HP LaserJet Pro MFP M521dw Specifications
Print, copy, scan, fax
Print speed black
Normal: Up to 40 ppm Measured using ISO/IEC 24734, excludes first set of test documents. For more information see hp.com/go/printerclaims. Exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software application, driver, and document complexity.
First page out black (A4, ready)
As fast as 8.0 sec
Print speed color
Normal: Measured using ISO/IEC 24734, excludes first set of test documents. For more information see hp.com/go/printerclaims. Exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software application, driver, and document complexity.
First page out (ready)
Black: As fast as 8.0 sec Exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software application, driver and document complexity.
First page out (sleep)
Black: Exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software application, driver and document complexity.
Duty cycle (monthly, A4)
Up to 75,000 pages Duty cycle is defined as the maximum number of pages per month of imaged output. This value provides a comparison of product robustness in relation to other HP LaserJet or HP Color LaserJet devices, and enables appropriate deployment of printers and MFPs to satisfy the demands of connected individuals or groups.
Recommended monthly page volume
2000 to 6000 HP recommends that the number of pages per month of imaged output be within the stated range for optimum device performance, based on factors including supplies replacement intervals and device life over an extended warranty period.
Print quality black (best)
Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, HP postscript level 3 emulation, PCLm
3.5" (8.89 cm) touchscreen, LCD (color graphics)
Automatic paper sensor
HP LaserJet Black Cartridge CE255A (~6000 pages based on ISO/IEC 19752); HP LaserJet Black Cartridge CE255X (~12,500 pages based on ISO/IEC 19752)
HP ePrint capability
Mobile printing capability
HP ePrint; Apple AirPrint™; Mopria™-certified; Wireless Direct Printing; Mobile Apps
Yes, built-in WiFi 802.11b/g/n
1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Device; 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Host; 1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-TX; 1 Telecom; 1 Phone; 1 Wireless 802.11b/g/n
Standard (built-in Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n)
Minimum system requirements
Windows 10 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit): 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit), 400 MB free hard disk space, CD/DVD-ROM or Internet, USB or Network port; Windows XP (32-bit) SP2: Pentium® 233 MHz processor, 512 MB RAM 400 MB free hard disk space, CD/DVD-ROM or Internet, USB or Network port Mac OSX v 10.6; PowerPC G4, G5, or Intel® Core™ Processor; 500 MB hard disk; CD-ROM/DVD-ROM or Internet; USB or Network port
Compatible Operating Systems
Full software installs supported on: Windows 10 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows XP 32-bit (SP2 or higher); Driver only installs supported on: Windows 2012; Windows Server 2008 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows Server 2003 32-bit (SP3 or higher); Mac OS X v 10.6.8 and later; Linpus Linux (9.4, 9.5), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 (supported with a pre-built package); SUSE Linux (10.3, 11.0, 11, 11.1, 11.2), Fedora (9, 9.0, 10, 10.0, 11.0, 11, 12, 12.0), Ubuntu (8.04, 8.04.1, 8.04.2, 8.10, 9.04, 9.10, 10.04), Debian (5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.0.3) (supported by the automatic installer); HPUX 11 and Solaris 8/9
Operating system (supported note)
Windows 7 / 2008 R2 SP1, Windows XP (64-bit) SP2 and greater, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 (Standard Edition), Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition), Windows Server 2003 (Standard Edition), Windows Server 2003 (Enterprise Edition), Windows Server 2003 (64-bit), SP1 (x86 and x86-64) only support Print driver and Scan driver.
Paper handling input, standard
100-sheet multipurpose tray, 500-sheet input tray 2, 50-sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
Paper handling input, optional
Optional 500-sheet tray (add up to 1 trays)
Paper handling output, standard
250-sheet output bin, 100-sheet rear output bin
Maximum output capacity (sheets)
Up to 350 sheets
Media sizes supported
A4, RA4, Oficio 216 x 343 mm, Oficio 216 x 347 mm, 10 x 15 cm, B5(JIS), B6(JIS), Postcard(JIS), Double Postcard(JIS), A5, A6, 16K 195 x 270 mm, 16K 184 x 260 mm, 16K 197 x 273 mm
Media sizes, custom
Tray 1: 76 x 127 to 216 x 356 mm; tray 2, optional 500-sheet tray (3): 105 x 148 to 216 x 356 mm
Paper (bond, color, letterhead, plain, preprinted, prepunched, recycled, rough); envelopes, labels, cardstock, transparencies, user-defined
Media weight, supported
Tray 1: 52 to 199 g/m²; Tray 2, 3: 52 to 120 g/m²
Media weights, supported ADF
60 to 90 g/m²
Scan resolution, optical
Up to 300, 600, 1200 dpi
Scan size (ADF), maximum
216 x 356 mm
Scan size (ADF), minimum
127 x 177 mm
Scan speed (normal, A4)
Up to 19 ppm (black & white), up to 14 ppm (color)
Duplex ADF scanning
Automatic document feeder capacity
Standard, 50 sheets
Scan input modes
From PC: Solution Center Lite (Windows Vista, Windows XP) or Device Stage (Windows 7, 8); TWAIN-compliant or WIA-compliant software
Copy speed (normal)
Black: Up to 40 ppm Color: First Copy Out and Copy Speed measured using ISO/IEC 29183, excludes first set of test documents. For more information see hp.com/go/printerclaims. Exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software application, driver, and document complexity.
Copy resolution (black text)
Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Copy resolution (color text and graphics)
Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Copy reduce / enlarge settings
25 to 400%
Up to 99 copies
Fax transmission speed
33.6 kbps Based on standard ITU-T test image #1 at standard resolution. More complicated pages or higher resolution will take longer and use more memory.
Up to 250 pages
Fax Resolution Black (best)
Up to 300 x 300 dpi
Fax Speed Dials, Maximum Number
Up to 100 numbers (each can contain 100 numbers)
Fax Broadcast Locations
Input voltage: 110 to 127 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60Hz (+/- 2 Hz) and 220V-240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60Hz (+/- 2 Hz)
760 watts (Printing), 520 watts (Copying from ADF), 18.2 watts (Ready), 4.3 watts (Sleep), 0.3 watts (Off) Values subject to change. Power numbers are the highest values measured using all standard voltages. See hp.com/support for current information. Power requirements are based on the country/region where the printer is sold. Do not convert operating voltages. This will damage the printer and void the product warranty.
Blue Angel compliant
Yes, Blue Angel DE-UZ 205—only ensured when using Original HP supplies
Operating temperature range
10 to 32.5°C
Recommended operating humidity range
30 to 70% RH
Acoustic power emissions (ready)
Inaudible Acoustic values are subject to change. For current information see hp.com/support. Configuration tested: LaserJet Pro M521dw, simplex printing, A4 paper at an average of 40 ppm. LaserJet Pro M521dw, ADF copy and print simplex using A4 paper.
Acoustic pressure emissions bystander (active, printing)
What's in the box
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M521dw, HP LaserJet Black introductory cartridge (~6000 pages), Printer documentation and software on CD-ROM, Installation guide, Support flyer, Warranty Card, Power cord, USB cable, Fax Cable One CE255A cartridge included and its declared yield is 6000 pages basing on ISO/IEC 19752.Actual yield vary considerably based on images printed and other factors. For details please see http://www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies.Pages may vary based on customer printing conditions and usage.And users can also purchase CE255X cartridge for this printer,which declared yield is 12500 pages basing on ISO/IEC 19752.
Windows: HP Installer/Uninstaller, HP PCL 6 print driver, HP WIA Scan Driver, HP TWAIN Scan Driver, HP Scan, HP Fax Setup Wizard, HP Send Fax, HP Fax Print Driver, Status Alerts, HP Update, DXP, ReadIris Software; Mac: HP Installer/Uninstaller, HP Postscript driver, HP Scan, HP Setup Assistant, HP Fax Print Driver, HP Utility, HP Alerts, HP Firmware Updater, ReadIris Software
One-year limited warranty, Onsite