Back in November we ran an article about the HP Officejet Pro X and looked forward to its imminent release. Billed as a 70 page per minute device, the Pro X is now officially the world’s fastest desktop printer and it’s available now.
Cheaper, faster and more eco-friendly than a laser printer, the HP Officejet Pro X devices are finally here. The single function X451dw and multifunction X476dw register an impressive 55 pages per minute, which is more than a match for even the most expensive colour laser printer. However, if 55 pages per minute just isn’t fast enough, you can go for the X551dw and X576dw at a whopping 70 pages per minute.
Guinness World Records has officially confirmed the X551dw and X576dw as the world’s fastest desktop printer and MFP. Impressive stuff, no doubt, but there’s more to a good printer than just speed, so let’s take a look at what else the Pro X series has to offer.
Quite a lot, as it turns out. The Officejet Pro X printers use up to half the energy of a laser device, as there is no heat required to bond the ink to the paper. The cost per page is also considerably lower, again saving you up to half when compared with a laser printer. Both the printers themselves and their associated ink cartridges require far less packaging than their laser equivalents, making them even more eco-friendly.
All four printers come fully loaded with features, making it clear that these are serious business machines. Ethernet and WiFi are standard across the range, as are Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print, giving you all the connectivity options you’ll need. PostScript 3 is also standard, along with high yield ink cartridges which will print up to 9,200 pages in black or 6,600 pages in colour.
The X451dw and X476dw are designed for lower volume use, with a slower print speed and recommended monthly page volume of 2,800 pages, as opposed to 4,200 for the X551 and X576. A 10.9cm colour touch screen is standard on all devices, except the X451dw, which features a 5.08 mono screen.
Direct printing from a from USB port is possible on all machines, again with the exception of the X451dw. Both MFPs, the X476dw and X576dw, include fax functionality and advanced scanning feature such as scan to USB, scan to e-mail and scan to network.
After a flurry of stories which seemed to herald the demise of the inkjet printer, it seems that the humble inkjet is now coming back stronger than ever. Given that they’re smaller, faster, cheaper to run and more environmentally friendly than laser printers, it looks like the future might belong to the inkjets after all.
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by Anthony Morgan