HP LaserJet Pro 400 M451nw Color Printer Reviews

HP LaserJet Pro 400 M451nw
Produce professional-quality color documents in-house with ease and fast print speeds with the HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color M451nw Printer. Easily integrate this color laser printer into your office or home network with wired and wireless networking, and print from virtually anywhere with mobile printing options.
  • Print from your smartphone or tablet
  • Share printing resources with built-in Ethernet and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Proactively manage office printing with HP Web Jetadmin

Key specifications

  • Up to 21 pages per minute, black and color
  • Wireless
  • Designed for work teams with 3–10 users
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HP LaserJet Pro 400 M451nw
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Technical Details

Printer Technology Laser
Connectivity Technology Wireless;Ethernet; USB
Printer Output Color
Max Printspeed Black White 21 ppm
Double-Sided Printing Yes
Resolution 600 x 600
Media Size Maximum 8.5 x 14 inch

Full specifications

  • Print speed black: Up to 21 pages per minute
  • Print speed color: Up to 21 pages per minute 
  • Recommended monthly page volume: 750 to 2,000 pages 
  • Print technology: Laser 
  • Processor speed: 600 MHz 
  • Print languages: HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5c, HP postscript level 3 emulation, PDF 
  • Paper handling input, standard: 250-sheet input tray, 50-sheet multipurpose tray 
  • Paper handling output, standard: 150-sheet output tray 
  • Media sizes supported: Letter, legal, executive, 8.5 x 13 inches, 4 x 6 inches, 3 x 5 inches, 5 x 8 inches, envelopes (No 10, Monarch) 
  • Power consumption: 425 watts (Active), 15.2 watts (Ready), 4.0 watts (Sleep), 0.5 watts (Off) 
  • Operating temperature range: 59° to 86° F 
  • Operating humidity range: 10 to 80 percent RH (non-condensing) 
  • HP LaserJet Pro 400 color M451nw Printer; four preinstalled introductory HP LaserJet toner cartridges (yield ~ 1,400 pages), Hardware Installation Guide, software drivers and documentation on CD-ROMs, power cord, built-in wireless card, USB cable 
  • Warranty: One-year limited
  • Print Speed1: Up to 21 ppm black (letter), Up to 21 ppm color (letter)
  • Print Resolution: Up to 600 x 600 dpi Print Technology Resolution: HP ImageREt 3600
  • Monthly Volume (Duty Cycle): Up to 40,000 pages
  • Use only Original HP Toner in your HP printer for great results, print after print
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HP LaserJet Pro 400 M451nw

That being said, there is one thing to note, however, it was a complete bear to install. Initially, I called my IT company to install the driver from the website (yes, there was a disc provided, but I didn't want the inevitable accompanying bloatware).

First of all, the printer was not a plug and play; it didn't really detect the printer as a device when plugged in, but rather showed up as a program. That aside, everytime the IT tech went to install it from the downloaded driver, right at 99%, the printer failed to install and the computer (also an HP) needed to be restarted. He tried this 3 seperate times, and each cycle took about 35-40 minutes.

When he was unable to install it that way, he had me try inserting the disc. That did not work either - another fatal error, another re-start. So my IT technician was forced to call HP Tech Support for assitance. The first thing asked by HP LaserJet Pro 400 was if my USB cord was longer than 6 feet (it wasn't). They said that cables longer than 6' long could cause install issues (? not sure how). Since that wasn't the case, we were then told that there were known issues with setting this printer up using the default SmartInstall feature and it had to be manually disabled from the printer itself. HP M451nw gave me the step by step directions to disable it via the printer's menu and sure enough, it then quickly installed.

However, there are some quirks. We use the printer hooked up to wired internet, and that works well. I was never able to get it work on the wireless, and it seems you cannot use both wired and wireless simultaneously. The HP LaserJet Pro 400 M451nw printer is reasonably fast under normal conditions, but not nearly as fast as our old HP 2300, which really cranked them out. You may have to wait 20-30 sec for the first page to come out. More troublesome is it that the printer has a tendency to freeze up at regular intervals. Suddenly and for no apparent reason.
HP LaserJet Pro 400 M451nw Color Printer Reviews Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: james siwiru

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