The HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus is an all-in-one inkjet printer with scan and copy functions, an automatic document feeder, built-in faxing, and both Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking. It works with both Windows and Mac OS. Individual cartridges for each color let you change only the ones that are empty. The capacity of the main paper tray is 250 sheets, a generous size. There's an automatic document feeder to let you copy or scan a stack of pages in one operation. The automatic document feeder can even copy or scan both sides of the pages. The printer has a large, 3.8-inch display screen that can preview photos to be printed from a memory card. It's got a touchscreen, used to control the printer. Like most color printers, the HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus has a memory-card reader, which can accept these types of memory cards: Memory Stick, MultiMedia, Secure Digital. It lacks PictBridge for direct printing from cameras. You can connect directly to a PC with a USB cable, or to your network router either wirelessly with Wi-Fi or with an Ethernet cable. This model has built-in faxing, can store incoming faxes if the paper runs out, and can send faxes from an attached PC.
About This Brand
HP continues to have the largest market share in this catagory. With a plethora of products announced throughout the year, its offerings satisfy all types of consumers, especially due to their constant new enhancements and technologies.
Features & Specs - HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus
Built-in fax For an all-in-one printer, a built-in fax modem that lets you fax what you've scanned without the need for assistance from the computer's own communication hardware.
Memory-card reader Indicates whether the printer has a built-in memory-card reader. If so, this feature lets you print image files from a digital camera's memory card without using a computer. You can also transfer the files to a computer.
Memory Stick, MultiMedia, Secure Digital
PictBridge This feature allows direct printing (without the use of a computer) from any brand of digital camera to any brand of printer.
LCD viewer Printer has a built-in LCD screen for viewing and editing images from a memory card. The screen is small, usually only 1 to 3.5 inches, and editing capability is very limited.
Individual color tanks Some inkjet printers use a separate tank for each color. Others have tri-color cartridges with three colors in one. Individual tanks let you replace only the color that runs out rather than tossing a tri-color cartridge that may have some ink left.
Individual color tanks
Auto-duplexing Can print automatically on both sides of the paper.
Networking The ability to connect to a home network for printing from a computer either via an Ethernet or a WiFi connection. Ethernet is the common wired network and WiFi is the wireless format commonly found in laptop computers.
As a Realtor I use it daily, but not for a large volume. Works great for me and loved the easy set up.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Dallas/Fort Worth
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Simple goof leaves a bad taste
The set up process is simple. I first powered the printer and proceeded to use the printer's console or control panel to select answers to questions. It is touch sensitive like in smartphones. But I fat fingered the very first question: language. Ended with some form of Chinese or Japanese. No one at HP Support, HP Forums or Office Depot had any idea what to do next to change the language to English. Incredible! Having to mail it to them now. User documents do not provide telephones any longer. I did not like that for issues like this one.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Other User Reviews
(based on 2 reviews)
User has 14 Days of experience with this product
4 new printers, 4 failures
If it worked it would be a GREAT printer
Very disappointed. After 4 different printers in 2 weeks (each one lasted less than 3 days before problems arose), we have given up on HP for our business. We quit buying HP printers a few years ago because of quality problems. We let ourselves be talked back into trying their new top of the line 8600. The first one had scanning/faxing problems after about 2 days (a line down the middle of the page). The second printer had the same exact problem. The third printer could not successfully set up because of print head issues and the forth started squeaking loudly after about 2 days. 4 new printers, four bad fails...Needless to say we are looking into other printers and definitely NOT HP. To their credit they replaced them as they failed, but holy cow... 4 for 4 ! We stopped the loss there when they offered to send the 5th printer out. HP quality used to be the best, but our experience the last few years puts them way down the list. A few years ago I wouldnt look at any other brand for a printer. Now I will no longer look at HP.
Does exactly what it claims it can do.Connected to laptop via wiFi
None as of yet.
ADF seems to work well with standard copier paper.FAXs, copies, scans & prints - doesnt make coffee.Given the type of paper which I am using, printed photos are quite exceptable.I find it quite amazing that one could purchase this machine for $220.00 with FREE shipping.