HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw Review: First Look

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This spring, HP unveiled two new LaserJet MFPs along with several new workflow solutions designed for SMB customers that were previously only available to enterprise customers in the past.

The HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw is focused on small businesses as well as home offices thanks to its compact build, wireless connectivity and reasonable price tag (suggested retail price of $249.99). It features print, scan, copy and fax functionality as well as print speeds up to 19 ppm, a 35-sheet ADF and wireless printing from the iPad with Airprint.

We’ll be taking a hands-on first look at the latest monochrome multifunction laser from HP with plenty of specs, build and design information. And don’t forget to check back soon for our full review!


  • 4-in-1 monochrome laser: print, scan, copy and fax
  • Print speeds: up to 19 ppm
  • Print resolution: up to 600 x 600 dpi
  • 35-sheet ADF
  • Adjustable control panel with 2-line LCD
  • 400 MHz Marvell processor with 64 MB of standard memory
  • Monthly duty cycle: up to 8,000 pages
  • Paper capacity: 150-sheet folding tray
  • Connectivity: Hi-Speed USB 2.0, Ethernet and Wi-Fi
  • Operating systems: Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
  • Energy Star qualified
  • 1-year limited warranty

The HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw resembles the LaserJet Pro M1536dnf we reviewed earlier this Spring in design, if not as much in build. They both have HP’s black exterior, four functionalities, a 35-sheet ADF and 2-line LCD.

But in terms of actual build, the LaserJet Pro M1217nfw is more compact with the approximate dimensions of 17 x 10 x 12 inches and weighs less at 18 lbs without consumables. They both feature the front side fold out paper tray but the LaserJet Pro M1217nfw’s tray holds up to 150 sheets compared to the LaserJet Pro M1536dnf’s 250-sheet tray.

The 35-sheet automatic document feeder offers users hands-free copying, scanning or faxing of multipage documents up to legal size. Directly beneath, you’ll find the 24-bit flatbed color scanner perfect for scanning images up to 8.5 x 11.7 inches.

The adjustable control panel is centered on the 2-line LCD and offers an alphanumeric key pad, four device quick keys and a two directional navigation system.



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