Excerpt: For a small office, choosing a color printer often means deciding whether to go the laser or the inkjet route. Typically, workgroup laser printers are more expensive to purchase up front but have lower overall consumable costs, while inkjets are cheaper to buy but when printing large numbers of documents, the consumables actually end up costing more.
Summary: The HP Officejet Pro Enterprise 8000 offers duplex printing, networked connectivity, and a 250-sheet input tray. HP says its cost per page is less than that of laser printers; and for under $200 it's at the low end for enterprise printers; and since the quality rivals laser quality, it's not a bad deal.
Pros: Excellent print and photo quality, Built-in duplexer
Cons: Long set-up time required, Limited functionality, Large footprint
Summary: The excellent print quality, good wireless connectivity, high duty cycle, low print costs and duplexer make this an excellent printer for a heavy home or small office user. However, you have to be willing to put up with the long installation, the occasional bumping and grinding, and the fact that the print tray cover must be very carefully placed into the printer.
Conclusion: For the cost (under £100) the HP Officejet Pro 8000 is very good value if you are looking to use it for a home office. The quality is good enough to be used by small businesses and it is quick and quiet. For me the only downside of it is its size. It is a large machine and there are smaller inkjets out there if you want something to perch on the edge of your desk.
Summary: The HP Officejet Pro 8000 wireless excels compared with other single-function inkjets. For a small office, it's also good to know that this model stands up well to the lowest-end colour lasers.