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Should You Buy an HP Laser Printer?

Matthew
Updated 03 November 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 4,700 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 $1,404.

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. 1 best laser printer brand.

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

#1
HP
United States
95%
95%
1,153 reviews
#2
89%
89%
339 reviews
#3
Japan
86%
86%
300 reviews
#4
United States
82%
82%
108 reviews
#5
75%
75%
1 review
#6
Japan
73%
73%
0 reviews
#7
OKI
73%
73%
9 reviews
#8
United States
70%
70%
2 reviews
#9
South Korea
70%
70%
1,370 reviews
#10
69%
69%
124 reviews
#11
Pantum
67%
67%
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 50 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 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $9,099
Price Distribution of All Laser Printers
No. Of Laser Printers
Average Price
$1,404
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $6,399
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
11
4 stars
39
3 stars
16
2 stars
1
1 star
0
HP logo

User Reviews

5 stars
754
4 stars
186
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 82% 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
73%
10 reviews
73%
7 reviews
71%
10 reviews
72%
5 reviews
70%
1 review
itpro.co.uk logo
100%
1 review
80%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
computershopper.com logo
70%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
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
Expert Reviews logo
60%
2 reviews
73%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
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
PC Advisor.co.uk logo
63%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
benchmark.pl logo
90%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
90%
2 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
68%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
CNET.com logo
71%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
pcworld.pl logo
100%
1 review
57%
3 reviews
alphr.com logo
100%
1 review
67%
1 review
83%
1 review
83%
1 review
macworld.co.uk logo
80%
1 review
100%
1 review
60%
1 review
pcmagazine.ru logo
87%
3 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
60%
2 reviews
itproportal.com logo
70%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
66%
19 reviews
71%
10 reviews
60%
4 reviews
61%
9 reviews
63%
4 reviews
Average
75%
51 reviews
79%
51 reviews
71%
37 reviews
75%
29 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
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 4,700 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
reliable network printer
Bestbuy.com
What I actually needed at home was a fast reliable printer that just works every time
amazon.co.uk
Past HP laser printers I've owned are durable
Bhphotovideo.com

NOT RELIABLE

need a heavy duty printer I can rely on
Bhphotovideo.com
These printers are not as well made as the HP I got from France or Germany
amazon.co.uk
The printer is not nearly as well made as my HP 4050N
Bestbuy.com
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).

What is the Best Mid-Range HP Laser Printer?

HP LaserJet Enterprise M507

$225.50
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HP LaserJet Enterprise M507
1200 X
1200
DPI
43ppm
PRINT SPEED
5.9s
TIME TO FIRST
2,300 Sheets
STANDARD

A great mid range choice, priced at $225.50 is the HP LaserJet Enterprise M507, which has a Kagoo Score of 88.

Features We Love:
1200 x 1200 DPI
Fast print speed (43ppm)
Supports duplex printing
Big standard input capacity (2,300 sheets)
Faster than average time to first page (5.9s)

The best scoring laser printer under $1,000, with a good price. It supports duplex printing, secure printing and Direct printing (PictBridge) and has a touchscreen.

96
Reviews
10 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Widely Available
86
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that HP LaserJet Enterprise M507 has brilliant user reviews with an average user rating of 96%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the LaserJet Enterprise M507 in the US is $225.50 and in total we found 11 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End HP Laser Printer?

HP M880Z

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HP 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 M880Z takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 72, 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 good spec 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.

79
Features
Good Features
61
Value for Money
Good
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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What is the Best Budget Choice HP Laser Printer?

HP LaserJet Pro M454dw

$280.00
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600 X
600
DPI
28ppm
PRINT SPEED
9.7s
TIME TO FIRST
48dB
PRINT NOISE
850 Sheets
STANDARD
INPUT

At only $280 and with a Kagoo Score of 76 the HP LaserJet Pro M454dw makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports colour printing
Supports duplex printing
Quieter than average printing noise level (48dB)
Big standard input capacity (850 sheets)

A maximum resolution and fully featured 28ppm print speed laser printer, with a fair price. It supports colour printing, Wi-Fi and duplex printing and has a touchscreen.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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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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