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Best Single Function Printer between 6500 to 7500 Rupees

HP LaserJet Pro P1102W

Not for Individual and big corporate offices rather the HP LaserJet is more suitable for a medium size office where printing requests are few. I have come to this conclusion after reading this printer’s capability, which I am going to discuss next.

HP has never compromised with built & design on its products, so you can be sure of the durability of this single function machine. It is compact in size and has a glossy design. You can even install it at the reception desk in your office. I am sure, your office recipient will not complain.

Print Performance

> Duty Cycle – The HP printer has a duty cycle for 5000 printouts monthly. Thus, it comes down to 166 prints a day. Now calculate, should you purchase it or look for a lower or a more powerful printer.

One more thing, 5000 prints is just one reference, it cannot be absolute. You can even take 6000 prints in a month. I can assure it will not blast. Ideally, you should not use it for more than 5000 printouts to ensure components durability.

> Manufacture Advice – HP asks users to maintain monthly page volume within 250 to 1500 prints to ensure quality and durability of components. Does this sound logical or the printer is poor in terms of performance; ultimately, this can be decided only after six months to one year of usages. I cannot support or oppose HP’s advice in a hands-on review article.

> Speed – As a current HP AIO user and a potential buyer of a new advance printer, I bother least about the time taken by a printer in the first printout in one session.

Those wants fast printing and better efficiency can purchase this HP printer. It gives the first printout in just 8.5 seconds. Moreover, 18 pages in just 60 seconds translate into one black & white page is printed and reached in output bin in just three seconds. Yes, it does fast printing.HP LaserJet Pro P1102W Single Function Printer

> Print resolution/Dots per inch – Resolution hardly matters in a black & white printing. However, in some special print works, you need high dpi value.

HP’s laser printer P1102W produces maximum value 600×600 dpi. Effectively it is 1200 dpi in the final print output. I can endorse this HP machine vocally for the best quality laser printout.

The HP device also scores well at output quality. Even smallest of font gets printed correctly on paper. In fact, it can handle thin lines as expected (good) and graphic quality lets you freely use it to print business presentations.

> Paper handling – Use this machine to print paper, Legal documents, postcard, and envelops. In paper, acceptable size is A4, A5, A6, and B5 and supported media print are the laser, photo, rough, vellum, and plain. In envelops, preferable size is C5, DL, and B5.

Thus, the HP printer with the support to wide range of papers, documents, and postcards is one efficient machine to complete all basic printing works in your office.

>Duplexing – This is manual and HP offers driver support for it. In an office branch, not all employees are expert in handling automatic duplex, so then manual duplex is a better function to have. Automatic duplex is more suitable in a high-grade machine used mostly in photocopy shops.

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All-in-one Features

This is a single function printer does the best laser printing works. It is good at giving fast Black & white printouts. On it, Scanning, fax, and other decorative options are not present. If you want such features, then look for an AIO printer.

Connectivity Software Memory and ePrint

Besides built-in Wi-Fi, the HP LaserJet Pro also supports IPv4 and IPv6 network. You can connect it to local area network through Wi-Fi or use IPv4 (or more advanced and secure IPv6) IP network support.

HP has an ePrint app that you can download from Android, Windows, and iOS app centers. Use the app to initiate print instructions from a tablet, Laptop, and smartphone. Apple AirPrint, mostly preinstalled on iMac devices can also be used to print documents on this HP printer.

Install the printer’s driver on the compatible operating systems such as 32 & 64 bit Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP along with Linux as well as iMac OS X version 10.5, 10.6, and 10.7. It also supports Windows server 2003 and 2008 operating systems.

To install the drivers, a system should have at least 1GB RAM, 400 MB free space, and CD-ROM driver. One free USB port is also needed for PC-to-printer connection.

Poor Memory

The HP LaserJet has no hard disk and lacks support to a pen drive or external memory. 8MB standard memory is poor and can buffer only one page at one time in 600×1200 dpi quality.

For faster buffering which ultimately speeds up the printing process, either reduce the default dpi value or buy a better printer with high memory. HP should have given at least 32MB standard memory for faster buffering.

Add Legal paper in Input Tray

You can hold up to 100 printouts in the output bin and add 150 blank sheets in the input trey. There is a priority feed slot that can keep 10 sheets. Paper size should not be exceeding 8.5 ×14 inches (Legal). However, the minimum paper size for input trey and priority feed are 5.8×8.27 inch and 3×5 inch, respectively.

Powerful Cartridges

HP includes a Black LaserJet toner in the sales box, which can yield up to 700 pages. You can replace it with HP 85A Black LaserJet Toner, which according to official website can print 1600 pages in one filling.


  1. HP offers full replacement for one year
  2. Replicable Cartridge system
  3. Attractive look and design
  4. Power saving features


  1. Poor memory: just 8MB
  2. USB cable is not included in the sales box
  3. Automatic paper sensor is not present
  4. No port for Memory card

Final Thought

For single function operation, the HP P1102W LaserJet printer performs well. Everything is fine except memory, which can be a hurdle in fast printing. However, it maintains a good speed and reduces “pay per page” printing cost.

To reduce printing cost even more, nowadays the trend is for a laser printer with Ink Tank technology. Epson was the first brand to launch Ink Tank based printer and now HP is following it up with a brand new GT series. We have already published a review on HP GT 5810 recently. Check the content before you decide for this printer.

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In the Sales Box

The unit, toner, power cord, documents, and drivers & software CD-ROM

Price 7500 Rupees
Technology Laser
Memory 8 MB
Function Print
Interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0, Wireless
First Printout in Just 8.5 second
Print Speed Up to 19ppm
Print Resolution Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Duplex (2-sided) Print Manual Duplex
Paper Handling
Paper Input (Standard Tray) 150-sheet, 10 sheet Priority Feeds
Paper Handling Sizes A4, A5, A6, B5, Postcards; envelopes (C5, DL, B5), Input tray: 5.8 x 8.27 to 8.5 x 14 inch;
Priority feed slot: 3 x 5 to 8.5 x 14 inch
Paper Output 100-sheet
Compatible OS Windows, Mac OS, Linux
Power Consumption Ready: 2.7W, Printing: 370W, Deep Sleep: 0.6W, Energy Star Rating
Dimension / Weight
Support Warranty 12 months Standard Warranty, Extended Warranty on pay
Buy HP P1102W


Brother HL 1211W Monochrome with Wi-Fi Connectivity

Brother Industries Ltd is originally Japanese corporation established in 1908 as a company that sold and repaired sewing machines. Brother International Corporation (US) was established 46 years later as their first overseas affiliate. During the 70s, they formed a long lasting relationship with Centronics, which helped Brother step into the printer world. Print heads and electronics were built in Centronics plants and Brother built mechanisms in Japan.

Today Brother is multinational electronics and equipment company and their products include printers, fax machines, multifunctional devices, label printers, desktop computers etc.

Brand Interest and Positioning

When you enter Brother Website, and select Printers category you have 42 models to choose from. Even that fact says that Brother considers printers as their core business, and that means something to me as a customer.

From small inkjet printers, through basic HL-1111 black and white lasers to Multifunction centers like series 8000, there will be something for needs of home, office, or large corporate user.

In terms of working environment, positioning HL-1211W is classic SOHO (small office/ home office) printer.

Box contents

Packaging is basic, and it is standard for this class of printers. On the top of the box, you will find printer cartridge in protective case, under it protective box, page holder clip, power cable, and the printer. Do not forget that these days printer manufacturers do not include USB cable in the box.

Design and Build quality

This is a small printer, its footprint is slightly larger than sheet of paper, so it will fit any desk. Printer design is very standard, and there is not much changed in that field in the last couple of years. Personally, I own couple of years old HP P1006, and it looks pretty much the same as this Brother model. White plastic of standard quality, with gray cover and there is not much more to talk about regarding design.

Setup and Installation

The cartridge is very well protected, both with protective case and with protective plastic inside covering sensitive parts. Installation of the cartridge is a little bit different from with the HP for example, but intuitive, well described in the manual, and easy at the end.

For some printers you open the cover and then (after removing case from cartridge of course) you just slide it in. With this model of Brother Printer, you open the cover, but then you first take the cartridge holder out, put cartridge in, and then you slide all that together into the printer. Holder is made from green colored plastic and easy to identify. Starting cartridge is the same capacity as new separately sold one (1500 pages) and this is admirable.

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Printer has standard 150-sheet paper input with hinges for aligning the pages. Paper tray does not have any cover so if you live your paper in it some dust could, and will, fall on paper and inside printer eventually. When you insert your paper, remove the adhesive tapes that hold different parts of printer insert and attach paper holder, and you can proceed to driver installation.Brother HL 1211W Monochrome Wi-Fi Multifunction Laser Printer

Paper Capacity

Paper output is 50-sheets, and printer can handle standard paper sizes (A4, Letter, A5, A5 (Long Edge), Executive, Legal, Folio, B5). On the front, there is power button and info led lights.

Printing Driver and Connectivity Options

Installing drivers from website or disc is basic, and it consists of pressing Next couple of times, nothing to worry about. Printer has USB 2.0, and IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connection (Infrastructure Mode/ Ad-hoc mode). Be sure to know your LAN access password if you want to setup Wi-Fi during initial installation.

Software has Web based management so you can always do your print server management through your web browser. There are drivers for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux (CUPS, LPD/LPRng x86/x64 environment)

Print Performance

HL-1211W is printing in up to 2400 x 600 dpi (with HQ1200 technology), and for this price range it exceeds expectations to say the least. Printing is precise, fast, and sharp. After not getting such good reviews for HL-1110, they obviously worked on some improvements.

No jagged edges on diagonals, clean line graphics, even with photo prints. What is not improved but it is also seen in these class of printers is noise while printing. Well, let us say you cannot have it all.


  1. Print quality
  2. Wi-Fi print option
  3. Affordable Price
  4. 1500 pages starting toner


  1. No papers try cover
  2. Noisy operation

Final Verdict

This is nicely build, effective mono laser with excellent print quality for your home or small office. To that add Wi-Fi connectivity option, low price, and full 1500 pages starting cartridge and you get a printer that should be on top of your shopping list.

Price 6500 Rupees
Technology Electro photographic/Laser
Memory 32 MB
Function Compact, Print, Wireless Networking
Interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0, Wireless
Print Speed Up to 20ppm
Print Resolution Up to 2400 x 600 dpi (HQ1200 technology)
Duplex (2-sided) Print Manual Duplex
Additional Features Booklet, Poster, Watermark Printing
Paper Handling
Paper Input (Standard Tray) 150-sheet
Paper Handling Sizes A4, Letter, A5, A5(Long Edge), Executive, Legal, Folio, B5
Paper Output 50-sheet
Compatible OS Windows, Mac OS, Linux
Power Consumption Ready: 40W, Printing: 380W, Deep Sleep: 0.7W
Noise Level Printing 51dBA
Ecology Power Save – Consume less energy when not in use; Toner Save – Reduces toner usage
Dimension / Weight
Dimension (W x D x H) 340 x 238 x 189 mm
Weight 4.6kg
Support Warranty 12 months Standard Warranty
Buy Brother 1211W

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