Conclusion: The HP LaserJet 1160 takes up relatively little desk space, while offering near-excellent text quality and surprisingly good photo quality for a monochrome laser. Graphics fall a little short of good, but are still acceptable for most purposes. Performance, similarly, is less than impressive but still acceptable.
Pros: Compact size. Near-excellent text quality. Better photo quality than most monochrome laser printers.
Cons: Graphics quality falls within the expected range for monochrome lasers, but at the low end. Maximum 250-sheet input capacity.
Excerpt: The HP LaserJet 1160 is a particularly compact, 19 page-per-minute laser printer. The cube-like white shape, a pleasing bit of product design that would sit well with Apple's new Mac mini, would look good in home and office environments; it manages to look both functional and moderately stylish. The LaserJet 1160 managed the best times of the whole group when dealing with our PDF and graphics tests, both for its standard 600dpi quality and its 'FastRes' 1200dpi output.