HP LaserJet P1007 Review
Most people don’t use their printers on a regular basis. Having an inkjet printer at home that hasn’t been used in a couple of months, the ink likely has dried and needs to be replaced. Laser printer toner starts out as dry ink, allowing for a longer shelf life and lower printing costs. If you don’t need color printing, the HP LaserJet P1007 is the ideal solution for the casual printer user. 600 x 600 dpi resolution at speeds up to 15 pages per minute, this lightweight USB printer won’t take up a lot of space on your desk.
The P1000 series is HP’s smallest laser printers, with a focus on saving space while delivering quality laser printing. Coming out of the box at only 10 pounds, the rounded LaserJet P1007 has a footprint of only 14” x 9”—when the paper flip-tray is closed. When loaded with paper and the dust cover in place, you’ll need to add an additional 4 ½ to 7 inches to it’s total depth.
Unlike other laser printers where you may have to wait as long as 30 seconds after the printer wakes-up from sleep mode, the P1007 has one of the fastest warm-up times. After only an 8½ second delay, this LaserJet will start printing single-sided 8½” x 11” sheets at 15 pages per minute. With a fixed 2MB of memory, the P1007 will be able to handle typical personal print jobs.
The 150-sheet flip-tray supports paperweights from 16# to 28# paper, and sizes ranging from 3” x 5” up to 8½” x 14” legal size. The P1007’s has a 10-sheet multi-purpose slot for labels, cardstock, envelopes, and transparencies.
The LaserJet’s has a maximum resolution of 600 x 600 dpi. This keeps printed text sharp-but may not be sharp for line drawings and printing photographs. Like all LaserJets, the P1007 comes with a Toner Save feature to conserve on ink.
HP tends to be skimpy with memory in their printers, and the P1007 is no exception. Having only 2MB of RAM, there is no space to add more. 2MB is sufficient for the student who only prints text and a page of graphics. However with most PDF and graphic printing that is done today by the non-professional single user, expect pausing while the printing large files.
Holding only 150 pages, if you are using this printer in an office or classroom the smaller paper capacity of the LaserJet P1007 means frequent refilling. However, for the casual home printer this won’t be a problem.
While idling below 25 dB, the printer produces 50.6 dB of sound while printing. To give you an idea of what that means: 50 decibels is about the level of low conversations and 30 decibels is the sound of a quiet night in a desert (excluding the Las Vegas strip). While 50 decibels may not be loud, it is if the printer is sitting next to you chugging off 50 pages for that school report.
The control panel consists of a single Cancel button. There are just two LEDs for communication, so figuring out the various light patterns will be like having to read Morse code—or POST code from a BIOS. It might be a good idea to print a copy of the error codes and tape it to the side of the printer.
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