Printer HP Officejet Pro 8500 Overview
HP Officejet Pro 8500 All-in-One Printer comes with three different product numbers; CB022A, CB793A, and CB862A. The physical dimensions include a height of 19.5 inches, a width of 11.8 inches and depth of 18.9 inches. Finally, it weighs 26.2 pounds.
HP Officejet Pro 8500 driver Supported Windows Operating System Requirements
The core system requirements depend on the specific version in use. For instance, Windows 2000 (SP 4) and Windows XP (32-bit) requires an Intel Pentium II or Celeron processor.
However, HP recommends an Intel Pentium III or higher processor. Windows XP (64-bit) must have an AMD Athlon 64, AMD Opteron, Intel Xeon processor with Intel EM64T support. It also supports an Intel Pentium 4 processor with Intel EM64T. If your system uses a Windows Vista and Windows 7, the minimum processor is an 800 MHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor. HP, however, recommends 1 GHz (32-bit or 64-bit) processor or higher.
The minimum RAM for Windows 2000 and Windows XP is 128 MB while the recommended size is 256 MB. For Windows Vista and Windows 7, the minimum RAM size is 512 MB. Whereas, 1 GB or higher is more applicable to this version.
Hard disk space
After downloading the software, before installing, ensure there are at least the required recommendations of hard disk space. Windows 2000, XP (32-bit) requires 200 MB, and XP (64-bit) requires 410 MB at least, but HP recommends 500 MB. Whereas Windows Vista and Windows 7 needs a minimum disk space of 765 MB, but the manufacturer recommends 1.5 GB.
HP Officejet Pro 8500 driver Supported Macintosh Operating System Requirements
|Supported OS: Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.x, Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.x|
|Full Feature Drivers and Software for Mac OS X 10.6.dmg||127.47 MB|
|Full Feature Drivers and Software for Mac OS X 10.5.dmg||168.73 MB|
The HP Officejet Pro 8500 driver supports Mac OS X v10.4, v10.5, v10.6, and v10.7. The minimum processor for these versions is a PowerPC with G3, G4, G5 or an Intel Core Duo processor. The exception to this is the OS X 10.7 which demands an Intel Core 2 Duo or higher processor.
The Internal memory should be 256 MB of RAM while HP recommends 512 MB of RAM. Similarly, the exception to this feature is the OS X 10.7 version which requires 2 GB of RAM or higher. The minimum free disk space for these versions of Macintosh OS is 500 MB while HP recommends 800 MB.
Other essential requirements include CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive and an SVGA 800 x 600 monitor with 16-bit color depth.
Printheads and Cartridges
In this HP Printer Officejet Pro 8500 All-in-One , there are two printheads and four cartridges with specific details. The two printheads for HP All-in-One Printer Officejet Pro 8500 are HP 940 Magenta/Cyan Officejet Printhead and HP 940 Black/Yellow Officejet Printhead.
The compatible cartridges include two categories, depending on the regions where the printer is in use;
|Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific||The Americas|
|Black||HP 940XL Black Officejet Ink Cartridge||HP 940 Black Officejet Ink Cartridge|
|Cyan||HP 940XL Cyan Officejet Ink Cartridge||HP 940 Cyan Officejet Ink Cartridge|
|Magenta||HP 940XL Magenta Officejet Ink Cartridge||HP 940 Magenta Officejet Ink Cartridge|
|Yellow||HP 940XL Yellow Officejet Ink Cartridge||HP 940 Yellow Officejet Ink Cartridge|
The primary mode of connectivity is through the Hi-speed USB 2.0. Others are embedded networking port through the Ethernet and the memory card slot which is compatible for PictBridge. Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 and QuickTime 5.0 are also essential apps for the smooth working of this device.
The input tray of this machine can hold up to 250 sheets of plain paper while the output tray holds 100 sheets. The different media types the printer supports apart from the plain paper include Transparencies, Cards, Banners, Labels, Envelopes, etc.
The printer has no duplexer, which could have allowed it to print on both sides of the paper.
Download HP Officejet Pro 8500 All-in-One Printer driver from Hp website.