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HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf Printer (CE841A#BGJ)
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- 150-sheet input tray, 100-sheet face-down bin
- 2-line, 16-character display, menu and navigation buttons
- Standard, 35 sheets automatic document feeder
- Up to 100 sheets output tray
- Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port, 10/100Base-T Ethernet network port, RJ-11
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Built-in Wireless Printing
Print from any room without using cables
Built-in Wired Networking
Share your printer with multiple people
Save paper by printing on both sides automatically
Memory Card Slots
Print photos without using a PC
Color LCD Screen
Edit photos and/or manage your printer easily
Add more memory (sold separately) to handle complex print jobs with ease
High-capacity Paper Tray
Refill paper less often with a tray that holds 250 sheets or more
Auto Document Feeder
Fax, scan and copy multiple pages automatically
- HP Smart Install works with Windows® only.
- HP Auto-On and Auto-Off capabilities subject to printer and settings.
- Exact speed varies depending on system configuration, software application, driver, and document complexity.
- Based on ISO/IEC 19752 and continuous printing. Actual yields vary considerably based on images printed and other factors. For details see www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies.
Top Customer Reviews
1. Setup on PC, Mac, and network
It was super easy. HP includes the usual install CD, but you don't need it on PC; they put the files on the machine, and they show up when you connect the USB cable (the same way a USB flash drive would, though this doesn't work on Mac). Just follow the instructions; everything is straightforward.
If you want to use it over the network (i.e., connect it to your router), you still need to connect it via USB first. Before too long, the installation program tells you to disconnect the USB cable, and you don't need to connect it via USB any further. (So if you have a USB cable that you can use temporarily, you don't need to buy another just for the printer to use it over the network.)
If you haven't yet connected the networking cable from the printer to the router, it'll tell you when to connect it, and the router and printer should talk to each other without any difficulty. (My mom's router is a modem/router/wifi hub combo from the Paleozoic Era, issued by a very low-tech rural DSL provider, and it worked just fine.) I expected the networking part to be hard, and it was actually fairly easy. If everything I've written so far makes sense, you probably know enough to set this up on the network.
Once it's set up on one computer and on the network, use the driver CD to install the drivers on any other computers on your network; this is even easier.Read more ›
The bottom line:
It's quiet, fast (for our needs) and very well built. It connects directly to our home network, which means I don't have to turn my wife's computer (or vice versa) on to print. Perfect printer for a home office for a great price. Replacing our old inkjet printer for a laser was by far the best decision we could have made.
My wife needed a copier (she has a home office) and our inkjet was acting funny for the last few weeks. We had been spending $[...] every six weeks in ink cartridges and were getting tired of it. So we looked into laser printers and figured out that if we spent twice as much upfront in a laser printer, in the long run we were going to save money. Every one told us that bar Xerox (incredibly expensive), HP made the best printers. We compared Canon, Brother and HP B&W laser printers and found that the m1212nf was the best deal: flat bed, automatic feeder (for when you need to copy a bunch of single pages), and a price tag comparable to lesser quality printers.
Truly plug-and-play for a Vista computer (my wife's), you don't even need a CD since the drivers are stored IN the printer. Painless installation for Linux (Ubuntu 10.4), as well. You just need to download HPLIP's latest version from HP's website. It is that easy.
The printer is connected through an Ethernet cable to our LAN, and I can print wirelessly over WiFi, no need to turn my wife's computer on.
A flat bed cum auto feeder gives you the greatest flexibility possible to scan and copy documents.
Its footprint is a little big, but this is a multifunction device, so what are you going to do? It sits quite nicely over one of those small file cabinets.
Overall is a well built piece of equipment: it's sturdy and it works as intended. (Haven't tried the fax, though... it's no longer the 1990s!)
Connected via USB to a Mac Pro tower. The device prints fine. Copies fine. I do not have a phone line to test fax. Have not tried network setup.
Scanning is a different story. Under OSX the only way to scan is with the included absolutely bare bones basic HP Scan software. This software has no options besides resolution you wish to scan in and if you would like to save as jpg, pdf or email it (no TIFF). OSX does not recognize this device as a scanner. This means any programs such as the OSX built in Image Capture, Preview, or 3rd party programs like VueScan can not be used. This is a complete disappointment since my sole reason for getting a multifunction printer is to have built in scanner functionality. HP should not be advertising these devices as OSX compatible if they work like this.
Even worse three different HP phone support techs claimed it should be recognized by the OS and had it working in a lab. One was very unpleasant and not willing to do anything to help. Even when I said you are losing a customer for not trying to help with this situation. These claims were totally rebuked by an HP representative answering my post in their online support forum. This individual verified my findings stating there was no appropriate driver for OSX and only the HP Scan software could be used for this model printer. Verified same behavior on 2 Mac machines.
I believe Apple has included some updates that now allow this printer to natively scan on OSX. I am currently running latest 10.8.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I absolutely love this printer. It does everything. Print, scan, fax, copy etc. It is easy to use and will last forever. Read morePublished 3 months ago by FoxyChick
Great Printer and scanner combo! Prints and scans perfectly over the network. My only complaint is that the display has no back light and can be very hard to read if there's an... Read morePublished 5 months ago by PadreD123
This is an excellent printer. I have purchased 2 of these over the years for my own use (one at home and one at work) and have had zero issues with them. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mark
Works as expected, missing part was promptly sent. Happy with purchasePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
We have used this printer for three years with fairly heavy daily use and it has never failed on us. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer