Pros

  • Wide-format capability
  • Automatic duplexer

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Clunky input and output trays

At A Glance

This feature-packed model included wide-format printing, automatic duplexing, and supercheap inks.

Manufacturer’s Description

Streamline your home office printing plus connect up to five computers and save money to boot with Officejet Pro K8600dn. Rely on professional quality color at a cost per page of up to 50 percent less than with laser printers. Automatic two-sided printing and built-in networking are standard with this model.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number CB016A
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 13803108637

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Superior
Print quality: Color photo Very Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
Copy quality n/a
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 13.8   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 22.76
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 26.75
Color Output Quality Good
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 15.89
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 13.76
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 56.48
Overall Scan Quality n/a
Sports Action Shot (secs) 82.91
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Webpage (secs) 17.33
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 3.8
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 24.25
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.7
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 2.6
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 4.1
Line Art Output Quality Good