Summary: I loved this printer until I bought a new computer with Vista and it wouldn't recognize the printer. No driver at HP, no solution at this time. So it is disconnected. I am pretty disappointed in HP not having a suitable driver.
Summary: In spite of this reliable printer's great reputation, it creates steam during the printing process. This is a real deal-killer. No matter how consistent its performance, there is no way I can recommend a printer that steams as it sucks moisture of out printer paper. It turns out this is a common complaint from owners of the LaserJet 1012. Be warned.
Summary: I bought this and immediately returned it. There's conflicting information about this printer, even on HP's own website. Their own brochure states that it has no processor of it's own, but uses the computer to do the crunching... this seems to be true, given the length of time print jobs sit before the lights started flashing. Not LONG, but noticeable. Amazon's information --- from HP --- says that it has a 133MHz processor, which I doubt.
Summary: I've just bought this printer to replace my old LaserWriter 4/600, which was a cheap and compact laser printer (when Apple had them). I'm moved from Mac to XP and connecting it to a PC is impossible and I had to buy another printer. LaserJets are well known so I decided to buy one which promises a good resolution --not a real 1200 x 1200 but at least a promising 600 x 600 x 2.
Summary: I previously gave this printer 5 stars. However, beware. If you print, say, 50 pages in a row, the printer slows from its rated throughput to only ca. 4 pages per minute. HP tech support confirms this, and indicates that a cheap printer 'without a fan' overheats, and compensates by stopping the continuous printing...it could not be expected to do any better. Then why is it rated at 15 ppm? What nonsense. The printer is misrepresented.
Excerpt: Well, it's that time again, after product requests being added, I can finally upload my reviews that I have been working on over time. Time for the next instalment! The HP LaserJet 1012 is a laser - monochrome printer, which comes well packaged with an easy to follow instruction manual, well illustrated and very well detailed. The installation of the printer is exceptionally easy, especially on Windows. There are Web-based status and alert pages also.