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HP M254
M254DW

£145.98
HP M254
91
Reviews
81 Reviews + 1 Award
78
Features
Good Features
94
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
94
Value for Money
Excellent
87
Age
16 Months Old
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A very popular and affordable 600 x 600 DPI laser printer, with an industry award and a good spec. This laser printer produces brilliant quality prints, has superb features and it's very easy to setup.
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HP M254 Price History

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Representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the HP M254 number 3 across all laser printers.

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Kagoo Score
91
Reviews
78
Features
95
Popularity
94
Value for Money
88
Age

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 89?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this laser printer to others. This laser printer has received a "Highly Recommended" award from Techgearlab.com.
At over a year old this laser printer is slightly out of date, and newer laser printers with more up to date technology are available. View the latest laser printers 2019.
It is one of the best selling laser printers currently on the market.
This HP laser printer has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
600 x 600 DPI
Supports colour printing
Your first page, lightning fast
Fast print speeds
HP auto-on/auto-off technology
Built-in 250-sheet paper tray
Speed through multipage documents with automatic two-sided printing
High-quality colour, page after page

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 stars (81 reviews)

68%

of Customers Would Recommend
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The HP M254 has received a Top Pick Award from techgearlab.com.
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What Are People Saying About the HP M254?

Print Quality
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Price
39
8
Ease of Use
10
1
Features
8
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Printer Usage
1
1
Robustness
3
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Design
3
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Size and Weight
2
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Connectivity
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Noise Level
1
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More Than 40 People Thought This Laser Printer Was Priced Reasonably
  • Good quality and excellent value for money.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 22 Feb 2018
  • ... expecting super high quality. Duplex printing is a great feature. Very good value printer. Toner is expensive. Didn't dare try to get cheaper non hp brands ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 15 Feb 2018
  • Excellent quality quick printer at a great price for laser jet...
    Jonny - Amazon.co.uk 19 Nov 2018
  • Reasonable price and good working. Compare with other brand, HP is better...
    Givenner - Bestbuy.com 2 Aug 2018
  • Five People Thought the HP M254 Was Robust

    Two people thought that the HP M254 was reliable.

  • Very reliable and very easy to connect.Wifi feature very easy to setup.Fast and very quite...
    Piero - Bestbuy.com 20 Sep 2018
  • ... for photos to be printed online. What I actually needed at home was a fast reliable printer that just works every time. Absolutely great. I expect the ...
    @14 - Amazon.co.uk 5 Nov 2018
  • 6 Out of 10 Owners Thought the HP M254 Was a Great Size

    Two people thought that the HP M254 was a good size.

  • This is an excellent product. Compatible with my computer. Nice size for home use. I like the print quality and it is very quiet. No regrets buying it. ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 15 Feb 2018
  • ... Even photographs look great, When purchasing supplies, I recommend the 202X size for pure economics. I would buy this again...
    Octothorp - Bestbuy.com 19 Nov 2017
  • Three People Thought it Was Carefully Designed

    Three people thought that the HP M254 was good-looking.

  • ... quick output of first page, and best of all, excellent quality. Even photographs look great, When purchasing supplies, I recommend the 202X size for pure ...
    Octothorp - Bestbuy.com 19 Nov 2017
  • ... you print a lot. This is pretty standard practice with other manufacturers (same goes for a similar Samsung printer I owned previously). Works flawlessly ...
    YG - Amazon.co.uk 26 Oct 2018
  • Pretty fast and good quality prints. Noisy though, when in operation...
    Clive - Amazon.co.uk 7 Nov 2018
  • 9 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Several people thought that the HP M254 was very easy to setup, to use and had good controls.

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    Really Easy to Setup
    9 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • Simple to set up and use.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 29 Oct 2018
  • Connectivitycompatibility is ACE Completely trouble-free to set up and use Print quality is really good. I had heard bad things about photo print quality ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 6 May 2018
  • Double side print - crisp colour - fast print - very easy to set up.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 15 Mar 2018
  • This was easy to set up, has about every feature one could ask for, wireless, remote printing via email, low power standby mode, quick output of first ...
    Octothorp - Bestbuy.com 19 Nov 2017
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    Very Easy to Use
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has Good Controls
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Had Nice Technical Features

    Several people thought that the HP M254 had brilliant features and had a good display.

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    Has Excellent Features
    8 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... printing photos in mind. So not expecting super high quality. Duplex printing is a great feature. Very good value printer. Toner is expensive. Didn't dare ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 15 Feb 2018
  • Very reliable and very easy to connect.Wifi feature very easy to setup.Fast and very quite...
    Piero - Bestbuy.com 20 Sep 2018
  • OldCrumbly scored Features 100 out of 100
    OldCrumbly - Johnlewis.com 28 May 2018
  • HiBrow scored Features 100 out of 100
    HiBrow - Johnlewis.com 11 Nov 2018
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    Has a Good Display
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    8 Out of 10 Customers Thought it Was Easily Connectable to Other Devices

    Three people thought that the HP M254 had good network connectivity.

  • ... any of my devices. Including straight from an iPhone. Setting this up on my home network took seconds. I could also print to the direct wi-fi from my works ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 15 Feb 2018
  • ... wi-fi from my works computer. Over a firewall and vpn. Which is handy - the printer has a network key. So it is secure. Nicely built. Paper drawers 'softly ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 15 Feb 2018
  • ... Good color match. The speed is about 70% that of my HP M401dn. very easy hook up to network and printing with windows 7. touch screen makes setup quite ...
    Rk01 - Bestbuy.com 8 Nov 2017
  • One Person Thought it Was Good When it Came to Technical Guidance
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    Most People Thought This Laser Printer Was a Bit Noisy

    Three people thought that the HP M254 was noisy.

  • Easy to set up. Slightly noisy but nothing too annoying.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 9 Oct 2018
  • Quick. Little noisy.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 19 Sep 2018
  • Pretty fast and good quality prints. Noisy though, when in operation...
    Clive - Amazon.co.uk 7 Nov 2018
  • Some People Thought the HP M254 Had a Fast Printing Speed

    Two people thought that the HP M254 was a fast printer.

  • Double side print - crisp colour - fast print - very easy to set up.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 15 Mar 2018
  • Reasonably fast print time. Good quality prints and easy to use.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 12 Mar 2018
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought This Laser Printer Produced Good Quality Prints

    More than 50 people thought that the HP M254 produced brilliant quality prints and two people thought that it also really produced excellent prints.

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    Produces Very Good Quality Prints
    53 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... wireless (easy to set up) but provides duplex printing and of course excellent print quality. The ... More For me a colour laser printer is a no brainer. ...
    OldCrumbly - Johnlewis.com 28 May 2018
  • ... that would not duplex. This one duplexes with no issues and the print quality is excellent...
    Bdangelm - Bestbuy.com 2 Nov 2018
  • ... set up with a MAC, prints from iphones, ipads, no problems at all, good quality prints, fast and easy, does everything you would want a printer to do...
    Ashmore4 - Johnlewis.com 1 Oct 2018
  • Good quality and excellent value for money.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 22 Feb 2018
  • View All Reviews About Good Quality
    Produces Excellent Prints
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    5 Out of 10 Customers Thought it Had Many Different Uses

    Two people thought that the HP M254 was good for duplex printing.

  • ... printing photos in mind. So not expecting super high quality. Duplex printing is a great feature. Very good value printer. Toner is expensive. Didn't dare ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 15 Feb 2018
  • ... model is not much bigger than my old b/n HP laser, it is fast and prints duplex to save paper. At first it seemed too complicated with 4 cartridges and ...
    GCID - Bestbuy.com 28 Jul 2018
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    600 x 600 DPI
    Supports colour printing
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Supports duplex printing
    Supports ethernet LAN support
    Very slow print speed
    Slower than average time to first page
    Smaller than average standard input capacity
    Very small standard output capacity
    Slower than average print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter)

    What the Reviews Say

    Five people thought the HP M254 was robust
    6 out of 10 owners thought the HP M254 was a great size
    Three people thought it was carefully designed
    9 out of 10 people thought it was easy to use
    The vast majority of people thought it had nice technical features
    8 out of 10 customers thought it was easily connectable to other devices
    Some people thought the HP M254 had a fast printing speed
    The vast majority of people thought this laser printer produced good quality prints
    5 out of 10 customers thought it had many different uses
    Most people thought this laser printer was a bit noisy
    600 X 600 DPI

    The biggest resolution of the HP M254 is 600 x 600 DPI. That's 75% less resolution than a 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, which is the most common resolution and is actually the worst resolution amongst all laser printers.

    The best resolution across comparable types of laser printer is 4800 x 1200 DPI. §.

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    Very Slow Print Speed

    The print speed of the HP M254 of only 21ppm is slower than average when compared to most other laser printers. It is in the slowest 18% of all laser printers when ranked by this feature. Laser printers have print speeds of between 8ppm and 75ppm, and the average print speed is 34ppm.

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    Supports Colour Printing
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    The HP M254 supports colour printing, unlike 56% of laser printers which do not support colour printing.

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    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The HP M254 supports Wi-Fi. 71% of laser printers do not support Wi-Fi.

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    Supports Duplex Printing
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    The HP M254 supports duplex printing, as do 79% of laser printers.

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    Slower Than Average Time to First Page

    The time to first page of laser printers range from 2.2s to 140s, and the average time to first page is 9s. The time to first page of the HP M254 of 10.3s is slower than 77% of all laser printers when ordered by this feature.

    What does "time to first page" mean? Less Edit
    Smaller Than Average Standard Input Capacity

    The HP M254's standard input capacity of only 250 sheets is in the smallest 31% 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
    Very Small Standard Output Capacity

    The HP M254's standard output capacity of only 100 sheets is smaller than average when compared to most other laser printers. It is in the smallest 13% of all laser printers when ranked by this feature. Across all the laser printers the standard output capacities range from 10 sheets to 750 sheets, and the average standard output capacity is 230 sheets.

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    Slower Than Average Print Speed (Colour, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter)

    The HP M254's print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter) of only 21ppm is in the slowest 25% of all laser printers when sorted by this feature. Laser printers have print speeds (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter) of between 4ppm and 57ppm, and the average print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter) is 30ppm.

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    Supports Ethernet LAN Support
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    The HP M254 supports ethernet LAN support. 59% of laser printers also support ethernet LAN support.

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    95
    Popularity

    Popularity

    The HP M254 has been listed on Kagoo since October 2017 and is currently ranked number 3 out of 335 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 M254, 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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    High End Good Value for Money

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    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
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    What the Reviews Say

    More than 40 people thought this laser printer was priced reasonably
    88
    Age

    HP M254 Release Date

    October 2017

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    When Are Most New HP Laser Printers Released?

    Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any clear pattern in the release month for new HP laser printers.

    March was the biggest month last year for new HP laser printers, with six new HP laser printers released that month. In November 2017, 237 new HP laser printers were released making it the biggest month that year for new HP laser printer releases. Eight new HP laser printers were released in October 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new HP laser printer releases.

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    How Fast Do HP Laser Printer Prices Drop After Release?

    HP laser printers tend to depreciate faster than most laser printers.

    Most laser printers drop in price by 1% in the first 6 months after release. On average HP laser printers drop in price by 2% in the first 6 months after release. On a typical new HP laser printer costing £360, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £6.

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    HP M254 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
    Duplex Print Speed (Colour, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter)
    Time to First Page (Colour, Normal)
    Duplex Print Speed (Black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter)
    Time to First Page
    Print Speed (Colour, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter)
    Input Capacity
    Maximum Input Capacity
    Standard Input Capacity
    Output Capacity
    Maximum Output Capacity
    Standard Output Capacity
    Paper Handling
    Envelopes Sizes
    ISO B-Series Sizes (B0...B9)
    ISO A-Series Sizes (A0...A9)
    Standard Tray Media Types
    Maximum ISO A-Series Paper Size
    Networking
    Security Algorithms
    Mobile Printing Technologies
    Cabling Technology
    Wi-Fi Standards
    Wi-Fi Direct
    Ethernet Interface Type
    Wi-Fi
    Ethernet LAN Support
    Ports & Interfaces
    USB 2.0 Port
    USB Connector
    Standard Interfaces
    Memory
    Flash Memory
    Memory Type
    Maximum Internal Memory
    Internal Memory
    Brand-Specific Features
    HP Software Provided
    HP Management Tools
    HP Security Tools
    HP Auto-On/Auto-Off
    HP JetAdvantage Secure Print
    HP JetAdvantage Private Print
    HP EPrint
    Design
    Colour Display
    Display Number of Lines
    Display Diagonal
    Display
    Built-in Display
    Colour
    Market Positioning
    Power
    Power Consumption (Typical)
    Power Consumption (Off)
    Power Consumption (Ready)
    AC Input Frequency
    AC Input Voltage
    Certificates
    Blue Angel Certified
    Energy Star Certified
    System Requirements
    Mac Operating Systems Supported
    Windows Operating Systems Supported
    Operational Conditions
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Weight & Dimensions
    Package Weight
    Package Height
    Package Depth
    Package Width
    Weight
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Packaging Content
    Cartridge(s) Included
    Drivers Included
    Quick Start Guide
    Power Cord Included
    Manual
    Included Cartridge Capacity (Black)
    Included Cartridge Capacity (CMY)
    Processor
    Processor Frequency
    Built-in Processor

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    t6b60ab19 m254dw, hp t6b60ab19hp, home t6b59ab19, t6b59a m254nw, t6b59a t6b59a, hp t6b59ab19, hp 250sheets, hp t6b60ahp, home m254nw, hp d3zhza00, hp t6b59ahp, hp n218810w, hp p254649p, hp d3zhzs00, hp d3zgzs00, hp d3zgza00, hp m254nw, hp m254dw, hp mn73x, hp 21ppm

    Barcodes

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