Feeds

Ten... mono laser all-in-one printers

Multi-function masters

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw MFP

RH Numbers

Styled more like one of its OfficeJet ink-jet machines, this HP laser all-in-one has rather ad hoc paper handling, with a fold-down 150-sheet tray and output to a fold-out "balcony" above. The 35-sheet ADF is comparatively bulky looking, but the neatly contained control panel is easy to use. The printer has wireless connection as standard, as well as USB and Ethernet. The print speed of up to 15.6ppm is reasonable for a machine at this price, though there's no duplex print. Print quality is good for text and greyscale graphics, though greyscale copies can be blotchy and hard to read. A page cost of 2.0p is fair for a sub-£200 all-in-one.

HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw MFP
Reg Rating 75%
Price £179
More Info HP

HP LaserJet Pro M1536dnf

RH Numbers

Superficially similar to the HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw MFP, this machine has a couple of useful extras: duplex print and a cover for its paper tray. Oddly, though, there's no wireless connection, so it's hard to see where the higher price comes from. The control panel is full-width, leaving room for a well organised layout. Top speed, as measured, is 21ppm for single-sided pages and 13.5spm duplex. The print quality is good for text and reasonable for greyscales, though with some slight blotchiness. A page cost of 2.7p is also higher than its cheaper stablemate, so all in all its not that hot on value.

HP LaserJet Pro M1536dnf
Reg Rating 65%
Price £229
More Info HP

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE
Can't face sea of wobbling fondle implements. What happened to lighters, eh?
The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?
And yes it does need a fat HDD (or SSD, it's cool with either)
Apple takes blade to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
Shaves price, not screen on mid-2014 model
iPhone 6 flip tip slips in Aussie's clip: Apple's 'reversible USB' leaks
New plug not compatible with official Type-C, according to fresh rumors
Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari, says Apple mouse designer
Xerox? Pff, not even in the same league as His Jobsiness
TV transport tech, part 1: From server to sofa at the touch of a button
You won't believe how much goes into today's telly tech
Apple analyst: fruity firm set to shift 75 million iPhones
We'll have some of whatever he's having please
Apple to build WORLD'S BIGGEST iStore in Dubai
It's not the size of your shiny-shiny...
NVIDIA claims first 64-bit ARMv8 SoC for Androids
Mile-High 'Denver' Tegra K1 successor said to rival PC performance
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.