Laser printer test: Entry-level work horses

Four cheap laser all-in-one's on the test bench

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HP LaserJet Pro M130mw

Is this a laser printer? We got that question a lot when we first unboxed the HP LaserJet Pro M130mw. This white printer is by far the most compact printer out of the four devices and the white colour makes it seems even smaller. Due to its shape and compact size it can fit just fine on a standard desk. The small display on the left side is quite remarkable. It contains the control elements and you really need to take some time to get to know them. In this area HP can learn quite a bit from the acquired printer division of Samsung.

HP LaserJet Pro M130nw

The compact dimensions make it so that the paper tray is consequently also on the smaller side and therefore it only has a capcity of only 150 sheets. HP did not include many exciting features on this entry-level Laserjet Pro. It's nice that you can use USB, WiFi and a wired network connection to connect the printer. The printer performs quite disappointingly however. A print takes about 12 seconds to roll out of the device and that makes the device the slowest from this test. Ten pages of text costs about one and a half times as much time compared to the much faster Canon. We're also not completely satisfied if we look at the test prints. Text looks nice and sharp, however when printing photos we clearly see a grid.

HP LaserJet Pro M130nw

The HP 217A cartridge meant for this printer, has a capacity of 1600 prints. On average the filling for this printer costs about {c:gb}57 pounds. This is about 3.6 pence per print. Just like many other printers from HP the Laserjet Pro M130nw is compatible with HP ePrint, which means that you can mail documents to the printer, after which the device will print them. This is useful if you're on the road. If you arrive at home or at your office, you'll find the documents in the printer. It's also nice to see that Apple Airprint and Google Cloud Print is supported, so that you can also print from your mobile phone. 

  • HP LaserJet Pro M130nw
  • HP LaserJet Pro M130nw
  • HP LaserJet Pro M130nw
  • HP LaserJet Pro M130nw
  • HP LaserJet Pro M130nw
  • HP LaserJet Pro M130nw
  • HP LaserJet Pro M130nw
  • HP LaserJet Pro M130nw
  • HP LaserJet Pro M130nw
  • HP LaserJet Pro M130nw
  • HP LaserJet Pro M130nw
  • HP LaserJet Pro M130nw
  • HP LaserJet Pro M130nw
  • HP LaserJet Pro M130nw
  • HP LaserJet Pro M130nw
  • HP LaserJet Pro M130nw
  • HP LaserJet Pro M130nw


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