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HP Officejet 8600 Printer Series Review

HP-Officeje-8600-series-printerLet’s take a look at the Officejet 8600 series printers from Hewlett Packard. There are 3 separate models to chose from this line. They all print, scan, copy and fax for ultimate convenience. Performance wise, they print up to 18 pages per minute and the quality is as sharp as a laser printer. The paper tray allows you to use different size papers.

1.) HP Officejet Pro 8600 e-All-in-One

Cost: $200

It has a 2.65” touch color screen display. touch-screenIt has a sleeker chassis from their previous model with a 350 sheet input tray on the front and a 50 page feed tray on top. The top tray makes it really easier to drop a stack of documents for coping or scanning.

It can connect the internet through an Ethernet cord or by wifi. All the printers are compatible with Google cloud print as well as Apple air print, which makes it really easy to setup a wireless connection with your wireless network or IOS devices. These HP printers also give you remote printing by way HP calls ePrint. The way it works is that, each device comes shipped with its own unique email address that lets you save to your contact list then you can use that address to send print jobs from any web connected device. That works really well when you see an article or photo on your phone while you’re traveling that you’d like to have waiting for you when you get home.

2.) HP Officejet Pro 8600 PLUS e-All-in-One

Cost: $300

It has a larger 4.3” touch color screen display. The only time you would need this would be when you start browsing through the HP ePrint app store. The home screen on the control panel has an additional icon labelled APPS that lets you add new icons on the display just like you would on an iPhone. APPSThere’s quick APPS available for news, weather, arts and crafts as well as printable games for the kids. You can also automate those APPS to download content and print them out at the same time every day if you are a fan of their functionality. The other notable feature is that it has automatic two-sided copying, faxing and scanning.

3.) HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium e-All-in-One

Cost: $400

It gives you an additional 250 sheet paper tray, an additional set of ink cartridges, and a 50 sheet pack of premium glossy brochure paper, along with the 4.3” color touch screen display, the APPS, and ePrint.

But no matter which one of these printers you pick, you will definitely be satisfied with its print quality, the print speed and reliable performance. We recommend these printers for personal home use as well as businesses. Its breadth of connectivity options and cloud printing ensure its longevity in the marketplace. It’s compact footprint relative to its features won’t take up that much room on your desktop. When you need ink cartridge replacement try some of our compatible HP ink cartridges, sold at discount prices.

HP LaserJet Pro 100 MFP M175nw

Hewlett Packard claims that this M175nw is considered to be its most compact color multi-function laser computer printer to be sold, having dimensions of 441 mm x 421 mm x 338 mm (width, depth and height).LaserJet Pro 100 MFP M175nw

The M175nw is geared towards small and medium companies, because of its scaled-down dimensions along with multifunctional features causing it to be a “smart strategic investment”, reported by HP.

The printer’s functionality consist of the OEM’s Auto-Off and Instant-On technologies, which permit for economical boot-ups and auto-switch offs whenever the printer isn’t being used. Additionally, it offers wireless connections, which is one of the first handful of computer printers incorporating compatibility with HP’s ePrint software system, that enables consumers to print from cellular devices to the company’s printers from any location.

Heidrun Gross, product manager, Imaging and Printing Group for HP, explained: “The M175 printer series enables SMBs to demonstrate the quality and professionalism of big companies while addressing the needs of a smaller business,” said Heidrun Gross, product manager, Imaging and Printing Group, HP. “With its vivid colour output, small footprint and low power consumption, the HP LaserJet Pro 100 colour MFP M175nw will become a trusted and valuable business tool.”

The printer is for sale in North American, Europe and the Middle East and Africa presently, and will also be launched in the Asia Pacific and Latin America before August 1. The M175nw costs about $349.

Canon PIXMA MX410

This is a first look for the Canon PIXMA MX410 all in one inkjet printer. It has dual bay printer cartridges which definitely limit its functionality as a snapshot photo printer. But if all you are looking to buy is a cheap $100 computer printer to print out everyday documents, the MX410 is an excellent buy. It has a streamline design with a series of paper draws and trays that fold out of the front and go flush into the body when you are not using them.
On the front there a few hot keys for copy, fax and scan as well as a backlit power button plus a few blinking lights to tell you when you need ink. For all other messages and warning displays, there is only a 2 line dot matrix display in the middle of the control panel. On top, there is an auto 30 page document feeder, not normally found, in printers in this price range so you can copy or fax. There is also a standard scanner bay below the auto feeder on top that let you save images directly to a USB key, which is directly below next to the output tray.
The included CD walks you through the installation procedures and shows you how to setup WiFi printing. The CD also contains some pretty nifty movie software which lets you pull still snapshots out of videos. Overall, it’s an economical printer for everyday use other than heavy photo printing use. The Canon PIXMA MX410 takes our compatible CL-211 color and PG-210 black.