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HP LaserJet Pro 200 Colour MFP M276n review

HP LaserJet Pro 200 Colour MFP M276n

Verdict

A fine choice for small businesses that want a good-quality, low-cost colour laser MFP

Review Date: 20 Feb 2013

Reviewed By: Dave Mitchell

Price when reviewed: £215 (£258 inc VAT)

Buy it now for: £208
(see more store prices)

Overall Rating
6 stars out of 6

Features & Design
6 stars out of 6

Value for Money
6 stars out of 6

Performance
5 stars out of 6

PCPRO Recommended

HP’s M276n colour laser MFP is a multitalented beast. Not only does it offer fast colour printing, but it combines this with fax, scan and copy functions and a wide range of cloud printing options.

At this price you might think quality would suffer, but this is no bargain-basement printer. It’s thoroughly modern, with a slick, touchscreen for accessing options and settings, and installing HP’s print apps. These include a range of predefined sample forms and even the ability to print out your Google calendar.

Cloud printing features don’t get any better. It supports HP’s ePrintCenter, so remote workers can email documents directly to the printer for output. Google’s Cloud Print works just as well, and both are simple to set up. ePrintCenter also provides plenty of useful admin controls, such as controlling which users can print in colour, and which can’t.

HP LaserJet Pro 200 Colour MFP M276n

Documents can be scanned directly to email and network shares. You can scan to and from a USB stick, and the printer’s web interface makes light work of creating fax phone books or speed-dial lists.

At this price, output quality can’t be faulted, with sharp text and high-quality colour output. Colour photos are vibrant, with no noticeable banding. Scan quality is fast enough for general business use, although copy speeds are only 6ppm. Print speeds are on the money, however, with all our tests delivered at 14ppm.

The M276n is ideal for small businesses wanting a cheap and versatile colour laser MFP. Output quality belies its low price, running costs are on a par with other MFPs in this sector, and HP’s excellent web printing features set it apart from the rest.

Author: Dave Mitchell

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User comments

Consumables

You say prices are on a par with other MFPs, but you don't give the price per page.

Our UTAX costs around 0.5p per black and white page, 4.5p for colour.

On the other hand, our Brother inkjet costs around 4p a page for BW and 12p for colour.

That is a big range to cover and makes a big difference when printing hundreds or thousands of pages a month...

By big_D on 21 Feb 2013

not a good review

hello do you not think it necessary to point out that this printer cannot be accessed wirelessly as it has to be connected to a wired lan before laptops can access it via wireless,also that it doesnt print duplex in one go as you have to get up and refeed the paper back into the sheet feeded to print on both sides??...very poor review less flair and more facts please!

By mrnormal on 15 Mar 2013

HP LaserJet Pro 200 Colour MFP M276n

***mrnormal*** Why is tethering the device to a router to achieve wireless printing a big deal?

Might the duplex unit be a paid for option?

By invalidscreenname on 14 Apr 2013

@invalidscreenname - seriously? Just because YOU might run your printer into your network by wired connection doesn't mean everyone else does!

I live in a (insert one of: old house, house with thick walls I can't put cables through, house without internet) and so run the house off of one modem with a wireless router attached and a load of signal boosters. I can only plug it in to a wired socket if I use the router, which is in an awkward location.

You can get a $40 printer from HP which can connect to the wireless network, the fact that this one doesn't is noteworthy. Christ why are some people so ignorant to the business needs of others.

By thepowerofnone on 18 Apr 2013

..

***thepowerofnone*** The Ethernet cable that joins my printer to the router is only 3 foot long-Each situation is different, I don’t doubt that
A $40 HP printer (such as a HP Deskjet 3054 All-in-one) that connects wirelessly to the network, I’d love to read about it. Just how much might the ink cost?

By invalidscreenname on 24 Apr 2013

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