Unbox)
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553 DN (Review Unbox)
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Trailer: HP JetIntelligence Technologie ? HP M252, M277, M553 ? prindo.de
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 $531.99 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End HP Laser Printer?

HP LaserJet M652N

$930.99
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HP LaserJet M652N
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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 M652N takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 75, but is a bit more expensive at $930.99.

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

A highly rated and fully featured 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer. It supports colour printing, Wi-Fi and duplex printing and has a built-in display.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that HP LaserJet M652N has ok user reviews with an average user rating of 70%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the LaserJet M652N in the US is $930.99 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
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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 74.

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

A fully featured and award winning 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer. It supports colour printing, Wi-Fi and duplex printing and has a touchscreen.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
buyerslab.com 2014 Pick

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

$94.99
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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 $94.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 84 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 good value for money and fully featured 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer. It supports Wi-Fi, duplex printing and Direct printing (PictBridge) and has a built-in display.

85
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
HP Laserjet Pro M118dw Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer Review
HP Laserjet Pro M118dw Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer Review

The cheapest price that we could find for the LaserJet M118dw in the US is $94.99 but in total we found only 2 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?
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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