2016-02-25


HP HotSpot LaserJet Pro M1218nfs MFP Printer

Review  |  Printer Specs

HP HotSpot LaserJet Pro M1218nfs

Download HP HotSpot LaserJet Pro M1218nfs Drivers and Software


Windows Platform
Operating Systems : Windows 8.1 32/64bit, Windows 8 32/64bit, Windows 7 32/64bit, Windows Vista 32/64bit, Windows XP 32/64bit, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

HP LaserJet Full Feature Software and Driver
Download (Version CD2.0, Size 217.7 MB)

HP LaserJet Hostbased Basic Driver Update
Download (Version 20120929, Size 9.6 MB)

Macintosh Platform
Operating Systems : Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, OS X 10.5 Leopard, OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, OS X 10.7 Lion

Full Package Software and Drivers
This download package contains HP LaserJet M1130/M1210 Series Mac OS X Installer with updated (Universal Binary) files. Full printing support for Mac OS X v10.4, 10.5, 10.6 PPC and Intel processor Macs is included with this download.
Download (Version CD2.0, Size 66.3 MB)

Linux Platform
HP Linux Imaging and Printing more info

How to install HP HotSpot LaserJet Pro M1218nfs
  1. Make sure to download the right driver based on your operating system and save it to your hard drive.
  2. Turn off the printer and unplugged the USB cable on your printer.
  3. Install the drivers that has been downloaded on administrator account of your operating system.
  4. Follow the on screen instruction until setup finished.
  5. Print a test page to check everything is fine.

HP HotSpot LaserJet Pro M1218nfs Review

Estimated Price Rs.18,200

HP LaserJet Pro M1218nfs HotSpot is one of HP products that are quite popular in India with its innovative features. This laser printer features a built-in wireless router to allow users to connect to the printer through a PC, smartphone or tablet. Like the other multifunction printer, these printers provide a scanner, copier and fax machine.

The design seems robust and luxury with the whole black-colored surface. On the left side is a 2.5-inch monochrome LCD display. A scanner with an ADF at the top, while the front features a paper tray. The rear panel features the socket for Ethernet, USB and phone lines.

LaserJet Pro M1218nfs come with resolutions of 600 x 600 dpi, but does not support auto duplex printing so that users have to do it manually. The A4 flatbed scanner featured have resolutions of 1200 x 1200 dpi which is equipped with an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) that can hold up to 35 pages.

Copy feature provided able to copy documents at resolutions up to 600 x 400 dpi. Other features that are not less interesting is the fax that can hold up to 500 pages in its memory. Although it already has a built-in wireless router but M1218nfs offer various connection are standard connection USB 2.0, Ethernet and Wi-Fi.

If the M1218nfs too expensive for you, maybe Canon Pixma MG2470 Inkjet Multifunction conform with the budget you have. Only by Rs.3,800 you can bring home a unit of this printer. Unfortunately, this model only provides a USB connection and has a low print speed only 8 ppm, but higher print resolution which is 4800 x 600 dpi.

Samsung Xpress M2020W MFP Wireless (Rs.6,800) offers better print speeds and resolution than M1218nfs. But you should be satisfied with the print function because you will not find scan and fax on it.

If price is not a major consideration, we recommend the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M176n (Rs.32,900). This printer allows you to print color documents. In addition, more powerful engine specifications thanks to a 600 MHz processor and 128 MB memory. Printing capability even better than M1218nfs where this printer can print up to 20,000 pages per month.

Printer Specification
Print Speed / Resolution : Up to 18 ppm / 600 x 600 dpi
Scan Resolution : Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
Scan Speed : 7.4 ppm
Copy Resolution : Up to 600 x 400 dpi
Copy Speed : Up to 18 cpm
Fax Resolution : Up to 300 x 300 dpi
Processor : 400 MHz
Memory : 64 MB
Connectivity : USB, built-in Wi-fi router, Ethernet, Wireless
Ink Cartridge : HP CC388A Black LaserJet Toner Cartridge
Input / Output Paper Feeder : 150 /100 sheet
Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) : 35 sheet
Power Consumption : 370 W (printing), 245 W (copy/scan) 4.8 W (standby)
Noise Levels : 50 dBA
Dimensions (W x D x H) : 43.5 x 36.5 x 30.6 cm
Weight : 8.3kg
Duty Cycle : 8000 pages per month
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