Interested in HP's new Officejet printers?  Read on for a first look at the Pro 8000 and come back next week to read the full review.

OFFICEJET PRO 8000 WIRELESS SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Print speeds: up to 35 ppm in black, 34 ppm in color
  • Laser quality speeds: up to 15 ppm in black, 11 ppm in color
  • Print resolution: up to 4800 x 1200 dpi
  • Monthly duty cycle: up to 15,000 pages
  • Built-in duplexing
  • Input tray: up to 250 pages
  • Output tray: up to 150 pages
  • Four individual pigment-based ink cartridges
  • Network ready: Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity

BUILD AND DESIGN

The HP Officejet Pro 8000 Wireless configuration is a good looking printer; the design is simple but sort of sleek.  It is a mix of black and gray with a few small logos.

The overall size is average to large for a single function inkjet but HP does intend for this machine to be a laser replacement so in comparison to a laser printer it is relatively small. Dimensions given by HP are 19.5 x 18.86 x 7.09 inches; I found these to be accurate and included the removable duplexing piece on the back of the printer.

The top of the Pro 8000 flips up to reveal the inside of the machine where first time users will need to install the two printheads.  They are color coded and easy to install.

There is a four button control panel consisting of a power button, cancel button, Wi-Fi button and print button.

The 250 sheet paper tray is located below the small control panels.  The top flips open for loading paper and there are two adjustable paper clasps on both sides.

The HP Officejet Pro 8000 uses pigment-based inks for a more professional business like print – at least according to HP.  Users will find the ink cartridges to the left of the paper tray.  Each slot is color coded for simple installation.

All the connections are located on the back of the printer.  The Pro 8000 can be used with a direct connection (USB), a wired connection (Ethernet) or wireless connection.  There is also a two-sided printing accessory that is attached on the back of the printer.  

We saw the HP Officejet Pro 8000 tested before its official release and I was impressed with the quality prints.  Hopefully the Pro 8000 will perform as well during the review; check back next week to read all the results.

If you want to know more about the Pro 8000 in the meantime, it is available now on the HP website.