Apple has carved a niche for itself in consumer electronics and MacBook Pro is one such example. Mac users have always been careful about software and hardware that would and would not work with their beloved device. Printer is a common computer hardware and finding the best printer for MacBook Pro can be a challenge. If you are looking for a printer that would sit in harmony with your MacBook Pro, this article is for you. We start with a chart having the top 6 printers and then review 3 of the best.
Top 6 Printers for MacBook Pro Comparison Chart
Top 3 Best Printer for MacBook Pro Reviews
It takes a lot to be classified as the best printer for MacBook Pro. It should have unbeatable performance, quick to set up, accessible via multiple channels (Ethernet, Wi-Fi, etc.) efficiency features and above all, it should come at a reasonable price to make it a value for money purchase. Not only that, the after sales support has to be top notch to deliver uninterrupted performance. HP has hit a home run with the M201dw – read on to find how.
This one is built for speed, performance and efficiency. If you place this at a corner in your office or home, there are chances that it will wake up from standby mode, warm up and print the paper before you reach the printer to collect the printout. Automatic dual sided printing does a good job of saving paper, money and the environment. It works seamlessly with Apple AirPrint and you need to do nothing to set it up. The LCD panel is a good addition which has easy to navigate menu, helping you print out templates (graph paper, check list, music sheet, etc.) directly from the printer. A full size toner, having the ability to print 1500 pages in one go is a wonderful features, particularly useful for small offices.
Add HP’s reliable after sales support and a reasonable price and you have a clear winner in your hands.
If you are a professional photographer or design artist and are looking out for a compact printer that prints beautiful photos and works well with your MacBook Pro, this one is hard to be miss. There are a number of printers in the market that work well with Personal Computers but run into one issue or the other when it comes to printing from mobile devices. Canon has successfully addressed that issue here as it works well with the wireless controls and cloud based platform. Now you can print your memories from anywhere in the house!
It comes with a CD ROM that can be fed into built-in disc tray to make the installation process really easy. Being an inkjet printer with a color resolution made out of 6 cartridges, it allows you to print on CDs and DVDs. Auto power on, quick printing of borderless photos and Quiet Mode are useful additions and at 10+ prints a minute, it comes loaded with features that make it worth the money.
If you are looking for a heavy workload printer that works well with the MacBook pro as well as other Operating Systems (Windows/Android) and their devices, HP has a solution for you. Ideal for a team size of 3 – 10 people, this one comes loaded with all the modern, enterprise level features.
For a start, it is easy to set up, can process color prints of up to 28 pages per minute, handles wireless printing like a charm, comes energy star rated and has a useful color touchscreen that is intuitive to use and makes navigation, scanning and printing very easy. These are all routine and you might wonder why this beast commands such a high price.
The answer lies in the next set of features that are truly class leading. A single pass, double sided scanning is a real time saver, as you no longer need to flip the paper to get two sided scan. What’s more, it allows you to send the scanned copy directly to the cloud or to your mailbox. Given that the Laserjet Pro M477fdw is a bit pricey, it may stretch your budget too far. Otherwise, there’s hardly anything not to like about this one.