ConsumerAdvocate (dakotad555) at (gmail) dot (com), Amazon
20 August 2008
Summary: The HP 1018 is a serviceable, inexpensive laser printer. It works great, the toner is reasonably priced, and it prints at a pretty brisk 12 pages per minute. However, I've had to reinstall the print drivers three times in the last year, because they go corrupt frequently.
Summary: First off, you should not have paid more than 50 dollars for this printer. Deals where everywhere for this thing! They were unloading them for 50 bucks each, so, hopefully you didn't pay too much more. Second, it has driver issues with Vista.
Summary: Both Vista and the 1018 have been out for some time now. There's no reason why HP shouldn't have a trouble free driver for this printer. The ONLY reason I bought HP was because they have always been reliable and easy to install in the past. I can't say that for the latter anymore.
Pros: Starts printing fast, good paper handling, nice compact size, good price.
Cons: The reason I bought this printer was my past good experience with HP reliability and ease of installation. I've installed literally hundreds of HP printers and have almost always had good experience with them. I unpacked the printer, installed the latest Vista x64 plug and pray drivers from HP. N...
Decent printer, but a problem with printing images
18 October 2007
Pros: Fast, cheap, fairly quiet.
Cons: A problem showed itself when trying to either print a web page that had an image on the side or a Word document that has an embedded image. It will print a vertical line almost in the margin on the paper next to where the image is. Very annoying. HP Support says to change the resolution to 1200 a...
Summary: I am mostly happy with it but sometimes you need to press print twice the first printing that you do after you turn it on. Also there is no on line support so if you have any problems you need to call them up and wait on hold for a while.
Summary: HP doesn't officially support this product for anything but Windows. However, third party drivers are available for UNIX-like operating systems, including GNU/Linux and Mac OS X. These drivers work very well.
Pros: It's a very cheap laser printer. Print speed is good and it's easy to set up. The small form factor is also attractive for those who like laser printers but don't have room for another refrigerator.
Cons: - Does not come with the USB cable required for use. Comes with a half empty toner. - Has only 2MB of internal memory. - Has only volatile memory, so the OS (i.e., the printer driver) has to upload the firmware every time the printer is started. In short, HP has cut every possible corner to cut t...
Pros: Great little printer, fast, crisp - if I could use it.
Cons: Waited since the release of vista for a 64 bit driver. What a waste of my time, this thing is completely worthless for me, and now that its SEPTEMBER I need to buy a NEW printer because I can't use this one. Give me a break.
Summary: There is a 32 bit version of Vista driver, but no 64 bit version. Buyer beware. HP has fallen off the horse and broke a hip on Vista Support. There are to many HP products not supported by Vista, If you have Vista, I suggest buying someone elses product for the time being until they figure it out.