HP’s Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw Prints Quite Well but Watch that Cost Per Page

A high-quality color churner needs cheaper toner

By William Harrel – August 11, 2020

HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw Review at PCMag


HP’s Color LaserJet Pro M479fdw is a midrange color laser all-in-one with a strong feature set and solid output, making it a good choice for moderate-to-medium-volume businesses and workgroups.

MSRP $599.99


    • Small footprint for all that it does
    • Strong cross-platform integration with HP Smart App
    • Single-pass auto-duplexing ADF
    • Staunch security
    • Expandable


    • Somewhat high running costs

Competing directly with our recent Editors’ Choice from Lexmark, the MC2535adwe, HP’s Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw ($599.99) is a midrange all-in-one color laser printer designed for use in a small-to-midsize office or workgroup. Like most HP lasers, this one churns out good-looking documents, though it’s not the fastest and its running costs are a bit on the high side. The M479fdw is a solid performer overall, but there’s nothing unique or exciting enough about it to set it apart in today’s broad and highly competitive market for midrange color AIOs. Even so, if your monthly print and copy volume is moderate—say a thousand pages or fewer—this surprisingly compact LaserJet should serve you well.

Read the entire review at PCMag

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