October 11, 2012 by Sarah Meyer Reads (8,042)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service & Support
    • 6
    • Print Quality
    • 8
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Performance / Print Speed
    • 8
    • Features
    • 8
    • Operational Costs
    • 4
    • Total Score:
    • 7.00
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Energy Use Tests
The LaserJet Pro 400 M401dn uses a respectable amount of energy for a laser printer. When printing, the M401dn uses between 500-700W of energy, the highest numbers we saw during the review.

During warm up, energy use spiked at 500W and fell quickly to ready mode, pulling in about 10W. When in sleep mode, the M401dn only used 5W of energy.

LaserJet Pro 400 M401dn Specifications:

  • Single function monochrome laser
  • Print speeds: up to 35 ppm
  • Print resolution: up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
  • 3.5-inch touchscreen with front side USB
  • HP ePrint, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print
  • 800MHz processor with 256MB of memory
  • Automatic duplexing
  • Monthly duty cycle: up to 50,000 pages
  • Paper capacity: 50-sheet bypass tray, 250-sheet paper tray
  • Connectivity: Hi-Speed USB 2.0, Ethernet
  • Operating systems: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and more
  • Energy Star certified
  • 1-year warranty


The HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401dn is a great device; I didn’t have any functionality problems. The print speeds were right on the money, the print quality was quite good and I love the features offered considering it’s a single function monochrome laser printer.

The main issue customers might have with the HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401dn is the price. At $399 (or even the sale price of $324), it’s $150 to $200 more than competitor devices in the same class (offering the same print speeds and similar features).

Still it’s worth considering when pricing out devices for your small or medium sized business.

Pricing and Availability
The HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401dn is available now through HP for the sale price of $324, $76 off the suggested retail price of $399.

Supplies and accessories are also available through HP. The HP 80A cartridge is $103.99 while the HP 80X cartridge is $178.99 as of this writing.

The LaserJet Pro 400 M401dn comes with a 1-year warranty, but you can upgrade with an HP CarePack.



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