Summary: HP does not have a Windows 8 driver for this printer as of Nov 21, 2012. HP support was unable to state whether there would ever be one. However as recommended by the support team, I installed the Windows 7 driver. It can be found by searching "HP Color LaserJet 2600n Full Software Solution". The file name is "hp_CLJ_2600n_Full_Solution-v20110217-50132926-RC5-Signed.exe (87 MB)".
Summary: First, I have no affiliation with any printer or ink mfg company. Though I am a manufacturing engineer who looks for value, quality, and reliability in every equipment purchase. I have been using my 2600n for almost six years now. Yes, I keep buying new technology (either from Hp, Canon, and/or Brother) about once each year and wind up returning or junking based on low performance, lack of marketed quality, unreliablity, ink costs, ect.
Summary: We purchased this to replace the same model we had. It gets quite a lot of work, as it's the only colour printer we have. Our IT people told us to replace the old one with the same model. We are very pleased with it.
Summary: This a Great Laser Printer if you just need to do some printing that doesnt need the high quality you would get from a high end inkjet. I find the quality if fine for printing google maps, word docs, excel, powerpoints and webpages its only ok when it comes to printing photos but if you want to print photos get a inkjet as that is what they are good for. LaserJets are good for if you print a lot and want to save on the cost of toner/ink.
Summary: We have had this printer for a few years. I actually bought a second because it was cheeper than replacing all of the tonors. The best part is that it comes with full versions of all of the different color tonors. It is pretty fast, has pleanty of memory and the print quality is terrific. I never had a paper jam or any problem at all. The only weird thing is that it randomly goes through some type of a priming procedure that can be a bit loud in the middle of the night.
Summary: I found the following posted elsewhere on the Internet... I think it would help solve the color toner use problem. I have this printer and have been quite happy with it so far. ----------------------------------------- The 2600n insists you buy new toner cartridges after 2500 pages only if you leave the "Replace Supplies" setting on the default, "stop at out".
Summary: I'm a computer repair technician that has had many years in the field. HP printers might not be the best in impressing me with the printouts it produces, but after a HP printer gets older it starts to shine. For the most part you will have a HP printer longer then any other printer. Any network printer needs an IP address. If it gets an address from DHCP, every time you try to print, your computer will need to find the printer on the network.
Summary: Obviously, your mileage may vary. I am happy with the HPCLJ 2600n. Networking works. I've used the printer for over a year without replacing any toner cartridges. Printed about 1400 pages, mostly using black toner. The printer has available almost 1100 pages in black, and 1600 pages in color, according to the printer's browser-based status page. That means I don't print a lot.
Summary: Sometimes it amazes me at how affordable color laser printers have become, and this HP printer is an excellent example of such a printer. Perfect for home or small business use, it prints professional-looking, crisp color sheets at a decent rate, although not as fast as a higher end model should. (It takes about 30 seconds from turning the power on to printing the first, full-color page; a ten page job takes approximately 2 1/2 minutes.