HP Deskjet 1010 printer Review

HP Deskjet 1010 printer is intended for those who have very basic printing needs. It is an inexpensive device which can offer both monochromatic as well as color printing.  Though the price of HP 1010 Deskjet printer is $40 but, for this price, it comes with too many compromises.   User can’t connect this printer wirelessly. USB connectivity is the only option for this printer. It doesn’t support Auto Duplex printing (ADP) which means users cannot print on both sides of the paper automatically. However, manual option is available. Borderless printing is not available with this printer.

HP 1010 Printing performance and cost

As per ISO standard, HP Deskjet 1010 printer can print 7 pages per minute while printing black and white prints and 4 pages per minute when it comes to color printing.  However, company claims that the printer can print up to 16 ppm when it comes to color printing and 20 ppm when it comes to B/W printing. This printer is suitable for those whose printing need is anywhere in the range of 250-500 pages per month. Duty cycle is 1000 pages per month.

Black cartridges for HP Deskjet 1010 are available in Economy ($12.69) and high-yield ($30) sizes. Thus, printing cost for black and white printing would cost around 6 – 7.25 cents (approx.) per page.  For color printing, it would cost 9-10 cents (approx.), depending upon type of cartridges used.  The color printing cost is lower than some of the expensive rivals.

Deskjet 1010 Design and Handling

This is a small, well-designed, single-function printer. The control includes only power button. The dimension of the printer is 16.65 x 20.04 x 10.01 inches and weighs around 4.5 lbs. It takes very less space. As told earlier, connectivity only includes wired connectivity through USB. However, USB cable doesn’t come with the printer and you need to purchase it separately.

The input tray hinges up from the top of the printer. Both input and output tray of HP 1010 printer comes with limited capacity. The input tray can hold up to 60 legal sheets, 20 sheets of 4 X 6 sized photo papers.  Output tray can hold up to 25 legal-sized sheets and up to 20 sheets of photo paper. Maximum supported size is legal size.

HP 1010 Deskjet printer supports almost all windows versions  which include Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP3)* or higher (32-bit only) When it comes to Mac devices, it offers  support for Mac OS X v10.6, Lion, Mountain Lion

Pros of HP Deskjet 1010

Low cost printer

Printing cost for colored content is less

Cons of HP Deskjet 1010

Wireless connectivity is missing

Doesn’t come with USB cable

Single function printer

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