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HP Color LaserJet 4600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 reviews of HP Color LaserJet 4600. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Views about the print quality and noise are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good views, whereas reviews about the connectivity and reliability are mixed.

price, performance, usability, noise, print quality

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Color LaserJet 4600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of HP Color LaserJet 4600 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and print quality. The noise and performance are also appreciated, but views are divided on the price.

usability, performance, noise, print quality, design

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP M251n LaserJet Pro 200 Color PrinterHP M251n LaserJet Pro 200 Color Printer

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Color LaserJet 4600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of HP Color LaserJet 4600 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the print quality and design. The durability and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the noise and reliability. The size and performance get mixed reviews.

price, usability, durability, design, print quality

reliability, noise

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP LaserJet Pro CP1525nw Color Printer (CE875A)HP LaserJet Pro CP1525nw Color Printer (CE875A)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for HP Color LaserJet 4600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of HP Color LaserJet 4600 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Printers on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the print quality and reliability. The usability and price also get good feedback. There are some negative comments about the performance, and views are divided on the noise.

price, usability, reliability, print quality

performance

83% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP LaserJet Pro CP1525nw Color PrinterHP LaserJet Pro CP1525nw Color Printer

Nov, 2017

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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...

Consumer review by: (tigerdirect.com)

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.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: www (tigerdirect.com)

Good Value

 

Nice output, OK speed, hookup easy

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: DAVID (tigerdirect.com)

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.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: FANCHERKYLE (tigerdirect.com)

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...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: MLN (tigerdirect.com)

Don't Waste Your Money

 

Have connectivity issues.

Dec, 2011

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.

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Consumable

Consumable Type:Fuser kit

Design

Display:LCD / No
Stand-by LED: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):0.2
Power consumption (standby):12.5
Power consumption (typical):295

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

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:150
Number of standard paper trays:1
Standard input capacity:150

Memory

Compatible memory cards:
Internal memory:128
Maximum internal memory:384
Maximum memory:384
Memory slots:

Miscellaneous

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Network ready: Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2
Type: None
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):15 - 32.5 / 20 - 27
Operating temperature range (T-T):15 - 32.5 / 20 - 27
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 40
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 40

Other Features

Automatic paper sensor:N
Compatible operating systems:Linpus Linux (9.4, 9.5), RED HAT Enterprise Linux 5.0, Debian (5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.0.3), HPUX 11, Solaris 8/9 / Windows XP/7/Vista\nMac X 10.5.8/10.6
Envelope feeder:N
Mac compatibility: Yes
Networking features:Fast Eternet / Fast Ethernet
Power Requirements:110-127VAC, 60Hz
Print margin bottom (A4):0.138
Print margin left (A4):0.138
Print margin right (A4):0.138
Print margin top (A4):0.138
Print quality (black, best quality):600 x 600
Print quality (black, normal quality):600
Print quality (color, best quality):600
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):20 - 27
Standard output capacity for envelopes:10
Standard output capacity for transparancies:50
Standard output capacity for transparencies:50
SureSupply supported:Y
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:125
Standard output capacity:125

Packaging Content

Drivers included: Yes

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:Legal
Custom media length:5 - 14
Custom media width:2.99 - 8.5
Envelopes sizes:B5, C5, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4 / A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Multi-purpose Tray media types:Letterhead, Preprinted forms
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 163
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Card stock, Envelopes, Glossy paper, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies / Plain Paper
Standard tray media weight:60 - 220

Performance

Built-in processor:ARM 1156
Linux operating systems supported:Fedora 11, Fedora 9, SuSE Linux 10.3, SuSE Linux 11, Ubuntu 8.04, Ubuntu 8.10, Ubuntu 9.04, Ubuntu 9.10
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Processor:ARM 1156
Processor frequency:600
Processor model:ARM 1156
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 x64

Ports & interfaces

Optional connectivity:
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (off):0.2
Power consumption (standby):12.5
Power consumption (typical):295

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Duplex printing: No
Maximum duty cycle:30000
Maximum Resolution:600 x 600
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Laser
Printing colors: / Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Recommended duty cycle:250 - 1000
Standard printer languages: / PCL 5c, PCL 6, PostScript 3

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

Printing

Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):12
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):8
Time to first page (black, normal):26
Time to first page (color, normal):32

RAM

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

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Sound Emission

Print noise level:48
Printing noise level:48

System Requirements

Minimum hard disk space:200
Minimum processor:233 MHz / 233Mhz
Minimum RAM:256 / 512
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

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):15.7 x 17.8 x 10 / 15.7 x 19.9 x 10
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H):15.7 x 19.9 x 10
Package dimensions (WxDxH):19.7 x 13.1 x 21.7
Package weight:49.2
Weight:40.1 / 642