HP LaserJet Pro 200 Colour MFP M276n review
A fine choice for small businesses that want a good-quality, low-cost colour laser MFP
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.
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.
|Price ex VAT||£215|
|Price inc VAT||£258|
|Features & Design||6|
|Value for Money||6|
Printer language & OS Support
|Resolution printer final||600 x 600dpi|
|Rated/quoted print speed||14PPM|
|Maximum paper size||A4|
|Monthly duty cycle||30,000 pages|
Power and noise
|Dimensions||449 x 476 x 414mm (WDH)|
|Mono print speed (measured)||14.0ppm|
|Colour print speed||6.0ppm|
|Input tray capacity||150 sheets|
|Output tray capacity||125 sheets|
|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|