The M276nw offers a full set of basic MFP functions, including the ability to print and fax from as well as scan to a PC, including over a network, and the ability to work as a standalone copier and fax machine. It can also both print from and scan to a USB memory key, and it supports a variety of mobile print applications as well as HP’s online print apps.
If you connect the M276nw to a network, you can print to it through the cloud with HP ePrint, print to it over a Wi-Fi connection using Apple AirPrint or HP’s own mobile print app, or use the front panel touch screen to print using HP’s online apps. And because the printer also supports a Wireless Direct connection—HP’s variation on Wi-Fi direct—even if it’s not on a network, you can connect to it directly from a smartphone, laptop, or tablet to print wirelessly.
One other key feature is the 35-page automatic document feeder (ADF). As is typical for an office-centric printer, the ADF supplements a letter-size flatbed and lets you scan both multipage documents and legal-size pages.
Partly making up for the M276nw’s lackluster speed is its better than par overall output quality, thanks mostly to text quality. The text is in the top tier for color laser MFPs, which makes it easily good enough for virtually any business need, even in offices with an unusual need for small fonts. Most people would also consider the quality suitable for most desktop publishing applications.
Graphics and photo quality are both dead on par for a color laser MFP. For graphics, that translates to being easily good enough for PowerPoint handouts or the like, or even output going to important customers or clients when you want to convey a subtext of being fully professional.
Depending on your level of perfectionism, you may consider text, graphics, and photos all suitable for marketing materials like trifold brochures or one page handouts.