HP's Officejet Pro 8500 printer is a good office inkjet all-in-one alternative
28 December 2009
Summary: The HP Officejet Pro 8500 is one of the best office inkjet alternatives for under $350. Being feature packed, small businesses may be tempted to try this over the latest expensive laser printer.
HP's premium inkjet multifunction is a versatile alternative to colour laser printers
Good Gear Guide.au
27 December 2009
Summary: 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.
Pros: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, automatic duplex, touch-sensitive screen, inexpensive consumables
Cons: Self-cleaning process renders it unusable for one to two minutes, feathered text in documents
Summary: 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 an Editors' Choice award.
Pros: 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
Cons: Lacks autodial fax buttons, Bluetooth and a dual-paper input tray
Excerpt: HP's Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless is far more expensive than the other inkjets here, but it's designed to compete with colour laser MFPs. It has a comprehensive web interface, automatic duplexer, 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11b/g wireless, a 250-sheet paper tray and a 3?in touch screen.
Summary: HP wants to sell this machine as an alternative to a small business, colour laser multifunction. It's as easy to use, needs no more maintenance and gives comparable print quality. If you print photos as part of your workload, it gives better print quality.