In a face-to-face match-up between the HP Laserjet Pro P1102W vs. P1109W, neither would win. Both have some fairly large handicaps that we’ll cover in this review.
There are good things to be said about both printers. The differences between the printers are pretty small. The printers themselves are fairly inexpensive. There’s a slight difference in printing speed – the P1102W prints at 19 pages per minute, while the P1109W prints at 21 pages per minute. That’s faster than your typical inexpensive laser. Both printers feature wireless printing. The older models of the P1102W do not have the Wireless Direct Print feature, but the newer models of the P1102W do, as does the P1109W. Physically, both printers are small and light, with a smaller footprint, making them well suited to desktop use.
There are also some pretty big issues with both printers. Neither has automatic duplex printing (printing on both sides of the sheet). Both require human intervention for two sided printing. The cost of the ink cartridges is outrageous. Because of the resulting cost per page, both of these printers are best suited for users who don’t print high volumes. There are other printers on the market that cost more to buy initially, but whose cost per page ends up being significantly lower. And both printers are monochrome only – black and white. Other reviews show that graphics is not their strong suit – output can be fairly rough looking. Paper capacity is on the low side.
HP Laserjet Pro P1102W vs. P1109W
All in all, the HP Laserjet Pro P1102W vs. P1109W comparison comes out as a wash. They are so close as far as capabilities and drawbacks go that this review can’t recommend one over the other. In the end, both printers are so evenly matched they might as well be the same printer.
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