HP Laserjet Pro 300 Color MFP M375nw
You could consider of a HP Laserjet Pro 300 Color MFP M375nw ($599 direct) as a youth cousin of a HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color MFP M475dn ($699 direct), with a reduce rated imitation speed and lacking an involuntary duplexer, though pity many other facilities and specs. It does have one additional that a bigger cousin lacks: WiFi connectivity. In a testing, it was even slower than a already pokey M475dn, though a altogether outlay peculiarity was as good, interjection to top-tier graphics.
The M375nw prints, copies, faxes, and scans; it can fax possibly from a 3.5-inch tone hold shade or from a mechanism (PC Fax). You can indicate to a USB ride drive, email, or a network folder. It has a 50-sheet involuntary request tributary (ADF) for faxing, scanning, or duplicating multi-page papers but we carrying to feed any page by hand. It can indicate during adult to authorised distance regulating a ADF.
This MFP measures 19.7 by 16.5 by 19.0 inches (HWD) and weighs 62 pounds. It’s too large to share a table with, and relocating it into place is a 2-person job. The M375nw has a 300-sheet customary paper capacity, separate between a 250-sheet submit tray and 50-sheet multipurpose tray; a second 250-sheet tray is accessible as an choice ($115 direct) for a limit paper ability of 550 sheets. Unlike a M475dn, it lacks an involuntary duplexer for copy on both sides of a piece of paper.
The M375nw can run HP’s Web apps and comes with a series of them pre-installed. Their printable calm ranges from forms to news feeds, coloring book pages, Sudoku puzzles, and more. The M475dn is also ePrint enabled; HP assigns an e-mail residence to a printer (which we can after customize), we can send papers to that address, and a printer will automatically imitation them out (as prolonged as it’s connected to a Internet). You can imitation to it from an Apple mobile device regulating a HP ePrint Home Biz app over a approach wireless connection.
The HP Laserjet Pro 300 M375nw MFP offers USB, Ethernet, and WiFi connectivity. we tested it over an Ethernet tie with a PC regulating Windows Vista.
I timed a M375nw on a latest chronicle of a business applications apartment (using QualityLogic‘s hardware and program for timing), during a hulking 2.6 effective pages per notation (ppm), delayed even deliberation a comparatively low rated imitation speed of 19 ppm—which should be about a speed we would get if we were to imitation calm only. (Our exam apartment includes calm pages, graphics pages, and pages with churned content.) The HP M475dn’s tested speed of 3.2 ppm, delayed for a tone laser, looks zippy in comparison. The Editors’ Choice Dell 2155cn ($549.99 direct) ran by a tests during a 5.9 ppm clip, finishing in reduction than half a M375nw’s time.
What a M375nw lacks in speed, it creates adult for in above-par outlay quality, interjection to higher graphics. Text peculiarity was standard for a laser, that translates to really good—fine for any business use solely those requiring really tiny fonts, like some desktop edition applications.
Graphics were tip tier, of good adequate peculiarity that we wouldn’t demur to palm them to clients we was seeking to impress, or—for that matter—use for selling materials. The usually issues we encountered were frequency value mention, a really amiable blotchiness in a integrate of backgrounds (seemingly due to disproportionate toner distribution) and a spirit of posterization (a remarkable change in tone where it should be gradual) in one graphic.
Photo peculiarity was normal for a tone laser. Prints generally showed good tone and defended detail, generally in dim areas. Most had some dithering (graininess), and a integrate showed posterization. They’re excellent for copy out tangible photos from files and Web pages; either you’d use them for a customer newsletter depends on how picky we are.
The HP Laserjet Pro 300 Color MFP M375nw is a plain workhorse tone laser MFP for a tiny office, with one poignant smirch and one good strength. Its imitation speed is scarcely delayed for a tone laser today—it would even be delayed among higher-end inkjets. Set opposite that is a scarcely good graphics, simply good adequate for graphics-intensive selling materials. The HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color MFP M475dn has likewise good altogether outlay peculiarity and, while still slow, is rather faster. It doesn’t offer WiFi connectivity, nonetheless a differently matching M475dw ($749 direct) does.
The Editors’ Choice Dell 2155cn provides a some-more well-rounded package than a M375nw, with most improved speed and allied outlay peculiarity (better for calm and photos while not utterly as good for graphics). But if graphics peculiarity is peerless and speed a delegate consideration, a HP Laserjet Pro 300 Color MFP M375nw is good value care as a workhorse tone laser MFP for a tiny office.
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