HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color MFP M275 Review

Multifunction with a difference: with a camera instead of a scanner.

We review the “HP Laserjet Pro 200 Color MFP M275nw” – a color laser AIO without a scanner. But he has a camera in a swivel arm, which can photograph documents or small 3D objects.

What HP thought of when thinking of the printer name, can not be fully understood. In any case, it is the longest printer name so far: HP Laserjet Pro 200 Color MFP M275nw – that’s not particularly noticeable. Therefore, in the following, We simply call the device Laserjet M275nw. HP calls the scanner “Topshot”.

The device is actually a normal color laser all-in-one. The only difference is the way the HP scans. This does not happen with a flatbed scanner, but with a camera. So you can scan not only papers or pages from books, but also three-dimensional objects, such as the teapot pictured on the right. What problems there may be, we describe on page 6 of this test. We particularly liked the touchscreen in the test – so that not only the device is easy to operate. You can also upload his photographed objects via appropriate apps directly to Google Docs.

Our Conclusion

For scanning objects, the device can be a nice helper, as long as you only want to photograph very small objects – the teapot in the picture above does not fit into the image area of ​​the camera. In addition, the images have a poor quality – that can be any simple digital camera better. Anyone who sells surprise figurines on Ebay will be pleased about the quick and easy taking and uploading of the automatically cropped pictures. All others should resort to a color laser multifunction device with a normal scanner.

Positive

  • Easy operation via swiveling touch screen
  • Lan and Wlan
  • Good print quality
  • PCL and Postscript as printer language
  • Scan templates and 3D objects

Negative

  • Quality of the photographed objects meets only simple requirements
  • Scans only relatively small objects
  • Reflections on shiny objects
  • High printing costs
  • Slow pressure

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