HP Officejet Pro X476dw

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Pros

  • No warm-up time
  • Large touchscreen control
  • 500-sheet main paper tray

Cons

  • Can’t print full-bleed photos
  • No paper type/size auto-sense
  • Three-pass duplex scan

Key Features

  • Review Price: £320.00
  • 55ppm top speed
  • Duplex print, scan and copy
  • Wireless connection
  • Excellent text and photo print
  • Low running costs

What is the HP Officejet Pro X476dw?

HP has big ideas for its PageWide print heads, the core of the Officejet Pro X series of single and multi-function printers. We may well see them in wide-format printers in the future, but for now the removal of the need to move the printhead to and fro across the paper, line by line, gives the Officejet Pro X476dw remarkably high-speed, full-colour print.

HP Officejet Pro X476dw – Design and Features

This is a substantial machine in black and slate grey, with an unusual design, where the large 1,200dpi flatbed scanner with its 50-sheet, duplex Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) is supported on a column from the left-hand end of the printer section. A fold-down flap in this column reveals the four ink cartridges, which slide and click into place very easily from the front.

At the top of the column is a 109mm touchscreen, which is reasonably sensitive to touch and swipe, though it’s no iPhone. Set into the left-hand side of the touchscreen support is a USB socket and you can upload from and download to a USB drive through this.
HP Officejet Pro X476dw - Controls
The main paper tray at the bottom of the front panel takes a healthy 500 sheets and there’s a fold-down, 50-sheet, multi-purpose tray in the left-hand panel of the machine. You can also fit an optional second, 500-sheet tray underneath.

HP Officejet Pro X476dw – Connections and Cartridges

The HP Officejet Pro X476dw has USB, 10/100 Ethernet and wireless connections and with its wireless link set up – a simple matter with WPS setup – is accessible from a variety of Android and iOS devices, as well as Windows.

Although the setup cartridges provided with the printer are good for 3,000 black pages and 2,500 colour ones, the high-yield versions can provide 9,200 and 6,600 pages,  respectable page numbers for most office lasers and better than virtually all office inkjets.

HP Officejet Pro X476dw – Print Speeds

HP rates the Officejet Pro X476dw at 36ppm in both black and colour. This is in what it refers to as Professional quality and the claimed speed rises to 55ppm in General Office mode. While Professional quality is very close to laser quality, with dense black text and smooth 600dpi edges, General Office  mode, which is substantially faster, is much better than a draft mode.

Text is a bit less dense, but for most purposes, it will be easily good enough, as HP says, for general office use. We measured speeds of 15ppm in Professional mode and 18.8ppm in General Office mode on our 5-page test, increasing to 24ppm on the 20-page test and 32.7ppm on the 80-page document, close to spec.

Our duplex print test gave 9.2 sides per minute and a 10-side duplex copy took 1 minute 31 seconds. A single-sided copy took 19s and a 5-page copy from the ADF finished in 45s.
HP Officejet Pro X476dw - Trays

HP Officejet Pro X476dw – Print Quality and Costs

The printer produces quality colour images on plain paper, with vivid graphic fills and natural photo images, it can also print on HP Advanced photo paper. 15 x 10cm images took between 26s and 47s, though the machine can’t manage borderless prints, even on this smaller size.

Working on a purchase and consumables model, using the high-yield cartridges, gives a black page cost of 1.5p and a colour one of 4.6p, both including 0.7p for paper. For comparison, the £455 Dell C2665dnf colour laser multifunction returns page costs of 2.9p for black and 13.8p for colour. That’s nearly double the black print cost and almost three times the colour.
HP Officejet Pro X476dw - Cartridges
You can also lease this machine on contract through dealers like Landscape, DTP and XMA and pay on a per page basis, without initial purchase.

Should I buy an HP Officejet Pro X476dw?

There are definite advantages of this machine over both alternative business inkjets and office lasers. It’s PageWidth print head means it can print faster than, for example, the Dell C2665dnf colour laser, which managed 14.2ppm and 21.4ppm on the 5 and 20-page documents. Compared with an http://www.trustedreviews.com/epson-workforce-pro-wf-5620dwf-review Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5620dwf, it’s also a lot faster, though the Epson machine is £100 cheaper and has similar running costs.

Verdict

HP’s Officejet Pro X476dw is a solid piece of office equipment, capable of print, scan, copy, fax and photos, at excellent speed and good quality. Running costs are low and the device is well capable of handling all the typical office tasks that are likely to be asked of it.

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Score in detail

  • Print Speed 9
  • Features 9
  • Value 8
  • Print Quality 9

Features

Networking Yes
Card slot Front panel USB
Connection Type Ethernet, USB
Extra Features Full-width print head, duplex print/copy/scan, 109mm LCD touchscreen, Fax, WiFi Direct print and scan

Physical Specifications

Height (Millimeter) 517mm
Width (Millimeter) 517mm
Depth (Millimeter) 399mm
Weight (Gram) 24kg

Printing

Type Inkjet
Duplex Yes
Paper Size A4
Colour Yes
Number of Catridges 4
Sheet Capacity 500 sheet tray + 50 sheet feed
Print Resolution (Dots per inch) (enhanced) 2400 x 1200dpi
Rated Black Speed (Images per minute) 36ipm
Rated Colour Speed (Images per minute) 36ipm
Max Paper Weight 200g/sm
Print Without PC Yes

Functions

Scanner Yes
Copier Yes
Fax Yes

Scanning

Scan Resolution (Dots per inch) 1200 x 1200dpi