HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdw

HWM (Malaysia) - - SMB - ANALYSIS - Ng Chong Seng

you can ei­ther use a wired or wire­less con­nec­tion. Both Ap­ple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print 2.0 are sup­ported, as do wire­less direct print­ing (in­clud­ing Mo­pria-cer­ti­fied An­droid de­vices) and NFC touch-to-print. The last point sim­ply means you can print by touch­ing an NFC-en­abled mo­bile de­vice to the printer.

The M477fdw has an ad­ver­tised A4 print speed of 27ppm, for both black and color doc­u­ments. Au­to­matic du­plex print­ing also comes as stan­dard. That said, the ac­tual ex­pe­ri­ence de­pends on the types of doc­u­ments you print and their com­plex­ity. For ref­er­ence, with my stan­dard test suite, I got a range of about 22 to 25ppm. By all ac­counts, this is very fast, but it’s also worth point­ing out that re­cent Ep­son Work­Force and Canon MAXIFY inkjets have proven that fast print speeds are no longer a laser printer exclusive.

Still, printed doc­u­ments dis­played sharp and full­bod­ied text, so I’ve no qualms rec­om­mend­ing it for churn­ing busi­ness re­ports. Pho­tos were a hit-and-miss af­fair though: with some color in­ac­cu­racy and lack of fi­nesse in han­dling de­tails.

So, is it worth get­ting the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdw? The sturdy build qual­ity, fast print speeds, mo­bile print­ing op­tions, and se­cu­rity fea­tures like LDAP au­then­ti­ca­tion and au­tho­riza­tion are sev­eral things that HP has got­ten right with this printer. How­ever, at RM3,589.19, I’m a bit sur­prised that it didn’t out­right blow away even the new­est inkjets in terms of print speed and qual­ity. by

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