Reviews and Problems with HP Color LaserJet Pro 400 M451nw
Showing 1-10 of 141
HP Laser Printer
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: I like this printer very much, the wireless set up is a chore that I have not been able to figure out yet. Color and speed is very good, will see how well it works down the road. For under $300 I think it is a good deal.
Summary: Have had this printer for about two months now and am very pleased with it. Easy to set up and install - just followed the picture instructions (which were a little minimal) but no problems. Print quality is great. There is a negligible de-hibernating or waking-up before it prints but then it print fast. Contrary to some reviews we find the printer to be quiet for a printer.
Summary: If you want photo quality at it's best, stick to inkjet. In my case I print very rarely, so an inkjet is inconvenient, since it dries up if not used very often. For the odd picture I may want to print I can head to the store and have it printed for 30 cents. That being said, I was blown away by the quality of prints from a laser at this price. I got it on sale for under $300 and didn't expect the print quality of a $2000 laser.
Pros: Affordable, print quality, build quality, built in web server, ethernet and wireless
Summary: If RMA wasnt going to cost so much I'd send it back
Pros: it's huge and takes up lots of desk space
Cons: Driver installation failed several times, called HP so they could give me an even older driver and its still failing. Told to replace USB cable and try another port, then told to try another pc, all with the same problems.
Summary: It Does print(beautifully) on #110 card stock. Remember to choose BOTH card stock and the paper weight in the options set up tabs. You can also set( and save) custom paper sizes not on the list.
Summary: This product replaced the same model which had heavy use but finally gave out. The old model was about 6 years old. One complaint for the new model is when I put the HP 305A black ink cartridge from the old model into the new one, it would not authenticate. All the other colors from the old were put into the new and they authenticated. Second complaint is the new model is taking a long time to print once I click on print from my computer.
Summary: I purchased a M451nw color Laserjet as a beefier substitute for my CP1525nw, which is still running but a bit finicky when it comes to printing on heavier stock. My installation in a wireless configuration went smoothly but took about 20 minutes, so be patient. I recommend the installation method of temporarily connecting the printer to the computer with a USB cable (supplied) to transfer the wireless settings to the printer, but don't connect the cable to the computer...