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