Review HP 1020 printer detailed features

The HP LaserJet 1020 printer is the perfect monochrome printer for those who has light printing at low price. Although the printing speed and quality are not outstanding but in general, HP LaserJet 1020 still fulfills all basic function of a compact printer.

Review HP 1020 printer detailed features

However, if you can spend a little more, you can purchase Lexmark E250d which included a duplexer or Samsung ML-2571N with network. Both printer provide better service than HP LaserJet 1020.

About HP LaserJet 1020

The dimension of HP LaserJet 1020 printer is 14.6 inches of width, 9.5 inches in depth, 9.2 inches in height and only 11 pounds in weights. The printer features a 150-sheet-container tray and a single-sheet manual input tray inside the front panel. Both trays have paper guides. On top of the printer, there is an output tray which includes fold-out paper support.

This laser printers uses 234MHz processor with only 2MB RAM. Meanwhile Samsung ML-2571, which cost $20 more, comes with 32MB RAM.

Because HP LaserJet 1020 has only a USB connection, it is suitable for using by one people at a time and it does not support multi-user. Therefore, this mono laser printer is suitable for personal use.

As other mono laser printers, the size of HP LaserJet 1020 is quite small. Therefore, it only has one toner cartridge. If you want to access the cartridge, open the printer’s top panel. Refilling fee is about $70 with up to 2000 printout which means 3.5 cent per pages while the Samsung ML-2571N cost 2.6 cents per page and the Lexmark E250d is about 3.8 cents per page. In comparison with the same types of mono laser printer, this printing price is not bad at all.

HP LaserJet 1020 and Other printers

In comparison to other printers at the same kind, although the speed as well as quality that the HP LaserJet 1020 provides is not the best, it is not terrible either.

Its printing rates is about 12.52 pages per minutes (ppm) for documents and 12.61 ppm for photography and graphics. While The Samsung ML-2571N performs better with both documents and graphics and the Lexmark E250d is perform better with graphics but slower with documents.

In general, the quality of documents provided by LaserJet 1020 is very good. However, if you are looking very closely, you can detect some problems about the clearness of the character or the color of the text. Unfortunately, the quality of graphics prints is not as good as good as documents prints. Because of solid blocks of toners, there might be splotchy in the graphic. Also, the photos won’t be rendered fully in prints as you expected. At this point, both the Lexmark E250d and the Samsung ML-2571N perform better than HP LaserJet 1020.

In conclusion, The HP LaserJet 1020 is a good bargain for people with personal use and light printing needs.

HP LaserJet 1020 cost about $98.15. –