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.
Cons: The roller drum can wear out very quickly. We have been through 2 printers so far. Each only lasted about 6 months. HP did honor the warranty but stated this is not an uncommon problem w/ moderate to heavy usage (still under max. page rec.)