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Printers.203483
6.0 out of 10

HP LaserJet 1012

Great Deal: $549.99

Reviews and Problems with HP LaserJet 1012

Showing 1-10 of 10
Overall 4
4.0

The printer is outdated and doesn't readily work with Windows 8.

Andrew Gaudet, Amazon
14 July 2014
  • Summary: This printer does not work with Windows 8, it would have been nice if this was mentioned in the ad since the majority of people who use computers use the most up to date Windows version.
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Overall 4
4.0

No Vista Support!

Paul P. Mayne, Amazon
17 March 2007
  • Summary: Awesome on XP, but Vista is being ignored by HP. It's quite a joke. Worthless on Vista...
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Overall 4
4.0

Good Printer, BUT doesn't work with Vista

L. A. Price "Al Price", Amazon
3 February 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Can't Stop the Steam

M. JEFFREY MCMAHON "herculodge", Amazon
15 January 2006
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0
Ease of use 4
4.0

Good for the money, though lacking in robustness, features

llh3zip, epinions.com
29 May 2005
  • Excerpt: I bought this one to replace an aging laserjet IIP+ I originally paid over $800 for 13 years ago.
  • Pros: Bargain price, fast when it works
  • Cons: No parallel port, software flaky.
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Overall 4
4.0
Ease of use 10
10

Toner Transfer Phenomenon

speech, epinions.com
14 March 2005
  • Excerpt: We were very happy with this printer until something we had printed on it was returned to us in the
  • Pros: fast printing, print looks good (unless you rub it)
  • Cons: toner smears, no USB cable included
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Overall 4
4.0

Some concerns...

Robert Brockman, Amazon
26 February 2005
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Fast but poor quality

M. Haddad, Amazon
13 July 2004
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0
Ease of use 8
8.0

Even though this printer prints smoothly

thoaingan, epinions.com
11 May 2004
  • Excerpt: and I'd have to agree to the other reviews, I have to give it a 2 because of all the trouble it has
  • Pros: Prints smoothly, fast, and quietly
  • Cons: Doesn't pull paper straight
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Overall 4
4.0

WARNING and BEWARE

Telstar, Amazon
6 January 2004
  • 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.
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