Comparing the HP P1102w and the HP M401n

We will do a little bit of rounding for simplicity. Both machines are monochrome laser printers. The P1102w has wireless connectivity. The M401n has network connectivity. 

HP P1102w HP M401n

HP P1102w

Speed 19 ppm

Printer Cost Regular $160  Sale $130

Cartridge 285A Superstore Price $69 QRR Price $45

Rated for 1600 pages

Toner Cost Per Page  OEM $69/1600= $0.043  QRR $45/1600= $0.028

HP M401n

Speed 35 ppm

Printer Cost Regular $300  Sale $250

Cartridge 280X Superstore Price $179 QRR Price $100

Rated for 6900 pages

Toner Cost Per Page  OEM $179/6900= $0.026  QRR $100/6900= $0.014

If you buy the more expensive M401n at sale price you will spend $120 extra.

The M401n has a high yield 280X cartridge. Its cost per page OEM is $0.026. The cost per page with a QRR cartridge is $0.014.

The P1102w cartridge has the 285A cartridge. Its cost per page OEM is $0.043. The cost per page with a QRR cartridge is $0.028.

If you buy the M401n machine and use the HP 280X cartridge versus the 285A cartridge you will save $0.017 per page.

If you buy the M401n machine and use a recharged QRR 280X cartridge versus the 285A cartridge you will save $0.014 per page.

If you buy the HP M401n Printer and use one HP 280X Cartridge you will save $117. 

6900 pages X $0.017per page savings = $117

If you buy the HP M401n Printer and use one QRR 280X Cartridge you will save $114. 

6900 pages X $0.014per page = $114

So if you spend the extra money to get the HP M401n printer, by the time you use your first high yield cartridge you have pretty much paid the difference.

Stan Quinn   Quinn's Rapid Recharger   760-724-0157 info@rapidrecharger.com

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