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246 of 252 people found the following review helpful.
Best Duplex Printer Ever
By Stan Foster
I have owned many different laser printers from HP, Dell, Lexmark, Brother and Samsung. This printer beats them all for three reasons:
1. Quick. When you hit print, the first page is out of the printer in less than 7 seconds. That is fast!
2. Quiet. You will hear the printer while it is printing, but when it is finished or in standby mode, it is quiet. If not silent. It sits right next to me and I don't notice it.
3. Small and good looking. When compared to older laser printers, this one is a model of good design. It sits compactly in the corner out of the way, but ready to serve at the touch of Ctrl P or the printer button.
4. Duplex perfection. First of all, watching this printer spit out a piece of paper and then inhale it to print the other side is really really neat. It is just plain fun to watch. Secondly, both sides come out printed perfectly.
5. Network Functionality. The printer was found without problem by my Windows 7 machine as well as my Mac. It just works.
6. Crisp Text. We purchase lasers because we want crisp text. This laser will make you proud.
This is a good printer and the price point is amazing for what it delivers.
Quick, Quiet, Fast, Good Looking, Duplex Perfection in a network printer with Crisp Text Output. What else do you need? HP engineers and designers hit a homerun on this one.
210 of 218 people found the following review helpful.
Speedy Printer. Expensive Toner
By M. D. Grooms
I previously owned a LaserJet 6L which was a reliable printer in its day. Since then, I've purchased several color printers from other manufacturers. I went back to HP for their reliability.
This printer quickly prints documents, especially with the built-in duplexer. I can send a print job to it and the first page (one sided) is coming out of the printer in two seconds.
The down side is the cost of toner. Normally, I have the print density set at 2 out of 5, which is on the light side. Using Econo mode does save toner, but the text is more difficult to read in low light conditions, so I rarely use that mode.
The sample toner (allegedly 1000 pages) included with the printer printed less than 400 pages before white streaks in the text began appearing. After installing a new cartridge (78A) just 4 days ago and printing 760 pages, the printer is reporting that 30% (or 300 pages) is left. At over $83 per cartridge, including tax, that comes out to 8 cents per page. I just purchased 2 toners at $49 to help save money.
But to call this a "green" printer, when one has to replace the toner cartridge after only 1060 pages, is silly.
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It Prints - but that is it
By Paul Shenenberger
So I have been a faithful HP printer buyer for many years. I am an IT professional who buys a large number of printers every year for my organization. For my home I wanted a small laser printer for black and white and I thought this printer was going to be the perfect fit.
Boy was I wrong - first of all it ONLY ships with a mini cartridge, you are not getting a full toner cartridge on a new printer. Second the printer takes forever to install, huge driver set had to download and the installation took forever, one of the reasons I like HP printers is there laser drivers aren't bloated, this was like installing an ink jet.
And lastly the paper is not well sealed, it is in an exposed tray like an inkjet and the top of the printer the paper is only being held up by a little detachable tong to hold the paper. I would not buy this printer, spend the extra 50 and get one of the P2xx printers.