I have owned over ten printers, five HPs, and the HP Officejet Pro 8600 is, by far, the best printer I've ever purchased. Its design is sleek. It is an ebony printer with a small footprint for an Office Jet. It's features are beyond anyone's requirements. The listed specifictions tell the story of its performance. What isn't said is that it is simple to install, has no buttons on the control panel (it has a color display). It truly is an office printer in all aspects from the 250 sheet paper drawer, to an optional paper tray capable of 8 1/2" x 14" legal size, a large FAX memory which prevents your telephone line being busy. The ink supplies , especially the XL series can yield up to 2,300 copies per cartridge (Black) and 1,000 pages (Color). Each color is a separate cartridge, so you only replace what is needed. Cartridge pricing, a major consideration, is reasonable considering the paper yield. This printer is my third OfficeJet and, by far the very best. Don't hesitate buying this printer -- it is worth every penny spent.