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HP Officejet Pro 8500A


$270.00 Released August, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Fast printing - comparable to laser printer speeds. Automatic duplex functionality. Easy to set-up, even over Ethernet or Wi-Fi.

The Cons:EPrint feature can be difficult to configure - requires setting it up on your computer. Cheap looking glossy black enclosure - attracts fingerprints and shows dust. Mac installation software can be problematic.

The HP Officejet Pro 8500A is an All-in-One, premium A910a printer designed for printing, copying, scanning, faxing, and web connectivity. Designed to provide office-level functionality in a much more compact and affordable package, the 8500A allows users to print from anywhere and at anytime, including from their mobile phone, laptop, or other mobile device.

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Plus there’s an integrated touchscreen for accessing applications, as well as directly printing from the Web (Ethernet or WiFi) without a PC. More importantly, the unit provides printing speeds (34ppm average) equivalent to that of an entry-level laser printer.

Features

  • Print, Copy, Scan, Fax, Web
  • Up to 34 / 35ppm Black/Color Print
  • Up to 1200x1200 / 4800x1200 Color Resolution
  • Up to 4800dpi Scanner Resolution (24-Bit)
  • Up to 34 / 35cpm Copy Speed
  • 2.36" Color Graphic Touchscreen Display
  • Automatic Duplex Printing
  • Borderless Printig up to 8.5x11"
  • Direct Photo Printing (Memory Cards, PictBridge)
  • 250-Sheet Input Tray
  • USB/Ethernet/WiFi Connectivity
  • Memory Card Support
  • Mobile Phone Access/Printing
  • Integrated Templates
  • 50% Saving Over Laser Printing

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Pros
  • 2

    fast printing - comparable to laser printer speeds

  • 2

    automatic duplex functionality

  • 1

    easy to set-up, even over Ethernet or Wi-Fi

  • 1

    minimalist look - features flat buttons and a color touchscreen

  • 1

    basic drivers option - no need to install the full software suite

  • 1

    relatively quiet printing

  • 1

    memory card reader and USB port for direct printing from your camera without the use of a PC

  • 1

    ePrint functionality - send e-mails directly to the device which are then printed automatically

  • 1

    high yield ink tanks - almost comparable to laser

  • 1

    affordable ink costs

  • 1

    multifunction: print, copy, scan and fax

  • 0

    directly scans to a USB flash drive - no computer required

Cons
  • 2

    ePrint feature can be difficult to configure - requires setting it up on your computer

  • 2

    cheap looking glossy black enclosure - attracts fingerprints and shows dust

  • 0

    Mac installation software can be problematic

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