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HP Photosmart C4580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 591 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and print quality. The performance and usability are also appreciated, but the noise and reliability get less positive comments. There are some mixed opinions about the paper handling and ink consumption.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Photosmart C4580 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for HP Photosmart C4580


alaTest has collected and analysed 267 user reviews of HP Photosmart C4580 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on

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78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP Photosmart C4580 All-in-One A4 Printer

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 215 user reviews of HP Photosmart C4580 from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

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

reliability, noise

42% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Photosmart C4580 Q8401AR Inkjet PrinterHP Photosmart C4580 USB/802.11g All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer/Scanner/ Copier/Photo Printer w/Card Reader & 1.5" LCD

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HP Photosmart C4580 All-in-One


A versatile wireless printer that produces great-looking photos and can adequately handle scanning and copying.

Excellent photo quality ; Refreshingly simple design ; Web page interface for monitoring status remotely

No automatic document feeder or paper output tray ; Can't have USB and wireless modes enabled simultaneously ; Very small LCD

As the As the $129 HP Photosmart C4580 is primarily a photo printer; it performed better in that respect than the similarly priced Canon and Brother devices. However, while it acquitted itself adequately for office tasks such as scanning and copying,...


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HP Photosmart C4580 All-in-One Printer, Scanner, Copier


Perfect for those who don't want to spend a bundle on the printer or the ink, the HP Photosmart C4580 offers high-quality prints without all the extras.

Excellent quality; low total cost of ownership; Wi-Fi; surprisingly good scanning features

Lacks a number of common features, including photo tray; no Ethernet connection, Bluetooth support; confusing setup for those who want to connect via both USB and Wi-Fi; mixed print speeds

Finally, cost of ownership is impressively low. HP estimates the ink cost for a typical page will run about 4.3 cents for black text and 7.3 cents for a mix of color text and color images—assuming you purchase HP’s high-capacity ink cartridges. The...

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HP Photosmart C4580


The C4580 sits at the bottom of HP's Photosmart range, providing basic features and a few extras for an affordable price. This multifunction hasn't ch...

Good quality printing, integrated Wi-Fi, minimal design

Inferior build quality, poor scanning, some colour inconsistencies

The C4580 continues HP's trend of improving the quality of its low-end inkjets. Though there's still room for improvement, the C4580 is good value for money.

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HP Photosmart C4580 All-In-One Inkjet


HP produces a wireless all-in-one inkjet printer at an attractive price.

Then there are the mis-feeds. Using the standard multi-purpose paper we use for all our printer tests, inkjet and laser, we saw several examples of two-sheet and multi-sheet mis-feeds during the 50 or so pages we printed. Sometimes the C4580 had the...

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worse wireless printer ever


Worse printer ever. Bought it for the wireless convinience and out of my three laptops only one can print wirelessly. The other two need to be plugged in directly. the system set up does not work with 64 bit

Constantly spending time trying to set up each computer to make the printer work wirelessly and unsuscessful at the end. The printer i have right now is a replacement since the one i bought stop working all of the sudden

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Updated on Sep 10, 2010

Absolutely nothing

This printer hasn't worked since day one. The worst part is the status function gives you the wrong information as to what is wrong next so it leads you on a wild goose chase - RUN don't walk from this printer

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Definitely not what I'd hoped for!


It just isn't all that it's supposed to be. The price is right, but I would gladly pay more for something that works properly. If the paper isn't completely prefect in every way get ready for the paper jams! Don't buy this if you simply can't live...

The features are appealing

The wireless capabilities don't work at all for me. Constant paper jams to the point I thought I would have to take it back and exchange it

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the best printer


we got this printer because we got tired of paying 50-85 dollars for some thing that would break down on us in a year, this one so far has last 2 with no problems

pictures come out great and works good for every day use also, we had a kodak before this one and the pictures are cleaner then the kodak

the ink is expensive almost 50 bucks for both black and color it is insane

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No issue to report unlike most of the reviewers.


Excellent value for the money.

Wifi works very well although I have to turn it off/on from time to time ; Print quality is excellent incl. pictures ; Not a single paper jam after 3 months ; Copy funtion working as expected ; Ink price/page reasonnable when you buy XL cartidges

Slow ; May not be suitable for intensive work. I only use it a couple of times a week

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Good idea, but poorly executed


Why does it have to create a library, and why is so hard to do so? Just let me select the photo and quantity to print. Scanner thinks it knows what I's usually wrong.

Photo prints are high quality when the printer works right

Returned original...Would not power up. Replacement eats paper and lots of ink...20% failure rate on Xmas card photo...doesn't index properly to leading edge of 4x6. Software is lame...previous HP software was much more user friendly

Product Specifications

Print lab-quality photos, laser-quality documents and complete web pages via your wireless network - and enjoy the versatility of quick color copying and easy scanning too - from one affordable and easy-to-use device. From its intuitive controls to the built-in color display, the HP Photosmart C4580 All-in-One has been designed to help you get more done. Pop in a memory card and print beautiful photos without a PC. Do all this - and more.


Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:30ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:23ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:8.5 in x 24.0 in
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets


Country Kits:France/United States
Model:C4580 All-in-One
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Photosmart


Max Supported Memory:32MB
Standard Memory:32MB


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Functions:Copier / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):1000impressions
Photo Multifunction:Photo printer
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Max Printing Speed B/W:30ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):30ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:23ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):23ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color:1200 x 2400 dpi