HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 Color M551n Printer, 33 ppm Print Speed, Up to 1200x1200dpi Resolution, 1GB Memory, USB 2.0

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The HP 500 M551n is a swift and efficient LaserJet Enterprise Color Printer that can print fast, making the workflow smoother and the workload smaller. The HP 500 M551n LaserJet Enterprise Color Printer can print with up to 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution. The unit prints very fast at a speed of up to 33 ppm. The unit is also network-ready, meaning it can be easily controlled by computers connected to the same network as the printer. The HP 500 M551n LaserJet Enterprise Color Printer has a 800MHz processor and a 1GB memory that ensures seamless print operations and tasks queuing.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to set up (3)

HP 500 Features

  • Hardware Integration Pocket for solution integration
  • Walk-up USB port
  • 4-line graphical color display
  • Front door allows convenient access to four, all-in-one HP toner cartridges
  • Built-in automatic two-sided printing
  • 100-sheet multipurpose tray 1 handles heavy custom media up to 58 lb bond
  • On/Off button
  • 500-sheet input tray (optional second 500-sheet tray for a 1,100-sheet total input capacity)
  • Slot for a cable-type security lock
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 printing port
  • HP Jetdirect Gigabit Ethernet embedded print server
  • 1024MB total memory and an 800 MHz processor quickly handle complex print jobs
  • Two internal host USB 2.0-type ports for 3rd party solutions

HP 500 Specifications

Print speed
Color and Black: Up to 33 ppm letter (up to 32 ppm A4)
First page out
Color and Black (A4, ready): As fast as 11 sec
ePrint Capability
Print Resolution
Black (best): Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi; Black (normal): Up to 600 x 600 dpi; Color (best): Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
Print Technology
Control panel
4-line graphical color display, 3 lights (Attention, Data, Ready), 7 buttons (Help, Menu, OK, Stop, Back, Down, Up)
Type: ARM Cortex-A8; Speed: 800 MHz
1GB (1024MB)
4-line LCD (color graphics)
Durability Ratings
Duty cycle: Up to 75,000 pages (A4/letter); Recommended monthly page volume: 1,500 to 5,000 pages
Paper Input
100-sheet multipurpose tray, 500-sheet input tray 2
Paper Output
250-sheet output bin
Duplex Print Options
Manual (driver support provided)
Media Types
Paper (plain, light, bond, recycled, mid-weight, heavy, mid-weight glossy, heavy glossy, extra heavy, extra heavy glossy, cardstock, card glossy) color transparency, labels, letterhead, envelope, preprinted, prepunched, colored, rough, opaque film, user-defined
Media Sizes
Tray 1: 3 x 5 to 8.5 x 14 in; Tray 2: 4.0 x 5.85 to 8.5 x 11.69 in
Media Weight
Tray 1: 16 to 58 lb (plain); 28 to 58 lb (glossy); Tray 2: 16 to 43 lb (plain paper); 28 to 58 lb (glossy paper)
1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Host port; 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Device port; 1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-TX network port; 2 internal USB Host ports
HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5c (HP PCL 5c driver available from the Web only), HP postscript level 3 emulation, native PDF printing (v 1.4)
Network Capabilities
Via HP Jetdirect 10/100/1000Base-TX Ethernet embedded print server (standard); 802.3az (EEE); IPsec (standard), 802.11b/g/n wireless networking (optional)
105 internal TrueType fonts scalable in HP PCL, 92 internal scalable fonts in HP postscript Level 3 emulation (Euro symbol built-in); 1 internal Unicode Fonts (Andale Mono World Type); 2 Internal Windows Vista 8 Fonts (Calibri, Cambria); additional font solutions available via third-party flash memory cards; HP LaserJet Fonts and IPDS Emulation
Network Protocols
IPv4/IPv6: Apple Bonjour Compatible (Mac OS 10.2.4 or higher), SNMPv1/v2c/v3, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, TFTP, Port 9100, LPD, WS Discovery, IPP, Secure-IPP, IPsec/Firewall; IPv6: DHCPv6, MLDv1, ICMPv6; IPv4: Auto-IP, SLP, Telnet, IGMPv2, BOOTP/DHCP, WINS, IP Direct Mode, WS Print; Other: NetWare NDS, Bindery, NDPS, ePrint
Management security: SNMPv3, SSL/TLS, 802.1X authentication (EAP- PEAP, EAP-TLS), IPP over TLS, IPsec/Firewall with Certificate, Pre-Shared Key Authentication and Kerberos Authentication; Support for WJA-10 IPsec Configuration using IPsec Plug-in
System Requirements
PC: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP2 or higher), Windows Server 2003 (SP1 or higher), Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2; 200MB available hard disk space
Mac: Mac OS X v10.5, 10.6; 150MB available hard disk space
Temperature range
Operating: 10 to 30 Deg. C (50 to 81 Deg. F)
Recommended: 15 to 27 Deg. C (59 to 80.6 Deg. F)
Storage: 0 to 35 Deg. C (32 to 95 Deg. F)
Humidity range
Operating: 10 to 70% RH
Recommended: 20 to 60% RH
Non-operating: 10 to 90% RH
Sound power emissions
Active, Print: 6.6 B(A), Idle/Ready: 4.4 B(A)
Sound pressure (bystander position)
Active, Print: 52 dB(A), Idle/Ready: 30 dB(A)
Power supply required
Input voltage: 115 to 127 VAC (+/- 10%), 60 Hz (+/- 2 Hz), 12 A; 220 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50 Hz (+/- 2 Hz), 6 A
Power consumption
605 watts (printing), 51 watts (ready), 6.9 watts (sleep), 0.3 watts (off)
Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC)
4.053 kWh/Week
Dimensions (W x D x H)
20.2 x 19.3 x 15.2" (514 x 491 x 385 mm)
With Print Cartridges: 74.8 lbs (34 kg)

HP 500 Reviews

Reviewed by 3 customers


Very nice Enterprise laser


from Boston, Alaskachusetts  -  Heavy Duty User

I bought this to replace an old Xerox Phaser 7300DN when it finally died. After careful consideration, I decided we no longer needed a tabloid size printer and decided on this M551dn. I plugged it in, set it up, networked it into our system and dtarted printing in about 25 minutes. We had a problem right away but a simple "Color Alignment Calibration" solved it... it's been running fine ever since. Also, a "Well Done" to Adorama for the quick, effortless sale and shipping!


Have 2 so far in use at office - Awesome


from Tampabay, FL  -  Heavy Duty User

Well, so far, the first two we have are working perfectly. They can handle any printing task you throw at them. They have a 500 Sheet Tray STANDARD (so you can put in the whole ream of paper, smaller trays are so annoying) and they are much quicker than any of the other HP Lasers we have around the office. Double-sided is no issue, and works like a charm. The only thing I can say is that if you print on cheap paper, your output will look like you printed it on cheap paper. Better bonds work wonders (smoother faces on the paper make it look much better), and the glossy laser photo paper makes photo prints look awesome compared to any other laser I have ever worked with (HP, Brother, Xerox, Samsung, and Lexmark). The one thing the printer lacks is WiFi, so if you are looking for that, it's not here. Toner prices are inline with everything else, and the cartridges that come with the printer are FULL cartridges, not the startup ones some printers come with. Haven't had the chance to use refilled cartridges yet (and probably won't for a couple of months, the carts hold a lot of toner), but have talked with others that have and they have seen no issues. HP has a real winner on their hands with the 500 series!


excellent color printer


from Tyler, Texas  -  Quality Oriented

We use this printer for a small church to make the bulletins for each Sunday. Outstanding quality and easy to use even for a beginner.


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kathy H  Does this printer print 11 x 17?
THOMAS S  Maximum Paper Size 8 1/2" x 14"
Shopper  Is this new or refurbished?
Shopper  Can you buy an extended warranty for this printer?
JERRY B  yes square trade will offer one, however due to the cost of the toner cartridges it is cheaper to buy a new printer with the cartridges in them than replace the cartridges.....making a warranty useless.
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