The HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color M251NW

Marco Arment was talking about printers and mentioned the cheap color laser printer he has at home, the HP CP1525NW, and noted:

Since printer models change almost as often as GPUs, it looks like it’s been replaced in the lineup now by the HP LaserJet Pro 200 color M251nw, which just rolls off the tongue. 

I bring this up because I actually have the HP LaserJet Pro 200 color M251nw Doid Akon LL Sweet K, or some name like that. We bought it to replace a shitty Konica Minolta color laser that we had in my office. We use the M251nw everyday, for printing every document we send out. There’s four people in the office and my accountant uses it.1

We’ve had this printer in service for about three months and the only issue that I have run into is that large graphics in documents print slowly.2 Beyond that the color is good, the quality is sharp, and it hasn’t broken. The toner still costs an arm and a leg, but it always does.

It’s a solid printer, and I recommend it.

Buy here, with my affiliate link, or you can use Marco’s in his quote above. (It’s currently $206.95 with Prime shipping, what a steal. I’m thinking about buying another.)


  1. I note my accountant because three of us don’t print much, but my accountant seems to print non-stop. 

  2. Slower than I would expect, that is. 

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by Ben Brooks
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tl;dr

Marco Arment was talking about printers and mentioned the cheap color laser printer he has at home, the HP CP1525NW, and noted: Since printer models change almost as often as GPUs, it looks like it’s been replaced in the lineup now by the HP LaserJet Pro 200 color M251nw, which just rolls off the tongue.  […]