Saturday, April 28, 2012
HP Office Jet Pro 8600 All-In-One Wireless Printer - April 28, 2012
We purchased this printer about 1 month ago at Best Buy for about $146 (you can probably get it cheaper on-line). I am very impressed with the operation of this printer. When I initiallyl set it up, I was able to immediate print to it - wirelessly - from my local computer. But when I went to set up the "cloud" printing - I needed to get techinical help from HP. That took awhile - I first chatted on-line with a tech, who referred me to the "cloud" group. The "cloud" guy told me their servers were down and that's why I couldn't connect. He suggested that I call back tomorrow. He was exceptionally professional, and believable. So I called back the next day. This person said that there never was a problem with the servers - and then he proceeded to help me. So while I was not impressed with this whole experience - to tell the truth - it was worth it in the end. I can now print to their "e-service" print service (in the cloud), I can fax, scan and copy. As far as the e-print service goes - I could be at work - and print to my e-print email address - and voila it will be waiting for me on my printer at home. I had bought my husband an iPad for Christmas, and he now sits at the kitchen table surfing his woodworking, classic car and hardware sites - and merrily prints away upstairs. Not really a good thing. But it helps to make him comfortable with technology - and even though he grumbles that his "iPad is not worth it" - I know he really likes it and feels good about being able to operate the latest technology as a young senior citizen. Back to the printer....I haven't printed any photos on it yet - when I do I'll let you know. But I have used all the other features and it works great - I love it. Thumbs up!