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HP LaserJet M506

HP LaserJet M506
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9 Reviews
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Fully-Featured
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Widely Available
94
Value for Money
Excellent
70
Age
3 Years Old
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
Owners report that this laser printer has a big capacity, it's easy to handle but not good-looking. It's a critically acclaimed and affordable 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with a great spec. It has a touchscreen, a built-in display and a standard input capacity of 650 sheets and supports duplex printing.
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We checked 22 other countries for prices for the HP LaserJet M506 and the United Kingdom price of £139.34 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $453.53 (£340.77).
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Representing excellent value for money and with outstanding reviews, we have ranked the HP LaserJet M506 number 3 in high-capacity laser printers and number 12 across all laser printers.

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93
Reviews
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Features
78
Popularity
94
Value for Money
71
Age

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 86?

owners report that it has very good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with an average overall rating of 90%.
This laser printer is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer laser printers with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
This HP laser printer has some great features:
Faster than average print speed
Supports duplex printing
Bigger than average standard input capacity
Faster than average time to first page
Features
Accelerate your work and use less energy
Unparalleled fleet security and management
More. pages, performance, and protection

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each laser printer by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the laser printer is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec laser printers come to market, the older laser printers will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Average Review Score

4.5 stars (9 reviews)

67%

of Customers Would Recommend
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What Are People Saying About the HP LaserJet M506?

Print Quality
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Ease of Use
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Design
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Environmental Considerations
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Some People Thought it Was Carelessly Designed

Two people thought that the HP M506 wasn't good-looking.

  • ... through the cloud. Low text quality for a monochrome laser. Small fonts look a little gray, rather than black.
    in.pcmag.com 10 Mar 2016
  • ... through the cloud. Low text quality for a monochrome laser. Small fonts look a little gray, rather than black.
    PC Mag 9 Mar 2016
  • Three People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Three people thought that the HP M506 was easy to handle.

  • ... HP LaserJet Enterprise M506dn ($749.99) offers fast performance, excellent paper handling, and extras like private printing (holding a print job in m... ...
    PC Mag 9 Mar 2016
  • ... HP LaserJet Enterprise M506dn ($749.99) offers fast performance, excellent paper handling, and extras like private printing (holding a print job in m... ...
    PC Mag 9 Mar 2016
  • ... HP LaserJet Enterprise M506dn ($749.99) offers fast performance, excellent paper handling, and extras like private printing (holding a print job in m... ...
    in.pcmag.com 10 Mar 2016
  • One Person Thought it Had Been Designed With Environmental Issues in Mind
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    Two People Thought it Had a Good Capacity

    Two people thought that the HP M506 had a big capacity.

  • ... duplexer. 550-sheet drawer, and 100-sheet multipurpose tray standard. Maximum 2 300-sheet capacity. Ethernet. Prints through the cloud. Low text quality ...
    in.pcmag.com 10 Mar 2016
  • ... duplexer. 550-sheet drawer, and 100-sheet multipurpose tray standard. Maximum 2 300-sheet capacity. Ethernet. Prints through the cloud. Low text quality ...
    PC Mag 9 Mar 2016
  • Two People Thought it Produced Good Quality Prints

    Two people thought that the HP M506 produced good quality prints.

  • ... compact workgroup mono laser...Compact. Large input tray options. Good print quality. Touchscreen could be more intuitive.
    itpro.co.uk 3 May 2016
  • ... factor which saves on space. So far it has been efficient and produced good quality prints. Only issue we have had is that after a couple of weeks the ...
    Zee - Amazon.co.uk 7 Dec 2015
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Faster than average print speed
    Supports duplex printing
    Bigger than average standard input capacity
    Faster than average time to first page
    Has a touchscreen
    Average printing noise level
    Only 1200 x 1200 DPI
    Does not support colour printing

    What the Reviews Say

    Three people thought it was easy to use
    Two people thought it had a good capacity
    Two people thought it produced good quality prints
    Some people thought it was carelessly designed
    Faster Than Average Print Speed

    The HP M506's print speed of 43ppm is in the fastest 23% of all laser printers when ordered by this feature. Laser printers have print speeds of between 8ppm and 75ppm, and the average print speed is 34ppm.

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    Only 1200 X 1200 DPI

    The maximum resolution of this laser printer is 1200x1200 DPI, which is the most commonly found resolution on laser printers. §.

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    Does Not Support Colour Printing

    The HP M506 does not support colour printing, although it is worth keeping in mind that 56% of laser printers also do not support colour printing.

    What is colour printing? Less Edit
    Average Printing Noise Level
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    The printing noise level of the HP M506 of 54dB is relatively typical compared to most other laser printers. It is louder than 38% of all laser printers when ranked by this feature.

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    Supports Duplex Printing
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    The HP M506 supports duplex printing. 80% of laser printers also support duplex printing.

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    Bigger Than Average Standard Input Capacity
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    The standard input capacity of the HP M506 of 650 sheets is bigger than average when compared to most other laser printers. It is bigger than 90% of all laser printers when ranked by this feature. Across all the laser printers the standard input capacities range from 0.0018 sheets to 4,400 sheets, and the average standard input capacity is 430 sheets.

    What does "standard input capacity" mean? Less Edit
    Faster Than Average Time to First Page
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    The time to first page of laser printers range from 2.2s to 140s, and the average time to first page is 9s. The HP M506's time to first page of only 5.9s is faster than average when compared to most other laser printers. It is in the fastest 16% of all laser printers when sorted by this feature.

    What does "time to first page" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Touchscreen
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    The HP M506 has a touchscreen. 87% of laser printers do not have a touchscreen.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The HP LaserJet M506 has been listed on Kagoo since February 2017 and is currently ranked number 12 out of 350 laser printers.
    94
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A laser printer with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the HP LaserJet M506, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This laser printer is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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    Value for Money of Similar Laser Printers

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    HP LaserJet M506 Release Date

    October 2015

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    When Are Most New HP Laser Printers Released?

    We couldn't see any clear pattern in the release dates for new HP laser printers over the last 3 years.

    Six new HP laser printers were released in March 2018 making it the biggest month that year for new HP laser printer releases. In 2017 most new HP laser printers were released in November, with 78 new HP laser printers released that month. The biggest month in 2016 for new HP laser printer releases was October, with seven new HP laser printers released that month.

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    How Fast Do HP Laser Printer Prices Drop After Release?

    New HP laser printers drop in price by an average of 1% in the first 6 months after they wer first released.

    That means that on a typical HP laser printer costing £389 you could save on average £5 by waiting 6 months before buying.

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    HP LaserJet M506 Specification

    Key Features
    Maximum Resolution
    Print Speed
    Colour Printing
    Print Technology
    Printing Colours
    Recommended Duty Cycle
    Print Technology
    Standard Printer Languages
    Print Cartridge
    Duplex Printing
    Maximum Duty Cycle
    Printing
    Duplex Printing Modes
    Time to First Page
    Input Capacity
    Input Capacity (Tray 2)
    Maximum Number of Paper Trays
    Paper Input Type
    Number of Standard Paper Trays
    Multi-Purpose Tray Capacity
    Maximum Input Capacity
    Standard Input Capacity
    Output Capacity
    Maximum Output Capacity
    Standard Output Capacity
    Paper Handling
    Maximum Print Size
    Media Weight (Tray 1)
    Envelopes Sizes
    JIS B-Series Sizes (B0...B9)
    Non-ISO Print Media Sizes
    ISO A-Series Sizes (A0...A9)
    Standard Tray Media Types
    Maximum ISO A-Series Paper Size
    Networking
    Supported Network Protocols (IPv4)
    Security Algorithms
    Mobile Printing Technologies
    Network Ready
    Wi-Fi
    Ethernet LAN Support
    Ports & Interfaces
    Standard Interfaces
    Memory
    Hard Drive Capacity
    Memory Type
    Maximum Internal Memory
    Memory Slots
    Internal Memory
    Brand-Specific Features
    HP Software Provided
    HP Management Tools
    HP Auto-On/Auto-Off
    HP Web Jetadmin
    HP EPrint
    Design
    Display Number of Lines
    Touchscreen
    Display Diagonal
    Display
    Built-in Display
    Colour
    Market Positioning
    Power
    Power Consumption (Standby)
    Power Consumption (Typical)
    Power Consumption (Off)
    Input Frequency
    Input Voltage
    AC Input Frequency
    AC Input Voltage
    Sound Emission
    Noise Level (Quiet Mode)
    Printing Noise Level
    Certificates
    Blue Angel Certified
    Energy Star Certified
    System Requirements
    Linux Operating Systems Supported
    Mac Operating Systems Supported
    Windows Operating Systems Supported
    Operational Conditions
    Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Storage Temperature (T-T)
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Packaging Content
    Cartridge Included
    Bundled Software
    Documentation CD
    Software CD
    Included Cartridge Capacity (Black)
    Other Features
    Printer Features
    Service & Support
    Print Resolution (Black, Productivity)
    Standard Media Sizes
    Custom Media Sizes
    Compatible Operating Systems
    Languages Support
    Fonts Included
    RAM Capacity
    Networking Features
    Weight
    Compliance Industry Standards
    Power Supply Type
    Processor
    Processor Frequency
    Built-in Processor

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    hewlettpackard f2a69aaaz, hewlettpackard m506dn, hewlettpackard 220v, hp 550sheet, hp cf287xd, hp m506mfp, hp f2a72a, hp m506dh, hp f2a68a, hp f2a71a, hp cf287a, hp m506n, hp m501, hp m527, hp 87x, hp 87a

    Barcodes

     00192223049314,  00725184104954,  00725184104961,  00725184104978,  00779184029090,  00779184124603,  00888793425480,  00888793425497,  00888793425503,  00888793425510,  00888793425527,  00888793425534,  00888793425541,  00888793425558,  00888793425565,  00888793425572,  00888793425589,  00888793425596,  00888793425602,  00888793425619,  00888793425626,  00888793425633,  00888793425640,  00888793425657,  00888793425664,  00888793425671,  00888793425688,  00888793425695,  00888793425701,  00888793425718

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