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HP M506
M506DN

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HP M506
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3 Years Old
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Excellent
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A critically acclaimed and fully featured 1200 x 1200 DPI laser printer, with a good price. This laser printer has a big capacity, it's easy to handle but not good-looking.
1200 X 1200 DPI 43ppm No Yes Oct 2015
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the HP M506 number 4 in high-capacity laser printers and number 15 across all laser printers.

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Why Has it Scored 86?

It has very good expert reviews and exceptional 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. View the latest laser printers 2019.
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)

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

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Some People Thought it Was Not Well 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
  • Some People Thought the HP M506 Was Not Difficult 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 Customer Thought it Had Good Environmental Credentials
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    Two People Thought This Laser Printer Had a Large 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
    Supports ethernet LAN support
    Has a touchscreen
    Only 1200 x 1200 DPI
    Does not support colour printing
    Louder than average printing noise level

    What the Reviews Say

    Some people thought the HP M506 was not difficult to use
    Two people thought this laser printer had a large capacity
    Two people thought it produced good quality prints
    Some people thought it was not well designed
    Faster Than Average Print Speed

    The HP M506's print speed of 43ppm is in the fastest 23% 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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    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. 56% of laser printers also do not support colour printing.

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    Louder Than Average Printing Noise Level

    Laser printers have printing noise levels of between 22dB and 73dB, and the average printing noise level is 54dB. The HP M506's printing noise level of 54dB is in the loudest 34% of all laser printers when sorted by this feature.

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    Supports Duplex Printing
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    The HP M506 supports duplex printing, as do 79% of laser printers.

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    Bigger Than Average Standard Input Capacity
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    The HP M506's standard input capacity of 650 sheets is bigger than average when compared to most other laser printers. It is in the biggest 13% of all laser printers when sorted by this feature. The standard input capacities of laser printers 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 HP M506's time to first page of only 5.9s is in the fastest 16% of all laser printers when sorted by this feature. The average time to first page of all laser printers is 9s, with the fastest being 2.2s and the slowest being 140s.

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    Supports Ethernet LAN Support
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    The HP M506 supports ethernet LAN support, as do 59% of laser printers.

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    Has a Touchscreen

    The HP M506 has a touchscreen. 88% of laser printers do not have a touchscreen.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The HP M506 has been listed on Kagoo since February 2017 and is currently ranked number 15 out of 335 laser printers.
    85
    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 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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    HP M506 Release Date

    October 2015

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    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 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(s) 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

    hp pcwf2a68arbgj, hp 550sheet, hp m506mfp, hp cf287xd, hp f2a71a, hp f2a68a, hp cf287a, hp f2a72a, hp m506dh, hp m506n, hp m527, hp m501, hp 87a, hp 87x, m506dn

    Barcodes

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