The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdw is a color laser printer geared towards SMBs . A team capable of printing at very competitive speeds of 27 pages per minute (in color and black and white) and 24 pages per minute with the duplex function . In addition, this multifunction laser printer includes copy, scan and fax functions. The American company continues to bet heavily on the field of connections with WiFi, WiFi Direct, printing via mobile with Mopria or even NFC connection . A set that is completed with a compact design , very easy to locate in offices with limited space. The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdwIt is available on the market for an approximate price of 500 euros . We have had the opportunity to test it in depth, these are our impressions.
Up to 24 ipm duplex, 11 seconds to first print, good print quality
The HP laser printer has competitive print times. With official data, speeds of up to 27 pages per minute can be achieved in both black and white and color. A figure that places it within the average of laser printers in the price range of 500 euros. But above all, the great leap of this team is in its double-sided printing function . In this case, a very attractive speed of 24 pages per minute is maintained in both color and black and white. All a guarantee to be able to save on paper costs in the day-to-day work of the office, without losing work speed.
The quality of the prints is at the level of what is expected in a laser printer of these characteristics, with a resolution of 600 x 600 dpi and a well achieved professional finish . We also liked that the usual waviness experienced by sheets of paper is less marked than in other similar equipment.
The time to first print on the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdw is 9 seconds in black and white and 9.9 seconds in color, when in ready mode. In case of starting from rest, the time rises slightly to 11.4 seconds in black and white and 11.5 seconds in color.
Average performance and consumables
50,000 prints per month, high-capacity cartridges
The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdw laser printer achieves a maximum throughput of 50,000 prints per month . To ensure a correct life performance, it is recommended to keep to a more humble figures of between 750 and 4,000 impressions per month. The printer uses a 1,200 MHz processor together with a 256 MB RAM to handle all processes. We also have an internal memory of 256 MB for saving files.
In terms of cartridges, the printer incorporates four standard capacity cartridges. These cartridges will give us a maximum of 2,300 prints in black and white and 1,200 prints in color . To save on consumable costs, it is advisable to go for high-capacity cartridges, with 6,500 prints in black and white and 5,000 prints in color.
WiFi, WiFi Direct, mobile printing via Mopria, touch printing via NFC
This color laser printer brings us a very complete set of connections. A field in which HP has been standing out for some time (and not without reason). The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdw allows us to connect to the company network both through an Ethernet cable and through WiFi . This feature is interesting to avoid worrying about cable clutter when locating the equipment in the office. Of course, we have had some problems with the WiFi on this computer, although it has always been resolved by restarting the printer.
In addition to these features, we have a good number of alternative connections to print remotely and via mobile.
On the one hand, we have WiFi Direct connectivity . As a result, the printer creates its own network. Users only have to connect to this network and print from their mobile (with the dedicated app) without having to go through the company network. The HP Color LaserJet Pro M477fdw also supports the Mopria protocol . This technology is designed so that we can print documents from the contextual menu of an app, without having to install an application for each printer manufacturer. Mopria is compatible with smartphones and tablets from Android 4.4 KitKat . Or with Apple AirPrint , a similar printing technology for the iPad and iPhone.
The set of mobile-oriented connections is completed with NFC . Users can print their documents by touching with the mobile on the logo that appears in the image above.
Although it is not that heavy anymore, this printer works with HP ePrint . This technology is very useful for printing from anywhere in the world. To do this, each printer is given a unique email address . The user only has to send an email with the document attached to that address and then the printing begins.
Compact design and very intuitive interface
Small design, 850-sheet maximum paper input capacity, 4.3-inch touchscreen
The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdw stands out for using a compact format, which is often very unusual for color laser printers in this range. Its measures 416 x 472 x 400 mm make it easier to place it in any corner of the office. That makes it an excellent printer for offices with limited space . The company uses the color white throughout its entire body. One of the most prominent elements of the design is its 4.3-inch touch panel, which protrudes from the computer at its upper left. This screen can be tilted to place it in the most comfortable position when interacting with it.
In terms of its ability to handle paper, we have a 250-sheet main input tray . This tray is combined with a 50-sheet multipurpose tray, for a standard capacity of 300 sheets . Users can also be made with an additional 550-sheet paper tray to carry the maximum up to 850 sheets. The output tray is at the top, just below the scanner unit. Its capacity goes up to 150 sheets.
As for its touch screen, we continue to enjoy one of the most intuitive interfaces (if not the most) on the current scene. The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdw features a large icon menu with access to the most common printer functions. In addition to its main features, from here we can access the tool to work from a USB memory or the web applications with which this laser printer works. Available apps include Google Drive , Disney specific content, calendars or forms . Personally, I think that a lot of work still needs to be done on this type of proposal, since it is not so convenient to access them from the printer itself and (usually) they do not contribute much.
Scanner, copier, fax
50-sheet automatic feeder, fax scanner and duplex copier
Another advantage of this multifunction printer is its versatility, with the functions of copy, scan and fax. The inclusion of a 50-sheet ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) that works double-sided will give us a lot of play when working with all types of documents. In the case of the copier, speeds of up to 27 copies per minute are achieved in both black and white and color. But in addition, it also maintains the speed of 24 copies per minute in its duplex function. All this with a maximum resolution of 600 x 600 dpi and with several advanced functions. Above all, we liked the feature to carry out the copy of a DNI.
On the other hand, the scanner function of the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdw brings us a maximum resolution of 1,200 x 1,200 dpi. Users can handle both PDF and JPEG images to digitize their documents. This scanner achieves very good speeds of up to 47 ipm in black and white and 30 ipm in color . Maximum resolution goes up to 1,200 x 1,200 dpi, with a recommended monthly cycle of 750 to 4,000 scans per month.
Finally, the fax has a maximum resolution of 300 x 300 dpi and reaches a maximum speed of 3 seconds per page .
Price and reviews
500 euros, compact design, very good connections
The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdw is available in the market for a price of 500 euros. This equipment sports a good set of features such as the automatic double-sided function in all its functions, printing speed of up to 24 ppm in duplex or an excellent offer of connections. And it is that in addition to WiFi and Ethernet, this laser printer must be added Mopria certification , Apple AirPrint, WiFi Direct or even an NFC chip. All thought to favor printing from any device and anywhere. In addition, the proposal closes with a fairly compact formatfor what we are used to seeing in a laser printer of these characteristics. Ultimately, if you can afford the $ 500 investment it's worth taking a closer look at the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdw.
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdw
|Model||HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdw|
|Type||Professional laser printer|
|Speed||Up to 27 ppm in monochrome and color|
Up to 24 ipm in monochrome and color (duplex)
|Color / Mono||Color|
|Resolution||Up to 600 x 600 dpi|
|First impression||Ready: 9 seconds black and white, 9.9 seconds color|
Idle: 11.4 seconds black and white, 11.5 seconds color
|Maximum monthly cycle||50,000 impressions per month|
|Recommended cycle||Between 750 and 4,000 impressions|
|Ignition speed||From scratch: approx. 28 seconds|
|Dimensions||416 x 472 x 400 mm|
|screen||4.3-inch (10.9-centimeter) touch|
|Copy||600 x 600 dpi maximum resolution|
27 cpm black and white and color speed 24 cpm duplex speed Instant-on copying
Up to 99 multiple copies
25% to 400% reduction / enlargement (with default page sizes)
Fit to page
Customizable copy defaults (two or four pages in one)
Contrast (lighter / darker)
Copy of DNI
|Scanner||1,200 x 1,200 dpi resolution|
ADF scan speed of up to 47 ipm in black and white and 30 ipm in color
Scan to email
Scan to cloud
Scan to USB
Send to network folder
LDAP email search
Single Pass Duplex Scanning ADF
Recommended cycle 750 to 4,000 scanned pages per month
|Fax||300 x 300 dpi|
3 seconds per page
Permanent fax memory backup
Automatic fax reduction
Distinctive Ring Detection
Save and load
Fax activity reports
Call prefix setting
Print fax log
|Paper input||250-sheet main tray|
50-sheet multipurpose tray
Additional 550-sheet tray
|Maximum paper capacity||850 sheets|
|Automatic document feeder||Yes, up to 50 sheets|
|Supported thicknesses||From 60 to 200 grams|
|USB ports||1 x USB 2.0|
|Remote and mobile printing||Mopria (with Android devices from 4.4 KitKat)|
WiFi Direct Printing
Google Cloud Print 2.0
Power and consumables
|Internal memory||256 MB|
|Typical consumption||1,533 kWh / week|
|Consumption in review||2.5 watts|
|Consumables||Standard cartridges: 2,300 pages black / 1,200 pages color|
High-capacity cartridges: 6,500 pages black / 5,000 pages color