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HP ENVY 4500

HP ENVY 4500
alaScore 100

1595 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1595 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the size and print quality are on the whole positive. The performance and value for money also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability. There are some negative reviews about the build quality and paper handling.

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 100/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 1595 reviews)

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Consumer review by: review summary for HP ENVY 4500


alaTest has collected and analysed 112 user reviews of HP ENVY 4500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on

usability, value for money, performance, noise, design


94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP ENVY 4500 e-All-in-One Printer

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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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HP Envy 4500 review


A cheap MFP with strong features and decent performance, but it's a bit slow


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HP Envy 4500


From being HP's premium marque, the Envy series moves to the entry level with this high-value, low-cost all-in-one, geared particularly to mobile print.

XL cartridges available ; Excellent draft print ; Low purchase price

Tri-colour cartridge can lead to wastage ; Photo image position problem ; High page costs

At the back is a single USB socket, but most people will connect via wireless, as this gives access to Wireless Direct print from mobile devices, including both Android and iOS via AirPrint. You can also download HP’s Printable pages, most of which are...

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HP Envy 4500 e-All-in-One Printer


Buying a cheap printer such as the HP Envy 4500 e-All-in-One is, for some people, a spur-of-the-moment decision these days, but it still helps to know what you're getting into when buying a sub-$100 printer. The main selling point of this model (apar...

Small footprint ; Good wireless printing features ; Simple to use

Noisy ; Running costs could mount over time

HP's Envy 4500 is an all-in-one printer with good online features that allows you to print from practically anywhere. You can also use apps to print wirelessly from mobile devices. As with all cheap printers, the hardware tends to run noisily, and the...

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HP ENVY 4500 AiO : HP ENVY 4500


suppose it had to happen sooner rather than later. With mobile devices, namely smartphones and tablets, being our constant companions giving us access to data and then storing what is important to us, you would expect companies to develop printers...

Let me clarify one important point first of all. The HP ENVY 4500 is a fairly standard All-in-One (AiO) device pure and simple. It combines print, scan and copy facilities along with a choice of USB or Wireless connectivity. In common with numerous...

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good product


This is my first wireless printer, I was amazed at how easy it was to set up. I am not a tech person, being 71 years old. My husband thought I would not be able to set the wireless up, but within minutes, it was done!!

Good Value, Easy to Set Up

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Perfedct fit


wireless for laptop works well, but slow

Good Value, Easy to Use, Quality, Easy to Set Up


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New Printer


High quality - good price!

Good Value, Easy to Use, Quality, Easy to Set Up

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MIcrosoft users beware


Set up instruction sheet is small two sided page without instruction words so some of the set up is by trial and error. Once set up everything worked well except the printer would not print documents. I worked on this without success until I noted in...

Easy to Use

Difficult to Set Up

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it does it's job at home


great printer for a home user. love the ability to print and scan from my android phone. print from your email too. and if you sign up for the HP instant ink service you will never run out of ink. cheap service too.


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