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HP Officejet Pro 8500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2943 reviews of HP Officejet Pro 8500. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviews about the design and print quality are overall positive. The price and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the size and noise. There are some mixed reviews about the durability.

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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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Officejet Pro 8500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 200 user reviews of HP Officejet Pro 8500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the print quality and multifunction. The price and performance also get good comments. There are some critical opinions about the paper handling and noise, while comments are divided on the design.

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

This summary is based on the products: HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless All-in-One Multifunction Printer, Copier, Scanner and Fax with Touch-screen LCD DisplayHP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless All-in-One Multifunction Printer, Copier, Scanner and Fax with Touch-screen LCD Display

Dec, 2017

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Officejet Pro 8500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1170 user reviews of HP Officejet Pro 8500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Comments about the durability and multifunction are generally positive. The price and performance also get good views, but the noise and reliability get critical reviews.

usability, performance, price, multifunction, durability

reliability, noise

51% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Officejet Pro 8500 Premier Wireless All-in-One PrinterHP Officejet Pro 8500 Premier Wireless All-in-One Printer

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless

 

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

Auto-duplexer, Automatic document feeder, Easy to use 3.4-inch LCD touchscreen, Painless 802.11b/g wireless set-up, Industry-leading print speeds, Excellent quality prints

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

Sep, 2009

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Justin Yu (cnet.com)

HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless review

 

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...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Melissa Riofrio (pcworld.com)

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.

May, 2009

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless All-in-One

 

The speedy HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless All-in-One (AIO) can stand toe to toe with low-cost color lasers.

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.

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May, 2009

Expert review by: Ricky (etechreviews.net)

Review Of HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless Printer- For Excellent Text And Photo Prints

 

HP has been known to making good printers. They have been around for quite a lot of time and they now make one of the best products in this class. HP makes printers of all types' right from inkjet to laser and they have also made printers for all kinds...

Gorgeous looks, 3.5 inch LCD touch screen display, wireless connectivity, great quality prints and good speed

No auto dial buttons for fax, no Bluetooth, dual paper tray for input

Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless from the stables of HP is by far the best printers that we have tested. It has great quality for print outs, faster print out speeds and the photo quality is awesome. We would recommend this printer for office usages even if...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Joseph Moran (wi-fiplanet.com)

Review: HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless All-in-One

 

The HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless All-in-One ($299.99) hits the right notes in terms of quality, speed, paper handling, and network connectivity, and it’s a good choice for small offices that need a versatile and heavy-duty workgroup printer.

Sep, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Sally Wiener Grotta and Daniel Grotta (computershopper.com)

HP OfficeJet Pro 8500

 

This all-in-one offers trouble-free operation, excellent ease of use, and low media cost for small workgroups.

Easy to use; Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and USB connectivity; automatic duplexing; inexpensive ownership costs; excellent touch-screen control panel

Pricey; tedious setup and installation procedure; bright but inaccurate color reproduction; boxy, stodgy design

The OfficeJet Pro 8500 is a no-nonsense, all-business device that will give excellent service to small-office and home-office workgroups. The initial purchase price is high, but low operating costs could make the 8500 ultimately cheaper than the...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Ian Osborne (techradar.com)

HP Officejet Pro 8500 review

 

An excellent all-rounder, but quality comes at a price

Packed with features ; Great text printing

Average photo printing ; Expensive

Ideal for everything other than photos

Jun, 2009

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

Expert review by: James Hutchinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless (A909) inkjet multifunction

 

Designed to compete with colour laser multifunctions on running costs and speed, the HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless inkjet multifunction offers good q...

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, automatic duplex, touch-sensitive screen, inexpensive consumables

Self-cleaning process renders it unusable for one to two minutes, feathered text in documents

The HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless inkjet multifunction provides tough competition for budget colour laser printers, offering cheap consumables and plenty of features to suit the home or small office.

May, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless Inkjet Printer

 

HP continues to argue the case for inkjet printers over colour lasers with this wireless effort.

Feb, 2011

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.

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Copying

Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (best quality, black, A4):5
Copy speed (best quality, color, A4):3.5
Copy speed (black, best, letter):5
Copy speed (black, draft quality, A4):5
Copy speed (black, draft, A4):35
Copy speed (black, draft, letter):35
Copy speed (color ,draft, letter):34
Copy speed (color, best, letter):3.5
Copy speed (color, draft, A4):34
Copy speed (colour, draft quality, A4):3.58
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):17 / 35
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):17 / 34
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
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 600
Maximum copy speed (black, A4):5
Maximum copy speed (color, A4):3.58
Maximum number of copies:99
Time to first copy (black, normal):18
Time to first copy (color, normal):23

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

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3.4
Display number of lines:2
Touch screen: Yes
Touch sensitive screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

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

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (off):0.4
Power consumption (standby):16 / 5.8
Power consumption (typical):55

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Fax

Auto-redialing: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Fax broadcasting:48
Fax delayed sending: Yes
Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax memory:125
Fax resolution:300 x 300
Fax resolution (black & white):300 x 300
Fax resolution superfine mode (black & white):300 x 300 dpi
Fax Speed:3
Fax speed (A4):3
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):99
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:99
Fax transmission speed:3
Modem Speed:33.6
Speed dialing: 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

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:35 / 50
Maximum input capacity:250
Maximum number of paper inputs:2
Maximum number of paper trays:2
Number of standard paper trays:1
Standard input capacity:250

Memory

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

Miscellaneous

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

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

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

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):15 - 35 / 59 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):15 - 35 / 59 - 95
Storage relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Storage relative humidity range:20 - 80

Other Features

Acoustic power emissions (active, print, copy or scan):6.7/7.1
Acoustic pressure emissions:59
All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan / Copy, Fax, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit x86 and 64-bit), Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows XP Professional x64 (SP1), Windows XP Professional (SP1) and Home (SP1) (32 and 64-bit), and Windows 2000 (SP4), Mac OS X v 10.4.11 or higher, Mac OS X v 10.5.x, Mac OS X v 10.6, Linux / Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7\nMac OS X v10.4 - 10.6\nLinux
Dimensions (WxDxH):19.4 x 18.9 x 11.8 / 19.4 x 18.9 x 13
Junk barrier supported:Y
Maximum internal memory:0.064
Maximum scan area (ADF):8.5 x 14
Network ready: Yes
Network standard:IEEE 802.3
Networking features:Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3
Package dimensions (WxDxH):23.3 x 17.7 x 22.9
Power Requirements:110 - 240 V (+/-10), 50/60 Hz
Power supply type:AC
Print quality (black, best quality):1200 x 1200
Resizing: Yes
Scan file formats:BMP, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, TIFF, TXT
Speed dialing: Yes
Standard media sizes:3'' x 5''\n4'' x 6''\n5'' x 7''\n5'' x 8''\n4'' x 10''\n4'' x 11''\n4'' x 12''\n8'' x 10''

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:150
Standard output capacity:150

Paper Handling

Envelopes sizes:7 3/4, 10, DL / DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5 / A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5, B6
ISO C-series sizes (C0...C9):C5, C6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):20 - 24 lb
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter, Statement
Photo paper sizes:4x6,5x7,8x10
Standard tray media types:Card stock, Envelopes, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:75 - 90

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

Performance

All-In-One-multitasking: Yes
Copying:Colour copying
Delay print: Yes
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan / Print / Print, Scan
Economical printing: Yes
Faxing:Colour faxing
Maximum duty cycle:15000
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Blue, Cyan, Yellow / Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Processor frequency:384
Recommended duty cycle:1250
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing:No / Yes
PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0 / Ethernet, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):55
Power consumption (off):0.4
Power consumption (standby):16 / 5.8

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
Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):19 / 35
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):19 / 34
Standard printer languages:PCL 3
Time to first page (black, normal):15
Time to first page (color, normal):15

Scanning

Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF / JPG
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 14 / Legal (216 x 356)
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200 / 4800 x 4800
Optical scanning resolution:4800 х 4800
Scan speed (black):4
Scan speed (color):5
Scan technology:CIS
Scan to:E-mail, Fax, File, Image
Scan type:Flatbed / Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:Flatbed / Flatbed & ADF
TWAIN version:1.9

Software

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: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
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2008
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Sound Emission

Noise level (idle):59

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, Memory Stick (MS), miniSD, MMC, MMCmicro, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), miniSD, MMC, MMC+, MMCmicro, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD
Internal memory:128 / 64
Maximum internal memory:128 / 64
Maximum memory:128 / 64

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:200 / 750
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium II, Celeron
Minimum RAM:128
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM\nUSB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:26