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HP Officejet Pro 8600 Review

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been replaced by another product.

Our Verdict

This is a versatile and durable all-in-one inkjet printer that can handle nearly every home and business office task.

For

  • You get an extra paper tray with this device and the plain paper capacity is 500 sheets.

Against

  • This is a good-sized multifunction printer, so you will need some space for it to operate.
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HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911a image: This shows the printer open and ready to go.

HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911a image: This shows the printer open and ready to go.
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HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911a image: This shows the printer in standby mode.

HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911a image: This shows the printer in standby mode.
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HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911a image: This is a view of the back.

HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911a image: This is a view of the back.
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HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911a image: This depicts a top view.

HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911a image: This depicts a top view.
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HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911a image: This is a standard replacement ink cartridge for this device.

HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911a image: This is a standard replacement ink cartridge for this device.
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HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911a image: Here you see an extra large ink cartridge that would serve you well if you print a great deal.

HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911a image: Here you see an extra large ink cartridge that would serve you well if you print a great deal.
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HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911a image: Here you can see the HP Customer Care Portal, where you can get questions answered and other types of product support.

HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911a image: Here you can see the HP Customer Care Portal, where you can get questions answered and other types of product support.
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HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911a image: This is HP's multipurpose paper, which is compatible with this printer.

HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911a image: This is HP's multipurpose paper, which is compatible with this printer.
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HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911a image: Here you can see HP's photo paper.

HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911a image: Here you can see HP's photo paper.
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HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911a image: This top-notch all-in-one inkjet printer is a fast and versatile device that would benefit any home office or small business.

HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911a image: This top-notch all-in-one inkjet printer is a fast and versatile device that would benefit any home office or small business.

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been replaced by another product. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.

If you own a home computer, you undoubtedly need a printer for the myriad of paper documents that every home office, family or small home-based business might require. To get the most for your money, you would be wise to invest in the HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911n. This durable device offers plenty of versatility, durability and generous selection of features. Armed with this, you can print, scan, copy and fax with ease. You can do your necessary paperwork either at your own desk or from elsewhere using the device's helpful wireless capabilities.

This all-in-one inkjet printer offers excellent print resolution, holds a full ream of paper, can handle a print workload of 25,000 pages a month and gives you solid help and support. HP offers a group of Officejet Pro 8600 all-in-one inkjet printers and each provides a number of useful features. However, the overall quality and versatility of the Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911n makes it the best all-in-one printer.

Although this is a good-sized workhorse of a machine, the Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911n is no clumsy critter when it comes to speed. This all-in-one inkjet printer can whip out black and white copies at the lively rate of 20 pages per minute, and it clocks in at a speedy 16 prints per minute when handling color printing.

All this speed does not diminish the quality of the finished product. The maximum resolution for black and white printing is 1200 x 600 dpi (dots per inch), and for color printing the resolution is an eye-appealing 9600 x 2400 dpi. This machine also can take on the hefty workload of 25,000 printed pages per month without a glitch.

Using this multifunction inkjet printer, you can be miles from your home office but still print whatever you need with the touch of your fingers on a smartphone, tablet, laptop – virtually any mobile device. It makes no difference whether you are using an iPhone or an Android, this printer can handle it smoothly and well. With its healthy list of wireless connectivity options, you can link to your written materials, photos or images no matter where you are and produce the printed items of your choice. If you want, you also have the option of letting someone else print remotely using your printer without having to log in, which could be a boon for parents, co-owners of a business or family members who need to access certain materials quickly.

You can print in the regular fashion in person feeding papers into the machine and from email, but this device gives you the option of web and cloud printing. If you choose, you also can print using an Ethernet connection, USB devices and memory cards.

Another helpful feature included with this all-in-one printer is borderless printing, which means you can get whatever you are printing to extend from one edge of the paper to the other. This feature opens up a whole new world of creativity: you can easily create stunning brochures, printed photos and impressive paper materials, either for your high school student's college application, your business marketing ventures or your community improvement campaign.

You can benefit from some reasonably quick copying speeds using this printer. It can produce 13 black and white copies a minute and 12 color copies a minutes, which are among the better copying speeds available. The optical scanning resolution is 4800 x 4800 dpi while the interpolated scanning resolution is 19,200.

The HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911n can handle large-size scanning and copying jobs, can resize documents from 25% to 400% and offers an auto paper feeder. If you need to send anything to email, you can do it in short order. Besides the first tray of 250 pages of plain paper, you get an extra tray with the same amount as standard equipment with this printer. With that much paper at the ready, you will not have to keep replenishing the paper supply very often even if you do high-volume printing. This machine also provides an auto feeder capability for double-sided printing.

This Officejet Pro offers the traditional four-ink printing: cyan, magenta, yellow and black.

With this device, you get a 4.3-inch touchscreen CGD (color graphics display) panel. Since it is so large, this panel is easy to read and you can access whatever you need handily.

The fax portion of this all-in-one printer boasts a memory of 100 pages and a speed dial library that can hold 99 phone numbers. You can print on both sides of a page, which saves paper, and this device also is Energy Star qualified, which means you will use less electricity than the older all-in-one models. You get a one-year limited warranty when you buy this multifunction printer.

The size of this printer might be a problem for some consumers who do not have especially large desks. It weighs in at a hefty 33.9 pounds and is 15.6 inches high, 19.4 inches wide and 18.1 inches deep. If your desk cannot accommodate it, you might need an extra stand or table for the HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911n.

If you run into difficulties, often you need to look no further than HP's website for help. You can access a user guide, frequently asked questions, a troubleshooting guide and tutorials. With this all-in-one color inkjet printer, you also get a quick setup guide and have access to drivers and software downloads. If you need more direct help, HP offers email support as well as assistance over the phone. Unfortunately, you do not get live chat, which can be instrumental in pinpointing difficulties and finding solutions quickly.

This powerful machine is one of the best multifunction printers on the market for home office use. Its clear resolution, brisk printing and copying speeds, second paper tray and good-sized display panel are among the many reasons why it is a clear choice for anyone who needs first-rate printing, scanning, copying and faxing for a home office. The HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium N911n may be a bit big for some desks, but that small drawback is deeply overshadowed by an abundance of helpful features that would be an asset for any home office.