HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus e-All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer
Pros: Easy setup
Cons: Scanner file size
If you are planning on scanning documents you should be prepare for large file sizes or use other software. 1 page at 300dpi, black & white and smallest file size setting scans to 400+kb using hp software 70kb using Adobe Acrobat Pro. Printing is fast and good quality. The setup required that you use either usb or network printing.
We've had it about a month and have been very happy with it. We have printed a few pictures and printed some things with cardstock and haven't had any issues with anything.
Pros: Price per page, double sided, easy wireless, large screen
Cons: Price is up there for a casual printer
Previously owned the 3050A printer from HP which served it's purpose and served it well. However the ink cartridge was TINY and I found myself frustrated replacing it so frequently. This bad boy had the largest cartridge of any printer in the store so when it went on sale for $229 and I saw the HP $50 off coupon for bringing in an old printer I jumped on the deal. A printer has always just been something I never thought much about, but honestly this printer is exciting. A boastfully large cartridge mean I save tons of money on ink, and the HP print apps that I always thought were just lame are actually super useful and I find myself using them all the time. Not only that but printing from my phone is so easy I'll often do that from bed when I wake up and it's there waiting for me when I walk to get my breakfast. If a printer has never been more than a printer for you, give this boss an honest look and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. If the price is still something you can't seem to look past check out the 8600 Pro (non plus) model, uses the same ink just has a smaller screen, top feed tray, and scanner bed, or the 6600 which is similar just smaller and slightly smaller cartridge. LOVE my printer!!!
Pros: Prints well
Cons: ADF scan
If you are serious about scanning a lot of documents, and if you want to do so at a resolution higher than 300 dpi, this printer is not for you. HP does not tell you in their data sheet, but the ADF will not scan higher than this resolution. So unless you want to feed a pile of documents by hand, stay away from this and buy another brand such as Epson that keeps their word. I haven't owned this device long enough to find out whether there are other hidden flaws, but given the way that HP seems to have decided to cheapen their machines (another example: removing the telephone FAX function from the 7510) I will not be surprised to find that there are more.
I like everything about this printer.... warm up time is minimum, speed of printing is good... I have not done photos as yet, but will be doing so soon, and if it is as good as the demonstrations, I will be very pleased. I like its relatively compact size for a multifunction printer.
Pros: The best thing is the automatic document feeder. I had 60+ pages to scan and it worked great with no jams.
Wireless setup was very quick and easy. It found my router quickly and is able to scan directly to the 2T drive attached to the router. I really like the touch screen input. Everything that you need to do is right there. Scan, Copy and FAX can all be accomplished without a computer. A phone line is required for FAXing but that was as expected. Installing the software on our computers was very easy as well.<br />I scanned over 300 pages so far without a single jam-up and made several 2-sided copies without a jam.<br />I am looking forward to using less ink than my HP 3910 All-in-one.
Cons: nothing so far
I have been looking for a reliable printer that didn't suck up the ink and does the simple task of printing when I wanted it to. My family has 5 laptops and 2 computers so I needed something that everyone could use. I had a older HP but is sucked the ink up and cost too much to operate with constant use from the family. So I got Kodak because it said it was good on ink usage. I didn't find that this was true and it was very unreliable. I didn't want to get a HP again but when I looked around again, I found this HP. I reluctantly bought it but too my surprise it is a great printer. It is fast, dependable and I haven't had to change the ink yet. Considering the increased volume of printing that my wife is doing I am very amazed that it hasn't run out of ink yet.
Pros: easy to set up
Cons: this printer will not auto pick up card stock paper
Was very dis appointed in this printer.. I chose the printer because I felt it was an upgrade and would do all my printing. I have a cheaper HP printer that does all the types of printing but is not as heavy duty or wireless
Pros: Print speed is supper fast
Cons: prints horribly when it comes to photos
It is definitely not the must have printer of the year unless you use it strictly for business purposes such as scanning, copying, faxing and printing documents, spreadsheets or powerpoint etc. Any slick paper, such as photopaper it has an extremely hard time grabbing. Then when it finally does grab the paper (and this only happens if the paper is stacked all the way to its fullest compasity and I only get that by sticking a couple photo paper sheets on top then loading as much plain white paper undereneath as will fit in the tray) and prints the photo, it comes out decent enough but there is a streak or line every two inches across the snapshot. This doesnâ€™t happen when a photo is printed on plain white paper. Program used doesnâ€™t matter because I used powerpoint for both. On top of that the ink doesn't really stick well to the photo paper and a fingernail can easily scratch and ruin the photo. So if looking for a Proffesional grade printer this is definitely the one. It prints so fast papers nearly fly out. Words are crisp and clear. No streaking or blurriness. Scans are so near perfect they donâ€™t look like they are scanned. Copies so vivid you canâ€™t tell which is the copy or the original. Wireless signal has picked up both computer and laptop every time either one or both are turned on. Double sided gadet attached to the back has never failed. However, if you are looking for a Personal all-in-one save your money and look for something else like a photosmart all-in-one because no one wants lined photos. Clearly when best buy advertises this printer, the photo sticking out of its paper tray is not one it printed itself.
Pros: Easy set up, fast print speeds, prints quality great.
I really like this printer. We bought it for our busiess and are using more features then I thought we would. I love the eprint feature. I was a little nervous about injet due to speed issues. Well those were all solved the first time I printed something. Before I made it to the printer it was done. I would recommend this to anyone that wants a great printer for a good price.
Pros: All in one plus!
Cons: I think the quality of pictures I have printed is poor.
I had been dissappointed with HP printers lately. Decided to give it one more try. I really do like this printer even though it lacks Air Print (able to print from my iPad using wi-fi) and the quality of pictures it prints isn't great. The speed is nice and it was easy to set up. Does a good job faxing and double side printing as well. All in all I am happy and would recommend this printer.
Pros: Fast and reasonable price
Cons: Nothing yet
In late 2010 I purchased an HP Pro 8500 Plus for my office. It made lots of noise printing. It seemed to want to clean printheads all the time. Quality was fine. Wireless was not easy to make work. A few weeks ago I read the reviews and decided to try the improved Pro 8600 Plus. What a difference - HP did improve it. All the functions are the same, but it is quiet, does not vibrate, and wireless works great as a stand alone printer on my home network. No printhead cleaning going on. Setup was easy and so far all is great. I do not print large volumes. Scan works fine and fax too. Back to back copy and print is grreat. The main change from 8500 to 8600 is there are no printheads to install, only the color and black ink cartridges. Give it a try!
Pros: Price, Wireless printing
Cons: Touchscreen is too difficult to use while sitting at desk,,,if it were tilted like the 6700 it would be better
This was a good printer at a great price. I was also able to get an additional $50 off for a printer trade in so I saved more. The only think I don't like is that the touchscreen is flat rather than at an angle like on the 6700 model. Other than that I like the printer very much and got it at a reasonable price. Replaced my Officejet 6110 with this printer. Oh the other thing that is unfortunate is that in order to use the wireless capability of the printer you have to set up your computer while it is attached via USB cable to complete the pairing. It should be easier than that.
Pros: Wireless, high efficiency ink usage, instantly scan to computer
Cons: Nothing identified yet
Excellent printer, great efficiency of ink usage, all of the features one could ask for, I bought this on sale from Best Buy at $229.99, so I scored it at $70 off the list price. I would highly suggest this print for all of your personal and home office needs.
Pros: prints great wireless
Cons: will not work on a cable modem watch out
My HP 8600 all of a sudden will not fax, it worked great for two months faxed everything, incoming and outgoing. Called HP help and they told me the HP printer will not fax over a cable modem! Called my IT friend he said bull, HP sent me anther printer to try, and wouldnâ€™t you know the printer jams the phone line.<br />Without printer clear phone line with printer no dial tone.HP says there is no fix.<br />It's realy sad that it will not work over a cable modem it's the only thing wrong with the printer, oh the help line said I schould get a real phone line.