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 5 of 26 This IIP, the subject of this Crack It Open gallery, was manufactured in June 1990. Seventeen years later it still worked, if only to produce four pages per minute.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.