Reviewing the HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 Printer

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 is the next upgrade up from the Pro 8500, which was a phenomenal printer in its own right. The 8600 takes all of the great features of the 8500, such as multi-function capability and high print speeds and then just improves on the model further. The 8600 is a great printer and worth the money if you’re considering an upgrade from the 8500.

However, don’t think that the 8600 is just the 8500 with some new features. HP has gone inside and improved the entire machine from the bottom to the top. It’s received an extreme makeover in terms of performance. Despite the 8500’s high print speeds, the 8600 easily puts it to shame.

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HP Officejet Pro 8600

New Features.

To begin with, the 8600 has a small, 2.6 inch color touch screen. This makes it easy to access and manipulate print functions without touching your computer. They’ve made the decision to relocate the control panel to the side of the printer. This allows for a sleeker all-around appearance.

The glossy paint job of the previous model has been removed and replaced with a more stylish black matte color, which works great and looks great in any room or office. The professional appearance makes it the perfect printing workhorse for any small office or business.

It’s also extremely compact. It’s only around 12 inches tall and 19 inches wide, which is fairly small compared to other high-end, multi-function printers sold today. The normal model is even smaller than the 8600 Plus and the 8600 Premium, which are more expensive variations of the same model.

All models share some of the same features though. For example, each printer has identical handles on the side. This makes it easy to life and transport the printer at a moment’s notice. Albeit, you shouldn’t really need to ever move them thanks to its wi-fi capabilities.

The OfficeJet Pro 8600 is capable of handling a pretty heavy workload. It has a paper capacity of 250 sheets, which is more than enough to handle even the biggest printing jobs. The input tray comes about 4 inches out of the front of the printer.

There’s also a 50 sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) located directly on top of the printer. However, there is no manual feed tray. This makes it hard, if not impossible, to regularly print on irregular paper sizes, such as envelopes.

If the 250 sheets isn’t enough, then you can take a step up to the premium model. The Pro 8600 Premium model features an additional 250 sheet input tray, making it a total of 500 pages you can print at any time. It also includes an additional ink cartridge and a package of premium glossy paper. A pretty good deal if you need more printing capacity.

Final Thoughts.

If 250 sheets is enough, then the Pro 8600 is just what you need for your home or small office printing needs. If it’s for business needs and 250 just isn’t enough, then the upgrade to the Premium model will suit you nicely.

If you are looking for the ink cartridge for this HP Officejet Pro 8600, Meritline.com offers:

Shop now! Make sure you have a spare ink cartridge in case it runs out.

 

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