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HP LaserJet Pro M521 Multifunction Printer

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Back Features

Finish jobs faster, produce high-quality documents, and make scanning and sharing simple. Get set up and connected quickly.[3,7] Send quick commands from an intuitive color touchscreen. Easily conserve resources and recycle used cartridges.[11]

FCC Class A emissions device for use in commercial environments, not residential environments[13]

Improving your efficiency; printing sharp documents quickly; completing fax, copy, and scan tasks easily; and enabling mobile printing.[8]


Return & exchange information

HP.com will accept returns or exchanges for this product up to 30 days after delivery.

Back Specs

Product specifications

Functions

Print, copy, scan, fax

Printer page yield

Approximate average yield based on ISO/IEC 19752. Actual yield varies considerably based on printer platform, content of printed pages and other factors. For details see http://www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies

First page out (ready) black

As fast as 8.0 sec

Resolution (black)

Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi

Resolution technology

HP FastRes 1200 (600 x 600 dpi), HP ProRes 1200 (1200 x 1200 dpi), 600 x 600 dpi

Monthly duty cycle

75000

Duty cycle is defined as the maximum number of pages per month of imaged output. This value provides a comparison of product robustness in relation to other HP LaserJet or HP Color LaserJet devices, and enables appropriate deployment of printers and MFPs to satisfy the demands of connected individuals or groups.

Recommended monthly page volume

2000 to 6000

HP recommends that the number of pages per month of imaged output be within the stated range for optimum device performance, based on factors including supplies replacement intervals and device life over an extended warranty period.

Print Technology

Laser

Display

3.5" (8.89 cm) touchscreen, LCD (color graphics)

Processor speed

800 MHz

Number of print cartridges

1 (black)

Replacement cartridges

HP LaserJet Black Cartridge CE255A (~6000 pages based on ISO/IEC 19752); HP LaserJet Black Cartridge CE255X (~12,500 pages based on ISO/IEC 19752)

Print languages

HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, HP postscript level 3 emulation, PCLm

Automatic paper sensor

No

Paper trays, standard

2

Paper trays, maximum

3

Mobile Printing Capability

HP ePrint, Apple AirPrint™, Mopria-certified, Mobile Apps

Connectivity, standard

1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Device; 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Host; 1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-TX; 1 Telecom; 1 Phone

Connectivity, optional

HP Jetdirect ew2500 802.11b/g Wireless Print Server J8021A; HP Jetdirect 2700w USB Wireless Print Server J8026A

Network ready

Standard (built-in Gigabit Ethernet)

Ports

1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Device; 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Host; 1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-TX; 1 Telecom; 1 Phone

Security management

Embedded Web Server: password-protection, secure browsing via SSL/TLS; Network: enable/disable network ports and features, SNMPv1 community password change, SNMPv3, 802.1x, Firewall, Access Control List; HP ePrint: HTTPS with certificate validation, HTTP Basic Access authentication, SASL authentication

Minimum system requirements

Mac OSX v 10.6; PowerPC G4, G5, or Intel® Core™ Processor; 500 MB hard disk; CD-ROM/DVD-ROM or Internet; USB or Network port

Windows 10 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit): 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit), 400 MB free hard disk space, CD/DVD-ROM or Internet, USB or Network port; Windows XP (32-bit) SP2: Pentium® 233 MHz processor, 512 MB RAM 400 MB free hard disk space, CD/DVD-ROM or Internet, USB or Network port

Compatible operating systems

Full software installs supported on: Windows 10 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows XP 32-bit (SP2 or higher); Driver only installs supported on: Windows 2012; Windows Server 2008 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows Server 2003 32-bit (SP3 or higher); Mac OS X v 10.6.8 and later; 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

Memory, standard

256 MB

Memory, maximum

256 MB

Printer management

Windows: HP Device Toolbox, Status Alerts (default install), SNP Alerts (minimum network install), HP Web Jetadmin (download); Mac: HP Utility

Print speed, color (draft)

Measured using ISO/IEC 24734, excludes first set of test documents. For more information see hp.com/go/printerclaims. Exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software application, driver, and document complexity.

Supported network protocols

Via built-in networking solution: TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6; Print: TCP-IP port 9100 Direct Mode, LPD (raw queue support only), Web Services Printing, IPP Print, FTP Print; Discovery: SLP, Bonjour, Web Services Discovery; IP Config: IPv4 (BootP, DHCP, AutoIP, Manual), IPv6 (Stateless), SNMPV1/V2/V3; Security: SSL Security and certificate management, 802.1x

Hard disk

None

Paper handling input, standard

100-sheet multipurpose tray, 500-sheet input tray 2, 50-sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)

Paper handling output, standard

250-sheet output bin, 100-sheet rear output bin

Duplex printing

Automatic (standard)

Envelope input capacity

Up to 10 envelopes

Finished output handling

Sheetfed

Media sizes supported

A4, RA4, Oficio 216 x 343 mm, Oficio 216 x 347 mm, 10 x 15 cm, B5(JIS), B6(JIS), Postcard(JIS), Double Postcard(JIS), A5, A6, 16K 195 x 270 mm, 16K 184 x 260 mm, 16K 197 x 273 mm

Media sizes, custom

Tray 1: 3 x 5 to 8.5 x 14 in; tray 2, optional 500-sheet tray (3): 4.1 x 5.8 to 8.5 x 14 in

Media types

Paper (bond, color, letterhead, plain, preprinted, prepunched, recycled, rough); envelopes, labels, cardstock, transparencies, user-defined

Supported media weight

Tray 1: 14 to 53 lb; Tray 2, 3: 14 to 32 lb

Media weights by paper path

Tray 1: 52 to 199 g/m²; Tray 2, 3: 52 to 120 g/m²

Power

Input voltage: 110 to 127 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60Hz (+/- 3 Hz) and 220V-240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60Hz (+/- 3 Hz)

Print speed, black (normal)

Up to 42 ppm

Power consumption

Values subject to change. Power numbers are the highest values measured using all standard voltages. See hp.com/support for current information. Power requirements are based on the country/region where the printer is sold. Do not convert operating voltages. This will damage the printer and void the product warranty.

760 watts (Printing), 520 watts (Copying from ADF), 18.2 watts (Ready), 4.3 watts (Sleep), 0.3 watts (Off)

Energy efficiency

ENERGY STAR® qualified; EPEAT ® Silver

Operating temperature range

50 to 90.5ºF

Operating humidity range

30 to 70% RH

Dimensions (W X D X H)

18.3 x 18.3 x 20 in

Dimensions Maximum (W X D X H)

18.3 x 35.4 x 29.5 in

Weight

52.7 lb

Package weight

65.05 lb

What's in the box

HP LaserJet Pro MFP M521dn; HP LaserJet Black cartridge (~6000 pages); Printer documentation and software on CDs (Windows/Mac OS installation CD); Installation guide; Support flyer; warranty card; Power cord; Fax Cable

Cable included

Yes, 1 USB (AP & Brazil only); No, please purchase USB cable separately (EMEA, Americas except Brazil)

Warranty

One-year limited warranty, Onsite

Software included

Windows: HP Installer/Uninstaller, HP PCL 6 print driver, HP WIA Scan Driver, HP TWAIN Scan Driver, HP Scan, HP Fax Setup Wizard, HP Send Fax, HP Fax Print Driver, Status Alerts, HP Update, DXP; Mac: HP Installer/Uninstaller, HP Postscript driver, HP Scan, HP Setup Assistant, HP Fax Print Driver, HP Utility, HP Alerts, HP Firmware Updater

FCC

FCC Class A emissions - for use in commercial environments, not residential environments

Return & exchange information

HP.com will accept returns or exchanges for this product up to 30 days after delivery.

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Rated 4 out of 5 by Good product but slow at scanning I downsized to this printer as a cost effective replacement for my older HP model. It takes a full ream of paper which is good since I go through a couple of reams a week, at minimum. However, for an office that scans to email many times a day and which sends out multiple faxes, there probably are options that scan faster and have easier to use fax options. April 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Should be easier to set up It is difficult to set up many of the features of this printer. To set up the unit on my WiFi network, II should have been able to turn it on, choose a WiFi network, enter the network password and go. Instead, I had to call tech support to figure out how to change the IP address, etc. The same was true for the "scan to folder" feature. The HP Utility doesn't have a "Browse" feature to pick the folder on my computer I wanted to download scans to. Instead, I had to enter the folder name with the entire path. If I entered a incorrect "/" or "\" the connection didn't work. Since the instructions are written for a PC rather than a Mac, there were no help to me. I am pretty tech saavy; so, if I had a hard time making all of the features work, I can imagine how difficult it would be for someone less technically oriented to install it. It was also very difficult to find anything of help on the HP web site since almost all of the help was written for a PC. The product does print great. If it weren't so hard to set up, I would have given it a 5 star rating. April 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Runs well but loud. Good features and easy to use, but loud when running in small office space. Wish there was a way it would keep track of copies or printed pages for specific clients/users. August 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Satisfied so far. Some initial condition problems were fixed w/ help of customer service. Website listed wrong wireless card -- resulting in delay and extra $80. Not sure customer service had adequate info on this product, resulting in long phone times. February 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by This product has great features Features perfect for MFP. I advise customers to purchase it for a great office use June 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mostly pros Everything about this printer is great. The only con that I would say is it is a little louder than I was expecting. May 17, 2013
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  1. [1] Wireless performance is dependent upon physical environment and distance from access point, and may be limited during active VPN connections.
  2. [2] Feature may require a firmware upgrade. To upgrade, go to hp.com/go/support
  3. [3] HP Auto Wireless Connect may not be available for all system configurations. Wireless performance is dependent upon physical environment and distance from access point. For information on compatibility, visit hp.com/go/autowirelessconnect
  4. [4] Printing speed measured using ISO/IEC 24734 and excludes first set of test documents. For more information, see hp.com/go/printerclaims. Exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software application, driver, and document complexity. First page out exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software program, document complexity, network, media width, media weight, environment, and job size.
  5. [5] Requires an Internet connection to the printer. Services may require registration. App availability varies by country, language, and agreements. For details, see hpconnected.com
  6. [6] HP LaserJet 255X Black Toner Cartridge not included; please purchase separately.
  7. [8] Local printing requires mobile device and printer to be on the same network or have a direct wireless connection to the printer. Wireless performance is dependent on physical environment and distance from access point. Wireless operations are compatible with 2.4 GHz operations only. Remote printing requires an Internet connection to an HP web-connected printer. App or software and HP ePrint account registration may also be required. Wireless broadband use requires separately purchased service contract for mobile devices. Check with service provider for coverage and availability in your area. See hp.com/go/mobileprinting for more details
  8. [9] Built-in wireless connectivity and HP Auto Wireless Connect are only available on the HP LaserJet Pro MFP M521dw.
  9. [10] HP Auto-On and Auto-Off Technology are subject to printer and settings. Instant-on Technology claim based on comparison with products that use traditional fusing. Instant-on Copy claim based on comparison with fluorescent tubes.
  10. [11] Program availability varies. Original HP cartridge return and recycling is currently available in more than 50 countries, territories and regions in Asia, Europe, and North and South America through the HP Planet Partners program. For more information, visit: hp.com/recycle
  11. [12] HP Web Jetadmin is free and can be downloaded at hp.com/go/webjetadmin
  12. [13] An FCC Class A emissions compliant device meets the less stringent (higher) levels of emissions allowed by the FCC for a product operation in a commercial environment. An FCC class A device cannot be marketed for use in a residential environment and an FCC class A device should not be purchased for use in a residential environment due to the increased risk of interference to radio communications.