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HP - LaserJet Pro m426fdw Wireless All-In-One Printer - Gray-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 374 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for Small Offices

    Posted
    Mark
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My manager recently purchase this all in one printer when he started his new business. It's a small office with a total of 5 employees. Before the new owner, i used a xerox scanner and an hp laser jet 1300 printer separately, anyways. We are going paperless and now we have more employees. We only use PC window 7 computers, so far this printer has worked well. I have connected 4 users through wifi okay but it seems to not pick up 5 users. I'm not sure if there is a limit on the number of users being able to access this printer. Another thing i dislike about this printer is the management software. In order to scan documents i have to first "okay it" through the computer in order to scan docs through the feeder, it's an inconvenience. I don't like that if i'm navigating the printer touch screen, i pick the "scan to computer option" pick my computer then have to go to the computer to okay the scan. I also don't like when it's scanning i cannot group the documents together, its time consuming trying to scan 7 pages and uploading 7 pages instead of one document with multiple scanned documents. With my previous scanner i was able to do this due to the docs being pdf. I will have to "tweak" the management software but it seems to be lacking that's why i took one star off. Overall this is a great printer with great speed and printing capabilities. I just don't like the management software, its difficult to personalize it. I haven't had time to really look at the features the software has but seeing other reviews here, i will have to mess with the settings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast comapred to all-in-one color inkjet

    Posted
    Steve
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    I need performance. I rarely need color. Fast double sided auto feed scanner. 40 Page/min printing. smaller footprint than the color inkjet. It has more functionality than I need, but I can wirelessly network it in at the same time hardwire it into my primary computer. I have no tried printing something from my iPhone yet. The manual state that you can do that if you set it up. Things you need to know. (1) You probably have to download the driver from the HP website. (2) I had a problem printing a PDF file. When I printed it, it would print fine until page 5 and it would print strage characters at the top of the page and print blank or other straneg chartacters. Burned a lot of paper. I believe it was caused by the PDF file had things to print outside the allowable margin of the printer (believe 0.3"). When I selected the fit option from the print menu in the PFD software, it seemed to stop the problem. The cartridge is supposed to print over 3000 pages compared to 200 for the inkjet. A little sticker shock on the cartridge price, but it lasts 15x longer. So price per page is low. I hope I do not have any problems with it because I can already see a great improvement in my productivity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great multi function for a home off. and sml. bus.

    Posted
    JoeS
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    I replaced a very old HP 2015dn with this printer. I've had it for 3 or 4 weeks and am very happy with it. At 40 ppm it's 12 ppm faster than the old one and does a great job. Set is straight forward (use the disk to get the correct drivers that can be updated from the web if necessary). I made the mistake of going to the web for the "latest" drivers first and downloaded the wrong one so not all features were available. I called tech support with a question regarding use of the fax with distinctive ring and when I mentioned I had a problem with the downloaded driver they set up a remote session and quickly deleted the driver and did a fast and clean setup with a web file that was the same as that provided on the disk. HP support for this product, my prior printer and a media server has been great. I'd give it another half star but didn't go to the fifth star since it's louder than my previous HP printer. But it may be because it's quite a bit faster.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all-around printer! Except it is not color!

    Posted
    BobM
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    The printer is fantastic - no question about it. But make sure you get the one with the features you want. They all pretty much look the same in the HP - LaserJet Pro m426 and m477 series. However, those 3 numbers and last 3 letters after the 426/477 can kill ya - I had to go back to Best Buy 3 times to exchange printers because the sales reps didn't know the differences. Best Buy does not display or present the variations in the printers - you have to figure it out on your own. The 426fdw is a Black/White printer only (no color). the 477fnw does not have auto duplex; the 477fdn does not have wireless; however, the 477fdw has all three features: color printer, wireless, auto duplex. GET THE 477fdw . . . FOR THE FEW EXTRA BUCKS YOU PAY, IT IS WORTH IT.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solidly constructed, problematic software

    Posted
    YourMainDude
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    The LaserJet Pro m426fdw is a solidly built machine with quiet operation and fast response time to tasks. The only real gripe I have with this unit is the software installation process that requires a bit of 'hacking' to get to complete successfully. There are directions on the HP Forums on how to do this - as I have personally submitted my own work-around. It's really a shame that after all these years, HP still has software integration issues with Windows. I would only recommend this printer to those that I know that can work confidently with Windows 10 and its Management Console controls / Device management. If HP can work out the software kinks - they've got a winner here.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of great features

    Posted
    TechLover
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    This printer is fast and loaded with features. LCD touch screen to for manual control where needed. Prints very quickly, even double sided, from virtually any device - we use iPhones, tablets, Mac and Windows computers and it works seamlessly and quickly. It is much more than a printer, since it can also scan, copy, and fax - again double sided capabilities for all! Also connects to internet for flexible remote printing options and interesting apps. I even printed graph paper and music composition paper from one of the apps! It can also print or scan to USB flash drives. This printer is amazingly flexible and capable! I replaced my older brother multifunction unit and I am very pleased that this does everything that did and much more. I am very happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Printer for Home/Office

    Posted
    HIBlueSky
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Purchased at the end of November 2017. The HP 426fdn is an excellent printer for a small office or home printer with a lot of features for a printer of this size and cost. Printing in particular is fast. It can print, copy, and scan (in color), all in duplex, with duplex scanning being done in a single-pass. It can connect via 1GB ethernet, USB, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi direct and NSC, and supports cloud and mobile printing. Additionally you can print from and scan to a USB stick. I ordered from Best Buy with free shipping which I found to be outstanding!!! The box was securely taped to assure no tampering, and I expected to receive the printer in 5 days, but it arrived in 3 days! With Amazon, free shipping can take 10+ days to receive anything large or small.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome printer!

    Posted
    MaryKat
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This printer has exceeded my expectations! I was a little nervous after reading some of the reviews. I upgraded from an HP inkjet printer I've had for years that was not high capacity enough for my increased printing needs. Set up was super easy and I am printing from my laptop and my phone with no problems. 100+ pages prints in only a couple minutes. Scan and fax functions are both fast and efficient. You can even set up the printer with it's own email address. You send files to it and they print automatically! I am 100% satisfied with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Office-grade printer for the home

    Posted
    Traderkos
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    Bought printer to be used in a school environment. Very very fast, even with double-sided printing. Wanted to get black and white to save on the toner costs (no color toners to have to constantly replace). Plan to get high capacity toner when original runs out but still going strong after almost 1 year. Only issues is sometimes it loses WiFi but I just reconfigure it and it joins again. WiFi is always spotty on products that go on standby a lot so not a big issue to me. It's pretty compact. Really no complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All in one AIR printer

    Posted
    Retiree
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    The HP Laser Jet Pro m426fdw Wireless All-In-One Printer was so easy to set up. It works great from my iPad or iPhone. When it is not busy, it sleeps, and is so quiet. The laser is the only way to go for black and white printing, it’s so fast and the ink does not smear. I was worried about setting it up since I had no computer, but the little screen on the printer allowed me to set up everything, so easy and fast. I highly recommend this printer...fax, copier, printer, and scanner!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent printer

    Posted
    Rick
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    Frustrated with using so much color ink with inkjet printers, especially since 95+% of printing is in B&W. Decided to go Laser and B&W to end the frustration. This black and white (monochrome) printer is perfect for my needs. Comes out of the box with ~3000 sheet toner, so I doubt that I will ever have to replace it. Prints fast, copies fast, FAX works first time every time. Duplex (two-sided) copying and duplex printing. Had no trouble setting it up with my MacBook Pro. Easy print from iPhone and iPad and even via email attachment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great MFP, love the prints, copies & scans

    Posted
    SanPasqual
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    Love the new size, very quiet operating and fast startup. Installed easily on all five Macs and PC's. However, had a software glitch with the scanner function, the scan commands from the Macs and Macbook Air were not working after installing. HP's tech support came to rescue and enabled the "store to network file" and created a file for me and all works fine, just not from the computer to printer, only from printer to computer, but is over the network. All wireless and ethernet work perfect. Really enjoy the 2 sided printing and simultaneous 2 sided scanning.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent choice

    Posted
    POKBob
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    Great printer - does all I need. A bit pricier than others in the Black only field - wanted to stay in the sub-$150 range but finally chose this one. Definitely look for the high capacity cartridge when the time comes. Very easy to set up & print from my iPad and love that I can choose dbl sided too. Copy feature is smooth and easy to use. Haven't used Fax feature yet so no comment there. All in all, very good printer. Printed ink is "flatter" looking than older HP Color LaserJet - the ink "finish" was a it more glossy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    This printer is horrible

    Posted
    alsouzadr
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I have no words to describe how awful this printer is. 100% of the time (ONE HUNDRED PERCENT) that I try to print something using the wifi setup, I get an error saying "can't connect to the printer". Internet connection is fine. Computer is fine. Printer software is up to date. But I always get the error. Then I restart the printer and it works ONCE. The next time I try to print something: CAN'T CONNECT TO THE PRINTER. I went ahead and bought another printer that works perfectly. This one: DON'T BUY IT!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Making copies

    Posted
    bestbuyer
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    When our old school copy machine broke, I was surprised to see that you can no longer get "just a copier". This HP LaserJet seemed to be a good choice, as I only needed to do black and white copies. I like the fact that the toner and drum are one in the same so we will always have the darkest copy available. It does have wireless connectivity, which we someday may take advantage of. The touch screen is picky, (have to press down quite hard) so I hope we don't have issues with that. Nice and compact machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everything in ONE!

    Posted
    SavvyCPA
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    I purchased this Scanner / Printer for my office in February, and found it such a workhorse, I just purchased my second one for my home. I love the fact that it scans in color, even though it prints in B&W... Could not have asked for ANYTHING more... Scan documents, pictures, receipts, etc. with ease... I would recommend this product to anyone who needs to cut down on space, conserve money, yet needs a copier, printer, and scanner all in one. There is not another one on the market this efficient!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Printer

    Posted
    freetobe36
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    Great printer! I wanted something that could print fast but also scan up to 25 pages or more fast. This printer does just that. It does not print in color but I don't need color for what I do. I love this printer and all of its extra little features like wirelessly printing from my phone, etc. My husband even printed to it while he was at work. I would highly recommend this printer to anyone looking for a solid, fast, do everything printer!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    These little work-horses are terrific MFC units!

    Posted
    EagleMike
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    I have purchased several of these now, and I have even purchased the additional optional paper trays from HP! I must say, finally HP puts out a great MFC, with terrific Scan utility - WITHOUT a lot of bloatware and junk installations (customer experience improvement program, etc.) - and everything is installed and works in a very clean and tidy package. FAST printing and the scan utility's scan-to-email feature is a winner, especially when combined with Office 365. I love it! Highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great printer.

    Posted
    JJSplash
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    I have purchased several Brother printers over the years for my work. Instead of buying a new drum every time, I just bought a new printer. This printer was significantly more than buying a new Brother printer. After using this printer for a few weeks, I don't know how I went without the features that this one offers. It is definitely worth the extra change you'll spend on this one. The only drawback to some may be the toner cartridges are a bit pricey.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best 4 in 1 Laser Jet Printer

    Posted
    Sierra
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    After reviewing over 30 models of Black & White laser jet printers, the final decision was the HP Laser Jet Pro 426 wireless. A review of features and pricing resulted in this 4 in 1 printer being the most cost-effective model. It was an easy set-up; nearly plug and go. This is my 1st wireless printer; and its excellent with a wide range to print from anywhere in my home with my laptop. The touch screen is easy to use and intuitive.

    I would recommend this to a friend