The Bottom Line
- Plug and Print--no more running a CD to install drivers!
- Very good monochrome printing
- Very fast
- No wireless
- Manual duplexing
- Monochrome laser printer
- Manual duplex printing
- Up to 19 pages per minute
- Optical resolution: Up to 1200 dpi
- 150-sheet input tray and automatic document feeder
- USB and network
- Windows® 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003; Mac OS X v 10.4, v 10.5, v 10.6; Linux
Guide Review - HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf Laser Multifunction Printer
So what can be said about the LaserJet Pro M1212nf? It's as fast as it should be, with first pages out in as little as seven seconds and print jobs averaging just over three seconds per page. Print quality is uniformly good, which is as it should be with a laser printer. And the manual duplex printing is as simple as it could possibly be, with no need for realigning sheafs of paper--simply take out the printed pages and move them as they are back to the paper tray. The printer tended to curl up the edges of my cheap copy paper, but I didn't experience any paper jams when using the duplex function, though I could certainly imagine it happening.
The printer features a tiny monochrome LCD screen and some basic functions on the unit; but most of the unit's interface space is taken up by the fax-machine's numberpad. The unit's a bit on the bulky side, particularly when compared to some of the sleek laser printers that Samsung offers.
So, keep in mind that there are plenty of decent laser printers at (or even below) this price range, and unless your office is crying out for a fax machine, keep looking around.