Summary: I had the 6605 and needed something more cost effective for colored printing and xerox representative adviced the 8900 and I found out the hard way that he did not know what he was talking me into. This machine takes forever to start and warm up and I mean forever, then it only prints if it wants to print and that is true because it sometimes would print and other times would give error messages that only it can understand, like "job awaiting resources" when everything...
Summary: I like the 8900 better than the 8860 but mostly because i have a fax and scanner now. Printing is very slow and seems like have to power off and on alot because of not being able to print. Also very hard to clear jams.
Summary: I bought this 4 months ago and had continual issues--lost power once, continual error messages, stuck ink, quit working then would start back up--this is nowhere near as good as the old 8860's never had an issue with that one.
Summary: When printing over 400 or 500 sheets the printing slows down because of heat issues and continues to slow down even more until the job is complete. Printing 1150 sheets doubled the time to print due to the slow down. The machine is also noisy. Was able to print on cardstock like is was on plain paper on the Phaser 8860 and also was able to add additional data and run it through a laser printer. Unable to do either of those functions.
Summary: This is a feature-packed device for the price. The touchscreen and driver/browser interfaces are intuitive and rich. The design is compact but robust, and it is very customization with plenty of input/output options.