HP LaserJet 1022 review: HP LaserJet 1022

The HP LaserJet 1022's speed falls in the middle of the pack for a basic laser printer. It creates text at 15.91ppm (pages per minute), some 3ppm faster than the popular Samsung ML-1740. Still, the HP 1022 lagged behind the cheaper Oki B4250 in both text and graphics.

CNET Labs laser performance (pages per minute)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Black graphics speed  
Black text speed  
Okidata Oki B4250
17.8 
18.77 
Brother HL-2040
16.03 
16.49 
HP LaserJet 1022
15.3 
15.91 
Samsung ML-1740
13.25 
12.98 
HP LaserJet 1012
12.49 
12.52 

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This printer created dark, crisp text and decent grayscale graphics--just what a laser should do to create professional-looking documents with legible fine print, sharp lines, and smooth curves.

CNET Labs laser quality
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Graphics quality  
Text quality  
Okidata Oki B4250
Good 
Good 
HP LaserJet 1022
Good 
Good 
HP LaserJet 1012
Good 
Good 
Samsung ML-1740
Fair 
Good 
Brother HL-2040
Good 
Fair 

HP provides a range of technical-support options, including a Web site with live chat and toll-free telephone support weekdays from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT. Phone support is free only for the duration of the one-year limited warranty. A three-year warranty extension costs a reasonable $50, but telephone-support extensions cost a pricey $39 per issue or $75 per year.

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  • Interface USB
  • Connectivity Technology wired
  • Printer Type Personal printer - laser - monochrome
  • Max Speed 18 ppm