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HP LaserJet Pro MFP M28w Mono Laser Printer Review

Our Verdict

With its compact stylish design this mono laser printer is perfect for the small office or use at home. With clear sharp text printing and speeds of up to 18ppm it's well worth its budget price tag. 

Pros

  • Excellent quality print
  • Good print speed
  • Extremely compact

Cons

  • No auto duplex feature
  • Tiny 1" control screen
  • Higher cost per page than competitors

Reviewed on: February 2019

Suitable For 

Those wanting the speed and crispness of a mono laser printer without a hefty price tag. The HP M28w really is great for light business use or a home office.


Features & Connectivity

You obviously don't get that much functionality in such a small and basic printer, but the M28w HP LaserJet Pro still packs in the important things a small office needs:

  • USB & Wireless 
  • Mobile print compatible 
  • Scan and copy 
  • Mono print speed approx. 18ppm 
  • 150 sheet paper tray 
  • LED control screen


Print Speed & Quality

The HP M28w is a nippy little printer, churning out pages up to 16 pages per minute which is ideal for a small home or office printer. You shouldn't need faster from a machine of this ilk, and the time-to-first-page is fast enough that even if you print sporadically it is more than suitable. 

Print quality is crisp as you'd expect from a laser printer. It handles mono and grey-scale graphics pretty well too, so you can still print out images and occasional photos even if they're not in colour. 


Cartridges & Running Costs

The M28w only takes one mono cartridge and, while this printer produces great quality prints, it does come at a cost. The starter toner cartridge included in the box should last about 500 pages, with replacement cartridges having a higher capacity of 1000 pages. This works out at about 4.6p per page when you purchase original toner and 3.5p per page for a compatible. 

It's not the cheapest mono laser by any means, you're mainly paying for convenience of size/performance in such a small footprint, but if you're buying a laser for the cheaper running costs you'll need to look elsewhere.


Who Should Buy This Printer

If you're short of space and want a compact mono laser printer without spending a lot then look no further, the HP M28w does everything a small mono laser should, at a great price to boot. Finally some competition for Samsung in the small mono printer space!

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