Reviews and Problems with HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus
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HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus e-All-in-One (A910g)
19 April 2014
Summary: 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.
Cons: 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.
Summary: The HP Officejet Pro 8500A is a wireless all-in-one that features a touchscreen, a duplexer, and customizable apps that can be downloaded from HP. It takes a long time to set up, and once it is set up, it's a bit noisy. However, it has good print speeds even across a wireless network, and photo prints look excellent. A built-in (in this case, attachable) duplexer adds convenience; and a second paper tray is available for purchase.
Pros: Excellent print and photo quality, Easy to set up and built-in wireless networking, Customizable apps, Touchscreen
Cons: Long set-up time required, Noisy, Some oversaturation of duplex pages
Conclusion: 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 and change settings. In fact, you can pretty much get away without installing a native app to access the HP OfficeJet Pro 8500A Plus on your computer- all you need is the driver and the web server can pretty much do the...
Excerpt: (1 items) The HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus color inkjet multifunction printer (for printing, copying, scanning, and faxing) may look expensive at $300, but you get a lot for the money. It's a comprehensive small-office machine with excellent speed and print quality, and low ink costs. The machine's touch controls and legal-size scanner lift it above competing models such as the Canon Pixma MX870 and the Lexmark Platinum Pro905.
Multifunction Printer Review: HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus
22 November 2010
Conclusion: Is the HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus e-All-in-One going to meet every potential user's needs? Of course not ... but then no such device ever could. While we'd personally prefer having a second tray and would likely choose to spend $70 more for the 8500A Premium, it's nice to have both options available. At the end of the day, it's always going to come down to what your specific needs are.