HP LaserJet Pro M175nw Review

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Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service & Support
    • 6
    • Print Quality
    • 8
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 9
    • Performance / Print Speed
    • 6
    • Features
    • 8
    • Operational Costs
    • 8
    • Total Score:
    • 7.50
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Overview

  • Pros

    • Quick monochrome print speeds
    • Great quality prints
    • Compact for its class
    • HP ePrint enabled

     

  • Cons

    • Slower color print/first page out speeds
    • No EconoMode (HP's toner saver mode)

     


The HP LaserJet Pro M175nw is a color laser multifunction device with print, scan, and copy capabilities and can be set up to a wireless network. Released in July, the M175nw is the smallest color laser MFP HP has manufactured to this date. This MFP also has HP ePrint technology – so when you’re away from the office you can still print with your smartphone or tablet, straight from the cloud. 

According to the product specifications page, the M175nw has print speeds of up to 17 ppm and a first page out time of 15.5 seconds. In our review of the product, we’ll reveal if we found these specs to be true – and much more. The “much more” part includes our energy usage tests, print quality tests, scan tests, and details about its software.

BUILD AND DESIGN

The HP LaserJet M175nw has an almost all-black matte exterior design like most HP laser MFPs, and carries a very professional style. Its approximate dimensions are 17 x 17 x 13 inches and the M175nw weighs in at about 36 pounds without its consumables. It features the HP logo on the front with the LaserJet product line name and design, a few silver accents, and a silver and black control panel.

 

It has a 35-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF), which allows for users to have multiple documents scanned or copied without having to load the documents over and over. The ADF is located in the normal spot: at the very top, and it can fit media of up to 8.5 x 14 inches. Below the ADF is a 30-bit flatbed scanner with a resolution of up to 1200 dpi. It can fit media up to 8.5 x 11.7 inches in size.

The entire control panel is adjustable and features a 2-line text LCD, located at the top of the panel. The LCD indicates the toner levels and displays control functions. From the panel, users may change the printer settings, cancel print and copy jobs, set the number of copies needed, and change the copy darkness and lightness. The panel has a two-directional navigation system. There is also two “Wi-Fi” buttons, one to turn wireless on or off and one to display the IP address.

Lift directly underneath the flatbed scanner and you’ll find the 50-sheet output tray. The black/cyan/magenta/yellow toner cartridge compartment can be found under the output tray section (lift again to access it). The monthly duty cycle of the compatible toner is 20,000 pages maximum.

Located at the very bottom is the 150-sheet paper feed tray; the protruding tray extender can be removed completely. The feed tray is adjustable in both length and width; it can fit letter, legal, 4 x 6, 5 x 8, 8.5 x 13, 3 x 5, 8.5 x 14, envelopes (No. 10, Monarch), and executive paper sizes. According to HP’s specification page, the type of media that are supported with the M175nw include color, plain, glossy, bond, brochure, letterhead, photo, pre-printed, recycled, pre-punched, and rough paper, cardstock, as well as transparencies, and labels. The power button is located on the front, on the right side.

Last but not least, on the backend, is a misfeed tray (see image below), as well as HighSpeed USB 2.0 and Ethernet connections for connecting to the network. Users can also connect the printer via a wireless router. On both sides are carrying handles.


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