The HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 MFP M525dn is a multifunction laser printer for medium or large workgroup, but its high price tag is a point of concern. With duplexing and networking included, it is a nice upgrade from the base model, and it is fast, at up to 42 pages per minute, with a first page out time of only 8.5 seconds.
The MFP M525dn is part of the M500 series, which also includes the MFP M525 base model and the MFP M525f with faxing capabilities. This model includes scanning and copying, and faxing can be added later as an upgrade if needed.
The unit takes up a pretty small footprint, though it is by no means compact. It measures 22.7x20.3x21.6 inches and weighs 64.0 pounds including the LaserJet Enterprise 500 MFP M525dn toner supplies, so it could be used on a sturdy desk or table quite easily. Standard connection options include a USB port and a Gigabit ethernet port for fast transfers in a shared office. Wireless support is available as an upgrade option.
The 8-inch touchscreen display almost seems like a small tablet, and is one of the unit's highlights. With HP's ePrint, users can access apps and templates or even print from the web right from the control panel. While this used to be a more consumer-centric feature, it could be quite useful, as could the support for Apple's AirPrint.
As a monochrome device, users don't have to worry about multiple toners, and HP MFP M525dn toner cartridges are available in both standard and high-capacity versions. LaserJet Enterprise 500 MFP M525dn toner cartridges are reasonably affordable, but compatible HP MFP M525dn toner is an even better value, with a cost per page well under 1 cent.
With an intuitive touchscreen interface and fast output, the LaserJet Enterprise 500 MFP M525dn might just live up to expectations in increasing productivity in an office. Unfortunately, its high price tag makes it tough to recommend, even with its affordable HP MFP M525dn toner.
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