The HP LaserJet Pro MFP M521dn is a high-end home office laser printer. The printer features duplex printing, ePrint, automatic document feeder, as well as, the typical multiple function features, fax, copy, and scan. Additional features include touch screen access to business apps and HP ePrint. HP ePrint allows printing by sending an email attached document to the printer’s email address. It should be noted that this model prints black only.
This printer is ideal for quickly printing high quality documents with first page out, black, printing speeds as fast as 8.0 seconds. The HP LaserJet Pro MFP M521dn prints up to 42 pages per minute, with print resolution up to 1200 x 1200 dpi, allowing the printer to effortlessly handle high-volume printing. Large print jobs, up to 1,100 sheets, can be easily managed with automatic two-sided printing, a monthly duty cycle of 75,000 pages, a 100-sheet multipurpose input tray, two 500-sheet input trays, an optional third paper tray, a 10 envelope input capacity, and a 50-sheet automatic document feeder. The printer has fast scanning capabilities using dual-head single-pass scanning. Scanned documents can be sent to email, the cloud, network folders, or USB drives.
The HP LaserJet Pro MFP M521dn is network ready with Ethernet 10/100Base-TX. Wireless print server connectivity is optional. The printer’s standard ports includes one high-speed USB 2.0 device, 1 USB 2.0 host, 1 gigabit, 1 telecom, and 1 phone. The fax transmission speed is 2 seconds per page with up to memory capacity of up to 250 pages, up to 100 speed dial number, and resolution up to 300 x 300 dpi. The printer is Energy Star qualified with automatic on/off technology.
Setup was fast and simple with the HP Smart Install, which required no CD, and network connectivity via Ethernet. The built-in USB allows printer connectivity to a single computer or USB flash drive. This bundle of performance and efficiency comes as a hefty weight, 52.7 lb., and price, $899.99. The hp.com website is currently advertising free shipping and an instant $100 discount, reducing the price to $799.99. The weight and price are typical for printers in this category. The discounted price may make it easier for home-office professionals to include optional features, such as the third paper tray or wireless capabilities. No option for color may be the only negative. However, color printing is not typically a requirement for the home-office professionals that this printer is targeting.
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