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hp LaserJet 2600n

alaTest has collected and analyzed 724 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and print quality. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the control panel and 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 76/100 = Good quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 24 user reviews of hp LaserJet 2600n from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

price, performance, usability, print quality, design

paper handling

71% 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

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Amazon.com review summary for hp LaserJet 2600n

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 239 user reviews of hp LaserJet 2600n from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

price, performance, print quality, usability, design

noise

69% 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-gsa Compliant. 8PPM In Black & Color, 16MB Memo250 Sheet Paper Tray Acce Clr Laserjet 2600N

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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...

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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.

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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

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HP Color LaserJet 2600n

 

The two-tone gray HP Color LaserJet 2600n measures a compact 16 by 18 by 15 inches (WDH). Two sturdy handgrips in its base make this 40-pound machine easy to move. In order to keep production costs down, HP cut corners in ways that are difficult to...

Inexpensive; easy to use; great black-text quality.

Prints text slowly; expensive toner; mediocre color-graphics quality; USB cable not included.

This HP is affordable if you want a simple color laser printer with wired networking, but it's sluggish.

Editor's Choice!

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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.

Dimensions & Weight

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

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

Miscellaneous

Refurbished:Remarketed

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type:Print server

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

RAM

Installed Size:16MB
Max Supported Size:16MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

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