HP LaserJet Pro CP1025nw Review
The HP LaserJet Pro CP1025nw is a color laser printer with wireless printing capabilities. It can be connected to networks via the built in wifi b/g/n and 10/100 ethernet. The CP1025nw is recommended for print volumes of 200 to 850 pages per month.
The HP LaserJet Pro CP1025nw is the smallest color laser printer in the world and also one of the most energy efficient. The HP Auto-On/Auto-Off Technology turns your printer on when you need it and off when you don’t, while Instant-on Technology reduces energy use up to 50%.
The HP CP1025nw's small size is one of the key features that define it as a personal printer. Just 9.9 by 15.7 by 15.8 inches, it is small enough to share a desk with, and although it is surprisingly heavy for the size, at 26.7 pounds, it is light enough for one person to move easily. Its paper handling features are also geared to one person's use, with a 150-sheet input tray, no duplexer, and no options available.
Setup is typical for personal color lasers. HP rates the printer at a relatively slow 17 pages per minute (ppm) for monochrome and 4 ppm for color, which are speeds that the printer should come close to when printing files with nothing but text.
The good news is that the printer does better on output quality than it does on speed. It is on par for color graphics, and just a touch below par for text and photos. It has some minor problems at small font sizes, but it is certainly good enough for virtually any standard business need.
Graphics are similarly good enough for any business need, up to and including things like PowerPoint handouts. Depending on how demanding you are, you may consider them good enough for marketing materials like one-page handouts and trifold brochures. Photos tend to be a little dark, with some minor color shifts.
The HP LaserJet Pro CP1025nw is a laser printer with a small size, low power consumption and well-performing feature set. This device is not powerful enough to meet the demands of a busy office but offers all the features you would need in a home printer, particularly if you want to take advantage of the Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection.