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HP M401n

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of HP M401n. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and noise. The usability and price also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the paper handling. The reliability and design get mixed opinions.

performance, price, usability, noise, size

paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP M401n is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 27 reviews)

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Consumer review by: Tadeo M. (

Bad Printer


It worked like it should the first 3 days

Started receiving No Paper Pickup error then some silver dust started smearing the paper IN THE TRAY! I later found out that this happens a lot to this model. Beware this printer

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Donald K. (

Very Good Printer - But


I would still buy this printer again.

HP M401n: This is a great buy at a great NewEgg price. Fast, inexpensive to run. Very, very quiet

I have two of these printers. I got the first one in mid-May, the second one from Newegg about one month ago. But - and this is the But above; quiet comes at a price, although it is on, although I have been printing pages ten or fifteen minutes...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: RYAN D. (

Reliable Workhorse


Purchased this 3+ yrs ago as a bookkeeper's work printer (bottom tray is plain paper, main tray is check-stock). There was a point in time when some documents printed with garbled text. This issue mysteriously went away on its own later; I suspect it...

Easy network configuration (ie. Static IP). Additional bottom tray was simple to add. High-yield cartridge lives up to the name. Much faster responsiveness compared to the machine it replaced. Printing directly on envelopes with the bypass tray is...

Duplex is manual, via the bypass tray, which can be confusing as far as orientation. The additional tray does not clamp/clip on to the bottom of the main unit

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: David N. (

Good HP Printer, some chiseling from HP


Overall I recommend this printer and we have 3 of them. We've standardized on this as our personal printer of choice to eliminate the difficulty of supporting multiple printer types.

Attractive design ; Rapid print speed ; Excellent print quality

The printer ships WITHOUT a USB cable. Unacceptably cheap on HP's part ; Sometimes the printer fails to recognize there is paper loaded in the manual feed tray and pulls from the regular paper tray

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: patrick p. (



does everything it should !! :)

none it a printer

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: GEORGE F. (

Great product!


Would recommend them for any small business.

I bought 4 of these for a small office and they just love them! They are nice and fast. USB and Network capable

No cons at this time

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

Excellent Printer


Fast, good print quality, cheap, works great for my home office over the network

None thus far

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: IT T. (

Excellent Printer


Fast, good print quality, cheap, works great for my home office over the network

None thus far

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: George B. (

Retail Paint Store Printers


These are the workhorses of the printer industry. The setup was simple as in networking them and using them. They churn out invoices day after day flawlessly


Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Ronald B. (

Excellent printer!


Not sure about those on the market right now but the OEM that came with this printer hit at least 4k pages. Really surprised me. I mostly print forms, documents and letters.

If you need a monochrome printer for small to mid size business I recommend this one. I had 3 of these in my previous office and they were still operating strong after 4 years when I left. Because of that when I opened my new office I bought 2 and when...

It wasn't free

Oct, 2014