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hp LaserJet 2600n

alaTest has collected and analyzed 484 reviews of hp LaserJet 2600n. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the print quality and design. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the noise and size, and many are less positive about the paper handling.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the hp LaserJet 2600n is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for hp LaserJet 2600n

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of hp LaserJet 2600n from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the print quality and design are overall positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the durability. Some have doubts about the paper handling and reliability.

price, usability, performance, design, print quality

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69% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Q6455A Color Laserjet 2600NHP Q6455A Color Laserjet 2600N

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for hp LaserJet 2600n

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 user reviews of hp LaserJet 2600n from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the print quality and reliability. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but comments are divided on the noise. Many are critical about the paper handling.

price, performance, usability, reliability, print quality

paper handling

61% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer (Q6455A#ABA)HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer (Q6455A#ABA)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

HP Color Laserjet 2600N Printer

 

The $399 HP Color LaserJet 2600n is easy to maintain and is best suited for a small workgroup with modest demands. Lightweight at only 40.5 pounds, the printer is also compact and should squeeze into the most cramped of workspaces.

Compact footprint

Lagging print speeds ; High costs per page

The four toner cartridges are the only replaceable parts, and they slide easily into individual slots behind the fold-down front door of the printer. The 2600n comes with full-capacity cartridges, though their rated capacities are modest: just 2500...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

HP Color LaserJet 2600n Laser Printer (8 PPM, 600x600 DPI, Colour, 16MB, PC/Mac)

 

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Compact footprint

Lagging print speeds ; High costs per page

Small model is best suited for low-volume printing. Text looked very sharp. Estimated costs per page are high.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: James Galbraith (pcworld.com)

Hewlett-Packard HP LaserJet 2600n

 

Great price ; Increased paper capacity ; Good quality text and graphics printing

No PostScript emulation ; Minimum of built-in RAM ; Photo prints looked undersaturated ; Grayscale prints had a green cast

Jul, 2005

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

HP Color LaserJet 2600n

 

With a lower price than some ink jet printers, the HP Color LaserJet 2600n ($400 street) is well positioned to take over the ink jet slot on desktops and small networks. It's ideal for SOHO users wanting to move up to a laser, as well as anyone who has...

Good performance for the price. Excellent text and good or better graphics and photo quality. Includes Ethernet connector

The ratings of good for photos and the high end of good for graphics are below the best available for color lasers

The HP Color LaserJet 2600n ties for the title of lowest-price color laser to date. But it ups the ante by including an Ethernet connection. Even better, it offers reasonably good performance and output quality, making it a strong contender as the...

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (hardwarecentral.com)

HardwareCentral - HP Color LaserJet 2600N Review.

 

When you take the 2600N out of the box, the four toner cartridges are already stacked inside the printer, but you must remove, pull out a strip of sealing tape, and reinsert each one, along with removing various other pieces of tape and plastic and...

Jul, 2005

Expert review by: HardwareCentral (hardwarecentral.com)

HP Color LaserJet 2600N Review

 

Smaller, lighter, cheaper, quieter, and easier to use than most under-$800 color lasers -- and faster when printing in color

Single-pass design is relatively slow for black-and-white jobs; excellent text and chart but mediocre photo output

The 2600N comes close to meeting HP's claim of a first-page-out printing time of 20 seconds; our one-page letter with spot-color company logo took 22 seconds (or 24 after letting the printer sit idle for a few hours to shift from its 190-watt working...

Jul, 2005

Expert review by: James Galbraith (macworld.com)

Inexpensive color laser cuts PostScript emulation and RAM

 

The LaserJet HP2600n's price is hard to beat, but picky printer shoppers might want to spend a little more for a printer with better image quality.

Great price ; increased paper capacity ; good quality text and graphics printing

No PostScript emulation ; minimum of built-in RAM ; photo prints looked undersaturated ; grayscale prints had a green cast

Setting up the printer was easy. Four toner cartridges come pre-installed, but you do need to pull them out to remove the shipping tape before starting up. You can connect the printer to your computer via a USB 2.0 cable or over a network by using...

Jul, 2005

Expert review by: Paul Jasper (goodgearguide.com.au)

Hewlett-Packard Laserjet 2600n

 

Compact and lightweight, good quality text printing.

Poor colour printing, too slow, high cost per page.

Given the 2600n's high costs per page and lagging print speeds, consider spending more for the much faster and more efficient Dell 3000cn.

Feb, 2006

Expert review by: Paul Jasper (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP Colour LaserJet 2600n

 

The HP Color LaserJet 2600n is easy to maintain and is best suited for a small workgroup with modest demands. Lightweight at only 18.4 kilograms, the ...

Compact and lightweight, good quality text printing

Poor colour printing, too slow, high cost per page

Given the 2600n's high costs per page and lagging print speeds, consider spending more for the much faster and more efficient Dell 3000cn.

Feb, 2006

Expert review by: reviewproduct admin (reviewproduct.com.au)

HP laserjet 2600n

 

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Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

Design and share impressive color and black-and-white documents - without adding to your budget - with this surprisingly affordable, easy-to-use, network-ready printer. Brilliant color is now within your reach, creating hundreds of new possibilities.

Certificates

Blue Angel certified: / Yes
Energy Star certified: / Yes

Design

Built-in display:Y
Color of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.8in
Height:14.6in
Weight:40.6lbs
Width:16in

Energy Management

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:110-240
Power consumption (off):
Power consumption (PowerSave): / 12
Power consumption (standby): / 13
Power consumption (typical):

Environmental Standards

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

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/Mac / PC/PC / Mac
Country Kits:Denmark / Middle East/Europe/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:Danish/English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:2600n
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Color LaserJet

Input Capacity

Input capacity (tray 2):250
Maximum input capacity: / 500
Standard input capacity: / 250

Memory

Internal memory: / 16
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum memory:16

Miscellaneous

Refurbished:Remarketed

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Mobile printing technologies:Not supported
Network ready: / Yes
Type:Print server
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range: / 10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):15 - 32.5
Operating temperature range (T-T): / 15 - 32.5
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Storage relative humidity range: / 0 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 40
Storage temperature range (T-T): / -20 - 40

Other Features

Acoustic power emissions:
Acoustic power emissions (ready):
Acoustic pressure emissions:47
Acoustic pressure emissions bystander (active, print, copy or scan):
Acoustic pressure emissions bystander (ready):
Compatible operating systems:
Control panel:
Custom media sizes:
Driver updates:
Duplex binding:
Duplex print options:
Duty cycle letter size (maximum):
Electromagnetic compatibility:
Envelope feeder:
First page out (black&white, A4, ready):
First page out (black&white, letter, ready):
First page out (color, A4, ready):
First page out (color, letter, ready):
I/O ports:
Input capacity for envelopes (primary tray):
Interface:
Mac compatibility: Yes
Maximum paper trays:
Media handling:
Media size (tray 2):
Media size (tray 3):
Media sizes supported (imperial):
Media type and capacity, tray 3:
Media weight (tray 2):
Media weight (tray 3):
Memory technology:
Memory upgrade:
Minimum system requirements:
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:
Networking features:
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):0 - 90
Operating altitude (imperial):
Package dimensions (W x D x H): / 23.5 x 20.6 x 19.6
Package weight:
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H): / 48 x 40 x 89
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):48 x 40 x 89
Pallet weight: / 853.6
Pallet weight (imperial):853.6
Paper handling optional/input:
Paper handling standard/input:
Paper handling standard/output:
Power consumption (active):190
Power Requirements:
Print margin bottom (A4): / 0.138
Print margin left (A4): / 0.138
Print margin right (A4): / 0.138
Print margin top (A4): / 0.138
Print quality (black, best quality): / 600 x 600
Print quality (black, draft quality): / 600
Print quality (black, normal quality):600
Print quality (color, best quality): / 600
Print quality (color, draft quality):600 x 600
Print quality (color, draft uality): / 600 x 600
Print speed (black, best quality, A4): / 8
Print speed (black, best quality, letter):
Print speed (color, best quality, A4): / 8
Print speed (color, best quality, letter):
Print speed (color, full page color, normal quality, A4):8
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4, transparency): / 8
Print speed (grayscale, normal quality, A4 transparency):
Print technology resolution:
Printer management:
Product dimensions when open (LxWxD): / 16.02
Quantity per pallet: / 16
Recommended humidity operating range:
Recommended media weight (duplex, imperial):
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T): / 20 - 27
Safety:
Security management:
Size: / 16.02
Standard input trays:
Standard media sizes:
Standard media sizes (duplex, imperial):
Standard media sizes (duplex, metric):
Standard output capacity for envelopes: / 10
Standard output capacity for transparancies: / 50
Standard output capacity for transparencies:50
Supported media weight(s):
Typefaces:
Weight:

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity: / 125
Standard output capacity: / 125

Packaging Content

Bundled software:

Paper Handling

Duplex media weight:
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area: / A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Media size (tray 1):
Media types supported:
Non-ISO print media sizes:Letter
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Labels, Recycled paper, Transparencies

Performance

Built-in processor:Y
Linux operating systems supported:Y
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Processor family:Motorola CFV4e
Processor frequency: / 264
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2003
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000,Windows XP Home,Windows XP Home x64,Windows XP Professional,Windows XP Professional x64

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0

Power

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:110-240
Power consumption (PowerSave):12
Power consumption (standby):13

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Duplex printing:O
Economical printing:
Maximum duty cycle: / 35000
Maximum Resolution:600 x 600
Number of print cartridges: / 4
Print technology: / Laser
Printing colors: / Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Standard printer languages:

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / USB/Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / USB/USB / Ethernet 10/100Base-TX
Max H-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:600dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):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)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):8ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):8ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:600dpi
Media Type:Bond paper / Cards / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Glossy photo paper / Labels / Matte photo paper / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies/Cards / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Glossy photo paper / Labels / Matte photo paper / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies/Envelopes / Transparencies / Labels / Plain paper / Glossy paper / Glossy photo paper / Cards / Matte photo paper / Recycled paper/Recycled paper / Matte photo paper / Cards / Glossy photo paper / Glossy paper / Plain paper / Labels / Transparencies / Envelopes
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):20,000 - 49,999 pages
Output Type:Color
Technology:Laser
Total Media Capacity:250sheets
Type:Workgroup printer

Printing

Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter): / 8
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter): / 8
Print speed (color, draft quality, A4/US Letter): / 8
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter): / 8
Time to first page (black, normal):20
Time to first page (color, normal):20
Warm-up time:

RAM

Installed Size:16MB
Max Supported Size:16MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Sound Emission

Print noise level:47
Printing noise level:47

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP/Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP/Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Server 2003/Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later/Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH): / 16 x 17.8 x 14.6
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H): / 16 x 17.8 x 14.6
Package dimensions (WxDxH): / 23.5 x 20.6 x 19.6
Package weight: / 811.3
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H): / 47.2 x 39.4 x 88.6
Pallet weight: / 855.4
Weight: / 649