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HP Business Inkjet 2600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 521 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and usability. The design and print quality are also appreciated. The paper handling and value for money get mixed comments. There are some negative opinions about the control panel.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Business Inkjet 2600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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HP Color LaserJet 3500

 

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Excellent monochrome and color text printing.

Space hog; limited expandability; add-ons can get expensive.

The HP Color LaserJet 3500 is a good printer for a home office or a small business that needs quality printing but not expandability.

Editor's Choice!

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HP Color LaserJet 1600

 

The 1600 is also, thankfully, relatively light (for a color laser), at 40.5 pounds, and relatively small, at 14.6 by 16.1 by 17.8 inches (HWD). The overall measurements make it sound bulkier than it actually is because it's smaller at the top than at...

Low price. Reasonable speed. Low price. Reasonably high quality across the board. Low price

Slight misregistration in graphics, with thin slices of white showing between blocks of color

The HP Color LaserJet 1600 lowers the entry-level price for color laser printing while still offering reasonable speed and quality.

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HP Color LaserJet 1600

 
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HardwareCentral - HP Color LaserJet 1600 Review.

 

But a nip here and a tuck there add up to a different printer. Compared to the 2600N, the Color LaserJet 1600 lacks an Ethernet connector, defining it as a USB 2.0 desktop device for a single user instead of small-office sharing. It supports Windows 98...

At 40 pounds, the HP is lighter than many color lasers; it's a bit awkward but doable for one person, and easy for two, to wrestle the printer out of its packaging. Flip down its front panel, and you'll see the black, yellow, cyan, and magenta...

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HardwareCentral - HP Color LaserJet 3500 Review.

 

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Nothing special.

 

Nothing special.

Moderately reliable

Expensive running costs. Blew up severely after about 100,000 pages (4.5 years)

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"Nothing special."

 

Nothing special.

Moderately reliable.

Expensive running costs. Blew up severely after about 100,000 pages (4.5 years)

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Entry level colour laser printer for small/home office.

 

I got this for less than $130 and indeed for $130 it does the job. Mostly the printer is just used to print letters and documents in black, but sometime I do need to print quite a few in colour. Now the colours are not the most accurate but fine for...

Inexpensive ; Decent Black (mono) quality

Passable colour prints ; Not the speediest

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"Good color quality, but slow to print."

 

I think that the printer is reliable for prin... 

The color quality on photo paper is very nice. It has pretty reliable hardware. Toner lasts for a long time

The printing is slow. I bought it used for $80, but the toner is expensive each time you have to change any of the colors

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Good color quality, but slow to print.

 

I think that the printer is reliable for printing, but only on occasion when color is needed. It is not good as an everyday printer when you need a lot of things printed. The toner lasts for a long time, but expensive when you have to replace (close to...

The color quality on photo paper is very nice. It has pretty reliable hardware. Toner lasts for a long time

The printing is slow. I bought it used for $80, but the toner is expensive each time you have to change any of the colors

Product Specifications

The HP Business Inkjet printer 2600 series offers high-performance, wide-format color printing for office workgroups. Best-in-class HP networking means it is easy to share and Internet-enabled for printing e-services. Suitable for small and medium sized businesses who need to print professional looking color documents, the HP Business Inkjet printer 2600 gives workgroups of up to 10 people very fast printing with uncompromised print quality and versatile, wide-format output. The robust and reliable networking features of the HP Business Inkjet printer 2600 series, based on HP PCL 5C and Postscript 3 emulation, provide superior connectivity to your workgroup together with EIO jetdirect solutions. The HP Business Inkjet printer 2600 series combines high-speed wide-format color printing with best-in-class network performance, 15 ppm in b/w and 11 ppm in color, a low total cost of ownership and a duty cycle of 12, 000 pages per month. Create powerful business color communication with HP Photoret III enhanced color layering technology, on a broad variety of media supporting media sizes up to A3+. The HP Business Inkjet printer 2600 series provides superior network manageability to your workgroup. Enhanced input/output (EIO) is the industry leading general-purpose connectivity interface, for higher performance of data transmission and increased usability design that perfects ease of installation. HP Web Jetadmin, the network management software, saves administrators' time, increases end-user productivity and reduces the total cost of ownership.

Consumable

Cartridge Features:HP Smart printing
Color:Magenta/Yellow
Consumable Type:Toner cartridge

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.6in/17.8in/22.4in
Height:10in/11.1in/14.6in/18.4in
Weight:39.7lbs/40.1lbs/40.6lbs/71.4lbs/71.6lbs
Width:15.7in/16in/19in/28.5in

Environmental Standards

Blue Angel Compliant: Yes
ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

General

Consumable Subcategory:Cartridges
Printer Consumable Class:Consumables and kits
Technology:Laser/LED

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:Canada/Denmark/Denmark / Finland / Norway / Sweden/Europe/South America/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:Danish/Danish / Finnish / Norwegian / Swedish/English/English / French/Spanish
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:1600/2600/3500/CP1515n
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP/HP Business Inkjet/HP Color LaserJet

Miscellaneous

Category of Accessory:Printing consumables
Color:Gray / White
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Refurbished:Remarketed
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Works with Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type:None/Print server

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / USB/Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / USB/Parallel / USB/USB
Language Simulation:HP GL/2 / PCL 5C / PostScript 3/HP JetReady 4.0/PCL 5C / PostScript 3/PCL 6 / PostScript 3
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi/600dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:1200dpi/600dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A3 plus (13 in x 16.65 in) / Super B (13 in x 19 in)/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) / A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)/Super B (13 in x 19 in)/Super B (13 in x 19 in) / Tabloid Extra (12 in x 18 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):12ppm/15ppm/8ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):11ppm/12ppm/8ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:600dpi
Media Path Type:Curved
Media Type:Bond paper / Cards / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Glossy photo paper / Labels / Matte paper / Matte photo paper / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies/Bond paper / Cards / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Matte paper / Multi-purpose labels / Photo paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies/Cards / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Glossy photo paper / Labels / Matte photo paper / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies/Cards / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Labels / Photo paper / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies/Cards / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies/Coated paper / Envelopes / Glossy coated paper / Labels / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies/Coated paper / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies/Envelopes / Transparencies / Labels / Plain paper / Glossy paper / Glossy photo paper / Cards / Matte photo paper / Recycled paper/Recycled paper / Cards / Glossy paper / Plain paper / Labels / Transparencies /
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):10,000 - 19,999 pages/20,000 - 49,999 pages
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Standard
Technology:Ink-jet/Laser
Total Media Capacity:150sheets/250sheets/350sheets/400sheets
Type:Personal printer/Workgroup printer

RAM

Installed Size:16MB/48MB/64MB/96MB
Max Supported Size:16MB/176MB/352MB/64MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Apple MacOS X / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003/Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003/Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 / Apple MacOS X 10.3 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Server 2003/Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Server 2003/Microsoft Windows Vista / Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 / Apple MacOS X 10.3 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows
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