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What’s the difference between the HP 53A and HP 53X?

There are two variants of the HP 53 Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge currently available on the market. So, what are the main differences between the 53A and 53X?

You can find out in this comparison guide between the HP 53 replacement cartridges.

Quick Summary

When compared to the HP 53A Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge, the HP 53X High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge should be able to print more than twice as many pages.

While the X versions of the HP 35 is more expensive, you should be able to get more value out of it as you won’t have to replace it as often as the A version. Thus, you will save more over the long run with the high yield cartridge.

The two variants are identical when it comes to the recommended operating temperature range, recommended storage temperature range, recommended operating humidity range, recommended storage humidity range and percentage of recycled content.

HP 53A vs. HP 53X Comparison Chart

You can take a look at a Seeking Tech’s comparison table for the A and X versions of the HP 53 below.

 HP 53A Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (Q7553A)HP 53X High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge (Q7553X)
What’s in the BoxHP 53A Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge

Recycling Guide
HP 53X High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge

Recycling Guide
Package Dimensions15.35 in x 4.61 in x 6.61 in15.35 in x 4.80 in x 7.72 in
Package Weight2.20 lbs.2.87 lbs.
Compatible PrintersHP LaserJet P2015 CB366A#ABA

HP LaserJet P2015d CB367A#ABA

HP LaserJet P2015dn CB368A#ABA

HP LaserJet P2015x CB369A#ABA

HP LaserJet M2727nf Multifunction CB532A#ABA
HP LaserJet P2015 CB366A#ABA

HP LaserJet P2015d CB367A#ABA

HP LaserJet P2015dn CB368A#ABA

HP LaserJet P2015x CB369A#ABA

HP LaserJet M2727nf Multifunction CB532A#ABA
Print TechnologyLaserLaser
Page YieldAround 3,000 pagesAround 7,000 pages
Operating Temperature Range50°F to 90.5°F50°F to 90.5°F
Storage Temperature Range-4°F to 104°F-4°F to 104°F
Operating Humidity Range20% to 80% RH20% to 80% RH
Storage Humidity Range10% to 90% RH10% to 90% RH
Recycled Content in Cartridge19%19%
PricingCheck price on Amazon.Check price on Amazon.

What’s in the Box

Along with the toner cartridge, each version also comes with a guide for recycling.

You can find a breakdown of what’s included in each box below.

HP 53A:

  • HP 53A Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge
  • Recycling Guide

HP 53X:

  • HP 53X High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge
  • Recycling Guide

Package Dimensions

The X version of the HP 35 comes with the bigger retail box as it is longer in depth and height when compared to the A version.

You can find the package dimensions below:

  • HP 53A Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge: 15.35 in x 4.61 in x 6.61 in
  • HP 53X High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge: 15.35 in x 4.80 in x 7.72 in

Package Weight

The package for the 53X is also heavier when compared to the package for the 53A.

You can find the weight specifications below:

  • HP 53A Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge: 2.20 lbs.
  • HP 53X High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge: 2.87 lbs.

Compatible Printers

The HP 53A Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge and HP 53X High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge are compatible with the following printers:

  • HP LaserJet P2015 CB366A#ABA
  • HP LaserJet P2015d CB367A#ABA
  • HP LaserJet P2015dn CB368A#ABA
  • HP LaserJet P2015x CB369A#ABA
  • HP LaserJet M2727nf Multifunction CB532A#ABA

Print Technology

The A and X variants of the HP 53 utilize the laser printing technology.

Page Yield

Page Yield measures the capacity of a HP 53 cartridge in terms of pages printed from a fully filled cartridge before it needs to be replaced.

According to internal testing done by HP, the HP 53X High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge is able to print out approximately 4,000 more pages when compared to the HP 53A Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge.

In terms of percentages, the X version has a 133.33% yield advantage when compared to the A version.

The internal tests by HP were done using the ISO/IEC 19752 methodology.

You can take a look at the page yield specifications below:

  • HP 53A Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge: Around 3,000 pages
  • HP 53X High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge: Around 7,000 pages

Operating Temperature Range

The A and X variants of the HP 53 has the same operating temperature range of 50°F to 90.5°F.

Storage Temperature Range

The HP 53A and HP 53X also have identical storage temperature ranges of -4°F to 104°F.

Operating Humidity Range

For humidity, these toner cartridges must be within a range of 20% to 80% RH during operation.

Storage Humidity Range

For non-operation, you can store the A and X versions of the HP 35 within a humidity range of 10% to 90% RH.

Recycled Content in Cartridge

The HP 53A Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge and HP 53X High Yield Black Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge are built with the same amount of recycled content at 19%.

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