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HP LaserJet Pro M501dn

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of HP LaserJet Pro M501dn. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and reliability are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP LaserJet Pro M501dn is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Tony Hoffman (

HP LaserJet Pro M501dn


The HP LaserJet Pro M501dn is a feature-rich mono laser that provides good speed, generous standard paper capacity, and above-average output quality.

Reasonably fast. Built for high-volume printing. Good standard paper capacity. Competitive running costs. PCL5, PCL6, and PostScript drivers.

Limited optional paper capacity.

Conclusion The HP LaserJet Pro M501dn is a solid and likeable mono laser, with a winning combination of good speed, high-quality output, voluminous standard paper capacity, competitive running costs, and features like PCL and PostScript drivers, as...

Aug, 2016

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Laser printers are typically expensive to buy and cheap to run, and the HP LaserJet Pro M501dn epitomises that. Printing costs from this pricey machine are low, but that won't matter much if what it prints isn't up to scratch. We've tested this laser...

Dec, 2016

Consumer review (

Not like previous HP printers. Don't buy


Bought two model M501 to replace two other HP printers, models 4200 and 3015. These weigh half as much which tells you something. Why I wouldn't buy again is they don't print landscape. Checked everywhere on the net and these is not a practical fix....

Jan, 2018

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We are four reams in to our new printer (installed less than two weeks ago) and performance has been perfect. We needed a workhorse and it looks like we chose wisely.

Dec, 2017

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Perfect for my purposes


As a self-employed writer, editor, desktop publisher, and writing teacher, I need a B&W laser printer for printing large quantities of drafts, and I hate having to add paper to the tray. When my workhorse LaserJet 4050 finally became unusable, I was...

Sep, 2017

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appreciate the speed, the print quality


One complaint is that it does not handle legal length paper which is a problem for many documents. My fault as I never specified that feature when consulting your people to recommend a printer. Other than that, I have to say I am well pleased,...

Sep, 2017

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Solid printer - exceptional value.


If you're looking for a solid performing, black and white printer - this is it. It's easy to set up and all of our machines recognized it on the network. We have a mixed environment with PC's and Macs - no issues at all.

Jun, 2017

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Excellent printer. Fastest time to first page.


One of the quickest printers I've ever seen. Not the fastest in pages per minute, but the quickest to spit out the first page. Lovely. Low cost per page, easy maintenance, reliable. Built from thin plastic, that's the only downside.

May, 2017

Product Specifications


Blue Angel certified:Y
Energy Star certified:Y


Built-in display:Y / Yes
Color of product:Grey / White
Display number of lines:2

Energy Management

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100-240
Power consumption (off):0.1
Power consumption (standby):6.1
Power consumption (typical):660

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:1200
Maximum number of paper inputs:3
Maximum number of paper trays:3
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:100
Number of standard paper trays:2
Standard input capacity:550


Internal memory:256
Maximum internal memory:256
Maximum memory:256


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint,HP ePrint,Mopria Print Service
Network ready:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:N / No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):30 - 70
Operating relative humidity range:30 - 70
Operating temperature (T-T):15 - 32.5
Operating temperature range (T-T):15 - 32.5
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:250
Standard output capacity:250

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6 / A4,A5,A6
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Card stock, Envelopes, Heavy paper, Labels, Plain paper, Pre-Printed, Recycled paper, Rough paper, Transparencies


Built-in processor:Y
Linux operating systems supported:Y / Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.7 Lion,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Yes
Processor frequency:1500
Windows operating systems supported:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Energy Star Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC):1.677
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100-240
Power consumption (off):0.1
Power consumption (standby):6.1
Power consumption (typical):660

Print Technology

Color:N / No
Duplex printing:Y / Yes
Maximum duty cycle:100000
Maximum Resolution:4800 x 600
Number of fonts:84
Number of print cartridges:1
Print technology:Laser
Printing colors:Black
Recommended duty cycle:1500 - 6000
Standard printer languages:PCL 5, PCL 6, PDF 1.7, PWG, PostScript 3, URF / PCL 5,PCL 6,PWG,PostScript 3,URF


Duplex print speed (Black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):34
Duplex printing modes:Auto
Print margins (top, bottom, right, left):0.197
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):43
Time to first page (black, normal):5.8

Weight & Dimensions