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LaserJet Pro Single Function Printer compare with LaserJet Pro Multi Function (MFNs) Printer

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Hewlett Packard (HP) M501DN

HP LaserJet Pro M501dn

  • Gain impressive print speeds and performance with this energy-saving printer that starts faster.
  • Stay ahead of schedule with the fastest first page out from sleep mode
  • Get strong protection and easily manage your fleet
  • Bring out the best in your printer. Print more high-quality pages than ever before.

Hewlett Packard (HP) M227FDW

HP LaserJet Pro MFP M227FDW

  • Set a faster pace for your business: Print two-sided documents, plus scan, copy, fax, and manage to help maximize efficiency.
  • HP Personal Laser Multifunction Printers provide easy, reliable and affordable printing/copying for professional-quality documents, with scan and optional fax tools too, in one compact desktop device.
  • Manage company-wide printing with confidence
  • Mobile printing made simple

Side by Side comparison

Alt Model #
M501DN : J8H61A
M227FDW : G3Q75A
Series #
M501DN : LaserJet Pro
M227FDW : LaserJet Pro
M501DN : -
M227FDW : Up to 300 dpi (color and mono, ADF); Up to 600 dpi (color, flatbed); Up to 1200 dpi (mono, flatbed)
A scanner's optical resolution is determined by how many pixels it can actually see. In a typical flatbed scanner it uses scanning head with 300 sensors per inch, so it can sample 300 dots per inch (dpi) in one direction.
Mac compatible
M501DN : 
M227FDW : 
M501DN : Laser
M227FDW : Laser
There are several types of printing technologies :
  • Inkjet printer
  • Laser printer

  • Inkjet printers uses liquid ink sprayed through nozzles onto the paper, and laser printers use a toner cartridge (filled with fine powder) and a heated fuser for printing.Each technology has its own importance.

    Inkjet Printer : In the inkjet printing technology, the print head has several tiny nozzles. The copy from an inkjet printer needs a little time to dry. Adequate drying time is especially important if the hard copy contains large sections of solid black or dark color.The advantage of using an inkjet printer is that they give an excellent color output.

    Printer Function
    M501DN : Print Only
    M227FDW : Fax, Photo Copy, Print Only, Scan
    Monochrome/Colored Printer
    M501DN : Monochrome Printing
    M227FDW : Coloured Printing
    M501DN : No
    M227FDW : 
    Borderless printing is a printing technique that makes a printer print an image without any margin or other border. Borderless printing is mainly used for printing a photo without any border, printing an image which needs multiple pages of paper like billboard or big photo, or printing a full page template.
    M501DN : Single Function
    M227FDW : Multi Function (MFNs)
    An ink tank system in printers continuously supplies ink to a comparatively small inkjet print head. It increases the print capacity. Ink in the tank will lasts for a long time and it is refillable. How long the ink will last depends on how heavy the usage of the printer is for the user. The general warranty that companies offer for the Ink Tank system is for a period of one year or in a range of 25000 to 30000 pages.

    A multi-function printer is a type that performs multiple tasks alongwith printing such as scanning, sending fax, photo copy, automatic document feeding etc.

    Best Suited For
    M501DN : Home and Small businesses
    M227FDW : Home and Small businesses
    Double Sided Printing
    M501DN : Auto
    M227FDW : Auto
    Print Speed (ppm / ipm)
    M501DN : 45
    M227FDW : 28
    Recommended monthly page volume
    M501DN : 1500 to 6000
    M227FDW : 250 to 2,500
    Duty cycle (monthly, letter) upto
    M501DN : 100000
    M227FDW : 30000
    Duty cycle (monthly, A4)
    M501DN : 100000
    M227FDW : 30000
    Scanner Type
    M501DN : -
    M227FDW : Flatbed colour image scanner
    Selectable Resolution
    M501DN : -
    M227FDW : 1200 x 1200 dpi
    M501DN : -
    M227FDW : 24-bit

    Bit depth is the scanner's ability to accurately analyze and reproduce the full color spectrum of the scanned information. This increased bit depth processing helps in improving the ability to obtain detail from the darker areas of an image.

    48-bit internal, 24-bit external means that the scanner (48 bits - internal) performs the internal processing to select the best possible colors from the available shades or (palette) of colors and outputs only in 24-bit color (24 bits -external).

    Maximum Scan Size
    M501DN : -
    M227FDW : 215.9 x 297 mm
    Scanner Bit Depth (Grayscale)
    M501DN : -
    M227FDW : 256
    Scan input modes
    M501DN : -
    M227FDW : Front control panel, scanning via HP LaserJet Software Scan or TWAIN-compliant or WIA-compliant software
    Fax Resolution
    M501DN : -
    M227FDW : 600*600 dpi
    Fax Transmission Speed
    M501DN : -
    M227FDW : 3 sec per page
    OS Support
    M501DN : Compatible OS (see "Compatible Operating Systems"); CD-ROM drive or Internet connection (for software installation); dedicated USB connection or a network connection (wired or wireless); 1 GB available harddisk space; (For operating system minimum hardware requirements, see the OS manufacturer, such as microsoft.com)
    M227FDW : Windows: 10, 8.1, 8, 7: 32-bit or 64-bit, 2 GB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port,Internet Explorer; Windows Vista: (32-bit only), 2 GB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port,Internet Explorer 8; Windows XP SP3 or higher (32-bit only): any Intel Pentium II, Celeron or 233 MHz compatible processor, 850 MB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port,Internet Explorer 8
    Weight & Dimensions
    M501DN : 14.5 kg
    M227FDW : -
    General Details
    Envelope feeder
    M501DN : No
    M227FDW : No
    Automatic paper sensor
    M501DN : No
    M227FDW : No
    Media weight, supported
    M501DN : A4: 60 to 90 g/m²
    M227FDW : Plain paper: 60 to 105 g/m²
    M501DN : 2-line LCD (text)
    M227FDW : 2.7 in touch screen, LCD (color graphics)
    Multitasking supported
    M501DN : -
    M227FDW : 
    Operating Temperature
    M501DN : 15 to 32.5ºC
    M227FDW : 15 to 32.5ºC
    Storage Temperature
    M501DN : -20 to 60ºC
    M227FDW : -20 to 60ºC
    Operating Humidity
    M501DN : 10 to 80% RH
    M227FDW : 10 to 80% RH
    Storage Humidity
    M501DN : 10 to 90% RH
    M227FDW : 10 to 90% RH
    In the box
    M501DN : CD-ROM, Flyers, Install Guide, Power cord, USB Cable
    M227FDW : CD-ROM, Flyers, Install Guide, Phone cord, Power cord, Setup Poster, Software CD, USB Cable
    Samsung Special
    M501DN : Processor speed 1500 MHz
    M227FDW : Processor speed 800 MHz