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HP OfficeJet Pro 8000 Review
The HP OfficeJet Pro 8000 is an inkjet printer that offers energy saving qualities in an efficiently performing office companion, quite suitable for small home and office users that prefer printers that not only can save time in document production but also more importantly in power consumption. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8000 also features nifty additions that would make it one of the more preferred inkjet printers in the market.
The HP OfficeJet Pro 8000 uses Thermal Inkjet for its print technology, with its print technology resolution featuring HP Officejet Inks, HP Advanced paper with ColorLok Technology and Scalable Printing Technology for excellent print resolutions. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8000 provides up to 1200 x 1200 dots per inch resolution for black prints and an impressive 4800 x 1200 dpi resolution for color prints. Print speeds are up to 15 pages per minute for monochrome prints with laser quality speed, while for color prints offer up to 11 ppm. These are normal speeds, however, as the HP OfficeJet Pro 8000 can provide maximum print speeds up to 35 ppm for black prints and 34 ppm for color ones. Ink type for the HP OfficeJet Pro 8000 is pigment-based; with borderless printing capabilities that is quite a nice addition to its varied features. Borderless printing capability is up to 8.5 x 11 in, 210 x 297 mm.
Standard print languages for the HP OfficeJet Pro 8000 include HP PCL 3 GUI and HP PCL 3 Enhanced. It is also a network capable printer, with a built-in Ethernet and an optional wireless capability, which can be enabled upon purchase of a separate hardware accessory. Other connectivity feature for the HP PCL 3 GUI, HP PCL 3 Enhanced includes a standard USB 2.0.
The HP OfficeJet Pro 8000 features a control panel with a 4-front panel control buttons (Cancel, Power, Resume, Network) and 9 LEDs (4 for ink cartridge, 2 for printhead, 1 for network, 1 for resume, 1 for power) for easy command controls and efficient notifications in document production. It supports different media types, such as various paper types, envelopes, cards and transparencies. Media size support include letter, legal, statement and executive types, with varying sizes of 3 x 5, 4 x 6, 5 x 7, 5 x 8, 4 x 10, 4 x 11, 4 x 12 and 8 x 10 inches. Weight support for the HP OfficeJet Pro 8000 is from 16 to 28 pounds for the first tray, 16 to 66 pounds for special media tray, which can also be up to 110 pounds for index cards. Recommended weight however is around 20 to 24 pounds to not aggravate the machine and prolong its efficiency and performance. Paper handling for the HP OfficeJet Pro 8000 uses a 250-sheet capacity input tray, 150-sheet output tray with an optional 250-sheet input tray. It also includes an automatic duplex printing capability for two-side printing.
The HP OfficeJet Pro 8000 is powered by a 384 MHz processor with a standard memory of 32MB. Operating system support includes Windows and MAC OSX environments, such as Windows XP and Vista and Mac OS X v 10.4.11, Mac OS X v 10.5.
As with its power saving feature, the HP OfficeJet Pro 8000 only consumes a maximum of 48 watts with a 3-watt powersave option, making the HP OfficeJet Pro 8000 one of the most energy-efficient printers available today. It also boasts cost-saving features, offering up to 50% less the cost of printing with laser printers while providing low cost ink cartridges.
The HP OfficeJet Pro 8000, while possessing quite a number of excellent features, does have a few letdowns. While resolution that is offered by this printer is quite high compared to other inkjet printers, color print results especially of images and graphics can be murky as its ink does not dry quickly. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8000 is also a bit noisy, registering a maximum of 64 decibels when working on plain mono draft mode. Memory is also not upgradable, making the HP OfficeJet Pro 8000 less efficient when working with high volume complex prints.
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