Business Printer Review: HP LaserJet Pro 1606dn

If you’re looking for a small business printer suitable for tow or three people to share, offers two-sided printing plus USB and Ethernet connectivity, you’ll want to take a look at the HP LaserJet Pro 1006dn. And although it has limitations — e.g., no Mac or Linux support — HP’s Smart Install simplifies the printer’s USB setup process for anyone running Windows XP, Vista and 7. If you plan to run the printer over a network, you’ll need to use the included CD and follow a few more steps. HardwareCentral has the full review.

HP just cut the price of its LaserJet Pro 1606dn monochrome laser printer from $229 to $199. Nobody likes PC hardware discounts more than we do, but in this case we wish they’d kept the higher price and thrown in a USB cable. If there ever was a printer that should come with a USB cable, it’s this one.

The reason is the HP’s installation procedure. It may not be much in the cosmic scheme of things, but setting up a USB printer is often a nuisance — there’s usually a CD and a manual, the latter warning you to install the software driver before connecting the USB cable, when there can be a confusing clash between the installation software and Windows popping up the Found New Hardware wizard and its own “Looking for driver” dialog boxes.

Read the complete HP LaserJet Pro 1606dn business printer review

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