Cracking open Hewlett Packard's IIP, the original personal LaserJet printer Summary: The Hewlett Packard LaserJet IIP popularized the desktop personal laser printer. TechRepublic cracks it open to see what made the IIP tick. By Erik Eckel | October 1, 2010 -- 08:14 GMT (01:14 PDT) Previous | Next Image 25 of 26 Here's a front-side view of the IIP's controller/formatter PCB assembly. This unit possessed the IIP's revised design (as evidenced by its pronounced L shape).Photo by: Erik Eckel / TechRepublic.com Topics: Hewlett-Packard, CXO, Hardware, Legal, Printers Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.