Summary: I wanted a color printer that could deliver photographic quality prints and I have found it in the Xerox 6500/N Color Printer. I have tested it for several days and it does deliver prints which rival the ink jet prints from my previous machines.
Summary: We've deployed several of these printers around my department for use by various workgroups. So far, we've had good luck with them...so much so that a few of us have bought them for home use as well. For the price, they're hard to beat.
Summary: I can see this printer can be worn out if too much printing is done on a regular basis so pay attention to the usage recommendations if considering for a small office. This is a laser printer with a robust (and therefore complex) set of menu choices and driver types.
Pros: Have had this over 1 year now and I can say my best home printer ever. I work from home and have 3 kids in HS and College printing to this. Ink Jet printers always dry out when unused for a week or so and always when you need them most. Never once have I failed to be able to print with this HP. I...
Cons: A Built-in WIFI should have only added $20 to the cost to build so why not include it? I wish the duplex option was available from places like Newegg. Direct from Xerox it's insanely expensive (almost as much as the printer was).
Excerpt: So far this printer has worked flawlessly. It prints quickly and sharply. The one negative is every time you open the paper tray you have to reconfirm the paper size by pressing the OK button twice. Not a big deal but it irritating.
Excerpt: I just wanted a laser printer to replace our HP inkjet. The only thing lacking is the multifunction capacity. This is strictly a printer. No copy, fax or scan function. If printing is all you need, then this is great.
Pros: good quality 4 separate toner cartridges, black and 3 color
Excerpt: I bought this Phaser 6500 to replace an older Xerox phaser 6120. Print quality is if anything better and it is quieter and faster. Roughly the same footprint and average power consumption. Standby power is reduced to 7W, with deep sleep at <0.1W.
Pros: print quality good enough for photos, fast, moderately quiet, easy to replace cartridges, easy to administer through web interface
Cons: cost of consumables, no duplexing ($100 add-on from xerox), not as quiet as led printers.
Pros: Prints very nice and quiet quickly even from standby or sleep. Clean bright printing. Software install quickly and doesn't seem excessive. Works with Xerox Printback app on my Android phone, I can print a pdf, pic, doc... without having to be at home.
Cons: Manual slot does suck and will not feed straight.
Summary: It is a pretty good quality printer, especially for the price. The problems with the generic toner cartridges I have never had before on other printers. I do not recommend this for office use unless it is a periodic use as the cost of the toner far out weighs the pros of this printer.
Pros: Fast, great colors, not too noisy. Great for Home printer use!
Cons: Toner goes fast in this machine. As well the generic cartridges available cause a problem with the fuser and causes the toner to not stick which does not go away easily. Ruined 2 printers with this. Not a great office color laser printer