HP LaserJet Pro 400 color Printer M451dn
Good print quality, poor overall performance
06/05/2015, posted by HelpDeskJockey
I am a little disappointed in this model of HP printers. I have always had the best of luck with HP. This printer however while the quality of the print is excellent it prints very slow. Another item is the way it is constantly going into maintenance/cleaning mode in the middle of a print job. Making it even slower. Most HP printers have an option to change the frequency of the maintenance/cleaning cycle this one doesn't So while I recommend this printer I would only recommend it to people who are not in a hurry to see the finished product.
Great value for the price
05/10/2015, posted by lixvet
This is a very good printer -- easy to set up, excellent print quality. Much quieter than other laser printers I've used. My only complaint is the durability. My first printer gave out after about 2 years, it started printing with a solid yellow background. Very pretty, but really used up the toner cartridge. HP tech support was of no help whatsoever. I did find a local shop that was able to diagnose the problem. Unfortunately, it was more cost effective to replace than repair, so I'm now on printer #2. Still, a great value for the money.
05/01/2015, posted by TomAll
The printer makes a loud noise during printing. I checked with someone locally and they said it was just the sound of the printer laser head. And nothing that could be done. Other than that, great printer.
Seems like a winner
04/28/2015, posted by Throckmorton
I have been using the HP451dw for several months now and have had very good luck with it. I would like to have a better driver for use with my old Win XP computer but my new Win 8.1 works perfectly. My printing needs are rather basic with only a small amount of picture printing. Anyway, so far I like this printer.
Cost is low and printed material is supurb
04/28/2015, posted by 62bachelor
This duplex printer is a delight to own. It works fast and faithfully. I get good color prints and can produce self-publishing documents with it that I am proud of.
Produce professional-quality color documents with ease and fast speed. Easily integrate into your office or home network. Save paper with automatic two-sided printing, and print from virtually anywhere with HP ePrint.
Professional-grade speed and color
Boost productivity and save time with print speeds up to 20 ppm A4 and 21 ppm letter.
Produce bold text and smooth color with HP ImageREt 3600 and Original HP LaserJet toner cartridges.
Produce color marketing materials in-house on a range of media sizes by using tips and templates from HP.
Print documents affordably. Get the same black cost per page as a black-and-white HP LaserJet printer.
Manageability, productivity, and mobility
Conserve resources and save paper, using automatic two-sided printing.
Proactively manage office printing with HP Web Jetadmin.
Share printing resources, using built-in Ethernet.
Print from virtually anywhere with HP ePrint.
Easy-to-use and resource-conserving
Reduce energy use with Auto-On/Auto-Off Technology. Also save with Instant-on Technology.
Receive consistent results with Original HP cartridges and easily reorder with HP SureSupply.
Take advantage of free, easy recycling—cartridges returned through HP Planet Partners are recycled responsibly.
Wireless performance is dependent upon physical environment and distance from access point, and may be limited during active VPN connections.
Built-in wireless is available on the HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color M451nw and M451dw only.
Automatic two-sided printing is available on the HP LaserJet Pro 400 M451dn and M451dw only.
Requires an Internet connection to the printer. Feature works with any Internet- and e-mail-capable device. Print times may vary. For a list of supported documents and image types, see http://www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter.
Compared with HP LaserJet Pro P1566/ P1606dn printer. Assuming customer is printing at least 30% of total pages in color with content similar to the color ISO/IEC 19798 test suite (http://www.iso.org/jtc1/sc28) and overall average job length of three pages. Yields established using ISO/IEC test standards. Actual yields and costs vary considerably depending on images printed, number of color pages printed, and other factors.
The 250-sheet paper tray (part number CF106A) is not included; please purchase separately.
HP LaserJet CE410X Black Toner Cartridge not included; please purchase separately.
HP Auto-On/Auto-Off capabilities subject to printer and settings. Actual results may vary.
Mobile device must be wireless-enabled and within wireless range of the printer. Printer must be HP ePrint-enabled and may require a firmware upgrade. Feature may require the download of driver or apps to mobile device, available at http://www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter.
Supports iOS 4.2 devices (iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and 3rd and 4th generation iPod touch) that support multitasking. Works with HP ePrint-enabled printers and all-in-ones. AirPrint and iOS 4.2 devices require an 802.11 wireless network connection to the printer. Wireless performance is dependent upon physical environment and distance from the access point. AirPrint and the AirPrint Logo are trademarks of Apple Inc. iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Compared with traditional fusing.
Program features and availability may vary by country. For more information, visit http://www.hp.com/learn/suresupply.
Program availability varies. HP print cartridge return and recycling is currently available in more than 50 countries and territories around the world through the HP Planet Partners program. For more information, or to request return envelopes and bulk collection boxes, visit http://www.hp.com/recycle.
Ethernet networking is available on the HP LaserJet Pro 400 M451nw, M451dn, and M451dw only.
Page yield footnote: Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798 in continuous printing. Actual yields vary considerably based on images printed and other factors. For more information visit: http://www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies
Print quality black (best): Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Duty cycle (monthly, A4): Up to 40,000 pages
Print technology: Laser
Print quality color (best): Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Display: 2-line LCD (text)
Processor speed: 600 MHz
Number of print cartridges: 4 (1 each black, cyan, magenta, yellow)
Replacement cartridges: HP 305A Black LaserJet Toner Cartridge (yield ~2200 pages) CE410A; HP 305X Black LaserJet Toner Cartridge (yield ~4000 pages) CE410X; HP 305A Cyan LaserJet Toner Cartridge (yield ~2600 pages) CE411A; HP 305A Yellow LaserJet Toner Cartridge (yield ~2600 pages) CE412A; HP 305A Magenta LaserJet Toner Cartridge (yield ~2600 pages) CE413A
Print languages: HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, HP postscript level 3 emulation
Memory card compatibility: None
Memory, standard: 128 MB
Memory, maximum: 384 MB
Paper handling input, standard: 50-sheet multipurpose tray, 250-sheet input tray 2
Paper handling output, standard: 150-sheet output bin
Duplex printing: Automatic (standard)
Media sizes supported: Tray 1: A4, A5, A6, B5 (JIS), 16K, 10 x 15 cm, postcards (JIS single, JIS double), envelopes (ISO DL, ISO C5, ISO B5); Tray 2, optional Tray 3: A4, A5, A6, B5 (JIS), 16K, 10 x 15 cm, postcards (JIS single, JIS double), envelopes (ISO DL, ISO C5, ISO B5); Automatic duplexer: A4, B5
Media types: Paper (bond, brochure, colored, glossy, letterhead, photo, plain, preprinted, prepunched, recycled, rough), postcards, transparencies, labels, envelopes
HP ePrint capability: Yes
Connectivity, standard: 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port; 1 Fast Ethernet 10/100Base-TX network port
Compatible operating systems: Full software installs supported on: Windows 8, Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows XP (32-bit) (SP2 or higher); Driver only installs supported on: Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Server 2003 (32-bit) (SP3 or higher); Mac OS X v10.5, v10.6; Linpus Linux (9.4, 9.5), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 (supported with a pre-built package), SuSE Linux (10.3, 11.0, 11, 11.1, 11.2), Fedora (9, 9.0, 10, 10.0, 11.0, 11, 12, 12.0), Ubuntu (8.04, 8.04.1, 8.04.2, 8.10, 9.04, 9.10, 10.04), Debian (5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.0.3) (supported by the automatic installer); HPUX 11 and Solaris 8/9
Power: 110-volt input voltage: 110 to 127 VAC (+/- 10%), 60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz); 220-volt input voltage: 220 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)
Power consumption: 425 watts (Active), 15.2 watts (Ready), 4.0 watts (Sleep), 0.5 watts (Off)
Energy efficiency: ENERGY STAR® qualified; EPEAT® Bronze
Operating temperature range: 15 to 30ºC
Operating humidity range: 20 to 70% RH (non-condensing)
Minimum dimensions (W x D x H): 405 x 484 x 322 mm
Weight: 23.64 kg
Package weight: 28.2 kg
What's in the box: Printer; Four preinstalled introductory HP LaserJet toner cartridges (yield ~1400 pages); In-box documentation (Hardware installation guide); Software drivers and documentation on CD-ROMs; Power cord; Built-in Automatic duplexer for two-sided printing
Cable included: No, please purchase USB cable separately
Warranty: One-year limited warranty, return to HP or authorized service provider
Eco label: ENERGY STAR® qualified