HP LaserJet Pro M404dn Monochrome Laser Printer – Ready for Prime Time

A quick and capable document churner; just watch that toner cost

By William HarrelAugust 11, 2020

HP LaserJet Pro M404dn Review at PCMagTHE BOTTOM LINE

HP’s LaserJet Pro M404dn is a speedy single-function monochrome laser printer with a strong feature set for the price. Just beware the toner outlay if you’ll push it to its limit month in, month out


  • Small footprint
  • Fast
  • Strong connectivity options and smartphone integration
  • Reasonable purchase price
  • Auto-duplexing


  • Somewhat high running costs
  • Subpar photo output

A direct competitor to two 2019 Editors’ Choice recipients, Canon’s imageClass LBP226dw and Epson’s inkjet-based laser-alternative WorkForce Pro WF-M5299, HP’s LaserJet Pro M404dn hangs in some tough company. This $299.99 print-only monochrome laser printer is designed for medium-to-high-volume output in a small office or workgroup. Like its competitors, it prints well at a fast clip, though its grayscale photo output is slightly below average. But then, you wouldn’t buy this type of machine to print photos, anyway. Overall, the M404dn is a capable mono laser, but it does cost a bit more to use than many of its competitors.

Read the entire review at PCMag

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