HP LaserJet Pro 200 Colour MFP M276n review

20 Feb 2013

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

HP LaserJet Pro 200 Colour MFP M276n
Price when reviewed: 
258(£258 inc VAT)
Buy it now for 
5

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.

Details

Price ex VAT £215
Price inc VAT £258
Performance 5
Features & Design 6
Value for Money 6

Printer language & OS Support

PostScript level 6

Basic Specifications

Colour? yes
Resolution printer final 600 x 600dpi
Rated/quoted print speed 14PPM
Maximum paper size A4
Duplex function no

Consumables

Monthly duty cycle 30,000 pages

Power and noise

Dimensions 449 x 476 x 414mm (WDH)

Performance tests

Mono print speed (measured) 14.0ppm
Colour print speed 6.0ppm

Media Handling

Input tray capacity 150 sheets
Output tray capacity 125 sheets

Connectivity

USB connection? yes
Ethernet connection? yes
Bluetooth connection? no

OS Support

Operating system Windows 7 supported? yes
Operating system Windows Vista supported? yes
Operating system Windows XP supported? yes
Operating system Windows 2000 supported? yes
Other operating system support Mac OS X 10.5 and up
Software supplied HP Installer, HP PCL 6 print driver, HP Scan, HP Send Fax, ReadIris

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