Pros: Auto paper feed and double side printing. Other than this, none whatsoever.
Cons: Spontaneously disconnects from wireless. Awful software. Obscure controls and settings. Very slow start up and cleaning routines completely undo speed of printing. Expensive ink and printer heads. Print quality no better than older, cheaper models.
Laser VS OfficeJet... HP OfficeJet Pro 8500A is MY choice!
16 September 2013
Summary: This is comparable to a laser printer for its speed (OK, so not quite as fast, but still...), as a matter of fact, running a business that requires a LOT of printing, for the money, this is by far MUCH better, since the ink is so much cheaper than toner for a laser printer. In addition, I also get color printing without having to spend a fortune!
Summary: I am a very big fan of Hewett Packard, so it was easy to upgrade my former printer to this one and it enabled me to use all those 940 cartridges I have left over. Hewett Packard products are excellent to have so many features and options that make both business and personal transactions easier.
Summary: Too expensive for a new model, but features are good while they work. HP updates cartidges to a new and unusable number every time they update a model, and they're not interchangeable. When I updated from my previous OfficeJet Pro to my 8500A after less than two years, I had to sacrifice over $100 worth of unused cartridges. My current 8500A has lasted less than two years and is now unusable.
Summary: This may or may not be worth your precious time, your hard earned money, or the possible rise in blood pressure. This printer is less than 3 months old and has been a constant problem since the 2 month mark. The upper feed (main) will no longer pick up paper. It sounds like a broken gear inside its plastic shell, and has problems picking up paper in the lower tray at times (persistance sometimes pays off).
Uses Color Cartridges Up When Printing Greyscale, Stops Mid-print When Any of Them Run Low.
2 May 2013
Summary: This will likely be my last HP purchase. When any cartridge runs low, printing stops immediately (even mid-page, with no discernible discoloration prior to the printer automatically canceling your print). I see no reason to purchase these expensive color cartridges to print black ink only documents. The fact that there is no way to override and that color ink is being used even when I print documents in greyscale (black and white) is nonsensical.
Summary: I basically bought this one because I had the same model (just a bit earlier version, an A909A; this is an A910) that suddenly "crashed" on me and I had just bought ink for it. I was not in the position to upgrade at this time. The printer is, so far, reliable (I bought a used one) and the videos that teach you how to change ink, printheads, etc. (new feature from the printer that this one replaced), are helpful.