|PCL and PostScript drivers
Attractive graphics quality
50-sheet single-pass two-sided scanning
Wi-Fi, wireless direct, and NFC connectivity
|Low paper capacity for an MFP of its price
Running costs, particularly for colour pages
|The HP Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M477FDW is a compact colour multifunction printer whose speed, strong feature set, and beautiful graphics make it an appealing choice to anchor a small office or workgroup.|
The HP Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M477FDW (£255.00) is a small office multifunction printer (MFP) with a solid speed, compact build, wide range of connection choices and very good graphics quality. It is an appealing choice for a small office or workgroup with average printing needs.
Design and Features
The HP CF379A Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M477FDW weighs only 51-pound and measures 16.4 x 15.7 x 18.6 inches (HxWxD), so it could easily fit at any place in office room. It comes with a standard paper capacity of 300 sheets, split between a 250-sheet tray and a 50-sheet multipurpose feeder. You can easily add an optional 550-sheet paper tray (£116.20), for a maximum paper capacity of 850 sheets. It includes an auto-duplexer for two-sided printing. The HP LaserJet M477FDW has a recommended monthly duty cycle of up to 4,000 sheets and a maximum monthly duty cycle of up to 50,000 pages.
The HP LaserJet M477FDW comes with a good selection of wired and wireless printing choices including Ethernet port for connecting to a wired LAN, and USB port for connecting to a computer. Printer features built in Wi-Fi, HP wireless direct, and supports NFC touch-to-print. It is also Mopria-certified, as well as Apple AirPrint compatible.
The HP LaserJet M477FDW Printer offers fast print speed, which is 28-page-per-minute rated colour printing speed. The HP M477FDW is considerably faster than the HP LaserJet Pro M476 M476DW Laser Multifunction Colour Printer, which can print at a speed of 21-page-per-minute.
Print quality is good, with very good graphics, average text and subpar photos. Text output is good enough for any business use. Graphic output is fine for PowerPoint handouts. The photo quality is not good enough here to print your marketing materials in house.
The HP Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M477FDW’s modest size and paper capacity, but substantial monthly duty cycle, combined with a strong feature set, make it a good choice as a colour MFP for up to medium-duty printing. In that role it offers solid speed and very good graphics quality, though subpar photo quality brings the overall output quality down to average.