HP Officejet Pro X551dw Review

HP Officejet Pro X551dw

Basically a printer-just form of the Editors' Choice HP Officejet Pro X576dw Multifunction Printer$1,919.92 at Amazon, the HP Officejet Pro X551dw Printer$1,279.99 at Amazon conveys no different qualities for printing. Like its MFP cousin, it's really an inkjet, yet it looks and performs like a laser, and it can without much of a stretch fill the space a shading laser would somehow or another take for light to direct obligation imprinting in a little to medium-size office. It is, to put it plainly, a laser-class printer that contends no holds barred with lasers. It additionally wins out over the competition in many manners, and that is sufficient to settle on it Editors' Choice.

The X551dw is worked around HP PageWide Technology, which utilizes a printhead that goes from edge to edge over the page (despite the fact that there's a 0.17-inch non-printable edge on each side, like what you'll get with a laser). This gives the printer a chance to print the whole width of the page immediately, and print start to finish in one compass, rather than moving the printhead to and fro to print each line.

A similar fundamental thought appears in laser-class strong ink printers like the Xerox ColorQube 8870DN too with Memjet printers (which aren't accessible in U.S. at this composition). In every one of the three varieties, the edge-to-edge printhead permits a lot quicker speeds than customary inkjets can oversee.

For the X551dw, "a lot quicker speed" means a 42 page-per-minute (ppm) rating, which really ended up being a touch more slow than I gauged for printing a book record with the printer's default setting. In its quicker—and just marginally lower quality—setting the printer hit 66 ppm, completely overwhelming the standard that inkjets are more slow than lasers.

The Basics 

Alongside quick speed, the X551dw offers a proper degree of paper taking care of, with a 500-sheet cabinet, a 50-sheet multipurpose plate, and a duplexer (for two-sided printing) standard, in addition to a discretionary 500-sheet cabinet ($199 direct) in the event that you need greater limit. Similarly as with a laser, the paper turns out face down in the yield plate, so reports don't need to print backward request for page one to be at the front of the stack.

HP has added some vital comforts to the X551dw, including the capacity to print from a USB memory key. A 4.3-inch shading contact screen control board gives you a chance to see pictures on screen before printing and furthermore makes it simple to change settings and give directions.

In the event that you interface the printer to a system that is associated with the Internet, the X551dw likewise gives you a chance to print with HP's online print applications utilizing the touch-screen menus. It can likewise print through the cloud, and on the off chance that you have a Wi-Fi passage on the system, you can print utilizing Apple AirPrint or HP's very own versatile print application. What's more, in light of the fact that the printer additionally bolsters Wireless Direct—HP's rendition of Wi-Fi direct—you can interface with it legitimately from a cell phone, workstation, or tablet to print regardless of whether it's not on a system.

Arrangement and Speed 

As you may expect just from the paper taking care of ability, the X551dw is generally huge, at 15.0 by 20.3 by 15.7 inches (HWD) and 39 pounds. Physical arrangement is simple, be that as it may, comprising of expelling a great deal of pressing tape, and afterward sliding the four ink cartridges into place, without successfully set up the cartridges. System arrangement is standard. For my tests I associated the printer to a wired system and introduced the drivers on a Windows Vista framework.

On our business application suite (planned with QualityLogic's equipment and programming) the X551dw came in at a powerful 9.2 pages for each moment (ppm), basically tied with the X576dw. Additional amazing—and increasingly noteworthy—is that it's tied with or quicker than pretty much every other shading printer we've tried. One of only a handful hardly any special cases is the Editors' Choice Epson B-510DN. Anyway the B-510DN, which is likewise an inkjet, didn't do very well on yield quality, so it's not completely practically identical to the X551dw. Additionally note that that the X551dw scored well for photograph speed, averaging only 26 seconds for a 4 by 6 on photograph paper.

Yield Quality and Other Issues 

Yield quality is another in addition to for the X551dw. Hues on plain paper weren't completely soaked, so hues were somewhat dulled down and dark content and dark fills were a touch grayish, yet the yield was amazingly great generally.

Content and illustrations quality were dead on par in my tests for shading laser or laser-class printers, making both effectively sufficient for any business use, including for yield going to significant customers or clients who you need to intrigue with a feeling of your polished methodology. Likewise significant is that the yield works admirably opposing spreading in the event that it gets wet, at any rate with the ColorLok plain paper we use for testing. Contingent upon how basic an eye you have, you may well consider the yield sufficient for do-it-without anyone's help promoting materials like trifold leaflets.

Likewise with the X576dw, photograph quality on photograph paper is the one zone where the X551dw shares more for all intents and purpose with standard inkjets than with lasers, with much preferable yield quality over lasers. I saw some banding on a high contrast photograph, yet all the shading photographs in my tests qualified as evident photograph quality, albeit no superior to anything the low finish of what I anticipate from drugstore prints.

Given its parity of speed, yield quality, paper taking care of, minimal effort per page, and extra includes like portable printing, it's elusive a valid justification not to pick the HP Officejet Pro X551dw Printer over any of its immediate challenge. The nearest it comes to having a shortcoming is its print quality. In the event that you need top-level print quality reasonable for very good quality work area distributing applications, you'll have to look somewhere else. For most workplaces, be that as it may, the HP Officejet Pro X551dw Printer hits quite a few imprints, making it a persuading pick as Editors' Choice.



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