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HP LaserJet Pro M501dn

  • Print only
  • Print speed letter: Up to 45 ppm (black)
  • Auto duplex printing; 2 paper trays (standard); Uses toner with JetIntelligence
  • FCC Class A emissions - for use in commercial environments, not residential environments
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HP LaserJet Pro M501dn is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 59.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by A.R. from Owner Good printing speed and functionality.
Date published: 2023-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by "Control" from Too new to rate Too new to rate. Only 20 pages printed. OK so far.
Date published: 2023-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by LNBl from Super-fast printer! Super-fast printing. Printing on both sides is really fast! But a bit loud when printing. Love that the paper tray holds 550 sheets so have to refill paper less frequently.
Date published: 2023-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by TSSSS from Speedy print So fast!! I didn't realize how slow the old one was
Date published: 2023-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Henry F from HP Laser Jet Pro M501dn It appears to be a very good printer. It is better than my previous printer.
Date published: 2023-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by JIM F1 from M501DN WORKHORSE FAST, THELCT IS GREAT
Date published: 2023-02-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by CCCR from Web printing sucks, I want to return this printer I cannot enable web services and I reached out multiple times for support to no avail. I would like to return this printer because the only reason I bought it was so I could print orders in the office from home.
Date published: 2023-01-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by esjya from HP LaserJet Pro M501dn tray 2 lift issues. I've had this printer (M501DN) for 4-years, very light usage. Used 1st year maybe 20pages /month, then occasionally after that. Paper tray 2 lift issues started to occur sporadically and had to use manual paper tray. This soon turned into a paper tray 2 completely unusable. Repair tech suggested a new printer since repairs would probable cost almost as much. Not what I expected from a above basic printer.
Date published: 2023-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from BUENA OPCION BUEN EQUIPO Y DESEMPEÑO
Date published: 2022-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by DorrieL from Recommended Pros: Works great. Fast. Big paper tray. Fantastic upgrade from M404. Large toner will yield 18,000 copies. Cons: Expensive. Toner is very expensive.
Date published: 2022-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by FaithfulHPOwner from Just Another Great LaserJet This printer is a replacement for a Laserjet Enterprise M506X. It is practically the same printer, which works for me. So far, the only problem I've had with this printer is that sometimes it takes a very long time to process and print the document, each page taking a lot of processing time. Once it does get going on a print job, it prints much like the old 506, which is good for me in my office setting. All done and said, this is a another great LaserJet from HP. I've tried other brands in the past, but for great, reliable black & white printing there is nothing like a LaserJet for quality, reliable office document printing.
Date published: 2022-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Luissiem from Recomiendo Exelente , rapida y la instalación muy fácil. Trabaja en red
Date published: 2022-09-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anmol from Speed is inconsistent and product not reliable Printing speed is inconsistent. Sometimes fast and sometime slow.
Date published: 2021-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by CynthiaM from Slow Printing It's a great printer, but it is slower than expected. I was looking for a comparable printer to our old HP 4550 printers. I was told that this printer was basically the new version, but it definitely doesn't print as fast as the 4550, which is what we really were looking for. So a little disappointed.
Date published: 2021-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by JonK from Very Fast Very please with the speed and ease of use. This replaced an aging HP printer and has continued to provide the same quick printing needed.
Date published: 2021-03-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by Richard456 from I purchased this printer fro may son because of its high rating on Consumer Reports, but primarily because it was supposed to be an "AirPrint" device for Apple products. I have two Epson printers that are AirPrint printers that require no wired connection to the device. Turns out that this device will only work with a wired connection to the computer. My son loves the print quality, but because of space constraints, has to have the printer in another room so he has to bring his computer to the printer to print. It has no wireless card at all. While this is an inexpensive HP printer, it is an expensive home laser printer so I was expecting more from HP.
Date published: 2021-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by dlevo1 from Perfect printer for small business So very pleased with our recent purchase. Very easy to install and use. Had one issue to resolve with printing labels and received excellent support to adjust the speed and print perfect labels on thicker material.
Date published: 2021-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by PDSm from M501dn does the job! This was a replacement for a worn-out ten year old HP 3015dn laser printer, which was a workhorse. The M501dn five months ago and seems to be of equal quality. It does the job!
Date published: 2021-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elena55 from I am an HP LazerJet fan since early 1990's. This is my third HP LazerJet in almost 30 yeras! Two previous printers were reliable and long lasting, served me well. I love the new one and hope it is as reliable as my 2 previous HP LazerJets.
Date published: 2020-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArnoldNewKen from Clean replacement Purchased LaserJet Pro M501dn to replace 10yrold workhorse HP Laser P3015 networked which printed over 335K pages. Initial reaction was this is more than satisfactory for footprint, quality, speed, ease of install
Date published: 2020-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by K300300 from Awesome Works great!! I love this printer it has so many features. Specially duplexing.
Date published: 2020-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by wizard99 from A real workhorse i am quite satified the printing rate is great and it is a real work horse with regards to volume
Date published: 2020-02-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lisa B from M501dn Lasterjet Pro I really like this printer; I had an older HP printer that I was reluctant to give up but it finally broke down. I called HP, told them what model I had and asked for a similar printer. The salesman told me the comparable printer and in 10 minutes the deal was done. The printer arrived about a week later. It was easy to hook up to my network system and I was surprised how much better this printer was than my old HP. It prints really fast with great quality. I should not have waited as long as I did to replace my old HP.
Date published: 2019-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by TiredHands from Great printer for the price. Bought to replace a LJ 4050. Just as fast and a fraction of the size.
Date published: 2019-09-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by Amber Ee from This printer has mostly worked for two years printing correctly large .pdf document files (many over 175 pages) that contain both letter and legal sized pages (the printer switching from letter to legal and back to letter again, letter from the bottom tray, legal from the top tray). Then this year the printer randomly started to print bizarre ASCII characters during the printing of many documents. I updated to the latest HP printer drivers. I have Windows 10. The printer printed a few document files out correctly and then it started printing the same random ASCII characters on subsequent files. I have collected a stack about a foot high of papers that the printer printed random ASCII characters on. I have been able to print out some of these document files by printing the pages out in groups of five pages, and quickly stopping the printer when the printer starts to print the random ASCII characters. One time it took me an hour and a half to print out a 200 page document file. I have used both Acrobat Reader as well as Foxit Reader to print the documents from, and the problem occurs equally with both pieces of software. I work as a notary and signing agent and it is common for me to print out 400 pages for a signing appointment. These printing problems are causing me to loose income.
Date published: 2019-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jose Manuel from Eficaz y silenciosa Eficaz y silenciosa
Date published: 2019-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by BobbieIr from An Oldie but a Goodie! We have had several of this printers and they last at least 5 years in a dirty shop! Inexpensive and great find
Date published: 2019-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Swim from Good printer HP still makes the best printers even if they are made in China.
Date published: 2019-01-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by IFPTE21 from Poor Support - Email to printer does not work I bought this brand new, followed all directions to a 'T' but the email address HP provided does not work and bounces back saying HP.COM security settings do not allow delivery. The printer operates Ok but these extra features are not usable.
Date published: 2018-12-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by Linda from Its ok I've owned this printer for about a day and its already jammed 3 times. It jams very easily when legal sized paper or label paper is placed in the tray, very irritating. The manual feed grabs the paper too fast and then it jams Other than that its an ok printer.
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by Paul123456 from Misleading "Auto duplex printing" feature The third bullet point says "Auto duplex printing", but it is not, it is manual. It prints out the first set of pages which you have to put face down in tray one then it prints the other side. That is not "Auto duplex printing", it is manual printing. And that is a misleading feature.
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by TonyCPA from Not like previous HP printers. Don't buy Bought two model M501 to replace two other HP printers, models 4200 and 3015. These weigh half as much which tells you something. Why I wouldn't buy again is they don't print landscape. Checked everywhere on the net and these is not a practical fix. Emailed HP but have never had a response. Have used heavy duty HP printers for the last 25 years and this shortcoming is absolutely unbelievable for any printer company to allow a product out without testing or without contacting a customer immediately with an update. Feel like they are a waste of money.
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dozerdog from Recommend We are four reams in to our new printer (installed less than two weeks ago) and performance has been perfect. We needed a workhorse and it looks like we chose wisely.
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aerin from Perfect for my purposes As a self-employed writer, editor, desktop publisher, and writing teacher, I need a B&W laser printer for printing large quantities of drafts, and I hate having to add paper to the tray. When my workhorse LaserJet 4050 finally became unusable, I was afraid I wouldn't be able to find a B&W laser printer with a large tray at a reasonable price. I went with the M501, even though it's overkill for the quantity I print, because a 550-sheet tray came standard. It's also super fast. I occasionally need to print 2-sided, and the auto-duplexing is fabulous — wish I'd gotten that years ago. The footprint is exactly the same as the 4050, and it's not even as tall. I love the printer, but I knocked a point off of performance for a couple minor annoyances -- every so often, the printer thinks it's out of paper when it's not (something the 4050 never, ever did), and I have to open and close the tray. I also find it harder to load paper. And when I use the auto-duplexing, pages sometimes push other pages out of the output tray. I finally figured out that a little plastic piece that flips up at the end of the output tray is (I guess) intended to keep the pages in the tray, but that piece is not identified in the drawings of the printer and not mentioned anywhere in the manual I downloaded (since, of course, nothing comes with a manual anymore). (There's at least one other part on the printer that is not identified anywhere, and even though I apparently don't need to do anything with it, it still drives me nuts not knowing what it is or does.)
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by DNHF from appreciate the speed, the print quality One complaint is that it does not handle legal length paper which is a problem for many documents. My fault as I never specified that feature when consulting your people to recommend a printer. Other than that, I have to say I am well pleased, especially relieved that now after years of never printing a single sheet using color had always to buy and replace color cartridges in the thieving inkjet printers.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by chascsw from Solid printer - exceptional value. If you're looking for a solid performing, black and white printer - this is it. It's easy to set up and all of our machines recognized it on the network. We have a mixed environment with PC's and Macs - no issues at all.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by FncCIO from Excellent printer. Fastest time to first page. One of the quickest printers I've ever seen. Not the fastest in pages per minute, but the quickest to spit out the first page. Lovely. Low cost per page, easy maintenance, reliable. Built from thin plastic, that's the only downside.
Date published: 2017-05-31
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Is there an envelope feeder available for this model? If not, would an HPM604 envelope feeder fit this model?

Asked by: krissy379
Hello Krissy and thank you for your question! Unfortunately, this HP LaserJet Pro M501dn will not be compatible with an envelope feeder.
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-05-27

This is very important - Can I print a single shipping label (4 X 5) in the feeder tray? It is our company's labels. I think I also read where I can print envelopes from the printer feeder tray.

Asked by: Wendy-LVW CPA PC
Hello Wendy and thank you for your question! Yes, this HP LaserJet Pro M501dn is compatible with: Tray 1: 4 x 6 in, 5 x 8 in, Letter, Legal, Executive, Oficio 8.5 x 13 in, Envelope No. 10, Monarch, Custom. Tray 1 is your feeder tray. This will be compatible with 4" by 5" shipping labels.
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-02-15

what is the number to order the extra 500 sheet paper tray for the Laser Jet Pro M501dn printer???

Asked by: llph
Thank you for your question! The extra paper tray for this HP LaserJet Pro M501dn is the F2A72A. That tray is available at this link:
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-05-27

Does it work with server versions 2019 & 2022?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this HP LaserJet Pro M501dn will be compatible with Windows Server 2019.
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-05-06

Can this printer connect to my WiFi network?

Asked by: wifi-wify
Hello. Thanks for your question. This HP LaserJet Pro M501dn printer does not have wireless capabilities. You can connect this printer to your router with the Ethernet cable. You also have the option to add the HP Jetdirect 3100w BLE/NFC/Wireless Accessory, 3JN69A, to make the printer wireless.
Answered by: HP Live Expert Cheri
Date published: 2023-05-27

What is the difference between a M501dn and a M507dn?

Asked by: Reware
For product comparisons, it is recommended to open a chat with an HP Live Expert. You can open a chat by clicking the chat icon on the bottom right corner of this product page. The HP Live Expert can assist with choosing the perfect solution for your request and needs.
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-05-27


Asked by: GOLFWIZ
Hello. Thanks for your question. You can change the printing default to one-sided. For Windows: The easiest way to get to the "Printer Preferences" is through the printer and scanner settings. From the start menu, type printer, and scanner settings. Once you get there, look for your printer. Click on it. Then Manage. Then, printer preferences. Go to "Print on Both Sides" and toggle to "None". Finally, select Apply. For Mac: If you need further assistance, we recommend reaching out to HP Support:
Answered by: HP Live Expert Cheri
Date published: 2023-05-27

Is it compatibility with Mac OS VENTURA 13.1 support

Asked by: E3war3
Hello. Thanks for your question. Yes, this HP LaserJet Pro M501dn printer is compatible with macOS Ventura, 13.1
Answered by: HP Live Expert Cheri
Date published: 2023-05-09
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