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HP Officejet Pro 8500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4175 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the build quality and value for money. The performance and print quality are also appreciated, but many are critical about the noise and reliability. Opinions about the control panel and paper handling are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Officejet Pro 8500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus e-All-in-One (A910g)

 

The HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus is the successor to the Editors' Choice Award-winning HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless all-in-one inkjet we reviewed in 2009. It gets a slight makeover--all black is the new white-and-black--and adds to the already...

The HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus has an ample feature set that includes AirPrint and ePrint functionality as well as print, scan, copy, and fax functions, automatic duplexing, and an autodocument feeder.

The printer is big, slow to power on and pricier than competing models, and a single 250-sheet input tray reduces its appeal for busy offices.

The HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus inkjet all-in-one offers the convenience of Web connectivity, but both business and home users will prefer the Epson WorkForce 840's reduced footprint and versatility.

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HP OfficeJet Pro 8500A Plus Review - PCWorld

 

The HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus color inkjet multifunction printer (for printing, copying, scanning, and faxing) may look expensive at $300 (as of November 17, 2010), but you get a lot for the money. It's a comprehensive small-office machine with...

Cheap inks

Color scans tend to look murky

Touch-sensitive controls, cheap inks, and a legal-size scanner raise this MFP above the competition.

Editor's Choice!

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HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless

 

The HP Officejet Pro 8500 wireless all-in-one inkjet printer is a near-perfect solution for small businesses and home offices hunting for a device that can print, scan, fax, copy in record time, all with high-quality results. This printer sets the bar...

Autoduplexer; automatic document feeder; easy to use 3.4-inch LCD touch screen; painless 802.11b/g wireless setup; industry-leading print speeds; excellent quality prints.

Lacks autodial fax buttons, Bluetooth, and a dual paper input tray.

The HP Officejet Pro 8500 wireless makes a convincing inkjet argument for offices with a high volume of prints. With a function touch screen, multiple networking options, and an astoundingly fast print speed, it makes perfect sense to give this...

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Hewlett-Packard Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless All-in-One Printer

 

HP's OfficeJet Pro 8500 Wireless All-in-One is a color inkjet multifunction printer built to take anything that a small office can throw at it. Granted, it's expensive, but if you do high-volume printing, consider buying it for the low consumables...

Fast print and copy speeds ; Cheap inks; lots of features

Very expensive purchase price ; Slow scan speeds

A small office that wants it all can get it here: features galore, including really cheap inks.

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HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus e-All-in-One

 

The 8500A Plus prints, scans, copies, and faxes. It can scan to a PC, memory card, network folder, or e-mail. It can act as a standalone printer, printing photos from memory cards, USB keys, and PictBridge cameras as well as content from the Web using...

Good business printing speed. A wealth of MFP and ePrint features. Good paper capacity. Multiple connectivity options. Able to print from external devices

Unexceptional output quality, with photos a bit below par. Touch pad could be more responsive

The HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus e-All-in-One is a solid choice as a small-office MFP, with a good feature set, speed, and paper capacity.

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HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless All-in-One

 

The 8500 comes in three variations. The Wireless model, which I reviewed, and the HP Officejet Pro 8500 Premier All-in-One ($499.99 direct) are identical, according to HP, except that the Premier model comes with an extra set of standard cyan, yellow,...

Extraordinarily fast for business applications. High-quality graphics and photos. Low cost per page

Relatively slow for photos. Text quality merely par for an inkjet

If you're thinking of moving up to a color laser all-in-one (AIO), be sure to check out the HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless All-in-One as well.

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HP Officejet Pro 8500A e-All-in-One

 

The Pro prints, scans, copies, and faxes. It can scan to a PC, memory card, email, network folder, or. It can act as a standalone printer, printing photos from memory cards, USB keys, and PictBridge cameras as well as content from the Web using HP's...

Good overall output quality. Multiple connectivity options. HP's ePrint features. Able to print from external devices

Small touch pad. Graphics tend to curl or smudge

The HP Officejet Pro 8500A e-All-in-One is a solid choice as a small-office MFP, with good output quality and paper capacity, and a solid feature set.

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HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus

 

The OfficeJet Pro 8500A Plus comes from HP's business range and packs six individual ink tanks and an asking price of US $400

While the HP is a pricey proposition you’re essentially getting an inkjet that performs as fast, if not faster, than entry-level colour lasers.

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HP OfficeJet Pro 8500A Plus Review

 

A printer with an App Store.

Web apps, an email address, AirPrint and direct scanning and emailing of documents

Paper handling for non A4 sized papers

Alternatively, the HP OfficeJet Pro 8500A Plus also has a web server built-in and you can access that through almost any modern browser. The web server is quite rich in functionality allowing you to scan and fax documents as well as check supply levels...

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Review: HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus multifunction printer

 

Touch-sensitive controls, inexpensive inks, and a legal-size scanner raise this MFP above the competition.

The shiny, all-black Officejet Pro 8500a Plus might look a bit like something out of a sci-fi flick, but there's nothing alien about using it. The entire control panel, from the large, 2.4-inch color LCD to the surrounding controls (which light up only...

Product Specifications

The HP Officejet Pro 8500 All-in-One series is designed for micro/small business users wanting an energy-efficient, network-ready all-in-one capable of delivering premium-quality color and black-and-white at an exceptionally low cost per page. Get professional print quality for high impact general office documents, with a cost per page as much as 50% lower than competitive lasers. Print with individually-replaceable HP Officejet pigment inks for durable, water-resistant outputs. Minimize your impact on the environment with this efficient, ENERGY STAR qualified device - use up to 50% less energy than with competitive color laser all-in-ones. Reduce your paper usage too with digital fax, HP Smart Web Printing. Share reliable performance between up to 10 users via your network. Enjoy speeds equivalent to a laser printer with up to 15 black/11ppm color.

Copying

Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:1200 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:35ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:34ppm

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:18.9in
Height:11.8in/13in/15.6in/7.9in
Weight:26.2lbs/28lbs/33.7lbs/33.7lbs / 34lbs
Width:19.4in

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Media Capacity:500sheets
Standard Media Capacity:250sheets/500sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Fax Machine

Compatibility:G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps
PC Faxing: Yes

Header

Country Kits:Australia/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:Pro 8500 All-in-One/Pro 8500 Premier All-in-One/Pro 8500 Wireless All-in-One
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Officejet

Memory

Max Supported Memory:128MB/64MB
Standard Memory:128MB/64MB

Miscellaneous

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):15000impressions
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

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:35ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):35ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:34ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):34ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color:4800 x 1200 dpi
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