Jason "Some days you need to take a break fro..., Amazon
1 January 2013
Summary: I picked this printer up at Costco right when it was being discontinued for $50 (which is cheaper than the replacement toner cartridges). It's been a great little printer for my home office use. If you can snag one for under $100 you're getting a solid printer for the price. If you have to spend more, I'd take a look at other offerings.
Summary: for its price the best printer by far: far outdone my more expensive inkjet. I am mature student printing loads of papers for class (all black and white): it runs MUCH cheaper that the inkjet and its small size fits on my bookshelf without looking like an elephant in the room. Well done HP!
Summary: The actual printer is good and worth it IMO for a budget printer but new it comes with the worse documentation I have ever seen. It just gives you a card with pictures no words! I had a lot of trouble figuring out how to set it up with the absolutely crummy documentation included. No paper manual either just on-disk pdf and that wasn't that great either. Anyway good printer for the money horrid docs though imo...
Summary: Although it doesn't have enough buttons, it works well. My wife has managed to print manual-duplex over the network using Network Printer Sharing. There is one little trick though, since there is no continue button, the only way to let the printer know you have fed paper in is to slightly lift up the access to the printer cartridge (the gray bit of plastic on top) and put it back in place.
Summary: This is a sturdy little printer and I bought it to travel with me. It's so nice to have a laser printer for business and it's plenty fast. It also works on Mac's as well as Windoze XP But, it's more expensive than the newer P1006, which has more features and 4 times more RAM. The new one is only slightly faster, but a little heaver. And, while the new P1006 lists for $180, its selling for under $100 street price. HP ships it OVERNIGHT for free, but you pay sales tax.
Summary: The P1005 is my first laserjet printer so I'm not too familiar with them. The printing is really beautiful and fast. I'm really satisfied with it with one exception. I use it mostly for labels and often run the sheets thru it several times. The print is fine but it also puts a very fine spray of toner over the whole sheet. It's undetectable with one pass but the sheets get darker with each pass and I have to cut masks to keep the unused labels "clean".