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HP Envy 4500
 
Price range:
$79.99 - $149.95
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Summary: An all-in-one inkjet printer from HP. It has scan and copy functions, and Wi-Fi networking. Works with both Windows and Mac OS.
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Community icon3 people have reviewed this model.
Type: All-in-one inkjet printers
User Reviews
User Reviews

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
To quote Jim Cramer, don't buy don't buy
3/8/2014
Pros
Cons
Hard Setup
Jams Easily
Best Uses
Comment:
It came set up in Polish. It is not intuitive to use. It is heavy on Ink.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great Printer for the money well thought
2/15/2014
Pros
Compact Design
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast Operation
Great Print Quality
Quiet
Cons
Best Uses
Dorm Room
Graphics & Charts
Professional Documents
Comment:
For the money what do you want:<br />(I have never worked for HP nor do I own their stock)<br />HP Engineers really thought about everything you could want in a small footprint printer that is ready when you are. WiFi N on my network is fast I do not need any extra bells and whistles, enter pass-code once on your computer, seamlessly waits 24/7 ready when you are. Price has dropped it's a steal for under <$100 now. I am not a heavy user so this little unit fits our life style.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
I'm returning it
12/19/2013
Pros
Compact Design
Easy To Set Up
Cons
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Duplex printing is unreliable. Pauses for ink to dry then fails to print part of one side, generates error and cancels print job. Also drops some of the grid lines on spreadsheets. HP Support couldn't resolve the problem. Graphics quality was good. I got the instant ink option, which I think would have worked out well, but I'm returning the printer today. Maybe it was just defective.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The HP Envy 4500 is part of the Printers test program at Consumer Reports. The HP Envy 4500 Printers features and specs include Can print if color empty, Memory-card reader, PictBridge, Networking, Built-in fax, Individual color tanks, Auto-duplexing, LCD viewer. In our lab tests, Printers models like the HP Envy 4500 are reviewed on 4x6 photo time, 8x10 photo time, Text cost (cents), 4x6 photo cost ($), 8x10 photo cost ($), Overall score, Photo quality, Power saving, Scan quality, Text quality, Versatility, Convenience, Copy quality, Graphics quality, Ink cost/month ($), Maintenance ink use, Text speed. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the HP Envy 4500 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the HP Envy 4500 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the HP Envy 4500.
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