HP LaserJet Pro M28w: Analysis and Opinions

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As usual at A4Toner we bring you the best reviews of the best selling printers on the market, and no, we hadn’t forgotten the small and efficient HP LaserJet Pro M28w laser printer.
This device dominated the market for a long time; it had an accessible price and an excellent rating from its users, but is it still a good idea to buy HP LaserJet Pro M28w? Stay and we’ll answer the question…

Features of the HP LaserJet Pro M28w


The HP LaserJet Pro M28w is an all-in-one device; in addition to printing it has a scanner and copier. It is a machine that uses laser technology in which a toner and a drum are used to make the prints, it only prints in black and white or grey scale.
One of the advantages of laser printers lies in the fact that they can stop being used for a long time and the ink does not dry inside (because it uses toner), nor do you have to clean the head or anything similar. They are printers made to resist and spend very little money on consumables, it has a great performance and the HP LaserJet Pro M28w has all these qualities.

Who is the HP LaserJet Pro M28w recommended for?


Laser printers are still the favourite segment of companies, with these you can print at high speed and pay little per document generated; they are a great bargain in terms of performance. However, the HP LaserJet Pro M28w is not a device suitable for a large company, but it would do a good job in a medium or small business and if you are looking for a printer for your home and want one that does not give problems, this machine can be a great acquisition.
The monthly duty cycle of this printer is 8000 pages, but its recommended monthly print volume should not exceed 1000 pages, so if you have a business with high print demand you will fall short. In addition, the HP LaserJet Pro M28w is made for simultaneous use by three users, which condemns it to more home or small/medium office use.
As a plus, the HP LaserJet Pro M28w is quite fast, can print about 18 pages per minute, and is multi-functional – it can easily assist you with your work if you have a small business.
It also has easy to set up and stable Wi-Fi connectivity. Also, remember that this printer only prints in monochrome, so if you want to print images or photos you won’t be able to.

Design and dimensions of the HP LaserJet Pro M28w


The design of the HP LaserJet Pro M28w printer is quite unique, something very typical of the HP brand that always tries to innovate in aesthetics. Laser printers always look like a large, heavy rectangular box, but this device is just the opposite; it only weighs about 5.4 kg and its design is similar to that of an inkjet printer.
The output tray is located between the scanner and the lower part of the printer body; it is in the middle and is a feature that adds quite a bit to the design. However, users point out that the output tray is not the right size to store the sheets in order, which is why they can fall over and cause a small mess.
The HP LaserJet Pro M28w comes in white and although it is not the smallest, it has a compact size of 36cm wide, 26.4cm deep and 19.7cm high.
In terms of construction and materials, it’s a pretty strong and stable printer; it’s not a model that barely prints that looks like it’s going to fall apart. It has some details in black and on the left front of the top of the printer it has some buttons, it does not have an LCD screen, but you really do not need it.

Is it a good idea to buy an HP LaserJet Pro M28w printer?


The price of this printer ranges from 89 to 130 euros; an affordable cost considering that it is a fairly fast laser device. Its print quality is high, we are talking about about 800 x 800 dpi; which will allow you to print graphics and some images in grey scale, but not in photo quality. However, it is a good acquisition and has quite a few advantages, such as

Advantages of the HP LaserJet Pro M28w


1. It has a high speed.
2. Excellent performance and supports the use of compatible toner.
3. It also has Wi-Fi connectivity.
4. The price is quite accessible and it is one of the most sold in portals such as Amazon, enjoying a good reputation.
5. Its resistant and compact design.
6. It is multifunctional and very easy to use; intuitive and without tangles.

Disadvantages of the HP LaserJet Pro M28w


Despite the above, there are some cons of the HP LaserJet Pro M28w multifunction, such as
1. The support service for this specific model is quite limited, so if you find any fault you will have to suffer and contact the manufacturer several times.
2. Wi-Fi connectivity is easy to configure and stable, but only works with 2.4Ghz networks.
3. It does not have automatic duplexing or borderless printing.
4. The price of the original consumables is high.

Despite some drawbacks, the HP LaserJet Pro M28w is still one of the best-selling and best rated printers. If you are looking for a fast, efficient and economical device for your home or office, this device is undoubtedly a good option. Remember to accompany it with the best consumables: those of A4Toner .

HP LaserJet Pro M118dw Printer and Toner

The toner used by the HP LaserJet Pro M118dw printer

  • CF294A or HP 94A
  • CF294X or HP 94X

This printer allows you to print up to 1,200 pages with the CF294A and up to 2,800 pages with the HP94X HP plus this toner cartridge spends drums. Every 23,000 pages will have to replace the CF232A

HP LaserJet Pro M118dw printer drum

The reference of this drum is CF232A
In the following link you can see and buy both the original drum and the compatible drum

Original toner for HP LaserJet Pro M118dw printer

For this printer we can find two original toners available:

HP 94A Original Black

The HP 94A also known as «CF294A Toner» is a toner that prints up to 1,200 pages, equipped with jetintelligence designed for multifunction equipment.
HP 94X Original Black

The HP 94A also known as «CF294X Toner» is a toner that prints up to 2,800 pages, equipped with jetintelligence designed for multifunction equipment.

Compatible toner cartridge used by HP LaserJet Pro M118dw printers

As in the original you can buy toner of the normal version CF294A and the XL version CF294X, on our website we have both for sale of the Color Premium brand.

Product specifications


HP Data Sheet
HP LaserJet Pro M118dw
Functions
Print
First page out (ready) black
As fast as 6.6 sec
Resolution (black)
Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
Resolution technology
HP FastRes 1200, HP ProRes 1200
Monthly duty cycle
Up to 20,000 pages
[9]
[9] Duty cycle is defined as the maximum number of pages per month of imaged output. This value provides a comparison of product robustness in relation to other HP LaserJet or HP Color LaserJet devices, and enables appropriate deployment of printers and MFPs to satisfy the demands of connected individuals or groups.
Recommended monthly page volume
200 to 2,000 pages
[10]
[10] HP recommends that the number of printed pages per month be within the stated range for optimum device performance, based on factors including supplies replacement intervals and device life over an extended warranty period.
Print Technology
Laser
Display
LED
Processor speed
800 MHz
Number of print cartridges
1 (black)
Replacement cartridges
HP 94A Original Black LaserJet Toner Cartridge CF294A (~1,200 pages), HP 94X Original Black LaserJet Toner Cartridge CF294X (~2,800 pages), HP 32A Original LaserJet Imaging Drum CF232A (~23,000 pages)
[7]
[7] Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 19752 and continuous printing. Actual yields vary considerably based on images printed and other factors. For details see http://www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies.
Replacement cartridges
HP 94A Original Black LaserJet Toner Cartridge CF294A (~1,200 pages), HP 94X Original Black LaserJet Toner Cartridge CF294X (~2,800 pages), HP 32A Original LaserJet Imaging Drum CF232A (~23,000 pages)
[7]
[7] Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 19752 and continuous printing. Actual yields vary considerably based on images printed and other factors. For details see http://www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies.
Print languages
PCL5c; PCL6; PS; PCLm; PDF; URF; PWG
Automatic paper sensor
No
Paper trays, standard
1 main tray plus 10 sheet priority
Paper trays, maximum
1 main tray plus 10 sheet priority
Mobile Printing Capability
HP ePrint; Apple AirPrint; Wi-Fi® Direct printing; Google Cloud Print
Connectivity, standard
1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0; 1Ethernet 10/100network; 1 WiFi 802.11n (dual band)
Security management
Password-protected network embedded Web server; enable/disable Network ports; SNMPv1 community password change
Minimum system requirements
Apple® macOS Sierra (v10.12), macOS High Sierra (v10.13); macOS 10.14 (Mojave); 2 GB Available Space; Internet access

Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7: 32-bit or 64-bit, 2 GB available hard disk space, Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer. Windows Vista®: (32-bit only), 2 GB available hard disk space, Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer. Windows® XP SP3 or higher (32-bit only): any Intel® Pentium® II, Celeron® or 233 MHz compatible processor, 850 MB available hard disk space, Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer.
Compatible operating systems
Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7: 32-bit or 64-bit, 2 GB available hard disk space, Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer. Windows Vista®: (32-bit only), 2 GB available hard disk space, Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer, Windows® XP SP3 or higher (32-bit only): any Intel® Pentium® II, Celeron® or 233 MHz compatible processor, 850 MB available hard disk space, Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer, Apple® OS X El Capitan (v10.11), macOS Sierra (v10.12), macOS High Sierra (v10.13); macOS Mojave (v10.14). Linux (For more information, see http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html). Unix (For more information, see http://www.hp.com/go/unixmodelscripts)
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[12] Not supporting Windows® XP (64-bit) and Windows Vista® (64-bit); Not all “Compatible Operating Systems” are supported with software; Full solution software available only for Windows 7 and newer; Legacy Windows Operation Systems (XP, Vista, and equivalent servers) get print drivers only; Windows Server OS install driver only by command line method; Windows RT OS for Tablets (32 & 64-bit) uses a simplified HP print driver built into the RT OS; Linux systems use in-OS HPLIP software
Memory, standard
256 MB
Memory, maximum
256 MB
Printer management
HP Printer Assistant (UDC); HP Utility (Mac); HP Device Toolbox
Supported network protocols
TCP/IP: IPv4; IPv6; IP Direct Mode; LPD; SLP; Bonjour; WS-Discovery; BOOTP/ DHCP/ AutoIP; WINS; SNMP v 1/2/3; and HTTP/HTTPS
Paper handling input, standard
250-sheet input tray, 10-sheet priority tray
Paper handling output, standard
150-sheet output tray
Duplex printing
Automatic 2-sided printing (standard)
Media sizes supported
A4; A5; B5 (JIS); A6
Media sizes, custom
3 x 5 to 8.5 x 14 in
Media types
Paper (laser, plain, photo, rough, vellum), envelopes, labels, cardstock, postcards
Supported media weight
16 to 43 lb
Media weights by paper path
60 to 163 g/m²
Power
110-volt input voltage: 110 to 127 VAC (+/- 10%), 60 Hz/50 Hz, 5.4 A
Print speed, black (normal)
Up to 30 ppm
Power consumption
480 watts (active printing), 1.9 watts (ready), 0.5 watts (sleep), 0.8 watts (Auto Off/Wake on USB, enabled at shipment), 0.05 watts (Auto-off/Manual-on), 0.05 watts (Manual Off)
[4]
[4] Power requirements are based on the country/region where the printer is sold. Do not convert operating voltages. This will damage the printer and void the product warranty. Power consumption values typically based on measurement of 115V device.
Energy efficiency
ENERGY STAR® qualified; EPEAT® Silver
Operating temperature range
59 to 90.5°F
Operating humidity range
30 to 70% RH
Dimensions (W X D X H)
14.6 x 16 x 8.8 in
Dimensions Maximum (W X D X H)
14.6 x 24.6 x 14.2 in
Weight
15.2 lb
Package weight
20.2 lb
What’s in the box
HP LaserJet Pro M118dw Printer; HP LaserJet Black introductory toner cartridge (~1,000 pages); HP Original LaserJet Imaging Drum (~23,000 pages); Power Cord; USB Cable; Getting Started Guide; Printer documentation.
Cable included
Yes, 1 USB (for all regions)
Warranty
One year limited warranty
Software included
For Windows OS: HP Software Installer, HP Software Uninstaller (exclude Win8+). HP PCL6 Printer Driver, HP Device Experience (DXP), HP Web Services Assist (HP Connected), Device Setup & Software. HP Printer Assistant, HP Product Improvement Study Online user manuals. For Mac OS: Directs users to download Software.