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HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e Review

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HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e Review
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Price:  $290 List
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Manufacturer:   HP
By Lesley Robinson and Benjamin Hickok  ⋅  Mar 1, 2024

#6 of 13
  • Operating Cost - 25% 8.4
  • Text Quality - 25% 6.0
  • Graphics and Photos - 25% 6.0
  • Ease of Use - 15% 7.8
  • Printing Speed - 10% 8.7

Our Verdict

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e did a consistently good job of most of the tasks we threw at it. From good text quality and faster print speeds to decent graphics, low operating costs, and a simple interface, the 9015e is a respectable all-around home printer. While the initial purchase price is certainly a bit more than the most budget-oriented printers in our lineup, its estimated lifetime costs remain pretty low, making it a potential candidate for any home office where your priority is budget and good quality. That said, there are other great options in our best home printer review for around a hundred dollars less.
Multiple connectivity options
Straightforward user interface
Only one paper tray
Some streaking in colors

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Bottom Line A great home office printer that's affordable and reliably good at what it doesA good document printer for home office useA great budget-friendly printer that performs well in every metric and excels at affordable, high quality photo printingFast black and white printing, reasonable operating costs, and solid performance make this a great choice for a homes and small officesGood but not great printing performance, with incredibly low operating costs
Rating Categories HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e HP OfficeJet 8015e... Epson Workforce Pro... Brother Monochrome... Epson EcoTank ET-2800
Operating Cost (25%)
Text Quality (25%)
Graphics and Photos (25%)
Ease of Use (15%)
Printing Speed (10%)
Specs HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e HP OfficeJet 8015e... Epson Workforce Pro... Brother Monochrome... Epson EcoTank ET-2800
Type All-in-one inkjet All-in-one inkjet All-in-one inkjet Laser All-in-one inkjet
Capabilities Print, scan, copy, fax Print, scan, copy Print, scan, copy, fax Print Print, scan, copy
Estimated Lifetime Cost of Ownership $559 $646 $634 $434.00 $301
Resolution (Black) 1200 x 1200 dpi 1200 x 1200 dpi 4800 x 1200 dpi 2400 x 600 dpi 5760 x 1440 dpi
Resolution (Color) 4800 x 1200 dpi 4800 x 1200 dpi 4800 x 1200 dpi Unspecified 5760 x 1440 dpi
Supported Paper Sizes Letter; Legal; Government Legal; Executive; Statement; 3 x 5"; 4 x 6"; 5 x 7"; 8 x 10"; L; Photo 2L; Envelope( #10, Monarch, 5.5 bar); Card (3 x 5", 4 x 6", 5 x 8") Letter; Legal; Government Legal; Executive; Statement; 4 x 6 in; 5 x 7 in; 13 x 18 cm; 8 x 10 in; 10 x 15 cm; L; Photo 2L; Envelope( #10, Monarch, 5.5 bar); Card (4 x 6 in, 5 x 8 in) 3.5 x 5", 4 x 6", 5 x 7", 8 x 10",8.5 x 11", 8.5 x 14", A4, A6, half letter, executive Letter, Legal, Executive, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6 (tray)
Envelope, Custom Sizes (3.0-8.5" (w), 5.0-14" (l)) (manual feed)
4 x 6", 5 x 7", A6, Half Letter, Letter, A4,
Executive, Legal, User definable (from 2.2 x 3.4" to 8.5 x 47.2")
Measured Dimensions (excludes extensions) 17.3" x 13.5" x 10.9" 18.1" x 13.4" x 9.2" 14.8" x 13.7" x 9.1" 14.0" x 14.2" x 7.2" 14.8" x 22.8" x 10.0"
Measured Weight 20.4 lb 18 lb 15.0 lb 15.1 Ib 9.3 Ib
Paper Handling Input 250 Sheets 225 Sheets 250 Sheets 250 Sheets 100 Sheets plain paper, 20 sheets
photo paper
Monthly Duty Cycle 25,000 Pages 20,000 Pages 5,000 Pages 15,000 Pages Not specified
Auto 2-Sided Printing Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Ink Cost per Ream: B/W $18.00 $34.98 $28.56 $18.95 $1.55
Ink Cost per Ream: Color $17.85 $22.21 $23.94 NA $0.93
Claimed Pages Per Minute 22 24 15 32 10 (black)
5 (color)
Measured Pages per Minute: Single-Sided B/W 18 15 24 30 10
Connectivity 1 USB 2.0; 1 Host USB; 1 Ethernet; 1 Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n; 2 RJ-11 modem ports 1 Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n 100Mbps Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, USB 2.0 Wireless 802.11 b/g/n, Hi-Speed USB 2.0, Wi Fi Direct Hi-Speed USB
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11 b/g/n)9
Wi-Fi Direct
Operating System Compatibility Windows 11; Windows 10; Windows 8; Windows 7; Windows Server; Chrome OS Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7,Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit, Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit (SP1), Windows Server 2012 64-bit, Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit, Windows Server 2016, Chrome OS Windows XP and Windows Vista not supported Windows 10
Windows 8, 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Mac OS X 10.6 — macOS 10.13.x11
Windows 8.1, 8, 7 / Windows 10 Home /
10 Pro / 10 Education / 10 Enterprise
Windows Server 2016 / 2012 R2 / 2012 /
2008 R2 / 2008
Mac OS X v10.10.5, 10.11.x, 10.12.x, 10.13.x
Windows 10, Windows 8, 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-
bit, 64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows Server 10
2003 SP2 or later, 2008, 2008R2, 2012, 2012R2, 2016,
2019, 2016
Mac OS X 10.6.8 — macOS 10.15.x11

Our Analysis and Test Results

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e is a compact inkjet printer that does everything well. It can pump out 15 simplex pages and nine duplex pages per minute, has some of the best text quality that we measured, decent picture and graphic quality, and is fairly easy to use. The only real detractors we found were most notable in its graphic printing performance, but even those issues were marginal. The 9015e is a great printer for those looking for something budget-friendly and that continuously performs well.

Performance Comparison

A decent printer, but you can find better value elsewhere.
Credit: Matt Lighthart

Text Quality

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e offers a high level of text quality in prints but proved to be rather average when compared to the very best. While we observed fairly consistent quality black and white text with sharp resolution, we also observed frequent smearing, text with occasional light spots, and bleeding through. Our team even cleaned the printer heads to see if the printing improved to no positive effect. Upon closer microscopic inspection, black text printed with monochrome settings had color dots inks present.

hp officejet pro 9015e - good but not great text quality and edge fidelity. you can also see...
Good but not great text quality and edge fidelity. You can also see some color sprinkled in where it shouldn't be.
Credit: Lesley Robinson

Graphics and Photos

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e produces decent photos and graphics, landing a solid score in this metric. The photo prints produced displayed a great range of colors and good detail.

We did notice some minor smudging when testing graphic prints, in particular black over color backgrounds. Otherwise, the prints displayed vibrant colors and legible text without streaks or blemishes. The overall resolution was sharp, but we did find some minor color quality issues. While mostly accurate, some colors, in particular blues, were oversaturated. This seems to be a common and historical theme with many of the HP printers tested.

hp officejet pro 9015e - color prints also saw a loss of fine detail.
Color prints also saw a loss of fine detail.
Credit: Lesley Robinson

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e does a great job at photo and graphic printing for the price. Some more expensive printers in our lineup did expectedly better, but a slew of printers also did a lot worse.

hp officejet pro 9015e - we noticed over-saturation and some slightly washed-out colors.
We noticed over-saturation and some slightly washed-out colors.
Credit: Lesley Robinson

Operating Cost

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e has a decent black and white cost per page score ($18 per ream), outclassing most of the other printers in our lineup. However, it's worth noting black and white prints also seem to utilize color inks.

Its color cost per ream comes out to about $17.85, which is also quite good when compared to the rest of the printers we tested. That works out to 4 cents per page for black and white prints as well as color prints, which is significantly cheaper than the average for the test group.

If printing large volumes of color photos and graphics at a lower cost is a priority, or lots of black and white documents that don't need the greatest level of text quality, you might consider this model. The estimated lifetime cost of the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e is among the least expensive in our lineup.

hp officejet pro 9015e - while hp ink produces great images with this printer, that quality...
While HP ink produces great images with this printer, that quality comes at the price of higher ink replacement costs.
Credit: Laura Casner

Ease of Use

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e struggled a bit during the initial setup but was fairly easy to navigate after everything was up and running. While not the best printer in terms of ease of use, the 9015e performed strongly compared to the rest of our lineup, making it still a great buy for the do-it-all package that it provides.

An adjustable backlit touchscreen enhances the usability of this printer.
Credit: Matt Lighthart

We found that this printer's cartridges were quite finicky to load, and it took us multiple attempts to get them to sit properly. Our team struggled to connect the printer via the HP app during the initial setup, requiring a manual configuration to get it connected to our network. The app itself, while not the fastest, seems faster than previous iterations.

All-in-all, the built-in touch display is easy to navigate and is aided by three smart buttons that light up when they can be used. The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e includes a hideaway paper drawer and supplementary secondary paper sleeve that you can load with extra paper. We were impressed with this printer's paper capacity, although that capacity adds to the unit's overall larger size.

hp officejet pro 9015e - though it looks great, the touch display only performs ok. it...
Though it looks great, the touch display only performs OK. It sometimes registered the wrong button presses and wasn't as fluid as others that we tested.
Credit: Laura Casner

Printing Speed

We were impressed with the speed of the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e, which was able to print our 10 simplex pages and 10 duplex pages at rates of 14 and 18 pages per minute, respectively. That is slightly faster than the average for the test group for both.

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e making swift work of a duplex print job.
Credit: Matt Lighthart

It also performed well in our mixed color graphic and text document test, printing 10 pages in about 1 minute and 25 seconds. We saw no striping in the images, crisp text, and vibrant colors. Its high-resolution, full-page photo test print took 1 minute and 37 seconds to complete with notably good quality.

hp officejet pro 9015e - this is a relatively fast printer, but we were a little underwhelmed...
This is a relatively fast printer, but we were a little underwhelmed by its print quality.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Should You Buy the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e?

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e might work for those budget-conscious home offices that print frequently and need those prints to be good quality. However, it is not the best at any one thing, and while reasonably priced, other printers offer a better balance of performance all around while still maintaining relatively low operating costs and an upfront price.

What Other Printers Should You Consider?

If you're looking for better document and photo printing performance with similar upfront and long-term costs, then take a look at the HP OfficeJet 8015e Wireless Color. If budget is no issue, then you might also consider stepping up to the more premium HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw. Photo quality isn't as great with this model, but it is better in almost every other regard, and as a true all-in-one, it adds scanning and faxing to its list of abilities.

hp officejet pro 9015e - we'd steer you to better options before buying the 9015e.
We'd steer you to better options before buying the 9015e.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Lesley Robinson and Benjamin Hickok