HP OfficeJet Pro 8500A Review

(Ink Jet Printer (A4))
HP OfficeJet Pro 8500A

Excellent (A) 5 reviews 05/2011
48 opinions (Average)
Product specification:
  • Type: Multifunction Device, Colour …
  • Print technology: Inkjet printer
  • Special Functions: Duplex …
  • Paper Format: A5, A6, B5, A4
  • Cartridge System : Multi-cartridge …
  • Network-ready … more information

Single test
4 out of 5 points

Value for money: 4 out of 5 points

GadgetSpeak's tests showed the OfficeJet Pro 8500A to be a reasonably speedy printer that produces good quality copies, text prints, photo prints and scanned images. It's a bit noisy and running costs couldn't be tested, but the overall impression was of an affordable and well-performing workhorse that should satisfy most users.
Single test
“very good” (8 out of 10 points)

“HP’s AirPrint ready Officejet Pro 8500A Plus is not one of the most affordable or indeed compact devices, but it is very well equipped; it also delivers a solid performance and as well as enabling you to connect via USB, ethernet and Wi-Fi, it also allows you to connect to the web via ePrint. This combination device also has an automatic duplex unit which includes ADF. However, HP has decided not to include a second paper tray in this series.”

Magazine 5/2011
“very good” (86 out of 100 points)

Value for money: “good”

“This HP device’s strengths lie in its scan and copying quality. Its printing mechanism works well and using the device via its touch panel is self-explanatory.”

Magazine 23/2010
Without final score

“It is not only in terms of printing that the HP Officejet Pro 8500A e-all-in-one stands out in this test. The colour display is also setting the trend when it comes to operation.”

PC Praxis
Magazine 11/2010
“very good” (1.2)

Value for money: “very good”, “Test Winner”

“Capable all-rounder with fast printing mechanism.”

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Opinions (48)