Conclusion

February 11, 2013 by Sarah Meyer Reads (28,350)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service & Support
    • 7
    • Print Quality
    • 9
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 9
    • Performance / Print Speed
    • 10
    • Features
    • 9
    • Operational Costs
    • 8
    • Total Score:
    • 8.67
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Ink control tests

We usually run an ink control test on a set of provided original manufacturer’s cartridges for all inkjet reviews. However, the Officejet Pro X576dw was a different animal considering HP gives page yields at 3,000 and 9,000 for the standard and high capacity black cartridges, respectively.

I did not have sufficient time with the device to run these tests but I can tell you I printed over a 1,000 pages and the estimated ink level was over half full (or more) for all four colors (CMYK).

The Officejet Pro X576dw comes with a set of 970/971 ink cartridges. As I mentioned before, you can also purchased replacement high yield 970XL/971XL cartridges.

Energy Tests

HP provides quite a few energy facts but the big one is the energy use. HP estimates that the Officejet Pro X576dw uses up to 80% less energy that a comparable color laser printer (ranging in price from $800 to $1000).

It’s really hard to prove such a claim but based on our kilowatt tests, I can promise you will see a reduction in energy costs. The Officejet Pro X576dw never used over 65 W of energy during any of our tests, even when printing 70 ppm in General Office mode. A typical color laser is going to be using 200-500 W of energy to print and at a much slower rate.

During our tests, the Officejet Pro X576dw used between 47 W and 60 W to print, with the lower energy use found when printing at lower print speeds. After printing a job, the energy use would fall to about 20 W before settling into a ready mode use of around 11 W.

In sleep mode, the Officejet Pro X576dw pulled 2 W of energy. All power settings can be adjusted by selecting the eco button on the control panel.

Officejet Pro X576dw Specifications:

  • 4-in-1 inkjet: print, scan, copy and fax
  • Print speeds: up to 42 ppm in Professional Mode, up to 70 ppm in General Office Mode
  • Print resolution: up to 2400 x 1200 optimized dpi
  • 4.3-inch CGD touch screen
  • Automatic duplexing
  • Front side USB port
  • HP ePrint, HP ePrint Mobile Apps, Google Cloud Print, Wireless Direct, Apple AirPrint
  • 792 MHz processor with 768 MB memory standard
  • 50-sheet ADF, legal size flatbed
  • Monthly duty cycle: up to 75,000 pages
  • Paper capacity: 500-sheet cassette, 50-sheet multipurpose tray
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0, Ethernet 10/100 Base-TX,RJ-11 modem, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
  • Operating systems: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
  • 1-year exchange warranty

Conclusion
The HP Officejet Pro X576dw is an impressive device. I mean what else can you say when the printer you’re reviewing has been certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s fastest desktop printer? But beyond the flashy stats, you’ll also find plenty of substance: great print quality in text documents, color prints and even photo prints as well as reliable business-class scan, copy and fax features.

And what’s more exciting is that businesses can truly see cost savings by switching to an inkjet and not lose any sleep over performance. Energy and consumable cost savings alone might pay for the Officejet Pro X576dw (which is on the high end at $799) and thanks to high capacity ink cartridges and an optional second 500-sheet drawer, businesses can run just as efficiently.

Geared towards small and medium sized businesses, the Officejet Pro X576dw is a true laser class replacement thanks to incredibly fast print speeds, excellent print quality, a range of business features and impressive cost saving over a laser class counterpart. That is why I am awarding it the PrinterComparison Editor’s Choice Award!

Pricing and Availability

The HP Officejet Pro X576dw is available now through HP and authorized vendors for the suggested retail price of $799.


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