HP Wireless Photosmart Printers

Founded in 1939, Hewlett Packard has come a long way in the business world from where it first started as a company that created eight audio oscillators for Walt Disney in a Palo Alto garage. Perhaps the founders and namesakes of the company, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, never dreamed that their little garage company would ever get as big as it did, but it has.

Today HP manufactures a variety of electronic devices including an assortment of printers. One group of printers the company manufactures is Officejet all-in-one wireless printers.

These printers have a variety of standard features that make them popular in most offices. Some of the features all the printers have include energy star qualification, scanning and faxing capabilities, four-ink printing and one-year limited warranty plus Total Care advice and support.

But not all Officejet printers are the same. Here's a look at the various types and the basics of what you'll get with each one starting from the least expensive to the most expensive.

HP Officejet 4500 Wireless All-in-One

This is the most basic HP Officejet printer. The company promotes it as the most affordable one. It can print, scan, copy and fax and has a lower cost per page than most lasers using HP Officjet inks, according to the company. The Officejet 4500 can print up to 22 pages per minute in color and up to 28 ppm in black.

It has a USB cable set up with CD software and one Ethernet, one Wi-Fi 802.11g/b and one USB 2.0. It has print capability with iPhone and has a duty cycle of up to 3,000 pages. Print resolution is 1200 x 1200 dots per inch and the color image display is LCD one-line text.

Two-sided printing is manual and the printer does not have web connected printing or HP e-print.

HP Officejet 6500A Plus All-in-One

This HP printer is able to do web connected printing and HP mobile e-printing. It has automatic two-sided printing and a built-in wireless networking. In addition to the same connectivity as the 4500, the 6500A also has one RJ-11 fax and two memory card slots.

The 6500 A has iPhone HP print compatibility and wireless wizard set up. It can print up to 32 black ppm and up to 31 color ppm and has a duty cycle of up to 7,000 pages. The types of memory cards supported include memory stick, memory stick duo, secure digital, multimediaCard (MMC) and xD-Picture Card. It also comes with 24-hour, seven days a week Web support and business hour phone support within the warranty period.

HP Officejet 7500A Wide-Format e-All-in-One

This printer has all the features of the 6500A and it can also print larger sizes of up to 13 inches by 19 inches. It does not have a one RJ-11 fax. Two-sided printing is manual and the printer has the ability to print photos with a 203 x 98 dpi.

HP Officejet Pro 8500A e-All-in-One

Additional features this printer has that the previous ones don't is that it has an optional 250-sheet input tray, an automatic document feeder (ADF) with 35-sheet capacity and a duty cycle of up to 15,000 pages per month. Two-sided printing is automatic and the 8500A has a 2.36-inch Touchsmart touchscreen.

HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus e-All-in-One

The 8500A Plus has all the features of the 8500A but it also has a 4.3-inch color touchscreen, legal-size scan glass and automatic document feeder with 50-sheet capacity. Black and white prints at a speed of up to 35 ppm and color prints at a speed of up to 34 ppm. Two-sided printing is automatic.

HP Officejet Pro 8500A Premium e-All-in-One

This is the most expensive Officejet printer and has all the features of the Plus printer and also has an additional 250-sheet input tray and an in-house marketing kit.