OFFICE COPIER REVIEWS | 4 MIN READ
If you're looking for an honest review of the HP LaserJet Enterprise M725dn, then keeping reading. The M725dn is known for its high reliability and
"flawless" durability performance.
If you are looking for how this machine stacks up against other in its class, feel free to check out our Top 10 Office Copiers for Small Businesses.
Like all of our machine reviews, we rely on the unbiased knowledge of our friends at Keypoint Intelligence (formerly Buyer's Lab). As an independent research firm, the data they provide the multifunction printer industry is invaluable and honest.
So, as one of the largest HP providers in the southeastern US, why would we want to list the good and the bad about a machine we sell? At Standard Office Systems, we are committed to offering customers an unbiased point-of-view on the machine's we sell.
We have found that when customers go into a buying decision with as much information as we possible (even the bad), they prove to be much more satisfied over time. Plus, we understand that no machine is perfect, and if someone is making you believe that such a machine exists, run!
HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M725dn
Market Entry: May 2013
Speed: 40 ppm
Dimensions: 24" x 24.2" x 25.6"
If your small to mid-size office workgroup has a need for ledger sized outputs, but is on a budget, then this HP is a great choice. Buyer's Lab rates this machine consistently strong across the board and is at a reasonable price point when compared to similar models.
- Highly reliable with near-flawless performance durability
- Seamless integration of products and solutions designed by HP or third-parties make this a versatile device
- Supports printing from various mobile devices and offers "Green" features that assist in cutting down on waste
- Higher supplies cost per page
- Slow first-copy times
- Slow scan speeds and lower paper capacity verse average models
Consider Copier Service
It would be no surprise to us if you were already considering copier service. For some, however, they feel like they can save some money by maintaining their machine alone. Usually, this the thought process of smaller organizations that do less printing.
It's important to note that even if your volume is lower, you should still consider a service agreement. Much like a car that sits for long periods of time, if a copier site idle for too long, things like parts and toner can can freeze up and not work properly.
Routine maintenance is important because you avoid more costly repairs as a result of neglect. Additionally, if you work through a dealer, you may be able to enroll in an auto-toner replenishment program. This is great for busy office or IT manager who are responsible for keeping toner supplies current.
Dealers are also capable of offering toner at lower costs do to their significant purchasing power with manufacturers - a benefit not afforded to consumers purchasing from a big box retailer or online.
Is the 'who' that important?
Most importantly, who your service provider is critical. Reading reviews and purchasing the device with the highest rating is great!
But it will do you little good if the service and support provided is from a dealer with a less than stellar reputation. Not all providers are created equally and you may be surprised to find out that working directly with the copier manufacturer isn't as much of an advantage as you may think.
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At the end of the day, average service will take an otherwise exceptional machine and make it - - well, average. The inverse of that is also true, as we have seen machines with B+ reputations become A+ machines due to the value a great service provider can offer.
Before starting a conversation with a copier dealer, make sure you understand how to select the best copier dealer in your area. Do your homework to ensure that you're not only getting the best machine, but the best service to compliment it.
Posted by Bernie Schom
Bernie Schom is the Vice President of Sales at Standard Office Systems and has been in the copier and printer industry for over three decades.