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HP Color LaserJet 4500DN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3586 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and performance. The print quality and value for money are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the ink consumption and noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Color LaserJet 4500DN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Color LaserJet 4500DN

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 235 user reviews of HP Color LaserJet 4500DN from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, usability, performance, design, print quality

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63% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Officejet 4500 All-in-One Printer (Print, Copy, Scan, Fax)HP Officejet 4500 Wireless All-in-One Printer (Print, Scan, Copy, Fax)HP CN517B Envy 100 e-All-in-One Printer

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Color LaserJet 4500DN

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1038 user reviews of HP Color LaserJet 4500DN from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, performance, design, print quality

reliability, noise, paper handling, ink consumption

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Officejet 4500 Wireless All in-One (CN547A#B1H)HP Officejet 4500 All-in-One (CB867A#B1H)HP Envy 4500 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier

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HP Officejet 4500 AIO

 

The HP Officejet 4500 All-In-One is one of the smallest printers with an A4 sized flatbed scanner available in the market. It has a small footprint and can be easily placed in the corner of your home or office using the networking feature. The product...

The HP Officejet 4500 AIO is a smart looking feature-rich all-in-one device with excellent print quality. The performance on the speed front is not as impressive but the crisp print quality and sharp vivid photo prints are definitely worth the...

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HP Envy 100

 

While the competition continues to manufacture generic multifunction printers with the same print, copy, scan, and fax functionality, we admire HP for its innovative approach with HP Envy 100, despite our resistance toward the touch screen printing...

New ePrint feature enables wireless printing by e-mail; Web-based ePrintCenter offers expanded functionality via downloadable apps; ePrintCenter with free app store offers versatile functionality; enclosed cartridge bay for quiet printing; slick design...

Slow print speed; tricky wireless setup; two-ink-cartridge bay produces mediocre photo quality; low-volume paper input tray can only hold 80 sheets at a time.

Boasting a touch-screen display, an app store, and ePrint (a remote printing service), the HP Envy 100 features loads of innovation in a slickly designed chassis. We wouldn't buy this printer for its image quality, but the convenience of ePrint and the...

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HP Officejet 4500 Wireless All-In-One

 

The HP Officejet 4500 Wireless All-In-One color inkjet multifunction printer gives small-office users a little bit of everything for a low price ($129 as of 02/11/2010), including Wi-Fi. This MFP is slow, however, and the ink costs are middling to pricey.

Very easy to use ; Wi-Fi connectivity

Slow at printing, copying, and scanning ; Standard-size black ink is expensive

You get a little bit of a lot of features with this entry-level MFP, including Wi-Fi. Unfortunately it's very slow, and only its high-yield black ink is a good deal.

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Hewlett-Packard Color LaserJet 4500 DN

 

The LaserJet 4500 DN is best suited to an office with heavy printing demands and a network administrator to keep an eye on it.

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HP Officejet 4500 All-in-One

 

The HP Officejet 4500 All-in-One ($99.99 direct) doesn't offer any standout strengths like unusually fast speed or unusually high-quality output. However, it delivers a solid set of MFP features, including everything you need for a home office, the...

Network connector. Prints, scans, and faxes, over a network. Standalone fax and copier. Automatic document feeder

Relatively slow. Although text is suitable for most business use, it's sub-par for an inkjet

The natural home for the HP Officejet 4500 All-in-One Printer is in a home office or as a shared printer for home and home office.

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Best budget MFP

 

Despite its low price, reviewers are impressed that the HP Officejet 4500 manages to offer such often-expensive features as an automatic document feeder, fax and manual duplexing. There's also a wireless version, the Officejet 4500 Wireless (*Est....

Comes with fax, good print quality for price, automatic document feeder

So-so output quality overall, slow speeds

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HP Officejet 4500 Wireless

 

This all-in-one is a modest printer with a modest price tag, for users with modest needs.

Inexpensive; easy setup, operation; top-quality monochrome text

Single color cartridge; mediocre photo prints

If photo printing is key to you, bypass this model, not only because of its mediocre photo output, but because it lacks memory-card slots or a PictBridge port. But if your printing, copying, and scanning needs revolve around text—and you won't print a...

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HP Officejet 4500 multifunction inkjet printer

 

The HP Officejet 4500 is a multifunction inkjet printer aimed at small businesses. It can print black and white documents and colour pages quickly in ...

Useful 20-sheet automatic document feeder, fast monochrome A4 print speeds in draft mode

Slow colour and monochrome printing in regular quality print mode, no memory card ports, single-line screen doesn't display much information

If you're a business user who wants a cheap option for scanning or copying multi-page documents -- and if you don't mind mediocre quality draft prints -- the HP Officejet 4500 is hard to fault. Its consumable costs are reasonable, installation is easy...

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HP Envy 100 e-All-in-One Printer review

 

HP's Envy sub-brand is applied to its premium models, which are distinguished by their slick styling. This inkjet multifunction peripheral (MFP) is a striking mix of glossy black plastic and brushed metal alloy. Like several Epson MFPs including the...

The HP Envy 100 looks stylish, but rivals at this price offer a lot more substance

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HP Officejet 4500 review

 

The HP Officejet 4500 is a multifunction inkjet printer aimed at small businesses.

If you're a business user who wants a cheap option for scanning or copying multi-page documents - and if you don't mind mediocre quality draft prints - the HP Officejet 4500 is hard to fault. Its consumable costs are reasonable, installation is easy...

Product Specifications

The Color LaserJet 4500DN from Hewlett-Packard sits at the top of the 4500 series with its built-in auto duplexer and additional 500-sheet paper tray. It is a network-ready color laser printer for workgroup printing applications. This versatile laser printer prints in color and monochrome, has a Fast Ethernet 10/100Base-TX print server, and is JetSend enabled for receiving compressed electronic documents. The 4500DN can be upgraded with optional memory upgrades and other network connection options. The Color LaserJet 4500 series printers are the only color printers that are HP JetSend enabled. They can receive compressed electronic documents directly from devices like the HP 9100C Digital Sender, and print in full color. A 133MHz processor and 64MB RAM (upgradeable to 208MB) powers the printer's yield of full-color prints at 4 ppm and crisp monochrome at 16 ppm, at 600 dpi resolution. HP ColorSmart II technology automatically provides the best color settings for consistent color results. This printer uses one each of black, cyan, magenta and yellow toner cartridges. Use a variety of media up to legal size with the Color LaserJet 4500DN including transparencies, specialty papers, envelopes and labels. A total of three 500-, 250- and 150-sheet paper input trays keep up to 900 sheets of paper on hand for large print jobs. An auto duplex unit provides unattended two-sided printing. The Color LaserJet 4500DN uses a parallel port interface, cable included. It comes with a JetDirect EIO card for Fast Ethernet 10/100Base-TX and has an open EIO slot for other optional HP JetDirect internal print servers for Ethernet and TokenRing networks. The 4500DN supports HP PCL 5C and PostScript Level 2 emulation, with 135 TrueType scalable typefaces. It comes with print drivers for Windows 3.1/95/98, Windows NT 3.51/4.0, OS/2, and Macintosh 7.1. Hewlett-Packard backs the Color LaserJet 4500DN printer with a one-year on-site warranty.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:19.7in/22.4in/27.9in
Height:15.4in/22.3in/22.4in
Weight:112lbs/160.9lbs
Width:15.4in/19.7in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC/PC / Mac/Unix / Mac / PC
Country Kits:Europe/France/Mexico/N/a/United States
Localization:English/French/Spanish
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:4500/4500dn
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Color LaserJet/HP LaserJet

Miscellaneous

Color:White
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Refurbished:Refurbished
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type:None/Print server

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Form Factor:Stationary
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / Parallel/Parallel
Language Simulation:PCL 5 / PostScript 2/PCL 5C / PostScript 2/PCL 5C / PCL 6 / PostScript 2/PCL 5C / PostScript 2/PostScript 2 / PCL 5C
Max H-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:600dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) / A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):16ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):4ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:600dpi
Media Path Type:Curved/Curved / Straight/Curved / Straight/Straight / Curved
Media Type:Bond paper / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies/Envelopes / Transparencies / Labels / Plain paper / Semi-gloss photo paper/Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Semi-gloss photo paper / Transparencies/Envelopes / Plain paper / Semi-gloss photo paper / Transparencies/Envelopes / Plain paper / Transparencies/Labels / Plain paper / Semi-gloss photo paper / Transparencies/Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies/Semi-gloss photo paper / Plain paper / Labels / Transparencies / Envelopes
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):20,000 - 49,999 pages
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Included/Standard
Technology:Laser
Total Media Capacity:400sheets/900sheets
Type:Workgroup printer

RAM

Installed Size:32MB/64MB
Max Supported Size:208MB

Reference Resource

Author:Hewlett Packard
Category:Computer hardware
Series:Service Manual
Target Audience:Users
Title:HP Color LaserJet 4500/HP LaserJet 4000 and 4050 Series/HP LaserJet 4100
Type:Reference book/User manual
User Level:All levels

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS / IBM OS/2 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows NT / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS / IBM OS/2 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 or later / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS / IBM OS/2 / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 or later/Apple MacOS 7.1 / IBM OS/2 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 3.x / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 / Microsoft Windows XP/IBM OS/2 / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 or later / Apple MacOS/Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows 2000 / SunOS / HP-UX / Apple MacOS / SunSoft Solaris / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 or later / IBM AIX / IBM OS/2
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