HP LaserJet Enterprise M630 Series Review

Good: Flexible paper-handling, Sure Start security feature, choices of high-yield and extra-high-yield toner cartridges.
Bad: Wireless connectivity is only optional; not intended for offices with low-volume printing needs.
Bottom Line: Scalable series of black-and-white MFPs with strong features and low operating costs.
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HP
LJ Enter. M630 Series
$2,800-$4,300
Large, Enterprise
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55ppm-75ppm
Not applicable
1.2GHz
1.5GB (printer)

Product Overview

The new LaserJet Enterprise MFP M630 Series joins its single-function siblings in HP’s lineup of devices targeted to larger offices. There are five single-function monochrome printers grouped in three smaller series: the M631, the M632 and M632. All of these devices range in speed from 55ppm to 75ppm and includes a 1.2GHz processor and 1.5MB of standard printer memory.

All devices offer standard printing, copying and scanning features. Some devices include standard faxing.

There are two devices in the M631 series: the LaserJet Enterprise Flow MFP M631h ($2,800) and the LaserJet Enterprise MFP M631z ($4,300). Both devices print at up to 55ppm, has a first-page-out time of 5.3 seconds and include an 8″ intuitive color touchscreen. The M631z includes standard faxing and wireless connectivity, as well as a set of three 550-sheet trays.

The M632 series include two devices: the M632h ($2,700) and the M632fht ($3,500). These printers can print at up to 65ppm, has a first-page-out time of 5.3 seconds and include an 8″ intuitive color touchscreen. The M632fht includes standard faxing, as well as an 550-sheet paper feeder.

And finally, there is the M633fh ($3,300). It prints at up to 75ppm, has a first-page-out time of 5.3 seconds and include an 8″ intuitive color touchscreen.

More details on these printers is in our Features section below.

The LaserJet Enterprise MFP M630 Series is a good buy for larger offices looking for a high-volume multifunctionality without color output.

Features

All five printers include PCL and PostScript printing language. USB and Ethernet connectivity is standard, while wireless is optional. Direct mobile printing is optional (except for the M631z, which has standard embedded Wi-Fi Direct). Users can download the HP ePrint, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print and Mopria-certified apps. Maximum memory is 2.5GB.

All printers include a standard 550-sheet tray, a 100-sheet multipurpose tray and a 150-sheet automatic document feeder. Optional paper handling features differ based on the configuration purchased. The M631h, M632h and M633fh offers of up to four 550-sheet trays, a 550-sheet paper feeder with stand and cabinet, three 550-sheet paper trays with stand and a 550-sheet plus 2,100-sheet high-capacity feeder as options. The 550-sheet and 2,100-sheet feeder is standard on the M631z.

A 500-sheet output bin is standard. Automatic duplexing is supported. There is a three-bin stapler/stacker available on the M631z only.

The scanning function includes scan-to-email, scan-to-network, scan-to-USB, and scan-to-Sharepoint. Acceptable file formats include PDF, JPEG and TIFF, to name a few.  Additional scanning features include automatic color detection, blank page removal and automatic page orientation.

The faxing function includes a 33.6kbps modem with JBIG compression. Fax memory is 500 pages. Fax forwarding and Internet fax is supported.

The M630 Series ship with a 11,000-page toner cartridge. HP also offers optional high-yield and extra-high-yield cartridges. We’ve calculated the cost per page of the extra-high-yield cartridge (41,000 pages) as less than one cent. That is very remarkable, especially for a device that produces high-volume printing.

And finally, we’d like to note the HP Sure Start security feature that helps prevent any viruses, malware or other attacks. With the Sure Start feature, a printer can self-detect an attempted attack and if such an attack occurs, will reboot itself and send a notification to the IT administrator.

  • Automatic Document Feeder?
  • Duplexing?
  • Ethernet Connectivity?
  • Wireless Connectivity?
  • Mobile Printing/Scanning?
  • Finishers?

Shortcomings

Wireless connectivity is only available as an option and not standard. Also, these printers are not intended for offices with low-volume printing needs.

About

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has a motto of “engineering experience that amaze” and “reinventing everything”. It also believes in helping make people’s lives easier in work and play. It has a strong office equipment portfolio that not only includes printers, scanners and all-in-ones, but also desktop and laptop computers, tablets and business solutions. It also sells document management software, such as HP TeleForm and HP LiquidOffice.

HP’s products are typically sold on its site as well as in stores, such as Office Depot, Best Buy and Staples.

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