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HP ENVY 4500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1203 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and print quality. The performance and value for money also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the build quality and paper handling, and there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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

paper handling, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP ENVY 4500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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HP Envy 4500 review


When you look at a value-priced all-in-one photo printer/copier/scanner like the Hewlett-Packard Envy 4500 ($99), it's easy to criticize it for not having this feature or missing that feature. To do so would be unfair, as some tradeoffs are to be...

Good speed performance ; Wireless connectivity in addition to USB ; Duplexer is standard

Small capacity paper tray ; Does not use individual color cartridges ; Photo-quality printing can be expensive

The HP Envy 4500 is a highly capable multifunction photo printer for the home that’s low in price. But, if you print color documents and photos often, you could end up spending more on expensive paper and ink.

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A good low cost printer


We bought this printer to replace another one that had stopped working. The purchase price was great and the performance is acceptable for our needs. The only thing I did not like was that the cartridges supplied with the printer are not the same...

cost/performance ratio

came with cartriges that are only 1/2 full

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Good printer for the price.


Would not suggest this printer unless you do very little printing.About me... Frequent user

Good printing speed

Uses ink very fast


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software is terrible


the print is so light unless you change the setting every time you print and the software will not load 4 out of 6 of my computers. tried to go to hp web site it will not load it eitherAbout me... Frequent user

It prints

The software

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Great basic printer


Don't need to print too often. Just needed something entry level. For the price this printer's options exceed expectationsAbout me... Budget Conscious, Infrequent user

Easy to set up, good price

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Great wireless printer


Bought this printer for my 91 year old mother and she loves it and prints from her I-pad.About me... Demand high print quality, Budget Conscious, Infrequent user

Set up was easy and it works wirelessly from my laptop and I-pad and Android tablet. Automatic two sided printing


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Love this printer.


Very nice printer, good quality clear printer, wireless works with computer, iPad & iPhone. 2- sided printing easy. Copying & scanning very good features.About me... Frequent user, Budget Conscious

Wireless, 2-sided printing

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Well worth it


Not expensive, so easy to set up. Perfect for printing from my I Pad. Love a instant ink.About me... Frequent user, Budget Conscious

Easy set up, good price


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Neat little printer


I haven't had this printer for very long but it's a nifty thing. Maybe I'm not the genius on printers but I don't need much. I need it to print and scan once in awhile and it does those two things perfectly for me. I haven't printed any pictures so I...

Printing without a cord

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Great printer for home use


I bought this printer few weeks back and I like the quality.About me... Infrequent user