What printer should I buy? Often it depends on how much you print.

I’m going to look at two HP printers.

The HP M201dw and the HP M402dn. For consumables and printer cost I will use the Office Depot website.

HP M201dw $199.99  on sale for $139.99
Standard yield toner 283A is $63.99 with rated page yield of 1500 pages.
High yield toner 283X is $79.99 with rated page yield of 2200 pages.
High Yield Toner cost per page ($79.99/2200) = $0.0364 per page

HP M402dn $249.99 on sale for $159.99
Standard yield toner CF226A is $114.99 with rated page yield of 3100 pages.
High yield toner CF226X is $196.99 with rated page yield of 9000 pages.
High Yield Toner cost per page ($196.99/9000) = $0.0219 per page

The cost per page difference is $0.0364 – $0.0219 = $0.0145

So by getting the HP M402dn you will spend $60 extra and save $0.0145 per page.
Should you? Lets look at the cost per page of the consumables.

$20 divided by $0.0145 per page equals 1379 pages or less than one ream of paper.

That means that if you buy the HP M402dn instead of the HP M201dw you will need to go through less than one ream of paper to break even.
After that you will start saving a penny and a half per page.

More info:

The HP M402dn is not wireless, the M201dw is.

The HP M402dn and the M201dw automatically duplex.

The HP M402dn has a top speed of 40 pages per minute, the M201dw has a top speed of 21-30 pages per minute.

There is no specification on how long it takes to get to that top speed.

The M402dn will hold 250 sheets in the main tray, the M201dw holds 250 sheets.

Cost per page is based on 5% coverage.

If you have question or need help deciding on what machine to buy, give us a call.

Quinn’s Rapid Recharger  760-724-0157

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