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HP LaserJet Pro 200 M251NW Colour Laser Printer 14PPM 600X600DPI USB Network WiFi 128MB

  • Up to 14 ppm
  • 600 x 600 dpi Black Print Quality
  • Ethernet 10/100BaseTX (RJ-45)
  • Up to 30,000 pages monthly
  • 128 MB Memory, std.
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Learn more about the Hewlett-Packard color M251nw

Cartridges Compatible

Cartridges Compatible
131A BK
131A C
131A M
131A Y
131X BK


LaserJet Pro 200
color M251nw
Recommended Use
3.5" (8.89 cm) touchscreen Color Graphic Display (CGD)
15.94" x 17.83" x 10.43"
15.94" x 20.15" x 13.9" max.
41.4 lbs.


Output Type
Laser Technology
Black Print Speed
Up to 14 ppm
Color Print Speed
Up to 14 ppm
Black Print Quality
600 x 600 dpi
Color Print Quality
600 x 600 dpi
Print Languages, std.
HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5c, HP postscript level 3 emulation (via Universal Print Driver)
Duplex printing
Max. Duty Cycle
Up to 30,000 pages monthly

Media Handling

Input Capacity, std.
150 sheets
Input Capacity, max.
150 sheets
Output Capacity, std.
125 sheets
Output Capacity, max.
125 sheets
Media Type
Paper (bond, brochure, colored, glossy, heavy, letterhead, light, photo, plain, preprinted, prepunched, recycled, rough), transparencies, labels, envelopes, cardstock
Media sizes supported
Letter, legal, executive, 4 x 6 in, 5 x 8 in, 8.5 x 13 in, envelopes (No. 10, Monarch), custom: 3 x 5 to 8.5 x 14 in


USB Ports
Network Ports
Ethernet 10/100BaseTX (RJ-45)
Other Ports
Wireless Lan
Connectivity Technology
Wireless 802.11b/g/n

Hardware SPEC

Noise Level (Approx.)
47 dB(A) (active, printing)
Memory, std.
128 MB
Memory, max.
128 MB
Power Requirements
110 to 127 VAC (+/- 10%), 60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)
Power Consumption
315 watts (Printing), 11.5 watts (Ready), 5.1 watts (Sleep), 0.2 watts (Off)


Windows Compatible
Full software installs supported on: Microsoft Windows7 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows XP 32-bit (SP2 or higher); Driver only installs supported on: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows Server 2003 32-bit (SP3 or higher)
Macintosh Compatible
Mac OS X v 10.5, v 10.6, v10.7
Linpus Linux (9.4, 9.5), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 (supported with a pre-built package); SUSE Linux (10.3, 11.0, 11, 11.1, 11.2), Fedora (9, 9.0, 10, 10.0, 11.0, 11, 12, 12.0), Ubuntu (8.04, 8.04.1, 8.04.2, 8.10, 9.04, 9.10, 10.04), Debian (5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.0.3) (supported by the automatic installer); HPUX 11 and Solaris 8/9


Print with ease - from virtually anywhere

Create high-impact, color marketing materials

Do more with easy setup and energy savings


Package Contents
HP LaserJet Pro 200 color M251nw; Preinstalled introductory HP Black, Cyan, Yellow, Magenta LaserJet Toner Cartridges (~ 700 pages); CDs containing device software and electronic documentation; Install Guide, Support flyer, Warranty guide; power cord; USB cable
Software Included
Windows: HP Installer/Uninstaller, HP PCL 6 print driver, Status Alerts, HP Update, DXP;

Mac: HP Installer/Uninstaller, HP Postscript driver, HP Setup Assistant, HP Utility, HP Alerts, HP Firmware Updater

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

Customer Reviews of the Hewlett-Packard color M251nw

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/28/2014 7:22:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Printer

Pros: easy setup with little driver/software installation. Runs well with easy internal access

Cons: none

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  • Robert M.
  • 4/28/2014 1:59:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Color Laser for Home/SOHO

Pros: The text and images printed by this device are excellent. I haven't printed any photos (nor do I plan to print photos), but text and simple graphics are very crisp. It was very easy to setup on my wireless network. All of my PC's and mobile devices easily found it and are able to print. I was surprised with how easy it was to print from my Android devices.

Cons: The HP software is a little bloated, but it's easy to disable once everything is installed. The touch screen appears to be resistive so you have have to push fairly hard to make it work.

Other Thoughts: This is replacing my aging HP LaserJet 1100 (from 1998!). The print quality on this new printer is noticeably better and the print speed is MUCH faster.

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  • Daniel G.
  • 3/29/2014 7:04:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Printer

Pros: Fast startup. Quickly prints. Wireless. No more ink to dry up!!!

Cons: none.

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  • Matthew H.
  • 3/3/2014 5:09:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Got this on a black friday deal and couldn't be happier. setup was a breeze including connecting to my wireless network.

setting up the "print by email" function was also pretty easy, and now I can print from anywhere.

the printer supports airprint, so you can print from your iDevices. setup on os x and windows was also very simple.

Cons: the "apps" built in aren't that great, but i haven't used them other than day one seeing what they were all about

Other Thoughts: even though I got this cheap on a black friday deal, I'd pay full price for it. zero complaints and well worth it!

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  • Robert P.
  • 2/22/2014 9:36:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent value, design and quality

Pros: Easy to configure on network, energy savings, integrated toner and drum cartridges means consistently good prints. Easy to access toners cartridges. Prints well on laser paper, photo paper and envelopes. Front loading paper tray. Low cost third party toner cartridges and toner powder are available.

Cons: Heavy machine

Other Thoughts: Unlike others, I have had no problems at all printing. All colors are in perfect registration and even photos are beautiful. Could not be happier.

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  • james i.
  • 12/23/2013 10:11:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest printer I've ever owned.

Pros: Extremely east to configure and use. Fairly quick to print. Seems like a very low price for the quality and ease of use.

Cons: Toner is very expensive. Available apps are not very useful except for maybe niche markets.

Other Thoughts: Overall, an excellent printer indeed. It's very heavy which makes me feel like I received good quality for the money. The price is excellent, I suspect though that the manufacturer is expecting to make up the money is supplies.

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  • Kevin D.
  • 12/9/2013 8:27:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFixed Darkness issue

Pros: The printer is very quick to start printing (about 5-10 seconds after I send the command) for a laser. Also the unit seems very sturdy. The wireless was simple to set up, but I have a great router.

Cons: There is no single sheet loader, in order to put in different paper types you must remove the normal paper and place the new type in the tray. Also, when I printed from photoshop the first few times, EVERYTHING was terribly dark. (fix below)

Other Thoughts: To get around this glitch, do this:

Regardless of what you're printing - be it a text file or a photo in Photoshop - be sure to print via the print properties dialog. Select "Properties" and select "Color". UNCLICK the "HP Easy Color" option then in "Color Themes" select the "None" option. Oddly enough, this prints the darkness level that you're expecting from the printer. Documents look good, not over-saturated with ink. Photos look good, with the proper black levels, etc.

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  • Paul S.
  • 12/5/2013 6:28:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWOW!

Pros: HP Jet Direct card internal, wireless and wired, HP build quality, excellent print quality, no more dried up print heads. First print color is like 10 seconds, much faster than a inkjet and paper doesnt have to dry out. With 150 dollar printers like this I will never need to go back.

Cons: Supplies are high. Rosewell makes cartridges for this printer and the are cheaper than OEM so that is a decent work around.

Other Thoughts: I am just floored at the cost of this printer for what you get. The internal jet direct card used to cost double what this printer cost. Has an internal webserver, you can plug it into your computer and run it like a ink jet printer via usb, wire it in and let everyone on the network use it as a stand alone network printer or enable the wireless and let everyone connect via the router. It is awesome!

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  • Paul D.
  • 11/24/2013 12:08:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFirst Rate Printer for the Price Point

Pros: Arrived promptly. Setup is easy. Web Printing Available. Moderately fast print speed. Print Quality very good to excellent. Came with full Toner Cartridges which I found surprising. Works well with both my Windows' 8.1 PCs and My MacBook Air running OS X Mavericks. Power consumption about average for a Laser Printer.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: If you are looking for a Desktop Color LaserJet Printer at a reasonable price this would fill the bill very nicely. This is not Pro equipment but works fine for Small Office/Home Office.

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  • Fabian L.
  • 11/23/2013 6:54:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDead easy to setup on a Mac

Pros: Having the printer on Wifi is my favorite feature. I put it in the hallway upstairs. Everyone can print, nothing is tied to a specific PC.

In typical HP fashion, the packaging is awesome, and the instruction are simple and clear (and a lot of thought has been given to the initial setup process, for taking out of the box, etc)

On a Mac, it was surprisingly easy to setup.

- Add the printer to the wifi from the printer screen.
- See the printer magically appear in the list of available printers on the Mac. (system preferences, Print and Scan, Click on the + at the bottom of the printer list. The printer was listed there)
- Select the printer, get a prompt to download the driver/software from Apple software update, say yes.
- Let it install, you are done.

And in the pros box, you can't miss this printer is really inexpensive.

Cons: The color quality is not the highest/most vibrant/most faithful, and the toners are somewhat expensive. But for a "low end model", I'm really satisfied.

Other Thoughts: I was expecting a lot more hassle during the installation (granted, I have no idea how hard it is to install on Windows, so my account is very one sided)

Once in a while, the printer will turn its gears for seemingly no reason, probably just to make sure nothing ceases from staying in the same position for a long time. My wife finds it slightly weird.

There are also a crapload of features I have not explored/do not need, like Internet Printing, and "apps". I have no idea how useful those are.

Also, this printer is quite heavy. I guess it's a good thing. More metal than plastic inside. It feels pretty solid.

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