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HP Officejet 6500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3692 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and performance. The value for money and print quality also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the noise and build quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Officejet 6500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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HP Officejet 6500A Plus e-All-in-One Printer


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Hewlett-Packard Officejet 6500 Wireless


HP's Officejet 6500 Wireless color inkjet multifunction printer (MFP) finally offers some serious competition to the Pixma MX700 and other Canon models that habitually dominate our chart rankings. The two machines are comparable in speed and price (at...

Fast print speeds; automatic duplexing ; Inexpensive high-yield inks

Slow scanning speeds ; Orange fleshtones on plain and HP papers

This midpriced model offers solid performance, features, and print quality, with few compromises.

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HP Officejet 6500 All-in-One Printer


This sleek, fast all-in-one delivers good print quality, except when it comes to photos.

Attractive design ; Fast speeds ; Users can toggle between quality and speed using a button ; Built-in duplexer ; High-capacity paper tray

Subpar photo quality ; Noisy ; No CompactFlash support

On the one hand, the On the one hand, the $159 HP Officejet 6500 offers fast wireless speeds, good print quality when it comes to documents, a high-capacity paper tray, and an attractive, relatively compact design. However, it’s noisy, and its photo...


Editor's Choice!

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HP Officejet 6500A Plus e-All-in-One


This glossy black MFP with a gently curving frame measures 18.7 by 17.7 by 10.2 inches (HWD) and weighs 18.2 pounds. A 250-sheet input tray (which fits up to legal-size paper) is ample for micro or home offices (or a home setting), and outstrips many...

Automatic duplexer. Easy setup and usable interface. HP Web apps and ePrint functionality

Though solid, its speed and output quality were unexceptional. No slot for USB key

The HP Officejet 6500A Plus e-All-in-One is a well-rounded inkjet MFP, combining a wide range of features (like wireless printing) and good paper handling with solid text and image quality.

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HP Officejet 6500


The 6500 Wireless offers a full set of AIO features. It prints, scans, and faxes, even over a network, and it works as a standalone copier and fax machine. The paper capacity is 250 sheets, which should be enough for most small or home offices; the...

Notably high-quality graphics. Prints, scans, faxes over network. Standalone copier and fax. Ethernet and WiFi

Doesn't always work as expected (for example, sending scans to Outlook, even when set to use Windows Mail)

The HP Officejet 6500 Wireless All-In-One Printer offers lots of features for a small or home office, but stubs its toe on some software issues.

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HP Officejet 6500 Wireless All-in-One Printer


The Officejet 6500 Wireless makes an excellent choice for a shared home or small office all-in-one unit. It's built to take a beating, and has the speed to keep up with a medium to heavy workload. HP has a reputation for building quality office...

All-in-one printer, scanner, copier and fax32ppm black/31ppm color draft print speed7ppm color/black laser-quality print speedUSB, Ethernet and Wifi interfacesBuilt-in ADF and automatic double-sided printing

The HP Officejet 6500 Wireless is an all-in-one printer, scanner, copier...


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HP Officejet 6500A Plus


Watch the middle ones! The $199 HP Officejet 6500A could be considered the middle child of business-centric all-in-one (AIO) printers: Overachieving siblings might overshadow it, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have its sneaky strengths. It doesn't...

Handsome and well-built ; Easy to set up ; Built-in auto-duplexer and Wi-Fi ; Color touch screen

Mediocre photo prints ; Low suggested limit on monthly page output

The Officejet 6500A is a modest, though very good, all-in-one inkjet printer well-suited for small offices.

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Review: HP Officejet 6500A Plus e-All-in-One MFP


If you're looking for an inkjet all-in-one that supports Apple's AirPrint and HP's ePrint services, the HP Officejet 6500A is worth a look, if only because they are so few and far between. The 6500A was an average performer in both print speeds and...

Setting up the Officejet 6500A Plus was a breeze. The four individual ink cartridges are easy to install and you can connect via USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, or wired ethernet. We ran into an issue where, when connected over USB, the printer would stop responding...

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Printer Review - HP Officejet 6500 All-in-One Printer


This is a review of the HP Officejet 6500 All-in-One color inkjet printer. It gives consumers a high performance print, scan, fax and copy solution. This multi-function printer should be attractive to small businesses, owing to it high yield printer...

The HP 6500 printer series is a competent all-round printer that has low printing costs and above average print speeds. I would have gladly recommended it if it didn't have that excessively noisy trait.

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Reviewing the HP Officejet 6500 All-in-One Printer


If you are considering investing in an HP Officejet 6500 All-in-One (printer, fax, copier, scanner) then check out this review to find out whether it is worth buying.

Product Specifications

Boost your productivity with this fast Officejet 6500 Wireless All-in-One. You'll get lots printed with less intervention using the 35-page automatic document feeder. And you'll save color page as well as use less energy. Last but not least, you can reduce paper use and costs by up to 50% with the automatic two-sided printing.


Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:4800 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:32ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:31ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:250sheets

Fax Machine

Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes


Country Kits:Australia/Australia / New Zealand/Netherlands/United Kingdom/United States
Model:6500 All-in-One/6500 Wireless All-in-One
Product Line:HP Officejet


Standard Memory:32MB


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):7000impressions
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Ethernet 10 Base-T / Hi-Speed USB/Ethernet 10 Base-T / Hi-Speed USB / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Max Printing Speed B/W:32ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):32ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:31ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):31ppm
Max Resolution B/W:600 dpi
Max Resolution Color:4800 x 1200 dpi