Summary: Bought this refurbished HP Color LaserJet 2600n printer for $99 after my previous model of the same name finally gave up after many, many years of excellent service. I plan to get many, many years out of this one as well. Great printer for low volume office or home use. I only wore my old one out after trying to do hundreds of envelopes and card stock invitations at one time. I knew this printer wasn't designed for this kind of use, but I was in a pinch.
Summary: This review is many years after the fact because i feel it still deserves one. I bought this printer when it first came out in 2007, making this device now 6 years old. I print very little, probably around 10-20 pages a month with that said I'm still on the ORGINAL "intro" toners. I print almost everything in draft black, however I do switch to "full" black for special documents and color only when I need it.
Summary: It prints color very fast, and it has been very reliable. My main problems have been: -- it was hard to get Ubuntu Linux configured to print to it, especially before HP put the Linux package on their website -- on Windows, the installation software package is huge, and takes a while to install -- when I set the setting for display contrast to "minimum", it blanked completely and I had to do a "cold reset", then re-enter the network config.
Summary: We currently have this printer, but it was at the end of its life. We decided to buy this on Amazon after reading many ads. We decided on this vendor and everything was perfect. It arrived as expected and in mint condition. It was better than I expected considering it was used. We are very happy with this purchase.
Does everything I need it to do for me but drive me places and completing my homework.
Travis Stein, Amazon
29 January 2009
Summary: I've had this for a couple of years now and when it came out, it was expensive as hell. I suspect this is where a majority of the 3 star and below reviews come from is those who bought it at that price or higher. I want to say this one was on sale for $450-499 when I got it. It's very much worth it though. Prints black and white pages very well and the color photographs are amazing even with complex/color intense pictures.
Summary: I have had the 2600n printer for over a year now and consider it one of my best printer purchases. I got it at Staples when it was on sale for $299! What lured me to the machine was its ability to print on index card stock (for recipes) and the fact that HPs come with full toner cartridges. The fact that the printer starts printing within 8 seconds after turning it on is a tremendous feature! Installation on the Mac was plug and play with no problems whatsoever.
Summary: We have owned this printer for close to 3 years now. We switched from inkjet to laser with this machine. Our office is 100% Mac based. From day one this printer has been great. Super easy to network with multiple Mac machines through standard 10/100/1000 ethernet router and the reliability has been superb! No complaints at all.
Worth it - Ships with full tanks of toner (vs 1600)
15 May 2008
Summary: I have had this for over a year, and am very fairly with it. I have yet to buy any toner/ink for it, and would have spent perhaps $100 on inkjet cartridges with my old printer. Note that this printer comes with FULL tanks of toner. When I was comparing it with the HP 1600n, I found that the 1600 came with HALF-FULL tanks of toner, so the 2600 gives you the equivalent of 2 more tanks of toner, so it was clearly worth it to go with the 2600n.