HP Officejet Pro 8000 Enterprise review

Can an inkjet printer really replace a laser and still get the job done? Simon Handby takes a look at HP's enterprise-oriented inkjet, the Officejet Pro 8000 Enterprise, to find out.

Fortunately, it's easy to overlook most of these criticisms. The Officejet's print quality is still good enough for the formal letters, menus, presentations or casual printouts that it might need to produce, and its speed is quick enough for its target environment where it's unlikely to print frequent, bulk jobs.

So what's our verdict?

Verdict

The HP Officejet Pro 8000 Enterprise's large consumables promise low running costs and infrequent, easy servicing by the end user. While it's slower than a laser and can't quite match a laser for quality, it's quieter, cooler and less power-hungry, while still being fairly robust. Not every enterprise needs a fleet of small inkjets, but this simple printer is brilliantly suited to those that do.

Maximum print resolution 600x600dpi QUOTED PRINT SPEED Quoted speed, A4 15ppm mono/14ppm colour TESTED PRINT SPEEDS First mono page from standby: 16s 25-page mono document (draft) total time: 2m 08s (11.7ppm) 25-page mono document - total time: 2m 39s (9.4ppm) 24-page colour graphics document - total time: 5m 50s (4.1ppm) Two 10x8" photos - total time: 5m 05s Six 6x4" photos - total time: 6m 37s PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL Standard interfaces: USB2, 10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet Optional interfaces: Wireless networking Dimensions (HxWxD): 180x494x591mm Weight: 7.8kg Noise: 59dB(A) Maximum duty cycle (pages per month): 15,000 pages Power consumption standby: 2W Power consumption idle: 5W Power consumption active: 25W PAPER HANDLING Maximum paper size: A4/legal Maximum paper weight: 250gsm Standard paper inputs (capacity): 1 (250) Output tray capacity: 150 sheets Duplex: Yes GENERAL Technology: Thermal inkjet Language(s): PCL5, PCL6, PostScript 3 Supported operating systems: Windows XP/Vista/7, Windows Server 2003/2008, Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later, various Linux distributions Memory: 256MB Upgrades: 250-sheet paper tray BUYING INFORMATION Price: £125 (£150 inc VAT) Cost per mono A4 page: 0.67p (ex VAT, ISO/IEC 24711) Cost per colour A4 page: 2.07p (ex VAT, ISO/IEC 24711) Capacity of supplied ink (pages): Not disclosed Warranty duration and terms: One-year return to base Part code: CQ514A

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