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The HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 is probably the best duplex printer you can buy right now, below $250. It’s one of the only printers that feature duplex scanning as well at this price. And the print speed is also pretty good on this printer.

Why We Like It – HP OfficeJet Pro 8710

If you can find the HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 for a good deal, it’s definitely worth picking up. Granted that it’s a bit old at this point. But still, it has all the necessary features that you’ll ever need. If you can find it below $250, you can go for it with your eyes closed.

  • Support for high yield ink cartridge
  • Compatible with Apple AirPrint for easy wireless printing from Apple devices
  • Two-sided automatic document feeder
  • Replacement ink cartridges are very expensive


As we mentioned before, the print speed is one of the better aspects of this printer. With a low enough quality setting, you can get as many as 22 pages per minute (Black ink) out of it. And for color prints, you can get as high as 18 pages per minute out of this printer. If you’re still not satisfied, you should rather opt for the Brother HL-L2350DW laser printer.

Print Quality

The print quality and the scan quality of this HP inkjet printer is nothing extraordinary. It’s just fine for business work as long as you stay away from the max DPI setting. For some reason, the highest scan resolution setting degrades the quality of a scan copy. If you don’t want to deal with these weird problems and want something that just works, get the Epson WorkForce WF-3540 instead.


HP likes to tout “50% lower cost per page compared to laser printers” with this inkjet printer in the product information. While that statement may be true in terms of power efficiency, it definitely does not hold any value in terms of ink efficiency.

Advanced Features

You may get worried after seeing the launch date of this printer that it won’t have all the modern features. But we can confirm, there’s no need for worrying; it does come with most if not all the modern features you’ll ever need realistically.


If you can find the HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 below $250, it’s an amazing value for money printer. Also, HP support in the United States is actually pretty good and helpful. But, if you can only find it at its original launch price, it’s not worth picking up. In that case, you can pick up something like the Brother MFC-J880DW.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 Wrap Up

So overall the HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 is a pretty good inkjet printer. A longer power cord would’ve been nice, and you need to sign up at HP.com in order to print wirelessly, so do watch out for those factors. Other than that and a few other quirks, the HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 is perfect for pretty much everyone.

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Debanjan Chowdhury

I am a student who likes to read comics, build PCs, play games, and discuss tech stuff. I also love geeking out over comic book movies and Star Wars. Just your average nerd.

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