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HP ENVY 4500 e-All-in-One Printer

 

(4.5 out of 5)
 
(4.5 out of 5)
Recommended by 90% of reviewers
  • Much better than I had hoped

     

    03/21/2014, posted by badogshuck

    I wanted a small, low height, compact printer. I print very low volume, which means the cartridges usually clog before I'm ready to print again. I wanted an Epson or Canon, but was guided towards HP instead because the ink traumas are less of an issue. I thought buying the cheapest of the HP Envy range would be a mistake. But the printer itself is easily good enough for home use. The printer, albeit seemingly lightweight and insubstantial, works well. The set-up, combined with HP's web site, was absolutely first class. I wish the paper didn't stick an inch out of the printer, but if that is an issue - or you print a lot - then a more expensive printer would be best. For low volume, this is great. The HP Instant Ink program also means I can print more, stop the cartridges clogging up, and pay still pay less than buying compatible ink, and this is one of the few printers that (at the moment) supports this. I didn't expect to be impressed by this printer, but it's really quite awesome!

  • Slow - but cheap

     

    11/27/2013, posted by BB3

    On the whole, this is a good little printer and scanner. It's just incredibly slow at pritning. However, you can print remotely - so make use of the fact you can send stuff to print and then grab it later! Considering the low price tag - you get what you pay for!

This e-all-in-one offers affordable printing from virtually anywhere.[1] Produce borderless, lab-quality photos and laser-sharp documents from your smartphone, tablet, and Internet-connected PC.[1]

Tackle any task

Create a reaction with every page—easily produce borderless, lab-quality photos and laser-sharp documents.

No need to wait—print wirelessly right away with painless setup.[2]

Inspire life with every print—HP Printables deliver news, fun, and savings directly to your printer.[3]

Print wirelessly from virtually anywhere.[1]

Print from virtually anywhere—print wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet and Internet-connected PC.[1]

Always have your printer on hand—scan directly to your mobile device with the HP Printer Control app.[4]

Conserve resources without slowing down

Both sides of savings—save time and paper with automatic two-sided printing.

Full of value! Print more for less with optional high-capacity cartridges.[5]

Designed to conserve—save energy, using a printer that’s ENERGY STAR® qualified.

Small effort, big impact. Count on easy, free cartridge recycling through HP Planet Partners.[6]

[1] Requires an Internet connection to an HP web-enabled printer and HP ePrint account registration. For a list of eligible printers, supported documents and image types, and other HP ePrint details, see hpconnected.com. Mobile devices and PCs require Internet connection and email capability. May require wireless access point. Separately purchased data plans or usage fees may apply. Print times and connection speeds may vary. Wireless performance is dependent on physical environment and distance from access point. Wireless operations are compatible with 2.4 GHz routers only.

[2] HP Auto Wireless Connect may not be available for all system configurations. Wireless performance is dependent on physical environment and distance from access point. Wireless operations are compatible with 2.4 GHz routers only. For information on compatibility, visit hp.com/go/autowirelessconnect

[3] Requires a wireless access point and an Internet connection to the printer. Services require registration. Availability varies by country, language, and agreements, and may require a firmware upgrade. HP Printables may not be available on all printer models, and not all apps can be set up for automatic delivery. For details, see hpconnected.com

[4] Mobile device requires wireless access point and Internet connection. Features controlled may vary by mobile device operating system. Scan/copy control requires mobile device and printer be on the same wireless network or through wireless direct connection to printer. For more details, see www.hp.com/go/mobileapps

[5] High-capacity Original HP 61XL, 301XL, 122XL, and 802 Ink Cartridges not included; please purchase separately. Less cost per page compared with standard capacity Original HP 61, 301, 122, and 802 Ink Cartridges.

[6] Program availability varies. Original HP cartridge return and recycling is currently available in more than 50 countries, territories, and regions in Asia, Europe, and North and South America through the HP Planet Partners program. For more information, visit hp.com/recycle

Page yield footnote: Approximate yield; actual yield depends on printer and specific use. See hp.com/go/pageyield for more information

Print quality black (best): Up to 1200 x 600 rendered dpi (when printing from a computer)

Duty cycle (monthly, A4): Up to 1000 pages

Print technology: HP Thermal Inkjet

Print quality color (best): Up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi color (when printing from a computer on selected HP photo papers and 1200 input dpi)

Display: 5 cm (2.0") Hi-Res Mono LCD

Processor speed: 360 MHz

Number of print cartridges: 2 (1 black, 1 Tri-color [cyan, magenta, yellow])

Replacement cartridges: HP 61 Black Ink Cartridge (~190 pages); HP 61 Tri-color Ink Cartridge (~165 pages); HP 61XL Black Ink Cartridge (~480 pages); HP 61XL Tri-color Ink Cartridge (~330 pages). [Average based on ISO/IEC 24711 or HP testing methodology and continuous printing. Actual yield varies considerably based on content of printed pages and other factors. For details see hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies]

Print languages: HP PCL 3 GUI

Memory, standard: 32MB DDR1 Memory

Memory, maximum: 32MB DDR1 Memory

Paper handling input, standard: Up to 100 sheets

Paper handling output, standard: 30-sheet output tray

Duplex printing: Automatic (standard)

Envelope input capacity: Up to 10 envelopes

Borderless printing: Yes (up to 8.5 x 11 in, 216 x 297 mm)

Media sizes supported: A4; A5; B5; DL; C6; A6

Media types: Paper (plain, inkjet, photo), envelopes, transparencies, labels, cards, HP premium media, iron-on transfers, borderless media

HP ePrint capability: Yes

Connectivity, standard: 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0; 1 WiFi 802.11n

Compatible operating systems: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 or higher (32-bit only); Mac OS X v10.6, Lion, Mountain Lion

Power: 100-240 V (+/-10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)

Power consumption: 13.07 watts (Printing), 2.51 watts (Ready), 0.70 watts (Sleep), 0.20 watts (Off).[6]

Operating temperature range: 5 to 40ºC

Operating humidity range: 20 to 80% RH

Minimum dimensions (W x D x H): 445.20 x 334.50 x 127.90 mm

Weight: 5.49 kg

Package weight: 6.43 kg

What's in the box: HP ENVY 4500 e-All-in-One; HP 61 Black Ink Cartridge; HP 61 Tri-color Ink Cartridge; Software CD; Setup Poster; Power cord; For ink volume and page yield information, visit hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies.

Cable included: No, please purchase USB cable separately.

Warranty: One-year limited hardware warranty; 24-hour, 7 days a week phone support

Eco label: ENERGY STAR® qualified