Fairfield, NJ – Keypoint Intelligence, the leading market research firm and independent evaluator of print and smart workplace technology and services, announces that HP has won the coveted Buyers Lab (BLI) 2023 A3 Line of the Year Award. Given once a year, this award recognizes the vendor that has the product line deemed best overall based on lab evaluations.
To determine the A3 Line of the Year Award recipient, Keypoint Intelligence considers current MFPs in the vendor’s portfolio that have been submitted for lab testing, along with previously tested devices that are still available. To judge the overall quality of the line, analysts look at the overall rating a device received after testing, as well as the ratings in many key areas including reliability, usability, security, image quality, and speed.
“HP has expertly designed a new lineup of A3 MFPs that deliver exceptional performance and excellent user-friendliness with a consistent and intuitive touchscreen that boosts productivity even more,” said David Sweetnam, Director of Research & Lab Services EMEA/Asia at Keypoint Intelligence. “The 13 devices that we tested performed flawlessly over more than 2.4 million pages, with not a single misfeed. Standout scan speeds and outstanding scan features including advanced onscreen editing provide next-level flexibility for digitization.”
“Without a doubt, HP is no longer a company that can just fulfill anyone’s or any organization’s A4 needs,” said Rachel Dean, Technical Editor in Keypoint Intelligence’s Office Group. “The devices in HP’s A3 portfolio speak to digital transformation (DX) while upping the ante in some of the more traditional print ways. Add to all this the exceptional security features delivered by HP, it’s clear that HP’s current A3 lineup will more than meet the demands of today’s office and hybrid users.”
“CIOs and IT departments need an easy-to-manage printing solution for a fast-moving, digitally enabled workforce,” said Xavier Garcia, Global Head of Print Hardware Systems at HP. “The HP LaserJet Managed E800/E700 series is designed to solve this challenge by giving our customers a stylish, intelligent, and fully customizable portfolio for a hybrid workplace. We’re thrilled to have earned the BLI 2023 Line of the Year Award and the first ever BLI Most Energy Efficient Laser A3 Brand Award from Keypoint Intelligence, proving we can address our customers’ needs for greater energy efficiency without sacrificing performance.”
About Keypoint Intelligence
For over 60 years, clients in the digital imaging industry have relied on Keypoint Intelligence for independent hands-on testing, lab data, and extensive market research to drive their product and sales success. Keypoint Intelligence has been recognized as the industry’s most trusted resource for unbiased information, analysis, and awards due to decades of analyst experience. Customers have harnessed this mission-critical knowledge for strategic decision-making, daily sales enablement, and operational excellence to improve business goals and increase bottom lines. With a central focus on clients, Keypoint Intelligence continues to evolve as the industry changes by expanding offerings and updating methods, while intimately understanding and serving manufacturers’, channels’, and their customers’ transformation in the digital printing and imaging sector.
About BLI Line of the Year Awards
Line of the Year Awards salute the companies that provide a broad range of hardware or software and whose products consistently performed above average throughout testing. Much consideration is also made by Keypoint Intelligence analysts and technicians in areas such as ease of use, features, and value, across an entire portfolio for that product area, with the end result being the most prestigious Buyers Lab Awards offered.