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HP LaserJet 1200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 373 reviews of HP LaserJet 1200. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and reliability. The price and usability also get good opinions. The size and noise get less positive comments.

performance, usability, price, reliability, print quality

noise, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP LaserJet 1200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP LaserJet 1200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of HP LaserJet 1200 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The usability and noise are also appreciated, but many are negative about the durability and price.

performance, noise, usability, design, size

price, durability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: CF082A HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 Colour M551dn PrinterCF082A HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 Colour M551dn Printer

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP LaserJet 1200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 user reviews of HP LaserJet 1200 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviews about the print quality and reliability are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the size and noise, while there are some mixed comments about the durability.

performance, usability, price, reliability, print quality

noise, size

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Laserjet Enterprise 500 Color M551DNHP Laserjet Enterprise 500 Color M551DN

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for HP LaserJet 1200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of HP LaserJet 1200 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Printers on Amazon.ca. Reviews about the noise and price are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas views are divided on the reliability.

durability, performance, usability, price, noise

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Laserjet Enterprise 500 Color M551XHHP Laserjet Enterprise 500 Color M551XH

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Tony Hoffman (pcmag.com)

HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 Printer M603N

 

At 62 pages per minute, the HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 Printer M603N ($1,499 direct) has the fastest rated speed of any printer we've reviewed. And its 275,000-page maximum monthly duty cycle, as well as substantial standard and optional paper...

Fast. Prodigious monthly duty cycle. Secure password-protected printing. Low cost per page

Lacks an automatic duplexer

The HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 Printer M603N provides wicked-fast monochrome printing for workgroups with massive printing needs.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

HP LaserJet 1018 Laser Printer (12 PPM, 1200x1200 DPI, B&W, 2MB, PC)

 

At just $130 (as of 8/4/2006), the HP LaserJet 1018 is the cheapest model in HP's current compact monochrome laser printer lineup. It costs $50 less than the almost identical LaserJet 1020 that we reviewed a year ago, but it sacrifices only a little...

Compact design ; Easy to maintain

Has a high cost per page ; Slower than most mono lasers

Tiny, easy-to-use unit is slower but also cheaper than most recent personal mono lasers.

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Lisa Cekan (pcworld.com)

HP Laserjet 3030 All-In-One Printer (14 PPM, 1200x1200 DPI, B&W, 32MB, PC/Mac)

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

Fairly compact ; Text looked dark and clean

Slow scanning ; Subpar speed and image quality

Subpar speed and image quality make this small laser multifunction printer tough to recommend.

May, 2005

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

HP Laserjet 1200 15PPM 1200dpi Psl5e/6

 

WHAT'S HOT: The LaserJet 1200's text-printing is quite fast for a SOHO model, though it's slightly slower over a USB connection than over a parallel connection. At 11.7 pages per minute, it wouldn't look out of place on the corporate chart, though...

Apr, 2001

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

HP LASERJET 1200 15PPM 1200DPI PSL5E/6 (HP (Hewlett-Packard)-C7044A)

 
Apr, 2001

Expert review by: Anthony Roberts (neoseeker)

HP Laserjet 1200 Review

 

The HP laserjet 1200 is a high-speed midrange laser printer with few of the frills, but all of the charm of an office or home HP printer. I’ve used HP printers for over 10 years and the 1200 offers the familiar feel of its long standing line of...

Intro:The HP laserjet 1200 is a high-speed midrange laser printer with few of the frills, but all of the charm of an office or home HP printer. I’ve used HP printers for over 10 years and the 1200 offers the familiar feel of its long standing line of...

Dec, 2001

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (shopzilla.com)

An ok printer

 

reliable

sometimes chews up paper

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: WizKid52 (shopzilla.com)

HP 1200 is a product to avoid.

 

Crisp clear print, easy to use.

Doesn't hold up well. Fusing assembly falls apart.

Oct, 2004

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (shopzilla.com)

HP 1200 Series Printers are junk!

 

When it works, it works good, It just doesn't hold up.

Built very cheaply, and has lots of problems.

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: kel (shopzilla.com)

Mac OS X & HP 1200 Use Mac Drivers, Not HP's!

 

Price & Speed

Too soon to tell

Oct, 2003

Product Specifications

The HP LaserJet 1200 Series is designed for business people who want document control at their fingertips - for greater productivity, for convenience or for privacy. These versatile, economical and compact units use proven HP technology to combine ease of use with high-performance capabilities and speed. The HP LaserJet 1200 Series is the fastest printer in its class. It incorporates an instant-on fuser so there is no waiting for warm-up and less power consumption. Printing with HP ProRes and HP LaserJet ultra-precise print cartridges provides improved grayscale images. Enhanced paper trays and media-handling add to the overall ease of use and high-quality output - the 10-sheet priority feed tray can be used with HP LaserJet tough paper to create dynamic presentation covers and title pages.

Certificates

Certification:IIEC, EN, IEC, UL, cUL, GS, CE, CISPR, FCC, ICES-003, EMC
Energy Star certified: / No / Yes

Copying

Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):52
Maximum copy resolution:600 x 600
Maximum number of copies:9999

Design

Built-in display: Yes
Color of product:Black, Grey / Black, White / Grey
Display: / LCD / No
Display number of lines:4
Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:19.2in
Height:9.9in
Weight:18.3lbs
Width:16.3in

Display

Display:CGD

Energy Management

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100 - 240 / 100-240 / 110-240 / 220-240
Power consumption (off): / 0.15 / 0.3 / 1
Power consumption (PowerSave): / 5.5
Power consumption (standby): / 21 / 5.5 / 51 / 54 / 6.9
Power consumption (typical): / 605 / 790 / 820 / 920

Fax

Auto-redialing: Yes
Distinctive ring: No
Fax broadcasting:100
Fax delayed sending:
Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax resolution:300 x 300
Fax resolution (black & white):300 x 300
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):100
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:100
Modem Speed:33.6
One-touch keys:

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Canada / United States/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:1200
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP LaserJet

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity: / 1100 / 3600 / 600
Maximum number of paper inputs:3 / 6
Maximum number of paper trays:3 / 6
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:100
Number of standard paper trays:2 / 3
Standard input capacity: / 1100 / 1500 / 2100 / 500 / 600

Memory

Compatible memory cards:
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 8
Internal memory: / 1024 / 512
Maximum internal memory:1024
Maximum memory: / 1024
Memory slots: / 1
Memory Type:DDR2

Miscellaneous

Color:White
Refurbished:Refurbished

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Management protocols:SNMP v1/v2c/v3, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, TFTP, Port 9100, LPD, WS Discovery, IPP, Secure-IPP, IPsec/Firewall, NetWare NDS, Bindery, NDPS, ePrint / SNMPv1/v2c/v3, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, TFTP / SNMPv1/v2c/v3, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, TFTP, Port 9100, LPD, WS Discovery, IPP
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint,HP ePrint / HP ePrint
Network ready: / Yes
Security algorithms:EAP, EAP-TLS, PEAP, SSL/TLS
Supported network protocols (IPv4): / Auto-IP, SLP, Telnet, IGMPv2, BOOTP/DHCP, WINS, IP Direct Mode, WS Print / Gigabit Ethernet
Supported network protocols (IPv6):DHCPv6, MLDv1, ICMPv6
Type: None
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 20 - 60
Operating relative humidity range: / 10 - 80 / 20 - 60
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 30 / 15 - 32
Operating temperature range (T-T): / 10 - 30 / 15 - 32
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range: / 10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-30 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T): / -30 - 60

Other Features

Acoustic power emissions:
Acoustic power emissions (ready):
Acoustic pressure emissions bystander (active, print, copy or scan):
Acoustic pressure emissions bystander (ready):
All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Auto fax reduction supported: Yes
Automatic paper sensor:
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-TX
Color all-in-one functions: No
Color faxing:
Color scanning:
Compatible operating systems: / Novell / Windows 7; Windows Vista; Microsoft Windows XP (SP2+), Server 2008 & 2008 R2 Edition (64-bit), Server 2003; Mac OS X v10.5 + / Windows 7\nWindows Vista\nWindows XP (SP2+)\nWindows Server 2003 (SP1+)\nWindows Server 2008 (32-64bit)\nWindows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Connection to PC:
Control panel:
Custom media sizes:
Dimension note (imperial):
Driver updates:
Duplex ADF scanning:Y
Duty cycle letter size (maximum):
Electromagnetic compatibility:
Envelope feeder:
Fax polling:
Fax telephone mode supported:
First page out (black&white, A4, ready):
First page out (black&white, letter, ready):
First page out (black&white, letter, sleep):
First page out (color, A4, ready):
First page out (color, letter, ready):
First page out (color, letter, sleep):
Functions:
Handset:N
I/O ports:
Input capacity for envelopes (primary tray):
Interface:
Junk barrier supported:Y
Legal: Yes
Mac compatibility: Yes
Maximum paper trays:
Media handling:
Media size (tray 2):
Media size (tray 3):
Media sizes supported (imperial):
Media type and capacity, tray 2:
Media type and capacity, tray 3:
Media weight (tray 2):
Media weight (tray 3):
Media weights by paper path:
Memory upgrade:
Minimum system requirements:
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:
Network ready: Yes
Network standard:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features: / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabyte Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Paper handling optional/output:
Paper handling standard/output:
Power Requirements:
Power supply type: / AC
Print margin bottom (A4):
Print margin left (A4):
Print margin right (A4):
Print margin top (A4):
Print quality (black, best quality):
Print quality (black, normal quality):
Print quality (color, best quality):
Print technology resolution:
Printer management:
Printer smart software features:
Recommended humidity operating range:
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):
Safety:
Scan file formats:PDF, TIFF, XPS
Security management:
Standard input trays:
Standard media sizes:
Standard output capacity for envelopes:
Standard output capacity for transparancies: / 600
Standard output capacity for transparencies:600
Supported media weight(s):
SureSupply supported: / Yes
Typefaces:
Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) Number:
Weight: / 58 / 72.3
Wireless option type:

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity: / 1100 / 600
Standard output capacity: / 100 / 250 / 500 / 600

Packaging Content

Bundled software:
Drivers included: Yes

Paper Handling

Custom media length:5 - 14
Custom media width:2.99 - 8.5
Envelopes sizes:B5, C5, C6, DL / B5, C6, DL / C5, C6, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4 / A4, A5 / A4, A5, A6
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5 / B5, B6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Media size (tray 1):
Media types supported:
Media weight (tray 1):
Multi-purpose Tray media types:Letterhead / Letterhead, Preprinted forms
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter, Statement / Legal / Legal, Letter
Photo paper sizes:10x15 / 4x6,5x7,5x8
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Card stock, Envelopes, Glossy paper, Labels, Plain paper, Pre-Printed, Recycled paper, Transparencies / Bond paper, Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Pre-Printed, Recycled paper, Transparencies / Bond paper, Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Pre-Printed, Transparencies / Bond paper, Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies / Bond paper, Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Transparencies / Bond paper, Envelopes, Glossy paper, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies / Bond paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:60 - 200 / 60 - 220

Performance

All-In-One-multitasking: Yes
Built-in processor: / ARM Cortex-A8 / Intel LE80578 / Yes
Copying:Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Print
Faxing:Mono faxing
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Yes
Maximum duty cycle:250000
Number of print cartridges:
Optional features:
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Mono printing
Printing colors:
Processor:ARM Cortex-A8
Processor frequency: / 800
Processor model:ARM Cortex-A8
Scanning:Mono scanning
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 / Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 x64
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: No
Optional connectivity: / Wireless LAN
PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0 / USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 3

Power

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100 - 240 / 100-240 / 110-240 / 220-240
Power consumption (average operating):960
Power consumption (off):0.15 / 0.3 / 1
Power consumption (PowerSave):5.5
Power consumption (standby):21 / 5.5 / 51 / 54 / 6.9
Power consumption (typical):605 / 790 / 820 / 920

Print Technology

Color:No / Yes
Duplex printing:No / Yes
Economical printing: Yes
Maximum duty cycle: / 175000 / 225000 / 27500 / 275000 / 75000
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Number of print cartridges: / 1 / 4
Print technology: / Laser
Printing colors: / Black / Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Recommended duty cycle:10000 / 12000 / 1500 - 5000 / 20000 / 3000 - 12000 / 3000 - 15000 / 5000 / 5000 - 20000
Standard printer languages: / PCL 5, PCL 6, PDF 1.4, PostScript 3 / PCL 5c, PCL 6 / PCL 5c, PCL 6, PDF 1.4, PostScript 3 / PCL 5e, PCL 6, PDF 1.4, PostScript 3

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:PCL 5E / PCL 6 / PostScript 2
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / A4 Long (8.25 in x 13.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):15ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Media Path Type:Curved
Media Type:Cards / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies/Cards / Envelopes / Letter weight paper / Plain paper
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):1,000 - 9,999 pages
Output Type:Monochrome
PostScript Support:Standard
Technology:Laser
Total Media Capacity:260sheets
Type:Personal printer

Printing

Duplex print speed (Black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Print quality (color, normal quality):1200 x 1200
Print resolution (color, normal quality):1200 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter): / 32 / 43 / 45 / 50 / 52 / 60 / 62
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter): / 32
Standard printer languages:PCL 5c, PCL 6, PDF 1.4, PostScript 3
Time to first page (black, normal):11 / 8.5 / 9.5
Time to first page (color, normal):11

RAM

Installed Size:8MB
Max Supported Size:64MB/72MB

Scanner

Type: None

Scanning

Gray scale levels:256
Input color depth:30
Input colour depth:30
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 14
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 600
Scan speed (black):55
Scan to:USB
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Sound Emission

Print noise level:57
Printing noise level:57
Standby acoustic emission:30

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Internal memory:1280
Maximum internal memory:1280
Maximum memory:1280
Memory slots:

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:150 / 200
OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 / Apple MacOS 9.0 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.9 / 19.3 / 20 / 28
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.3 x 20 x 15.7 / 16.3 x 20 x 20.2 / 16.3 x 30.2 x 15.7 / 32.4 x 29.1 x 15.2
Height:15.7 / 15.8 / 20.2 / 22.2 / 43.9
Package dimensions (WxDxH):16.3 x 30.2 x 15.7 / 23.1 x 21.3 x 19.6 / 23.1 x 24.9 x 19.6 / 23.6 x 19.7 x 28.5
Package weight:60.6 / 66.4 / 83.1
Weight:1220.5 / 1488.6 / 192.9 / 52.2 / 58 / 72.3 / 75 / 76.3
Width:16.3 / 20.2 / 40