Three years ago, I purchased this printer's predecessor, an HP O'jet Pro 8500 with the idea of replacing three different ink jet printers in use in my house (2 HP's and a Brother) that were costing a fortune in ink and paper (none of them would duplex). I linked all the computers previously connected to individual printers to the new printer thru my network and retired the other printers. Now, I also have an iPad that I've linked to it thru the network. I've really been happy with it. Have I had any problems with it? Yep. When I first set it up, the yellow ink tubing was not properly attached to the print head and yellow ink spewed all over everything inside the printer. That was on a Thursday. I talked to HP support and they sent out a (new) replacement which I received the following Monday. Recently, I purchased my daughter, a graphics artist, a new computer. An older HP 712C printer she was using was no longer compatible with the newer OS. I purchased the HP O'jet Pro 8600 for her and she loves it. HP seems to have the network connection issue solved so that even the network-challenged like me can figure it out and set it up. And, even though the up-front cost of the printer may be considered by some to be "high" (in comparison to many of the popular AIOs available today), you get a lot in return. If not the very cheapest to operate, it's certainly no further away than second or third cheapest (ink cost is one of my three pet peeves concerning printers), networking setup is a dream (2nd pet peeves), and it duplexes (3rd pet peeve). The only downside I've noted: supposedly, the HP 8600 will stop operating when an ink cartridge runs out of ink (the 8500 continues to operate). BOOO!
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