HP Officejet Pro 8000 Enterprise review

Can an inkjet printer really replace a laser and still get the job done? Simon Handby takes a look at HP's enterprise-oriented inkjet, the Officejet Pro 8000 Enterprise, to find out.

The HP Officejet Pro 8000 Enterprise

Fortunately, it's easy to overlook most of these criticisms. The Officejet's print quality is still good enough for the formal letters, menus, presentations or casual printouts that it might need to produce, and its speed is quick enough for its target environment where it's unlikely to print frequent, bulk jobs.

So what's our verdict?


The HP Officejet Pro 8000 Enterprise's large consumables promise low running costs and infrequent, easy servicing by the end user. While it's slower than a laser and can't quite match a laser for quality, it's quieter, cooler and less power-hungry, while still being fairly robust. Not every enterprise needs a fleet of small inkjets, but this simple printer is brilliantly suited to those that do.

Maximum print resolution 600x600dpi QUOTED PRINT SPEED Quoted speed, A4 15ppm mono/14ppm colour TESTED PRINT SPEEDS First mono page from standby: 16s 25-page mono document (draft) total time: 2m 08s (11.7ppm) 25-page mono document - total time: 2m 39s (9.4ppm) 24-page colour graphics document - total time: 5m 50s (4.1ppm) Two 10x8" photos - total time: 5m 05s Six 6x4" photos - total time: 6m 37s PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL Standard interfaces: USB2, 10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet Optional interfaces: Wireless networking Dimensions (HxWxD): 180x494x591mm Weight: 7.8kg Noise: 59dB(A) Maximum duty cycle (pages per month): 15,000 pages Power consumption standby: 2W Power consumption idle: 5W Power consumption active: 25W PAPER HANDLING Maximum paper size: A4/legal Maximum paper weight: 250gsm Standard paper inputs (capacity): 1 (250) Output tray capacity: 150 sheets Duplex: Yes GENERAL Technology: Thermal inkjet Language(s): PCL5, PCL6, PostScript 3 Supported operating systems: Windows XP/Vista/7, Windows Server 2003/2008, Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later, various Linux distributions Memory: 256MB Upgrades: 250-sheet paper tray BUYING INFORMATION Price: £125 (£150 inc VAT) Cost per mono A4 page: 0.67p (ex VAT, ISO/IEC 24711) Cost per colour A4 page: 2.07p (ex VAT, ISO/IEC 24711) Capacity of supplied ink (pages): Not disclosed Warranty duration and terms: One-year return to base Part code: CQ514A

Simon Handby

After a brief career in corporate IT, Simon Handby combined his love of technology and writing when he made the move to Computer Shopper magazine. As a technology reviewer he's since tested everything from routers and switches, to smart air fryers and doorbells, and covered technology such as EVs, TVs, solar power and the singularity.

During more than 15 years as Shopper's long-time printer reviewer, Simon tried, tested and wrote up literally hundreds of home, small office and workgroup printers. He continues reviewing smart products and printers for a variety of publications, and has been an IT Pro contributor since 2010. Simon is almost never happier than when surrounded by printers and paper, applying his stopwatch and a seasoned eye to find the best performing, best value products for business users.