October 22, 2020
I love my HP M428fdw printer! I purchased this one a year or so ago, and it churns out copies or documents faster than you can imagine. I had an older but excellent Brother printer that needed a new drum (which was a good investment; it still works), but that also lacked a USB port which has become essential for my work. After researching dozens of options, I settled on this HP model. Here's what I love: Literally lives up to the word "laser" in its speed. Spits out the work almost before your finger leaves the print button. The touch screen is a great feature, and lets you choose what you want to do with documents you put in the feeder. You can NAME documents you scan to your USB drive! How cool is that? The USB port is in the FRONT, not hidden in the rear. I'm not sure who thought it was a good idea to hide those things (especially on black printers) but this one is easy to find. If a manufacturer needs to have a rear port, fine, install two of them. The printer is white, and looks beautiful on its stand. I personally find darker colors depressing in my work area. The printer has all the latest bells & whistles for wi-fi, etc. I have not used some of the features yet, so I cannot comment on them. Things I'd change: If you replace the toner, you have to replace the drum as well. This is needlessly expensive and almost kept me from buying the printer (the USB port, its placement in the front of the unit, and the color of the printer were among the deciding factors). The drum and cartridge that came with the unit are still putting out great copies (even though there's an alert that toner is getting low). I never replace toner until I absolutely have to; I purchased the replacement (high volume) cartridge/drum when I bought the printer, just to have on hand and it's still in its box. It appears the HP laser printer will produce a lot of good copies with its original toner before you have to invest in the toner unit. The cost of the toner (which requires buying the drum, too) is the reason for only four stars. I'd have rated it 4-1/2 if that option were possible, because I really do love the printer and all its features.
June 27, 2023
I needed a compact all-in-one printer to fit onto the printer stand of my small desk (in the pics, it's sitting next to my 24" mac). I read that the 3755 was highly rated on different review sites but I got the 4155 because it offers mobile fax which I need occasionally to work from home. I used to have the big heavy 8610 model I used for school years ago and which I gave away to mom after graduation. It was a great work horse of a printer. This printer prints slower and print quality is fuzzier. But the compact size, print/scan/mobile fax, and wireless/bluetooth capabilities all make up for it. I wish the paper tray was built-in rather than in the back but then it'd make the printer bulkier. I would love to have automatic double-sided print option but it's not a deal breaker. Overall it works well as a basic home printer and meets my needs. I used Instant Ink for 8610 printer and found it to be a great affordable option. I have never thought it's based off of the number of pages printed like one review noted. It always showed the ink level on the app and ordered more when it was low. Years ago before Instant Ink I used to buy regular HP ink cartridges at $25 a pop and tried the cheaper refillable options which didn't work for me. I think Instant Ink is a good flexible option to get ink. I will definitely update this review if I run into any issues. If you print regularly, need sharp high quality print and printer size isn't important, I would recommend getting something more powerful with the built in paper tray and double sided option. But if you need a small printer for occasional printing I think this printer is a good dependable option.