Best HP Monochrome Laser Cloud Printers


Comparison Table of the Different HP LaserJet Pro Monochrome Laser Cloud Printers

with links/updating prices on Amazon

 

Updated:  July 2017


 

I personally like the HP LaserJet Pro M426fdw All-in-One Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer — The Best — 

Feel free to study this table & read the notes (below) to help you make your own educated decision… 

 


These HP LaserJet Pro Monochrome Laser Cloud Multifunction Printers support these…

 

Six Mandatory Key Features”

LCD Touch Control Panel Cloud Print & Scan  Wi-Fi Connect
 All in One ~ P/C/S +/- Fax Duplex Printing  ADF (doc feeder)

HP LaserJet Pro Monochrome Laser MultiFunction Cloud Printers Table

(Best of 2017)


HP LaserJet Pro

Monochromic Laser

Cloud Printer & Scanners

Model #

M426fdw

M227fdw

LCD Panel

3″ touch screen2.7″ touch screen

Cloud P/S
USB P/S

Y
Y

Y
Y
ConnectWi-Fi, Ethernet, USB, NFCWi-Fi, Ethernet, USB, NFC
ADF50p35p
DuplexPrint/Copy/ScanPrint
FaxYY
 Paper Trays2 (or 3)1+ (or 2)
Legal Paper  YY
Memory256 MB256 MB
Print Speed40 ppm30 ppm
Software  —
W x D x H (in)16.54 X 15.35 X 12.7215.9 X 16 X 12.3
Weight (lbs)28.3520.7

Other Notes
 and Tips:

Differences with Sibs:
* M426fdn – no “w” (wi-fi)

Differences with Sibs:
* M227dw replaces M225
/226dw
* M130fw (replaces M127fw) – No Duplex


Important Table Related Notes:

LCD Control Panel:  Touch screens make life easier:  The M426fdw’s touch screen is a bit more snazzy and advanced than the M227fdw – but they both work fine.

Cloud Print:  HP’s ePrint has all sorts of printing options for mobile devices with easy directions on this Print from a Chromebook page and YouTube Chromebook HP EPrint Video.  They also have an HP Print Chrome App in the Chrome Web Store that can be installed right into your chrome browser. 

Cloud Scan: Using a touch screen LCD you can easily scan to Email, or Google Drive — by installing the Google Drive App on these ePrint ready HP LaserJet Monochrome Laser Printers.  You can even scan both sides of the page with the M426fdw but oddly not fax in duplex.  The glass platen is only letter size but the ADF allows scanning and printing of legal size documents.  The M227 only duplex prints (its ADF doesn’t duplex copy or scan).

USB Scan/Print:  The Walk Up USB Port in front of the M416fdw and M227fdw — allows printing a file from a peripheral USB Flash Drive or scanning to the USB Flash Drive. 

Connect:  Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB connections is standard here but the M426fdw and M227fdw both add and nice NFC support feature too. 

ADF:  These units all have ADF: the M426’s holds more (50 vs 35 p) than the M227.  You’ll be happy you got an automatic document feeder if you make more than a single page copy or scan.  

Duplex:  Doing double side printing and scanning is nice with the M426fdw; the M247fdw only duplex prints. Neither duplex fax. 

Fax:  Might as well – if you have gone full chromebook, and totally dropped windows or macs, and not using the computer’s modem, with its internal software (ie: MS fax), then the fax on your M426fdw or M227fdw may serve and easy to set up “free” useful function in place of a paid cloud based fax service.

Paper Trays: M426fdw wins with two trays (100 sheet + 250 sheet) – and can buy a third one; M227fdw has one 250 sheet tray and a 10 sheet priority tray.

Printer’s Memory & Print Speed:   Both the M426fdw and M227fdw have the same listed 256 MB standard memory so not much to compare here.

Size & Weight:  Both of these units, the M426fdw and M227fdw, are much less than the 40 lbs range you might get with “loaded” monochrome MF Printers from Canon, Lexmark, or some of the other manufacture mono laser MF printer “runner up” siblings.

Software Bonus:  No Paperport or Presto as you may be able to pick up with a Dell or Brother MF Printer as seen on the parent chromebook cloud printer table/page.

Model Nomenclature:   We are looking for w = wireless, d = duplexing (dw models may have fax ie: older (2013-2014) M225dw/M226dw does; but if but if see “f” in suffix (ie: these new replacement release (Oct16) M426fdw & 227fdw MF printers above —  then know you have all three (wi-fi, duplexing, fax – included) from the name alone.  

Think in Series: With the two models in the table above, be careful in comparing because the model number nomenclature can be confusing.  Don’t look at the “6 or 7” at the end (or you will have to think backwards because the “6” would be more powerful than the “7” here).  Instead, think of the more powerful/feature packed unit as the 400 Series and the lower cost stripped down unit as the 200 series. 


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