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HP Laserjet PRO M1217NFW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 565 reviews of HP Laserjet PRO M1217NFW. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the print quality and multifunction. The price and performance are also appreciated. Many are negative about the control panel and durability. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, performance, price, multifunction, print quality

noise, durability, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Laserjet PRO M1217NFW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Laserjet PRO M1217NFW


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of HP Laserjet PRO M1217NFW from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on People really like the usability, whereas there are some mixed comments about the performance. The design and multifunction get negative opinions.


multifunction, design

56% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw Multifunction Printer

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Laserjet PRO M1217NFW


alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 user reviews of HP Laserjet PRO M1217NFW from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Comments about the design and multifunction are generally positive. The performance and price are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the durability and noise.

usability, price, performance, multifunction, design

reliability, noise, durability

69% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw Monochrome All-in-One Printer

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Justin Yu (

HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw MFP review: HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw MFP


The HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw is a midrange monochrome multifunction laser printer with copy, scan, and fax functionality in addition to standard print features. It also includes a number of incentives to attract small offices shopping for a new...

The HP LaserJet Pro's M1217nfw's driverless setup, auto document feeder, and range of connectivity options would make it a valuable addition to a small office.

The printer lacks automatic duplex printing, which may dissuade businesses with high print volume needs.

The LaserJet Pro M1217nfw is HP's workhorse printer designed for small businesses that output a high volume of monochrome prints. It's not the most environmentally friendly machine, but its Smart Install feature and excellent performance earn our...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: (

HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw MFP


Other than WiFi, the biggest difference between the M1217nfw and M1212nf is the addition of support for Apple AirPrint for printing over the WiFi connection. The printer also adds support for HP's ePrint, which lets you print through the cloud by...

Small. Automatic document feeder (ADF). WiFi. Prints, scans, copies, and faxes. Supports Apple AirPrint and HP ePrint

Low paper capacity. High cost per page. Manual duplexing only

Suitable as a shared MFP in a micro office or as a personal MFP, the HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw MFP can print, scan, copy, and fax as well as print through the cloud.


Expert review by: William Harrel (

HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw


From the vantage point of a quarter-century ago, HP's 2011 $249.99 LaserJet Professional M1217nfw would look nothing short of remarkable. By today's standards, the LaserJet Pro M1217nfw lacks some features, but this streamlined little workhorse is...

Exceptional print and scan quality ; Easy to set up and use ; Small, light, and easy to transport

No automatic duplexing ; No scanning from the control panel ; Costly consumables

Small and streamlined, this laser all-in-one prints great-looking business documents at respectable speeds. The price means a few sacrifices, however.

Aug, 2011

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HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw


The HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw laser all-in-one printer has fast and consistent speeds, and the price is affordable, making it ideal for small businesses. Home users looking to make color prints and copies won't like this machine because it only handles...

The HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw is a fast and affordable monochrome laser printer

It lacks color-printing capabilities

This speedy all-in-one printer is priced just right for small businesses.

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw MFP


HP's M1217nfw MFP is a no-nonsense, mono multifunction printer, complete with wireless connection and very easy maintenance. One or two little niggles hold it back, though.

SmartInstall CD-free setup, Fast first page out, Low running costs

Noisy ADF feed, Above average paper curl, Small control panel

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: David Bayon (

HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw


A laser all-in-one needn't be huge, as this little home office printer demonstrates

Basic in its design, but has the speed and connections to serve a home office on a budget

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Troglitizone (

"Product lines are money pits."


(continued from cons) ... on Mondays I would find up to 150 illegible pages in the receiver tray with few legible enough to opportunities from that weekend irretrievably lost...and the wasted paper. Multiple "support" encounters were...

fax and scan OK.

Both the LaserJet Pro M1212 and this 1217 they sent to replace it run out of toner after only half the number of pages the device expected to be able to process and kept on "printing" pages without toner so... (see summary)

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: ancil1957-24268092501587904172116485156223 (

"Lack of connectivity."


Avoid this printer.

Never got that far.

I've spent the last four hours trying to get this printer to connect to my wireless network. A HP technician has been remotely accessing my laptop connected to this printer for the past 90 minutes without success.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: sandra-sch (

"Great all-in-one device; no disadvantages experienced"


So far, we are fully satisfied with the printer. The initial setup is quick and easy and the functionality to quick install drivers via Windows once the printer is in the wireless network is great. Printing and scanning is fast, as expected. It has...

Does absolutely what it is supposed to do, quick printing, quick installation under Windows 7.

First toner has smaller size than replacement ones you can buy --> you have to buy a new one quiet soon.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: steveabass (

"Works well, one big problem"


Great product, with one important exception.

Fast, mostly does what it is supposed to do

Will only print at 300 dpi from document feeder, can't change to lower number which would vastly reduce size of saved files. Can change DPI only from flatbed scanner.

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications


Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint, HP ePrint

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4


Digital sender: No