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HP LaserJet M401n

alaTest has collected and analyzed 569 reviews of HP LaserJet M401n. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability and noise. The price and usability also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP LaserJet M401n is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 382 user reviews of HP LaserJet M401n from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the reliability and noise. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401n Monochrome Printer (CZ195A)HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401n Monochrome Printer (CZ195A)

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : M. David Stone (

HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401n


The HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401n monochrome laser printer offers a reasonably high paper capacity and better than par output quality.

High quality text. Ethernet. Total 300-sheet capacity standard with 50-sheet multipurpose tray. 800-sheet maximum.

No duplexer, even as an option.

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Aug, 2012

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HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401n


Design The LaserJet Pro M401dw's design is a new look for HP LaserJet printers as older models give way to new technology -- in this case, the latest addition is the 3.5-inch color touch-screen mounted to a plastic arm that lifts out of machine. A...

The HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401dw's direct USB port, wireless connectivity, and remote printing features offer a variety of ways to interact with the printer.

HP Smart Install only works with Windows, and the flimsy touch-screen display impedes usability.

The $399 HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401dw bundles all of HP's latest technologies into a tight package, but the 3.5-inch touch-screen display doesn't offer enough unique features to warrant the price jump to $400, especially compared with competing devices....

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Naaptol (

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On its positive end, you will appreciate the high quality text, total 300-sheet capacity standard with 50-sheet multipurpose tray

You won`t find duplexer, even as an option

All in all, if HP Laser Jet Pro 400 M401n printer included a duplexer, offered a lower running cost, or both, it would be a compelling choice. As it is, if you need duplexing, you should obviously be looking at the M401dn instead. But if you don`t need...

Dec, 2012

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This is an excellent printer for medium to medium high volume printing. well built, effortless to install as a network printer, and extremely economical to use. It cost us about 1 cent per page to use our extremely large B i z H u b and we can print...

Jan, 2015

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Great B&W printer


This is an excellent printer & a great buy & as always we promptly received the printer in a few days.

Mar, 2013

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HP Laserjet Pro 400 M401n


Product prints quickly from sleep mode. Very good product. Easy setup and fast.

Sep, 2012

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HP LaserJet Pro 400 Printer M401n


I replaced an HP 1220 that I had for many years and worked great, but I wanted wireless and more speed. Got it with this printer. Do not like the paper trays because you have to open up the manual feed tray or the main tray to print checks/labels, etc....

Jul, 2012

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HP LaserJet Pro 400 Printer M401n


Hope it works better than my HP 2600n - had to trash it!

Jun, 2012

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great printer


this is a excellent printer have not had any problems what so ever. excellent!

Jan, 2016

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Great Printer


Easy setup and great performance. Have bought several for work too.

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: No


Color of product:Black
Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes

Energy Management

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:110-240 / 220-240
Power consumption (off):0.1
Power consumption (typical): / 570

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity: / 800
Maximum number of paper inputs:2 / 3
Maximum number of paper trays:2 / 3
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:50
Number of standard paper trays:1 / 2
Standard input capacity: / 250 / 50


Internal memory:128
Maximum internal memory:128
Maximum memory:128


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Network ready: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):30 - 70
Operating relative humidity range: / 30 - 70
Operating temperature (T-T):17.5 - 25
Operating temperature range (T-T): / 17.5 - 25
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range: / 10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):15 - 32.5
Storage temperature range (T-T): / 15 - 32.5

Other Features

Acoustic power emissions:
Acoustic power emissions (ready):
Acoustic pressure emissions bystander (active, print, copy or scan):
Acoustic pressure emissions bystander (ready):
Automatic paper sensor:
Compatible operating systems: / Linpus Linux 9.4, 9.5\nOpenSuSE 11.3, 11.4\nDebian 5.0, 6.0\nHPUX11i / Linux 9.4/9.5\nRED HAT Enterprise Linux 5.0/6.0\nOpenSuSE 11.3/11.4\nFedora 14/15\nUbuntu 10.04/10.10/11.04\nDebian 5.0/6.0\nHPUX11i
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Custom media sizes:
Driver updates:
Duty cycle letter size (maximum):
Electromagnetic compatibility:
Envelope feeder:
First page out (black&white, A4, ready):
First page out (black&white, letter, ready):
First page out (black&white, letter, sleep):
Input capacity for envelopes (primary tray):
Legal: Yes
Mac compatibility: Yes
Maximum paper trays:
Media handling:
Media size (tray 2):
Media size (tray 3):
Media sizes supported (imperial):
Media type and capacity, tray 2:
Media type and capacity, tray 3:
Media weight (tray 2):
Media weight (tray 3):
Media weights by paper path:
Memory upgrade:
Minimum system requirements: / CD-ROM/DVD-ROM
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:
Network standard:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Number of cartons per pallet:
Number of layers per pallet:
Package dimensions (W x D x H):
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H):
Paper handling optional/input:
Paper handling standard/output:
Print margin bottom (A4):
Print margin left (A4):
Print margin right (A4):
Print margin top (A4):
Print quality (black, best quality):
Print quality (black, normal quality):
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Printer management:
Quantity per pallet:
Recommended humidity operating range:
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):
Standard input trays: / 2
Standard media sizes:
Standard output capacity for envelopes:
Standard output capacity for transparancies: / 75
Standard output capacity for transparencies:75
Supported media weight(s): / 60 - 163
SureSupply supported:
Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) Number:

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity: / 150
Standard output capacity: / 150

Packaging Content

Bundled software:

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:Legal, Letter
Custom media length:5 - 14
Custom media width:2.99 - 8.5
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Media size (tray 1):
Media types supported:
Media weight (tray 1):
Multi-purpose Tray media types:Heavyweight paper, Letterhead, Preprinted forms
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 163
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies / Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Pre-Printed, Recycled paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:60 - 120 / 60 - 163


Linux operating systems supported:Fedora 14, Fedora 15, RedHat EL Linux 5.0, Ubuntu 10.04 / Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Processor frequency: / 800
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 x64
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0 / USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:110-240 / 220-240
Power consumption (off):0.1
Power consumption (typical):570

Print Technology

Color: No
Duplex printing: No
Maximum duty cycle: / 50000
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Number of print cartridges: / 1
Print technology: / Laser
Printing colors: / Black
Recommended duty cycle:3000 / 750 - 3000
Standard printer languages: / PCL 5e, PCL 6, PDF 1.7, PostScript 3


Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter): / 33 / 35
Time to first page (black, normal):8

Sound Emission

Print noise level:51
Printing noise level:51

System Requirements

Minimum hard disk space:400
Minimum processor:233 MHz / Pentium 233MHz
Minimum RAM:512

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):14.4 x 14.5 x 10.7 / 14.4 x 24.9 x 12.1
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H):14.4 x 24.9 x 12.1
Package dimensions (WxDxH): / 16.9 x 13 x 18.9
Package weight:29.3
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H):
Weight:22.3 / 356.3