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HP Color LaserJet 4600

HP Color LaserJet 4600
alaScore 76

50 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability. The performance is also appreciated. Many are less positive about the noise and size.

print quality, performance, usability

value for money, size, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Color LaserJet 4600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 50 reviews)

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HP Color LaserJet 4600

 

Unlike Brother, Hewlett-Packard is a name that almost certainly leaps to mind when you think about printers. More important, the HP Color LaserJet 4600 (tested configuration, $2,320 street) offers most of the features that you want—from easy setup to...

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Excellent!

 

I have mine purring like a conteted kitten and I'd recommend the 4600 to anyone who's looking for a good, quality, color laser printer.

I've had mine forever and I haven't had any problems. It's performed without problems since the day I took it out of the box and hooked it to the network

The toner cart's have been known to leak but that's a toner manufacturing problem - not a 4600 problem

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Has problems with the DC controller

 

Works well when it works, but this printer has a problems with it's DC controller going bad, and resulting in print quality problems. Also has a problem with the Firmware having to be re-downloaded. Several technicians told me to re-flash the firmware...

Decent print quality for the price

Can have major problems with DC controller. It seems like a reoccurring problem, and probably a manufacture defect with the board

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Has problems with the DC controller

 

Works well when it works, but this printer has a problems with it's DC controller going bad, and resulting in print quality problems. Also has a problem with the Firmware having to be re-downloaded. Several technicians told me to re-flash the firmware...

Decent print quality for the price

Can have major problems with DC controller. It seems like a reoccurring problem, and probably a manufacture defect with the board

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Leaky magenta toner, beware!

 

Good printing but the magenta toners start to leak half way through their life cycle

Magenta toner all over the place

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Amazon review summary for HP Color LaserJet 4600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of HP Color LaserJet 4600 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

performance, print quality

value for money, noise

10% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP Color LaserJet 4600 Printer

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Nice for the Price

 

The printer works as advertized it was a little bit of a challenge to get it to work on my wireless network but after a firmware update the printer works flawless.

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Good Value

 

Nice output, OK speed, hookup easy

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Easy Setup, Nice Print Quality

 

Nice easy setup using the supplied wizard. Very strong wireless signal, nice print quality. Printer is larger and heavier than it looks in the picture.

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Amazing Printer

 

I have been having issue after isuue with the inket printers I have had in the past. I finally got so fed up that iI decided to go ahead and spend a little more money and get a laser printer. I happened to find this one while on sale and liked what I...

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Product Specifications

The HP Color LaserJet 4600 series meets the needs of general office users in workgroups of up to 10 users, who want fast color and black and white printing for their internal communications as well as customer facing documents. It is also suitable for business creatives wanting to enhance their communications and sell their ideas, products and services. Print color and black and white pages at up to 17 ppm, with the high-performance vertical in-line laser engine. Achieve fast 18-second first page out from "Ready" and "Powersave" mode due to inductive heat fuser technology also reducing power consumption. Enjoy excellent print quality with ImageREt 2400, new formulas of second-generation, chemically grown toner and direct to paper printing for professional documents. The HP Color LaserJet 4600 series is designed to be easy to use, manage and maintain, and deliver worry-free color laser printing. Graphical control panel provides toner level gauges at a glance and displays text and animated graphics for quick and easy troubleshooting. One point of access at the front and clear labeling make consumables installation very simple. HP Web Jetadmin and an embedded Web server ensure easy management with other HP LaserJet printers and makes remote management simple and convenient. Implement new printing e-services to run downloadable Java-based programs using the embedded virtual machine.

Consumable

Consumable Type:Fuser kit

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:18.9in/20in
Height:22.3in/22.6in
Weight:81.6lbs
Width:18.1in/18.9in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

General

Consumable Subcategory:Maintenance supplies and parts
Printer Consumable Class:Consumables and kits
Technology:Laser/LED

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:United Kingdom/United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:4600
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP/HP Color LaserJet

Miscellaneous

Category of Accessory:Printing consumables
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Refurbished:Remarketed
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Infrared / Parallel/Parallel
Language Simulation:PCL 5C / PCL 6 / PostScript 3/PCL 5E / PCL 6 / PostScript 3
Max H-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:600dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):16ppm/17ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):16ppm/17ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:600dpi
Media Type:Cards / Envelopes / Glossy film / Glossy paper / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies/Cards / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Labels / Plain paper / Recycled paper / Transparencies
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):50,000 - 99,999 pages
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Standard
Technology:Laser
Total Media Capacity:600pages/600sheets
Type:Workgroup printer

RAM

Installed Size:96MB
Max Supported Size:416MB/512MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 9.x / Apple MacOS X / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP