January 21, 2015

HP LaserJet Pro Color Printer M451dw – A Solution For Your Wireless Printing Blues

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HP LaserJet Pro Color Printer M451dw

With wireless networks and access points rapidly increasing everywhere, wireless network printing is fast becoming a viable option. The benefit of a wireless link versus a conventional wired Ethernet one is that you can place the printer anywhere within signal range, not just where an Ethernet or USB cable can reach. Most printers over the last couple of years have, therefore, at least this one thing in common, wireless connectivity.

If you are looking for a wireless printer for personal use or for a small workgroup in your office, you could take a look at the HP LaserJet Pro M451dw Color Printer. This HP laser printer can connect over Wi-Fi to your local wireless network and can be shared by all the computers on the network.

Points that work in favor of the HP LaserJet Pro M451dw are the quality of its output and paper handling abilities. With a print resolution of 600 dpi x 600 dpi, the M451dw offers exceptionally high-quality printing, especially for graphics and photos. Graphics output can match the best laser printers in the market producing prints that look fully professional while photo printing is just short of true photo quality. Text handling is slightly on the lower side compared to other laser printers but good enough for everyday print requirements. The printer's paper handling is also a strong point. The M451dw offers a 250-sheet input tray and a 50-sheet multipurpose tray so you can sail through large print jobs without having to stop for a refill. If you need more, you can add a second 250 sheet tray. The built-in duplexer for two-sided printing helps you to save paper resources.

The only downside of the HP LaserJet Pro M451dw is its low print speed. Rated at 21 ppm by HP, the print speed is a little low for the price and this is not your printer if you are looking for speed over print quality. On the other hand, if you need some good quality graphics, photos and text and are willing to go a little slow on speed, this printer is just the thing for you. At 15.9 x 19.1 x 12.7 inches (WxDxH), it is also compact enough to fit on your desk or small office. Setup is standard with support for both wired and Wi-Fi connections.

All major printer makers offer their own mobile apps for printing on the go. The M451dw supports HP’s ePrint app which means that you can send a file from your Smartphone from virtually anywhere to the printer as an email attachment. Receiving the email triggers the printer to print your file.

Summary

High quality output and good paper handling makes the HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color suitable for a small office or workgroup.
Price: $499.00

Manufacturer

HP

Specs that matter

Notable Features:Space-saving compact design, very high print quality, high volume paper tray for large print jobs
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.9 in x 19.1 in x 12.7 in
Weight:52 lbs
Max Media Size (Custom):8.5 in x 14 in
Print Speed:Up to 21 ppm
Max Resolution:600 dpi x 600 dpi
Duplex Printing:Yes
Connectivity:Hi-speed USB 2.0, 10/100Base TX-Ethernet LAN, 802.11b/g/n Wireless
Processor:600 MHz
Standard Memory :128 MB expandable to 384 MB
Media Type:Envelopes, transparencies, labels, plain paper, glossy paper, cards, bond paper, recycled paper
Media Handling:250-sheet input tray, 50-sheet multipurpose tray
Monthly Duty Cycle:40000 pages
Operating System Compatibility:Linux: Red Hat Linux; Mac; Windows
Power:AC 110 V
Environmental Standards:ENERGY STAR Qualified
Manufacturer Warranty:1 year warranty

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