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We've seen plenty of Web-connected inkjet printer offerings HP in the past, but the LaserJet Pro 400 MFP M425dn is the first multifunction monochrome laser printer to get the ePrint and AirPrint networking treatment.
The M425dn features a generous 3.5-inch control panel that lets you scroll through the print, scan, and copy functions. Designed with the workforce in mind, it also features automatic duplexing to save you money on double-sided printing as well as an automatic power switch that flips to save energy in the office.
The HP LaserJet Pro 400 also gives users the ability to register the printer with the company's ePrintCenter app store for use directly on the touch screen. The ePrintCenter is an online hub where you can view job history, change settings, add printers to your account, browse and install apps, and cancel print jobs. All of the extra applications are free, and HP breaks them down into categories within the app store: entertainment, home, kids, news/blogs, photo, and tickets. Each one promises to streamline the printing experience by offering shortcuts to your favorite coupons, news articles, weather reports, recipes, and so on.
The ePrintCenter also lets you set up an ePrint account for use with mobile devices like tablets or smartphones that don't have a USB port to connect with a traditional printer. ePrint bypasses this issue by enabling you to send jobs directly to the printer using a unique e-mail address. With that address, you can print from virtually any device that can send out messages.