The LaserJet 4/4 Plus/4M/4M Plus retained an alphanumeric display, and in fact upgraded from the LCD displays of earlier models by using a 16-character alphanumeric dot-matrix vacuum fluorescent display. To this day, professional-grade LaserJets retain more comprehensive displays. Although unsupported by HP, because the Laserjet used the same basic PCL language (PCL Level III) spoken by HP’s other printers it was possible to use the Laserjet on HP 3000 multiuser systems. Sure it did, especially in speed and connectivity. The display was adapted to a blue-backlit two-line LCD display. Notes: 1 Network support indicates built-in ethernet and/or wireless networking. Simple yet sophisticatedThe design of the LaserJet 1000 is sleek, even though it’s actually a little bigger than the Samsung ML-1250. Its design is adequate, but it’s indicative of more ways that HP cut costs.
For thicker media, a door folds down in the back to give you a straight paper path. Light doesn’t always mean worse, however; the Brother HL-1440, for example, also printed text on the lighter side, but letters always looked smooth and legible. There was a Select button, a large green Go button, and a small orange Cancel Job button. Also, the «Online» button is actually a toggle switch, such that if the printer is already online, pressing Online makes the printer go offline and can be used to stop a runaway print job. And like most low-cost printers, the LaserJet 1000 is host based—it uses the processing power and memory of your PC to manage print jobs, so the speed of your printer depends in part on the speed of your computer.
Each tab has a Quick Sets drop-down list, which lets you assign a name to any set of configurations you’ve customized for easy access in the future. Support Information: ItemDescriptionMinimum HPLIP version2.7.12Support levelFull (End of support) (See note11.)Recommended?No (See note15.) Driver Plugin Information: This printer REQUIRES a downloadable driver plug-in, which is required to enable print, fax or scan support. The printer supports basic media types, including envelopes, transparencies, labels, A4, legal, and executive.