When my friends over at HP got in touch I gladly accepted the opportunity to review one of their latest printers. It’s a printer – you already know what it is and what it does so I won’t bore you with a list of features. You can visit the HP website for that. Instead, I’m going to jump right in and tell you the pros and cons of this model based on the time I spent using it. What better way to get comfortable with the device than taking on a printing project so I spent time at Crayola.com and TwistyNoodle.com creating personalized coloring pages for my son. I printed them using the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw and they turned out great.

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Pros

Speed. It’s faster than an inkjet! The. Stop. And. Go. Printing you experience with an inkjet is eradicated by the fast, smooth, and continuous output of a laser printer.

It’s quiet. There have literally been times where I postponed printing until my baby woke up from his nap. My current printer situation is noisy. If this were a vlog, I’d give you an audio clip but for now just imagine the sound of a broken zipper mixed with the infamous AOL dial-up tone. Yep. Now you understand why there’s no printing at nap time. LaserJet Pro just has a mild hum.

Cons

Size. It’s huge. In the land of home printers, model name is mammoth. I would’ve had to remove most of my things to put the printer on my desk. The only other surface in the house ample enough for it was the dining room table so I put it there. It was a bit of an eyesore and food, drinks, toddlers and printers don’t mix so I knew it was only a temporary home.

The Touchscreen. The touchscreen was a nice touch (pun intended). It certainly made navigating print options and settings easier than maneuvering selection buttons.

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I print infrequently using my HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 3525 – which I love by the way. It has many things in common with LaserJet Pro like color printing, multifunction (print, scan, and copy), wireless printing and a flat bed scanner. The two primary differences are that LaserJet Pro is large and prints via laser. Consequently, I think LaserJet Pro is better suited for small and medium sized businesses and schools.

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