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HP ENVY 4500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12149 reviews of HP ENVY 4500. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Comments about the size and noise are generally positive. The performance and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the control panel and reliability. The ink consumption and connectivity get mixed reviews.

usability, price, performance, noise, size

reliability, control panel

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP ENVY 4500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1007 user reviews of HP ENVY 4500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and noise are overall positive. The performance and price also get good feedback, but there are some critical views about the durability and reliability.

usability, price, performance, noise, design

reliability, durability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Envy 4500 e-All-In-One PrinterHP Envy 4500 e-All-In-One Printer

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP ENVY 4500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3325 user reviews of HP ENVY 4500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and noise. The performance and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the ink consumption and reliability. Reviews about the control panel and connectivity are different.

usability, price, performance, noise, design

reliability, ink consumption

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Envy 4500 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and CopierHP Envy 4500 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Ted Needleman (digitaltrends.com)

HP Envy 4500 review

 

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.

The Envy 4500 has missing features and limitations that would have made it a well-rounded photo MFP, but given that it can be found for less than the retail price, it’s unreasonable to expect it to offer the same degree of functionality as a more...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP Envy 4500 e-All-in-One Printer

 

It allows you to print via app, email, and cloud services

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...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Simon Handby (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP Envy 4500 review - now even more affordable

 

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

May, 2015

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Expert review by: Simon Williams (trustedreviews.com)

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...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

HP Envy 4500 review

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The HP Envy 4500 is an affordable all-in-one wi-fi printer that can scan and copy, as well as print. For an inkjet it print text documents quickly. But what's the print quality like? How easy is it to use and how much are the ink costs? Read our full...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (pcworld.co.nz)

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...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

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...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Macworld UK (macworld.co.uk)

HP Envy 4500 review

 

Previous versions of HP's Envy printers have been impressively designed, but were expensive both in terms of their initial purchase price and also in the cost of buying replacement ink cartridges.

initial purchase price is very competitive, includes wifi and AirPrint for iOS devices

modest print speeds, high cost for mono printing

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Dontcruiseenuf (bestbuy.com)

Great Printer

 

Great printer for the money Hp makes a great product

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Nononaly (bestbuy.com)

nice printer for the money

 

really good printer for the price and ink is inexpensive

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Certificates

Electromagnetic compatibility:
Energy Star certified: / Yes

Copying

Copier resize: / 25 - 400
Copier settings:
Copy resolution (black graphics):
Copy resolution (color text and graphics):
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4): / 6
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4): / 4
Copy speed (US Letter, color, normal):
Maximum copy resolution: / 600 x 1200
Maximum number of copies: / 20 / 50

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display: / LCD
Display Diagonal:1.97 / 2

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (active):
Power consumption (off):0.2
Power consumption (PowerSave):2.51
Power consumption (standby):0.7
Power consumption (typical):

Input Capacity

Input capacity for envelopes (primary tray):
Maximum input capacity: / 100
Maximum input capacity for 10 x 15 cm photographs:
Maximum input capacity for envelopes:
Maximum input capacity for transparencies:
Maximum number of paper inputs:1
Maximum number of paper trays:1
Number of standard paper trays:1
Standard input capacity: / 100 / 30
Standard input capacity for cards:
Standard input capacity for transparencies:

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint,HP ePrint
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):15 - 80
Operating relative humidity range: / 15 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T): / 5 - 40
Recommended humidity operating range:
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range: / 10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T): / -40 - 60

Other Features

Acoustic power emissions:
Acoustic pressure emissions:
Automatic paper sensor:
Borderless printing:
Camera phone:
Color copy capability:
Color faxing:
Color scanning:
Compatible ink types, supplies:
Compatible operating systems:
Custom media sizes:
Digital sender features:
Dimension note (imperial):
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Duplex print options:
Duty cycle letter size (maximum):
First page out (black&white, A4, ready):
First page out (black&white, letter, ready):
First page out (color, A4, ready):
First page out (color, letter, ready):
Functions:
Hardware scan resolution:
I/O ports:
Image scaling/enlargement range:
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H):
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Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:
Network ready:
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Photo proofsheets supported:
Plug and Play:
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Safety:
Scan file formats:
Scan resolution enhanced disclaimer (long):
Scan resolution enhanced disclaimer (short):
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Size:
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Transparency adapter:
Video action printing supported:
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Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity: / 30
Standard output capacity: / 30
Standard output capacity for envelopes:

Paper Handling

Envelope feeder:
Envelopes sizes:DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5 / A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
ISO C-series sizes (C0...C9):C6
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum input capacity for cards:
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum paper trays:
Maximum print area: / A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Media handling:
Media weight (tray 1):64 - 90 g/m2
Paper handling standard/input:
Paper handling standard/output:
Photo paper sizes:10x15
Recommended media weight:
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Iron-On Transfers, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies / Envelopes, Iron-On Transfers, Labels, Photo paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:75 - 90

Performance

All-In-One-multitasking: / No
Copying:Colour copying
Duplex functions:Print
Faxing:N
Maximum duty cycle: / 1000
Number of print cartridges: / 2
Print technology: / Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors: / Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow / Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Processor frequency: / 360
Recommended duty cycle:300 - 400
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:N
Direct printing: / Yes
PictBridge:
Standard interfaces: / USB 2.0, Wireless LAN

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):13.07
Power consumption (off):0.2
Power consumption (PowerSave):2.51
Power consumption (standby):0.7

Printing

Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print margins (top, bottom, right, left):0.118
Print resolution (black, normal quality):1200 x 1600
Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter): / 21
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter): / 8.8
Print speed (color photo, normal quality):
Print speed (color, draft quality, A4/US Letter): / 17
Print speed (color, draft quality, letter):
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter): / 5.2
Print speed (colour photo, normal quality on photo paper, 10x15):
Standard printer languages: / PCL 3
Time to first page (black, normal):19
Time to first page (color, normal):24

Scanning

Document formats supported:PDF
Gray scale levels: / 256
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF
Input color depth:24
Input colour depth: / 24
Maximum scan area: / 8.5 x 11.7
Maximum scan resolution:
Optical scanning resolution: / 1200 x 2400 / 2400 x 2400
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan drivers:TWAIN
Scan input modes:
Scan technology: / CIS
Scan to:E-mail, File
Scan type: / Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed
TWAIN version: / 1.9

Software

Bundled software: / HP Photo Creations
Drivers included: / Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory: / 32
Maximum internal memory:32
Maximum memory:32

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements:

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.9
Height:15.4
Package weight:
Weight: / 12.1
Width:17.5