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I've been using HP LaserJet 1200 for a very long time but now the original drivers are not available and I wanted to find something more suitable for Windows 7/8 & 10.

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My expectations are partially similar to the original printer specs:

  • available drivers for Windows 7/8 & 10
  • widely available and cheap toners
  • monthly page volume: 1500-2000
  • print speed: 10+ ppm
  • only black print
  • at least 600 dpi
  • graphics quality printing and network features are not important
  • duplex printing is not "must have"
  • cheaper than $150 (second-hand items are acceptable)
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HP LaserJet Pro P1102w

Features:

  • Drivers compatible with Windows 7, 8, & 10 (reference)
  • First party and cheap 3rd party compatible toners (example)
  • Monthly duty cycle: up to 5000, but recommended volume is 250-1000
  • Print speed: up to 19ppm (letter) and 18ppm (A4)
  • Only black print
  • 600dpi
  • Available models with and without wifi (the w in the name stands for wifi support)
  • Only manual duplex (i.e. no duplex printing)
  • Cheaper than 150USD. It is currently listed on Amazon USA for 94.90USD

Link to full product details page

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  • Any idea how long the fuser tends to last on this thing? The fuser in my Samsung Xpress M2825 has crapped out after 2 years, and the toner doesn't adhere very well to the paper anymore. – alexw May 20 '16 at 19:20
  • @alexw I've had it for only a year now so I can't provide first-hand experience, but I've been using it almost daily and without issues. That said, I did some research in forums and found this. Quote: Samsung users will need to replace a Fuser unit, Pick-up roller and Transfer roller after 30K pages each whereas HP users do not have to replace anything other than toner cartridge – Tymric May 20 '16 at 20:53
  • Wow! Not exactly a neutral perspective, but that is a very specific point. Perhaps this is a known issue with Samsung printers in general. Thanks! – alexw May 20 '16 at 21:38

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