HP TopShot LaserJet Pro M275 review

Is this innovative laser printer the next big thing or a solution looking for a problem?

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HP TopShot LaserJet Pro M275

HP's exciting new laser printer takes a new look at digital imaging, replacing the flatbed scanner with a digital camera mounted on an arm raised above the scanning tray to take pictures of 3D objects as well as flat pages.

The HP TopShot LaserJet Pro M275's innovative new TopShot technology cuts out glare and shadows, making it easy to take good pictures of small items. But is it a solution looking for a problem?

We liked

The MFD's TopShot technology is definitely innovative, and is a very quick and convenient way of taking digital photographs of small items. By taking six shots and combining them into a composite image, you get a very good photo, with few shadows and reflective glares.

The HP TopShot LaserJet Pro M275's small footprint is welcome, as is the small step up in quality from its predecessor.

We disliked

The TopShot digital camera approach is great for 3D objects, but isn't as good as a traditional flatbed scanner for regular scanning work such as flat pages. Scanning from books can be awkward, because pages tend to arch near the spine.

As a laser printer, it's good, but not great. It's not very cheap to run. Limited paper capacity and slow print speeds make it ill-suited for use as a shared office printer.

Final verdict

For all its innovation, the HP TopShot LaserJet Pro M275 is ultimately a niche product.

If you only rarely scan or photocopy flat pages, but regularly take photos of small items for uploading to eBay or emailing to friends and professional contacts, its original approach to image capture might prove welcome.

But we suspect most users would be better served by a regular MFD with a flatbed scanner, and a handheld digital camera for photography.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLaser Multifunction Printer
Green CompliantYes
Wireless LANYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Standard Input Media Capacity150 sheets
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet
Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm)17
Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm)4
Maximum Mono Copy Speed (cpm)17
Maximum Color Copy Speed (cpm)4
Product FamilyLaserJet Pro
Maximum Print Resolution600 x 600 dpi
Brand NameHP
Form FactorDesktop
Print ColourColour
Duplex PrintingManual
Media SizeLetter, Legal, Executive, Envelope No. 10, Monarch Envelope, Custom Size, A4, A5, A6, B5, B5 (JIS), DL Envelope, C5 Envelope, B5 Envelope, Double Postcard, Letter - 215.90 mm x 279.40 mm, Legal - 215.90 mm x 355.60 mm, Executive - 184.15 mm x 266.70 mm, 101.60 mm x 152.40 mm, 127 mm x 203.20 mm, 215.90 mm x 330.20 mm, A4 - 210 mm x 297 mm, A5 - 148 mm x 210 mm, A6 - 105 mm x 148 mm, B5 - 176 mm x 250 mm, DL Envelope - 110 mm x 220 mm
Multifunction DevicesCopier/Printer/Scanner
Duty Cycle20000 pages per month
Recommended UsePlain Paper Print
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR, RoHS
Copy ColorColour
Scan ColorColour
Maximum Copy Resolution600 x 600 dpi
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed1
Number of Input Trays Supported1
Maximum Input Media Capacity150 sheets
Country of OriginChina
Height270 mm
Width468 mm
Depth409 mm
Media TypeBond Paper, Brochure Paper, Colour Paper, Glossy Paper, Letterhead, Photo Paper, Plain Paper, Preprinted Paper, Pre-punched Paper, Recycled Paper, Rough Paper, Transparency, Label, Envelope, Card Stock, Postcard
Colour Depth24-bit
Copier TypeFlatbed
Product ModelM275
Product NameLaserJet Pro M275 Topshot Multifunction Printer
Processor Speed600 MHz
Product LineLaserJet Pro
Scanner TypeCamera
Screen Size8.9 cm (3.5")
Image SensorCMOS
Manufacturer Part NumberCF040A#B19
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.hp.com/uk
Marketing Information

HP's first color MFP with TopShot Scanning lets you scan, copy, and print with ease. Use HP TopShot Scanning to capture images of 3D objects, then use business apps to send directly to the Web. Print from virtually anywhere with HP ePrint.

Number of Copies99
Platform SupportedPC, Mac, SPARC
Package Contents
  • LaserJet Pro M275 Topshot Multifunction Printer
  • 1 x Black Starter Toner Cartridge
  • 1 x Cyan Starter Toner Cartridge
  • 1 x Magenta Starter Toner Cartridge
  • 1 x Yellow Starter Toner Cartridge
  • Installation Guide
  • USB Cable
  • Support Flyer
  • Warranty Guide
  • Documentation and Software CD
  • Power Cord
Limited Warranty1 Year
Standard Memory128 MB
Weight (Approximate)13.50 kg