Printer Review: HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw



The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw is a monster printing machine capable of satisfying the needs of any busy office.

This multifunction menace debuted in 2020 and is a hit with customers who have plunked down the approximately $500 it takes to own the HP LaserJet Pro M283fdw.

The HP Color LaserJet Pro M283fdw cranks out sharp 600x600 dpi prints at an impressive speed of 22 pages per minute.

Equipped with a 250 sheet paper tray that can handle both standard and legal-size media (8.5” x 11” and 8.5” x 14”) as well as a 50 sheet auto document feeder for scanning and copying, the HP MFP M283fdw can handle almost any business chore.

Made For Business

The MFP M283fdw includes a flatbed scanner that offers a 1200x1200 dpi resolution. This machine can produce up to 21 copies per minute — that’s fast!

The Color LaserJet Pro M283fdw comes with a 2.7-inch color touchscreen, ethernet, and USB connections.

But where the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw shines is its wireless printing and scanning features.

The Laser Jet Pro MFP M283fdw is an all-in-one unit for printing, copying, faxing, and scanning documents that also features HP ePrint, Apple AirPrint, and Mopria mobile printing apps.

With a maximum monthly duty cycle of 40,000 pages and a recommended monthly volume of up to 2,500 pages, the Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw gets the job done for many a robust office.

The HP Color LaserJet Pro M283fdw wireless all-in-one laser printer is EPEAT SILVER and Energy Star qualified and gets high marks for its energy efficiency, according to the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw manual. (Download the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw user manual here.)

Check out the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw full specs.

You can use the M283fdw with any PC running Windows 7 or higher with 2 GB of hard disk space and an Intel, Pentium IIl Celeron, or 233 MHz compatible processor.

To connect the Laserjet M283fdw to a Mac you will need OS 10.12 (Sierra) or higher and 200 MB of hard disk space.

What HP Laserjet M283fdw Owners Say

Owner feedback on the HP Color Laserjet Pro MFP M283fdw printer has been mostly positive, with an average rating of 4.4 out of five stars among buyers at Amazon, HP, Office Depot, and other stores.

Aside from a few random complaints about the HP M283fdw’s weight (hey, no printer shaming!) and the noise of its cooling fans, the HP M283fdw printer gets high marks as an all-in-one office printer.

Comparing HP M283fdw vs M479fdw — the M283fdw’s “big brother” — shows the M479fdw’s expanded paper tray capabilities and ability to scan both sides of a document (Duplex scanning).

Essentially, the M479fdw does everything the M283fdw does, only on a bigger scale.

Finding M283fdw Toner

You’re going to want to stock your HP LaserJet Pro M283fdw with genuine HP Color Laserjet Pro MFP M283fdw toner cartridges. Toner Buzz will get you genuine HP toner for your MFP M283fdw at the lowest price you’ll find anywhere.

Find your HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw Toner here ➜

The HP Color LaserJet Pro M283fdw uses an HP 206 toner cartridge set.

The HP 206a is a standard capacity set of four toner cartridges — W2110A (black), W2111A (cyan), W2112A (yellow), and W2113A (magenta) — that delivers a page yield of 1,350 black and 1,250 color pages.

The HP 206x is a high-yield set of four toner cartridges — W2110X (black), W2111X (cyan), W2112X (yellow), and W2113X (magenta) — that delivers a page yield of 3,150 black and 2,450 color pages.

Learn more about the differences between standard and high-yield toner cartridges here.

LaserJet Pro M283fdw: Pros vs. Cons

➜ Pros

  • Fast prints (22 pages per minute in both BW and color)
  • Solid multifunction machine (copy, scan, fax, print)
  • 600x600 dpi resolution
  • Roomy 2.7” color touchscreen
  • Simple set-up
  • Wireless printing and scanning capabilities
  • Energy-efficient and eco-friendly (EPEAT SILVER and Energy Star certified)
  • High monthly duty cycle and recommended monthly volume
  • Compatible with mobile printing apps like HP ePrint, Apple AirPrint, and Mopria
  • Automatic document feeder (ADF) can handle up to 50 sheets

➜ Cons

  • Big footprint (16.7" x 18.7"x13.3" and 41 lbs)
  • No optional second paper tray
  • Color match on some scans/copies is not 100% accurate
  • Can be noisy during operation
  • Limited paper handling capacity (250 sheet tray and no optional second tray)
  • Duplex scanning is not available
  • Replacement toner cartridges can be expensive

Overall, the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw is a reliable and efficient all-in-one printer that can meet the needs of a busy office. However, its larger size and limited paper handling may be a drawback for some users.

Additionally, while the printer produces high-quality prints, some users may find that the color accuracy is not always perfect.

Getting The Best From Your LaserJet Pro M283fdw

Make sure your HP Color LaserJet Pro M283fdw driver is up to date. Download the latest HP Color LaserJet MFP M283fdw driver here!

Get the most out of your HP Color LaserJet Pro M283fdw — keep your printer clean and store your toner cartridges properly.

Toner Buzz only sells original, genuine HP Color LaserJet Pro M283fdw toner manufactured by HP that comes to you in the original, unopened box.

Sticking with genuine HP LaserJet Pro M283fdw toner means you will get more accurate color prints, higher page yields, and no risk of malfunction from your M283fdw printer.

Additionally, to get the best performance out of your LaserJet Pro M283fdw, make sure to regularly clean the printer's interior and exterior, as dust and debris can accumulate and affect print quality over time. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning and maintenance.

Another tip is to use high-quality paper that is compatible with your printer. Low-quality paper can cause jams and affect the overall print quality.

Finally, consider using the printer's energy-saving features, such as sleep mode, to reduce energy consumption and save money on electricity bills.

Using genuine HP MFP M283fdw toner cartridges will yield:

  • Superior text and image quality that lasts longer over time without fading
  • More accurate coloring
  • Higher page yields
  • No risk of malfunctioning

Rob Errera

Rob Errera

Rob Errera is an award-winning journalist embedded in the world of printers and printing supplies. Rob has nearly two decades of experience writing about cutting edge technology, business trends, and the ever-evolving industry of printing.

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