The HP Colour LaserJet CP1025nw printer by Hewlett Packard is an affordable printing solution for the home office, but also sophisticated and durable enough for small offices that require only light printing. The only difference between the CP1025nw and the standard CP1025 is that the 'nw' model has built-in Ethernet. The standard model must connect through the lone USB 2.0 port. The CP1025nw prints at 600 x 600 dpi at a rate of 16 pages per minute for black and white text and 4 pages per minute for all colour. It has a 150 sheet input tray, a 50 sheet output bin, a 1,200 sheet duty cycle, and yield of 1,200 pages for the standard black HP CP1025nw toner cartridge.
Hewlett Packard markets the CP1025 and CP1025nw as the world's smallest colour printer. We can't say whether the claim is still true, but regardless, this printer is extremely small. Small as a design goal of focus often leads to flimsy machines, but the CP1025nw feels substantial despite being so small, lightweight and compact. It's a decent option for portability and a perfect option in environments where space is a precious resource, such as dorm rooms and small home offices. With the CP1025s, Hewlett Packard deviates from the standard black and grey home machines by going with a greyed white as the main colour and accenting it with black at the tray and input.
Price is where it's at with the HP CP1025nw laser toner printer. The market has refocused on providing home users with quality laser printers that are affordable, and HP's entry into the mix is one of the best. It provides an impressive rate of speed, doesn't sacrifice quality to do it, and it prints in colour. In addition, cost-per-page is excellent because HP CP1025nw toner cartridges provide good yield at a great price. HP fully supports both Windows and Macintosh users. For both environments, installation is simple, and the software is excellent.
The biggest downside to the HP CP1025nw is the rate at which it prints colour (4 pages per minute). It is painfully slow and therefore unacceptable if you print colour frequently. For comparison's sake, consider that the upper-end photo colour laser printer reach speeds of 25 pages per minute. Consumers should note that at this slow speed, the HP Colour LaserJet CP1025nw is able to use colour ink more effectively than most laser printers can. However, the savings is not good enough to sacrifice that much time.