Top positive review
One person found this helpful
on 5 May 2014
This printer was purchased to replace an HP Laserjet 1200, so it was a significant upgrade to color and duplex.
The HP M451dw is a bit large to be sitting on the desk, but I suppose that is the price of a duplex machine.
The wireless set-up was anything but simple and straight-forward.
Fortunately, the HP technician on the telephone was very good and very patient.
It took about 3 telephone sessions to download the appropriate driver and connect to all devices.
This is an excellent printer, but it is definitely not plug and play. For some strange reason, the driver had to be loaded onto each machine separately before the wireless set-up functioned correctly. HP lost a star because the CD that came with the printer included the wrong driver for a wireless set-up. The included driver was set for single-sided color printing...not clever for a duplex.
The printer, once installed, is very efficient and output is very good indeed.