HP Envy 4500 printer

 
Price range:
$72.95 - $99.99
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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 Windows, Mac OS.
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Type: All-in-one inkjet printers
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User Reviews

 
1.0
HP customer service is the worst I've ever experienced.
2/1/2016
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I use the product for both image printing and text.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

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4.0
Very Good Value but it is an ink hog
1/10/2016
Pros
Compact Design
Decent Auto Duplexing
Easy To Use
Fast Operation
Great Print Quality
Reliable
Scan Excellent But Slow
Wi-fi Is Good All Around
Cons
Dell Hp Conflict In Use
Jams Easily
Maint Ink Hog
Noisy
Slow Operation
Best Uses
2-sided Text
Graphics & Charts
Moderate Page Vol Jobs
Multi-page Scanner
Comment:
As a scanner Wi-Fi is useless, manual page insertion, etc. makes wireless no selling point. <br />However, for printing it works well throughout my home and is more reliable than expected for the price. <br /><br />Duplexing is auto and it works well for 30-40 pg. print jobs, any bigger and jams can become annoying. I print duplex jobs in batches of 25-30 pages and that seems to make a difference. <br /><br />Although I haven't made a study of it, the printer seems to print better and jam rarely when extra paper is stored in airtight container. If unused paper in feeder tray is left for days, a noticeable change in performance is obvious.<br /><br />Finally, I can think of no other phrase than ink hog more suitable to describe the life of an ink cartridge in this printer. But to be fair, the bigger use seems to be maintenance if things are slow for a couple of weeks.<br /><br />I tried to be objective and fair in my comments as this is a fine little printer for a steal price. I now have two, which says something, and the third will be going to college this fall.<br />Not perfect but what product fits that label?
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

 
4.0
Versital printer does a great job
12/24/2015
Pros
Compact Design
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast Operation
Great photo printer
Great Print Quality
Low Profile
Reliable
Wireless Option
Cons
Difficult Paper Tray
Noisy
Slow Operation
Best Uses
Home Tasks And Hobby
Comment:
I scan and send financials to my advisor all the time. Windows 10 requires a special Scan App (free). HP photo paper works without a glitch. Be sure to be familiar with all the settings like auto power-down.<br />Paper exit catch works but is not helpful for big jobs. New ink cartridge setup is tedious.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would 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 Memory-card reader, PictBridge, Networking, Built-in fax, Depth (in.), Individual color tanks, LCD viewer, Height (in.), Width (in.), Ink cost/month ($), Cost of ownership ($), Auto-duplexing, Can print if color empty, Text speed (ppm). In our lab tests, Printers models like the HP Envy 4500 are reviewed on Overall score, Photo quality, Power saving, Scan quality, Versatility, Convenience, Copy quality, Graphics quality, Maintenance ink use, Text speed, Text quality, 4x6 photo time, 8x10 photo time. 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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