HP LaserJet Pro M175nw Conclusion

October 4, 2011 by Amber Riippa Reads (12,955)
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

Energy use
Most laser printers will have jumpy energy readings and energy usage in general when the device is in use. During our energy test, when the M175nw was in “ready” mode (or, when it wasn’t being used), it stood at an even 8 watts. During printout sessions in the default print mode, we pulled numbers ranging from 280-370 watts, but during short periods of time it was down as low as 18 watts. The energy during startup remained in the 10-100 watt range a lot, but also reached as high as 340 watts. Energy saving features of the M175nw include HP Auto-Off and Instant-On, and it’s Energy Star qualified.

HP LaserJet Pro M175nw Specifications:

  • 3-in-1 color laser: print, scan, and copy
  • Print speeds: up to 17 ppm
  • Print resolution: up to 600 x 600 dpi
  • 35-sheet ADF
  • Adjustable control panel with 2-line text LCD
  • 600 MHz processor with 128 MB memory
  • Monthly duty cycle: up to 20,000 pages
  • Paper capacity: 150-sheet input tray
  • Connectivity: Hi-Speed USB 2.0, Ethernet, Wi-Fi
  • Operating systems: Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, HPUX and Solaris
  • Energy Star qualified
  • 1-year limited warranty

CONCLUSION
We fully recommend this product for numerous reasons. The HP LaserJet Pro M175nw is not only a reliable 3-in-one product, but it’s compact, offers speedy monochrome prints times that are of good quality, has wireless network connectivity, and also has some great features such as ePrint technology and a 35-sheet ADF. Moreover, we didn’t come to any shocking results during our tests to deter us from recommending the M175nw.

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The HP LaserJet Pro M175nw 3-in-one color laser MFP is available now through HP for $349 (MSRP). Supplies and accessories are being sold through HP. It takes an introductory Black, Cyan, Yellow, Magenta toner cartridge (CE310A).

A 1-year limited warranty is included with the LaserJet Pro M175nw. Users can also choose to purchase two and three-year next-day support packages on HP’s website, which extends coverage for the M175nw beyond the original warranty.


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