HP Officejet Pro 8600
All-in-One Inkjet Printer
The HP Officejet Pro 8600 e-All-in-One printer is a multifunction inkjet printer / copier / scanner with swift print speeds and an intuitive touchscreen interface. The 8600 is generally recommended for home offices and professional environments that need a dependable workhorse printer.
We always recommend inkjet printers in power-constrained environment as they use a tiny fraction of the power used by laser printers, typically 17-40w for an inkjet compared with a minimum of 300w or more for a laser printer. And while the cost per page may be lower for with a laser printer, the capital costs of additional power equipment are much higher. While inkjets are universally preferred in power-constrained areas, The 8600 is specifically recommended for use in rural deployments for it’s power consumption, reliability and wide array of features. Also, while ink does cost more than laser toner on a cost-per-page basis, there capital cost of the extra power equipment to power a laser printer (batteries, solar panels, etc.) can be much higher. Typically one laser printer will use an equal or greater amount of power than the rest of the IT equipment combined. The HP Officejet Pro 8600 is a standard, dependable printer in office and classroom environments. Supplies are readily available in markets around the world and the printer’s memory card slots enable it to generate income as a rural photo printer.
Our recommendation is especially based on the following criteria:
- Posted by Aaron Mason on May 2, 2013 in the categories: Peripherals