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Old 03-18-2016, 04:18 PM   #1
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Many months ago, I was shopping for a new printer. You might remember the thread. I ended up deciding on the HP 8600. I don't remember why. And I never made the purchase.

The HP 8600 is no longer available. It has been replaced by the HP 86x0 series. So that's where I'm looking now.

I became curious about whether these can do automatic two-sided to two-sided copying. The spec sheets are confusing regarding this. But I found the thread that discusses this . Apparently the 8610 cannot, but the 8620 and 8630 can.

Also interesting (at least to me because I'm shopping again), is that the 8610 maximum scan size is Flatbed: 8.5 x 11 in; ADF: 8.5 x 14. What's the point having an ADF that's larger than it can scan. But I guess it doesn't hurt, and probably saves them money (not having to make two different ADFs). The 8620/8630 is Flatbed and ADF: 8.5 x 14 in.
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That is weird on the ADF but your thinking makes sense to me. I never thought about auto 2-side to 2-side copying but I can see that it would be a good thing to have.

It seems to me that it's a good thing also that you waited...'-}}



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I am also looking at the HP Officejet Pro 6830, but every sales site I visit there is a higher percent of very negative reviews. Which makes me wonder.

   
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Just took a quick look at the amazon reviews and they appear to be equally split between 5 stars and 1 stars which is not a good thing. I'd be wondering too...



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Had a thought...I wonder if you should take a look at what Brother has to offer with respect to AIO's?


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I think I looked at (although not in person) every printer that was brought up. Of course, that was back in 2013, which puts some perspective on how life gets in the way of enthusiasm.

   
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I just took a quick look at what Brother has in inkjet AIO's:

1. All Brother inkjet AIO's


2. Brother inkjet AIO's with duplex scanning


Take a look and let me know if any catch your eye and I'd be happy to do more research. The duplex scanning adds to the cost--all of them are over $200--so if that's not crucial, then there are a number of less expensive options.


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Thanks, Terrie. I'm going to stick with HP. I've used many HP printers at work, two at home, and had good luck with all of them.

   
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andrew: and had good luck with all of them.
That was also my experience with HP printers until the fiasco with the drivers and my sister's good experience with the little Brother AIO we bought thinking it would be a throwaway and it's still going strong 3 years later--all for the lowly initial price of $60...'-}}

I hemmed and hawed at abandoning HP for Brother and in the end decided to try the Brother laser. I don't print anywhere near what I used to so the Brother will do for now.


Just took another quick look at HP and found the HP OfficeJet 4650 All-in-One Printer which has fairly comparable specs--you can do a side-by-side comparison via the main HP AIO page choosing: "inkjet", "multifunction", "color", "officejet", "automatic" (others left at default) from the selection criteria, then click on "Filter" and once the page redisplays with the list of printers, click on "compare" for the 4650 and the 6830.

The 4650 appears to be rated a bit better at amazon with 59% rating it 5-star.



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Just took another quick look at HP and found the HP OfficeJet 4650 All-in-One Printer which has fairly comparable specs
Good catch. I overlooked that one before because checking any of the connectivity boxes makes it disappear. I'll look into this.

   
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