It has been over 30 years since HP introduced the first LaserJet—a huge, cumbersome, slow, and expensive beast. My first laser printer, a single-function black-and-white model, cost upwards of $2,000. At that time, primarily only prepress service bureaus purchased color laser printers, where you then paid as much as $10 or more for color prints.
Today, of course, you can buy color inkjet all-in-ones (AIOs) for well under $100, as well as full-featured multi-function color laser-class machines for well under $400 (perhaps even $300).
Take the topic of this review, HP’s snazzy new $429.99 MSRP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw, for example. For just over $400, you get a full-featured, completely modernized multifunction printer (MFP) with, much like several of its competitors, a too-high cost per page.
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