I have not used my newly-received black cartridge yet, but believe the product placement on the website leads you to believe that this is the larger version, since it is more expensive than the colored cartridges and is included in the original shipment. I believe the extra-large black cartridge should be listed either right above ior right below the cartridge shown. I hope this is helpful.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I have had many HP printers in the past and have been disappointed in ink quantity among other things, but the ink and OfficeJet Pro 8500 is the best printer I have ever owned. I'm not sure why the others found the ink quantity so bad. I have had the printer almost a year, and am just now changing the ink cartridge for the second time. The first set was the regular yield and it lasted at least three months. The second was high yield and has lasted close to 8 months with lots and lots of printing, at least 2,000 pages. Still on the second set of all three color cartridges. Great ink quantity and would recommend this ink and printer to anyone.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend