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Review- HP LaserJet Pro M1213 Multi Function Printer

HP has announced the availability of its new range of LaserJet printers for Indian market. HP LaserJet Pro M1213 MFP is one of the latest printers announced by HP this month and it comes with a host of new features making printing easier. This printer comes with HP Smart Install, a new innovate feature which is first time in printing industry. With this new feature users can start printing jobs as quickly as possible. The moment you insert the printer USB cable to your desktop or laptop, installation of all the needed drivers and software will begin automatically. This means you do not have to use the CD and Smart Install takes care of it.

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HP Smart Install is definitely a very useful feature to have especially if you do not have the CD at a later point of time. CD is also provided in the box in case you are using Mac or Linux as Smart Install is available only for Windows.

What’s in the Box:

The box contains;

  1. HP LaserJet Pro M1213nf MFP
  2. Power cord,
  3. Phone cord,
  4. 150-sheet input tray, output tray,
  5. Introductory HP LaserJet Black print cartridge,
  6. CD with software and documentation,
  7. Installation Guide,
  8. Warranty Guide
  9. USB cable

Appearance:

HP LaserJet Pro M1213 MFP has the mat finished black cover with a two line LCD display with a keypad. The keypad and LCD are made to one unit and this can be moved up and down for better viewing. Overall the fit and finish is good, but some parts of the paper tray could have made better as feel like made of brittle material.

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Features:

LaserJet M1213 is a 4 in one printer comes with Scanner, Copier, Fax apart from the Printer. It is one of the most affordable range of LaserJet all in one with multi tasking. Another great feature from HP and also industry-first is the Auto-On/Auto-Off technology which is rated to use up to three times less energy than a device’s normal sleep mode. The Auto-On technology intelligently senses activity and turns off the printer if no activity is found for 5 min. When a print job is fired, it awakens the device automatically from “off” mode. The Auto-Off technology automatically adjusts the power settings and turns the printer off when there is no print activity. This in turn helps save energy by using less than one watt of power consumption in Auto-Off mode.

As mentioned the Smart Install does all the set up including Fax and scan software. One thing missing is the wireless connectivity and this might be because of the fact that HP wanted to keep the pricing competitive. Ethernet network port is available in case you want to use it in a network.

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To print the first from an Off position takes as fast as 8.5 seconds. Paper handling standard input can take upto 150 pages. The scan software allows you to scan the file to an image, email or sent to another application.

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The maximum scan resolution is Up to 1200 dpi. This is can be selected using this scan software.

Scan Settings

Overall HP LaserJet Pro M1213 MFP is a very useful all in one printer and it sells for INR 16499/- plus taxes. It comes with a one year limited warranty as well.

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Pros:

  1. Conserve energy with HP Auto-On/Auto-Off Technology
  2. HP Smart Install does all the work of installing software and drivers effortlessly.
  3. Easy to use
  4. 4-in-one Laser printer

Cons:

  1. The build quality (plastics) could have been better for some areas.

Overall we would say that, a must have printer for office.

About Nirmal

Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. He can be contacted at nirmal@nirmaltv.com. You can find Nirmal on , and .

4 comments

  1. Please send hp M 1213 MF printer price available in amarket

  2. Thanks for a good review. Now all I have to find is a good laser toner to match this amazing printer.

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