Good-Looking Full-Color Pages from HP’s Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw

  • Review of the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw at PCMagPROS

Good output quality. Compact. Easy-to-navigate 5-inch color touch screen. Strong mobile connectivity. Supports USB thumb drive.

  • CONS

Somewhat high purchase price. No automatic document feeder. Lacks near-field communication (NFC). Slow for the price. Graphics and photo quality could be better.


An entry-level color laser AIO printer, the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw prints well overall, albeit somewhat expensively, making it a good fit for companies that don’t require more than a few hundred prints and copies each month.

[amazon_link asins=’B073RG8Z72′ template=’ProductAd’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’aaeb5708-eff7-11e7-84cf-d1c3e8d3eaf5′]HP’s LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw ($429.99) [amazon_link asins=’B073RG8Z72′ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’9e584e95-eff6-11e7-91b2-7338ffdf32e4′] is an entry-level color laser all-in-one (AIO) printer similar in capacity, features, and price to our Editors’ Choice Canon Color imageClass MF634Cdw.[amazon_link asins=’B01LXTOHRJ’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’c70005b4-eff6-11e7-85b3-d78b40aec23c’] The M281fdw is smaller and lighter than the Canon model, and its running costs are a little lower. However, the Canon MF634Cdw prints better and comes with a stronger feature set, including a larger touch screen and an auto-duplexing automatic document feeder (ADF), which the M281fdw lacks. Even so, the M281fdw prints well overall, making it a decent alternative to the Canon MF634Cdw as a low-volume color laser AIO for home-based small offices and small workgroups, or for personal use.
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