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The HP LaserJet Pro MFP M479FDW Multifunction Printer is a best all in one printer and a best laser printer for it’s great graphics printing speed and many, many mobile connectivity options. And where a lot of other laser printers falter in graphics output, the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479FDW shines, making it a best printer for mac too!

Why We Like It – HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479FDW

The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479FDW is a mid-range but strong All-In-One Printer with a robust feature set, fast print speeds, and fantastic output quality. It’s a great choice all-around for any type of work. Medium-level businesses and home offices’ where printing is a huge part of your day can benefit from the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479FDW.

  • Decent Graphic Printing Speed
  • Graphics and Photo Output Are Great
  • Plethora of Mobile Connectivity Options
  • Potentially High Running Costs


The HP LaserJet Pro M479FDW All-In-One Color Laser Printer rates at a print speed of 28ppm which is pretty good if your main use is as an medium-usage home or office printer and about the same speed as the Brother MFC-L3770CDW Laser. It has 17.7ppm color print speeds which is, again, not bad at all for a mid-range printer such as this. And while it’s not a photo printer it can still churn one a standard print, 4×6, in about 10 seconds.

Print Quality

The Pro MFP M479FDW HP All-In-One Printer prints typesetter worthy levels of text pages like most laser printers do and should be good for any business scenario. Excel and PowerPoint documents came out looking fantastic with no noticeable banding and smooth gradations from one color to the next. Photos also looked good, for the most part, but just keep in mind that laser printers can’t print borderless pages. You can also consider the Canon imageClass MF424dw for another great graphics printer.


While the output and speed of the printer are fantastic, the running costs have the potential to get you. Even buying HP’s highest volume toner cartridges will run you 2.2 cents per text page and 14.2 cents per color page. This is about on par with the Brother MFC-L2750DW. If you don’t print a lot then it shouldn’t be a problem. But if you’re expecting to be printing many pages per day then this can add-up very quickly.

Advanced Features

The standard connectivity consists of Gigabit Ethernet, W-Fi, USB, and W-Fi Direct. For mobile connectivity options, the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479FDW offers Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, HP ePrint, HP Smart App, Mobile Apps, and Mopria. You also get HP Smart Tasks which is a collection of customizable workflow profiles that you access from customizable shortcuts via the HP App.


The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479FDW comes with duplex printing and a 50-sheet single-pass auto-duplexing automatic document feeder. The paper input tray has room for 250 sheets in the main drawer and 50 in the override tray for a total of 300. But with duplex printing being available, this paper capacity feels like a whopping 600 sheets.

HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479FDW Wrap Up

If it sounds too good to be true it probably isn’t, right? There is one fault with the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479FDW and that’s with the potentially high running costs. But don’t despair. If you only do a moderate level of printing, this shouldn’t be too much of an issue for you. And consider if it’s multitude of other options are enough to cancel out this high running cost.

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Michael Iaboni

Michael Iaboni is a Canadian Freelance Writer and Editor. He graduated from York University with a Degree in English and Creative Writing and then attended Queen's University where he obtained a Professional Editing Standards Certificate. He is a member of Editor's Canada and, in his spare time, enjoys reading, writing, soccer, and gaming.

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