Pros

  • Fast print speeds; automatic duplexing
  • Inexpensive high-yield inks

Cons

  • Slow scanning speeds
  • Orange fleshtones on plain and HP papers

At A Glance

This midpriced model offers solid performance, features, and print quality, with few compromises.

Manufacturer’s Description

Increase productivity with the HP Officejet 6500 Wireless All-in-One printer. You will get lots printed with less intervention using the 35-page automatic document feeder. And you will save up to 40 percent per color page vs. laser printers, as well as use 40 percent less energy. You can reduce paper use and costs by up to 50 percent with the automatic two-sided printing.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number CB057A#B1H
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 26649064432
Ports and Connections
Wireless connection 802.11b
Faxing
Fax Resolution (dpi) 300 x 300 dpi
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card SD Card
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Very Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
Copy quality Very Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 11.7   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 17.96
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 5.3
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 33.57
Color Output Quality Very Good
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Superior
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 16.6
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 15.73
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 14.99
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 1.77
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 66.54
Sports Action Shot (secs) 31.62
Overall Scan Quality Very Good
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 24.36
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Copy (secs) 15.8
One-Page Webpage (secs) 19.16
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 3.8
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 35.65
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 23.5
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 3.3
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Good
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 23.56
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 3.5
Line Art Output Quality Very Good