Pros * Wifi self-standing
* ePrint: you can send email print attachments, it has it's own email print address.
* Auto formats ePrint for you
* Initial Cost competitive
* Very low energy consumption
* Apple Air Print compatible
* HP live person support
Cons Setup awkward, poorly planned, missing critical information, & user guides written with improper non-English speaker grammar.
AirPrint did not work out-of-the-box.
Security flaw leaves this machine vulnerable to attack: see MSNBC news article
Summary I found a very good initial price for the features of this printer. ($100) After many difficulties with with setup, this machine eventually was setup and worked very well for me. It is easy and fun to use with ePrint and Air Print via iPone and iPad and other MAC devices, also works well with PC devices. I bought it because I wanted the Air Print feature, but i like the ePrint option also.
This printer was difficult to setup due to disorganized instruction sequence and out-of-date firmware. There was no indication of need to upgrade firmware in the box.
I had to call HP to resolve the lack of Air Print feature, however, they resolved the issue with a firmware upgrade. HP live person support was excellent and i had no waiting.
Some of the setup instructions used improper grammar (typical of a non-native language English speaker) I found this offensive.
I was also annoyed at the documentation references for problem solving using internet forums. When I buy a product, I don't want to hear anything about going to some blog for information of solving product setup quality problems.
I returned two other HP products due to poor setup, lack of out-of the-box Air Print operation and this makes me wonder about how much money HP loses, how inefficient they are due to the setup problems.
After setup, this machine appears to work very well. I really like the ePrint / email feature, it auto formats my iPhone printing for me, does not require PCL, PS to be sent. Air Print is a step / advance above PC world printing , I like Air Print as well and hope all printers come to support it.
November 29 2011, MSNBC had news on a security hole with this and some other HP laser printers, I hope that HP fixes this quickly. Please google MSNBC article on HP LaserJet security for more information.
Please note: most setup issues with this printer were due to out-of-date firmware. It is a good machine but if you buy one, expect that you should download the most recent upgrades to firmware.
HP is generally a good company, Im sure htat they will provide fixes for the security hole problem.
Pros Initial price is OK. It is easy to install and it works whenever you need it. WIFI functionality is great feature. If you have a router, your HP 1102w can be a network printer, always online, never depending on another PC.
Cons Original HP toner is way too much expensive for the number of pages it can print, but if you can find toner that is 4-5 times cheaper then original, than this is not a problem.
SummaryFast, simple, reliable. If you are not printing that often, you should definitely buy it. First page comes out pretty fast.
Updated on Nov 5, 2011
Initial price is OK. It is easy to install and it works whenever you need it. WIFI functionality is great feature. If you have a router, your HP 1102w can be a network printer, always online, never depending on another PC.
Original HP toner is way too much expensive for the number of pages it can print, but if you can find toner that is 4-5 times cheaper then original, than this is not a problem.
Pros cheap, easy to install, fast, quiet, and smaller than most about 2000 pages per toner
Cons there is nothing bad i can say about it
Summary a great bargin laser printer that is easy to install and will save you big bucks down the line from inkjet
Pros MAC USERS:
(1) First use the normal manual to install the drivers from the CD-ROM
(2) then go to the instructions on the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c972ybZvZzo
(3) use your own wireless type (WPA?) & network name in that process
Cons -- apparently the toner (and drum is combined) cartridge only lasts around 1500 pages, and I guess some competitors go up to 2500. but I haven't had the time to use the printer to see if that feels like a too-often replacement.
Summary -- Great wireless function showed zero problems, and installed on both Windows and Mac with no problem.
-- Printed resolution is extremely sharp, and greys / highlighted color areas are a smooth grey color, not some strange halftone dots
-- a previous reviewer complained that the printer turned itself off after five minutes. Actually it is going into a sleep mode, and it will wake itself totally the next time you print something! That is not something to complain about, it is totally cool.
-- I view this as a fast printer. pages come right on out. I guess it's "only" 18-19 PPM but that is fast.
-- there is a normal paper supply tray, and then there is a separate place to feel paper manually, in case you want to feed an envelope, or some kind of letterhead, or something.
-- external design is sharp and professional, I love that boxy "just a laser printer" look compared to the kooky appearance of all-in-ones and inkjets.
-- Cute design, fast printer. Feels professional.
Pros Inexpensive ($99.99), compact, portable, easy Mac setup with USB cable, prints fast, clear sharp text.
Cons Comes with virtually no instructions on how to setup for wireless operation on a current Mac OS X. Once I figured it out, it does seem to work OK in wireless mode. (Solution explained below.)
Summary I bought the H-P LaserJet P1102w printer as a replacement for an older, similar LaserJet for which Mac drivers are not available. I initially set it up by following the instructions for software/driver installation and connection to my MacBook (OS X 10.6.5) via the supplied USB cable. It worked fine in that mode. I then looked for the instructions on how to set up wireless (Mac) operation and there were NONE. After a couple hours of trial and error, I started searching the Net for help. The H-P web site was no help at all.
Then I stumbled upon a 2-1/3 minute video on YouTube entitled "Mac Wireless Setup - HP LaserJet P1102w", which provided just what I needed. It included detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to go about setting up the wireless system on my Mac. It's a little complex but without the video, I would never have figured it out on my own. (The H-P software must be installed first.) Once I got through making the changes in the right places and hit the wireless button on the printer, the LaserJet appeared as an available printer. The printer now works fine in wireless mode.
Only time will tell how well this little LaserJet will otherwise perform, but at least I have it working as advertised.