• Small footprint
  • Competitive price


  • Text quality failed to impress

At A Glance

This svelte 11-pound printer is the lightest, smallest, and slowest unit on the chart.

Manufacturer’s Description

The HP LaserJet 1020 Printer, an excellent laser printer for the cost-conscious user, delivers high-quality LaserJet printing in a compact size, and at a price you can afford.

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The Specs

Part Number Q5911A#ABA
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 39281036170


PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Fair
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 12.3   ppm
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 48.78
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Good
Color Photo, Normal Settings 10.33
Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Good
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 20.1
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 10.19
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 14.54
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 19.23
Line Art Output Quality Good
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 8.0
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Fair
Color Photo (secs) 10.33