HP LaserJet M603dn vs. Dell 5330dn face off

Monday, January 23rd, 2012 | HP Toner

Thinking of buying an enterprise / workgroup printer? We recently received a printer comparison comparing the HP LaserJet 600 M603dn to the Dell 5330dn. We are big fans of HP printers. Why? They are the most reliable printers made.

I’ve posted HP’s comparison below. The one thing I don’t get is HP is comparing a $1,649 HP printer to a $1,099 Dell printer. Note the Dell printer is essentially a Lexmark T650 printer.  I’d add two more bullets to the list 1)  the HP printer costs 50% more than the Dell printer, 2) MICR toner isn’t readily available for the Dell 5230n, while we stock MICR Toner cartridges for the HP M603dn.

HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 M603dn List Price $1,649

HP LaserJet 600 M603dn

HP LaserJet 600 M603dn

  1. HP innovations make it easy to reduce energy use and print from mobile devices. Leading solutions make printer management easy.
  2. Cut energy use as much as 45%, compared to a majority of competing laser printers.* Save even more energy with HP Auto-On/Auto-Off Technology,
  3. Hardware integration pocket integrates and protects third-party security card solutions
  4. HP ePrint enables printing from mobile devices
  5. Print bold, crisp text and sharp images with HP FastRes 1200 and HP original toner
  6. Control costs and manage IT resources with best-in-class HP Web Jetadmin and leading HP Universal Print Driver; apply custom energy-saving options using the HP EcoSMART Console (may need firmware upgrade)


Dell 5330dn List Price $1,099  Dell 5230dn

  1. Designed for less robust environments with lower print speed and consumes 55% more energy
  2. The Dell 5330dn has a 24%  slower black print speed than HP (50ppm vs. 62ppm)
  3. The Dell 5330dn has an 83% slower first-page-out time from energy-saving mode than HP – 25.7 seconds vs. only 14 seconds – HP can warm up and print up to 12 pages before Dell can even finish warming up
  4. Consumes 55% more energy annually than HP (339.3 kWh vs. 218.7kWh)
  5. The Dell printer does not support walk-up USB
  6. The Dell printer has lower maximum toner capacity than HP (20,000 pages vs. 24,000 pages)
  7. The Dell 3330dn has 11% less maximum input capacity than HP (3,200 vs. 3,600 sheets)
  8. The Dell 5330dn has a 10% lower monthly duty cycle than HP (250K pages vs. 275K pages)

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