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HP Officejet Pro 8100 Review

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

Our Verdict

If you need to print a ton of documents frequently, this workhorse of a printer will work well for you.

For

  • The HP Pro 8100 has a monthly duty cycle of 25,000 prints.

Against

  • This printer weights 24 pounds.
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HP Officejet Pro 8100 image: This printer prints top-quality color prints.

HP Officejet Pro 8100 image: This printer prints top-quality color prints.
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HP Officejet Pro 8100 image: With the HP Pro, you can print borderless prints on pages up to 8.5 x 11 inches.

HP Officejet Pro 8100 image: With the HP Pro, you can print borderless prints on pages up to 8.5 x 11 inches.
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HP Officejet Pro 8100 image: Your printer can connect to your computer via USB.

HP Officejet Pro 8100 image: Your printer can connect to your computer via USB.
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HP Officejet Pro 8100 image: The input tray can hold up to 250 sheets of paper.

HP Officejet Pro 8100 image: The input tray can hold up to 250 sheets of paper.
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HP Officejet Pro 8100 image: You can easily view which ink cartridges are running low in your printer using the display.

HP Officejet Pro 8100 image: You can easily view which ink cartridges are running low in your printer using the display.
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HP Officejet Pro 8100 image: This compact printer has an all-black, sleek design.

HP Officejet Pro 8100 image: This compact printer has an all-black, sleek design.
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HP Officejet Pro 8100 image: You can print your documents wirelessly with HP's ePrint service.

HP Officejet Pro 8100 image: You can print your documents wirelessly with HP's ePrint service.
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HP Officejet Pro 8100 image: The HP Pro can print up to 20ppm.

HP Officejet Pro 8100 image: The HP Pro can print up to 20ppm.
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HP Officejet Pro 8100 image: This printer can print on both sides of the paper.

HP Officejet Pro 8100 image: This printer can print on both sides of the paper.

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

The HP Officejet Pro 8100 is a compact printer from the HP Pro line of printers, which is primarily made up of all-in-one printers. The 8100 is the workhorse of the HP Officejet Printers. You will not be disappointed by the speed and quality this printer produces, let alone the workload it can handle. 

The HP Officejet Pro excels in both speed and printing quality. This professional mini printer boasts speeds up to 16ppm when printing in color, which makes it by far the fastest color compact printer we could find. The speed is impressive enough by itself, yet the quality of these prints is equally impressive. This HP Pro model can print at 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi, which puts it among the best-rated printers we reviewed.

When you get down to the bare bones of printing (black and white), this printer is equally impressive. Black-and-white prints fly out of this printer at 20ppm. This small printer also can print in black and white at a maximum resolution of 1200 x 600 dpi, so it holds its own against LaserJet printers that are more expensive.

If you or your business needs to print a ton of documents, the HP Office Pro can be your workhorse in the office. It can handle up to 25,000 prints per month before you have to worry about any wear and tear.

It is incredible how versatile this printer can be. This compact printer can handle an array of media sizes. You can print on 3 x 5-inch index cards up to 8.5 x 11-inch letter formats. You can also print borderless prints on sizes up to 8.5 x 11 inches. From index cards to envelopes, there isn't much this printer can print on.

The HP Officejet Pro 8100 can handle a great amount of paper. It can hold up to 250 sheets of paper at once, which is the highest amount among the best-rated compact printers. It can also hold up to 30 envelopes.

Like other HP models, this printer is also capable of ePrinting. ePrinting is the wireless network that is set up through the HP website with which you can print documents and photos from your mobile device using your HP Officejet Pro. During set up, your HP Pro will be assigned an email address, and when you want to print from your mobile device, you send your printer an email with the documents you want to print as attachments. If you don't use the wireless printing functionality, your compact printer will connect to your computer via USB.

It should be no surprise that a printer with this much speed and quality would have some bulk to it. As far as size and portability goes, this printer ranks in the lower tier of the printers we reviewed. At 19.45 x 25.43 x 11.18 inches (W x D x H), the HP Pro is more on the hefty side of compact. It also weighs 24.2 pounds, so it's not really a mobile printer.

If anything happens to go wrong with your printer, you are covered by the one-year warranty for HP printers. Also available for your convenience are downloadable drivers and user guides on the HP website to keep you informed and your printer up to date. If you have any questions or concerns about your printer, you can contact HP via telephone, email and live chat.

If you need a compact printer that can handle a massive workload, the HP Officejet Pro 8100 is for you. Don't be fooled into thinking you're paying for quantity over quality; the HP Pro 8100 will impress you with its speedy prints and impressive quality. This small printer would be a great fit in any home office or business.