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HP Officejet 6000 Wireless

*Est. $80
Reviewed
May 2011
by ConsumerSearch
HP Officejet 6000 Wireless

Pros
  • Good output quality
  • Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Auto-duplex printing
Cons
  • Long-term ink costs
  • Bulky and not very stylish
  • No PictBridge port or memory-card reader
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The HP Officejet 6000 Wireless inkjet printer gets high praise from experts who like its comparatively good speed, print quality and low cost. The printer is noted as a viable alternative to laser printers, because it prints better photos than, and nearly matches the text of, a color laser. It makes networking easy, because you can send print commands wirelessly from your computer (no cables needed). The HP Officejet 6000 boasts other business-class features, such as a high paper capacity (250 sheets) and monthly duty cycle (7,000 sheets), and an auto duplexer for double-sided printing. HP also offers the heavier-duty HP Officejet Pro 8000 Wireless (*Est. $110) and nonwireless versions of these printers, though reviewers say the wireless feature is worth the extra money. Opinions are divided about long-term ink costs, though. The HP Officejet 6000 Wireless is one of the cheapest printers to operate in one major comparison test, but HP settled a class-action lawsuit in 2010 that claimed its printers (including the Officejet Wireless lineup) wasted ink. Also, if you plan to print a lot of photos, tests show that a dedicated photo printer like the Canon Pixma iP4820 (*Est. $80) works faster and delivers better picture quality, although it can't print wirelessly.

We found a number of comprehensive reviews of the HP Officejet 6000 Wireless. PCMag.com, CNET and Macworld all feature reviews by veteran tech writers and provide plenty of comparison with current standards set by models in the same class. ConsumerReports.org also tests the HP Officejet 6000 Wireless and ranks it alongside eight other inkjet printers -- and it also reports on a class-action lawsuit involving this printer model. Owners say it uses too much ink, a complaint echoed by some users at Amazon.com.

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Our Sources

1. PCMag.com

Veteran printer reviewer M. David Stone takes a look at the HP Officejet 6000 Wireless for PCMag.com. Stone gives the printer an Editors' Choice, saying that the Officejet 6000 "reverses the trend" of single-purpose inkjets that get less and less impressive with each generation. Stone says the printer offers an attractive balance of value and performance, and also acknowledges its many energy- and ink-saving features with a PCMag.com GreenTech Approved seal.

Review: HP Officejet 6000 Wireless Printer, M. David Stone, Aug. 3, 2009

2. ConsumerReports.org

The HP Officejet 6000 Wireless is one of nine inkjet printers tested here. Editors judge each printer's photo, text and graphics quality, speed, cost per print and more.

Review: Regular Printer Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, As of May 2011

3. ConsumerReports.org

Hewlett-Packard has agreed to pay up to $5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit claiming that HP inkjet printers said they were out of ink even when they weren't, or used color inks even when printing black-and-white pages, ConsumerReports.org says. A link shows all affected models, including the HP Officejet 6000 Wireless.

Review: HP Inkjet Printer Lawsuit Reaches $5 Million Settlement, Daniel DiClerico, Nov. 17, 2010

4. CNET

Justin Yu at CNET gives the HP Officejet 6000 Wireless high marks for its print quality, speed and wireless connectivity. He says he is less impressed that the Officejet 6000 lacks a media-card reader, LCD screen and USB cable (though that last quibble could apply to nearly any printer). CNET's performance stats of the Officejet 6000 against printers from Lexmark and Canon are clear and helpful.

Review: HP Officejet 6000, Justin Yu, June 15, 2009

5. Macworld

Both the HP Officejet 6000 Wireless and its sibling, the HP Officejet Pro 8000 Wireless, make Macworld's list of the best inkjet printers. In this short review, testers compare the two printers and report on the 6000's speed and quality.

Review: HP Officejet 6000 Wireless, Jon L. Jacobi and Melissa Riofrio, April 26, 2010

6. Amazon.com

More than 60 users give mixed reviews to the HP Officejet 6000 Wireless. About half give it 4 or a perfect 5 stars, but another third of reviewers give it the worst possible score, saying the printer broke quickly or gobbles ink.

Review: HP Officejet 6000 Wireless Color Inkjet Printer, Contributors to Amazon.com

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