Conclusion: Reliable experts -- and hundreds of owners -- highly recommend the HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn as a great black-and-white laser printer for personal or small-office use. It's fast and sharp, with an Ethernet connection and a duplexer. However, durability and operating costs are question marks.
Conclusion: The 1606dn takes about 15 by 16 inches of desk space and stands 10 inches tall. The plastic lid that covers its 250-sheet main paper tray serves as a tray for a 10-sheet input slot for envelopes or other special media. Pages exit face down atop the printer. Popping the HP's top lets you drop the black toner cartridge into place. Once the 1,000-page starter cartridge is used up, you'll pay $78 for replacements rated for roughly 2,100 pages apiece.
Excerpt: This compact mono laser is aimed at small businesses, but home users will also find it has a reasonable set of features for the money. There's an automatic duplexer for two-sided printing, and an Ethernet port. It's compatible with HP's Jetdirect ew2500 wireless print server, but this costs more than the printer itself – we'd recommend buying a wireless printer in the first place if this is a priority.
Summary: The HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn monochrome laser printer aims at small offices and home offices that prize speed. Despite its moderate price, it delivers plenty of pep, along with good paper handling. Unfortunately, its high toner costs make it a better fit for low-volume users than for high-volume users.