HP’s Entry-Level Color Laser MFP 179fnw Multifunction Printer

Review of the HP Color Laser MFP 179fnw at PCMag

  • PROS

    Compact and light. Strong mobile connectivity. Competitively fast. Low purchase price.

  • CONS

    Lacks automatic two-sided printing, copying, and scanning. Low recommended volume rating. High running costs.


    The HP Color Laser MFP 179fnw is a simple entry-level color laser AIO with performance and features that are best suited for printing or copying in low-volume offices.

ByWilliam HarrelAugust 29, 2019 10:42AM EST
Editors’ Rating: GOOD

The HP Color Laser MFP 179fnw ($299.99) is a relatively inexpensive entry-level multifunction laser printer designed for home-based and micro office use. HP dubs it the “world’s smallest in its class,” and its compact size does make it a good fit for space-strapped offices. However, it lacks some of the key features of our two entry-level Editors’ Choice color laser AIOs, the Canon Color imageClass MF634Cdw and the Brother MFC-L3770CDW, including automatic two-sided printing, and during testing it struggled with some of our more complex business graphics. Even so, it has a relatively low purchase price and prints well overall, making it a decent fit for individuals and small work teams with very light print and copy volumes.

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