Rated 5 out of 5Â by Adventurer Quality, performance, value...
Set up was quick and easy. Very good build quality; compact size. Fast printing with high print quality output. Wireless works well. I expect it will save $ compared to my DeskJet because of replacement cartridge prices. Good price from Office Depot makes for excellent value. (If replacement toner cartridge is priced reasonably.)
February 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Drof2 Excellent printer
This printer has performed beautifully. Both Wireless and plugged into the usb port. Updates have only enhanced the performance. I recommend this laser printer to anyone that needs Black & White printing.
February 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by neilg Second HP printer
I use a printer very seldom, maybe once a week, once a month. Ink jet printers invariably dry up.
I wanted something that could sit around for weeks between print jobs and still function. I don't need color, I get all my photos printed through Shutterfly.
So I decided to get the cheapest laser HP made.
My os is Ubuntu and HP printers are well know for being linux compatible.
Sure enough, five minutes after unpacking, my printer was up and printing, no hitches.
February 16, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by kauaihappy I love this printer.
I bought my only ink-jet printer many years ago and quickly canned it in favor of the laser b&w printers because of the high cost of ink and the constant clogging of the ink cartridges. When I had to upgrade to Windows 7 HP didn't provide drivers for my old HP laser printer that ran on XP and Vista, so I searched eBay etc for a low-cost Win7 laser printer. Unfortunately, I bought a Samsung and discovered that I could not refill the toner cartridge myself as in includes a page counter that had to be reset by buying new chips from China or some such. I was about to buy this P1102W on eBay but the guy wouldn't ship to Hawaii except by UPS for about $50. I went to the HP web site and WOW they had it on sale with FREE shipping to Hawaii. Needless to say I had it in about 3 days and it was installed on my laptop and my wife's Mac laptop in just a couple of minutes with no muss or fuss (and my wife HATES to install anything but she did it herself in less than 2 minutes). Now I just have to find out if the toner cartridge--which has an electrical contact on one end--will allow me to refill it. eBayers sell toner for the 1102 with no mention of problems. I love this printer--it is VERY fast and the copies are perfect.
February 9, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by tutornancy Top Notch! Excellent Home Office Printer.
I bought this product because I needed a small printer solely for the purpose of printing black ink copies. Did a lot of research first and decided to buy this one. An added bonus was that, in January 2011, I found it on sale for $79.99 at Best Buy (sorry HP!).
* Fast response and fast printing, efficient, sharp clear b/w copies that are easy to double-side, wireless feature is a huge benefit, light-weight but sturdy, doesn't take up much space, doesn't get hot, haven't had a jam, quiet, installation's a breeze, love the HP Smart Web Page Printing and Download XPS Driver features added to the accompanying software.
*Used in my home for work and school assignments - excellent choice, esp, if you have children who need to print assignments for school - excellent quality for resumes and cover letters, as well.
As a day-to-day printer, the 1102W has replaced my Dell colour only all-in-one, which I now only use for colour copies (which aren't that great, frankly) and scanning.
HP is an excellent company to deal with.
February 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mussels Affordable wifi laser printer.
I did some testing that i doubt few others would have with this printer, figured sharing the information would be helpful.
The printer prints fast and with good quality, even when set to 600dpi and 'eco' mode is enabled. That should make the toner last quite a bit longer than expected.
Wireless strength on the printer is poor - my '97 mobile phone (cell phone to the americans) has better signal strength at the same distance. Best kept within the same room as the wireless access point, or only a room or two away. (I had a 60% signal only 3 meters away from the AP, but with two walls in between them)
This shouldnt affect most people, as you arent likely to have the printer so far away from your computers and computer equipment anyway. just be careful of putting it on/behind/near metal objects, like fridges or metal desks.
Power consumption: tested using an accurate wall meter, the printer uses almost 300W of power when printing - but only 2W when idling. Thats fantastic, as idle is where most of the power consumption comes in.
The "auto off" feature of the printer lowers that to 1W, it really does nothing but power off the LED's.
Installation is easy, HP have built a flash drive into the USB port on the printer that shows up as a virtual CD drive, to allow you to install the drivers from that. Once its set up on the first PC (to input details such as the wifi passkey), its incredibly easy to set up on other machines - you can browse to the IP address of the printer in your web browser and install from there, and it also shows up in the 'network' area of windows 7 for a simple two click install.
Its cheap, its got good features (especially for its price) and so far it seems reliable enough (only had it a week)
January 25, 2011