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HP Envy 4500 printer

 
Price range:
$65.62 - $149.00
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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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Community icon16 people have reviewed this model.
Type: All-in-one inkjet printers
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User Reviews

 
1.0
Buyer Beware!
7/16/2015
Pros
Easy To Set Up
Cons
Flimsy Construction
Noisy
poor quality
Short Lifespan
Unreliable
Best Uses
None
Comment:
One star is being generous. This printer quit functioning while still on the starter ink cartridge. Unfortunately, it was out of warranty before the defect appeared. HP charges $25 for a tech support call, and the person I spoke to was rude and unhelpful, even after determining the printer was defective and could not be fixed. My only option was to upgrade, which cost the same as the price I paid for this piece of junk. I'd rather be struck by lightning than deal with their customer service ever again. I'll never buy another product with HP on it. Avoid this printer and brand...unless you enjoy high blood pressure and wasting money.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
worst printer ever!
6/6/2015
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Cons
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Comment:
We took back the the first hp4500 envy printer tonight because the paper could not be loaded. The paper wouldn't go in far enough to be picked up by the rollers. <br /><br />i'm taking back the second hp4500 envy printer tomorrow for the same problem, as well as a weird problem with the ink cartridges. I got the paper in correctly but the sockets for the ink kept floating back and forth for no reason. Once the sockets stopped moving and i put the ink in, the paper in the tray had slid out of position. Then the black ink cartridge got stuck in the socket. <br /><br />If you can't change the ink, and the paper tray spits out the paper like a baby spits out strained carrots, then, sorry you cannot have any stars!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
What happened HP? Horrible product
4/6/2015
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Cons
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Comment:
I don't know who designed this printer, but, it is the worse HP product I ever owned. It won't even power up most of the time, and not enough time to even consider keeping it. The set-up was awful and even aligning the cartridges was a problem. Sheese, what a piece of junk!!!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
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 Memory-card reader, PictBridge, Networking, Built-in fax, Depth (in.), Individual color tanks, LCD viewer, Height (in.), Width (in.), Ink cost/month ($), 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, Text quality, Versatility, Convenience, Copy quality, Graphics quality, Maintenance ink use, Text speed, 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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