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Upkeep for the 2600n is expensive. A page of black text uses about 3 cents' worth of toner, and a lightly covered color page uses about 15.3 cents' worth, according to vendor specs. However, there are no other consumables to replace, and HP provides full cartridges in the box instead of the increasingly common half-full "starter" cartridges.
The HP Color LaserJet 2600n ships with a competent setup poster but no manual. The only other information is in a help file, but it's one of the better ones we've seen. HP covers the 2600n with a standard one-year warranty that generously includes paid next-day shipping exchange and toll-free tech support on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. A three-year warranty extension costs a hefty $169.