HP Envy 4500 Printer review – Super easy to use printer

Product: HP Envy 4500 Printer 
Price:  $80.80 (Free Shipping)
Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com 
My Rating: 9.5 out of 10

I just love to review products thatHP-Envy-4500 work as they were intended. That’s why I chose to make a review on the HP Envy 4500 Printer. I have been using this inkjet printer for over a year now (bought it in  February 2014) and it has really lived up to its expectations. Before I dive into the pros and cons of this printer let me tell you a little story first…

I’m not a newbie when it comes to online shopping, but last year I experienced something that I haven’t had before. Early 2014 I ordered this printer at Amazon. 2 days later it came to my house and I was all excited about it. As always, I had my research done on this model and I had a pretty good feeling about. However, the moment I opened my new package there was no printer to be found. I got an entire desktop computer (net worth around $700) instead! What a surprise that was. At first I was considering to keep it because, you know, I only paid $80 for a $700 computer. After some thinking I decided to call Amazon and explain the mistake. I guess I don’t want to be left with bad karma. Amazon corrected their mistake right after I called them and up until now I have been very happy with the decision I made. Let me know what you would have done in the comments.

On to the printer then!

Key features: 

  • ability to make duplex prints
  • Wireless
  • Both monochrome and color printing
  • Easy to install and operate
  • Scanner and copier (can make PDF scans)

Pros:                                                                           Cons:

  • Cheap                                                            Small paper tray (max 100 pages)
  • High quality                                                           No card or USB slot
  • Easy buttons
  • Menu shows up on LCD display
  • Print from anywhere in the world
  • Print from any device you want
  • Pretty fast for an inkjet

One of the most popular printers these days. It crushes his competition in the same price range hands down. Seriously when you’re looking for a cheap printer that is reliable, super easy to set up and work with, this one is your go to model. So far I have had very little trouble with the HP Envy 4500 Printer. No printer jams, no clogged printer heads. This is the reason why I gave it such a high score. If you have any unanswered questions please feel free to ask!

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Have a nice day,



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  1. Wow! I’m surprised! I don’t think I would have sent the computer back! Very noble of you!

    On the other hand, I think I’m going to give this printer a try. I’ve been looking for a new printer for probably 3 months now and haven’t pulled the trigger. Shopping online is so hard. It’s hard to find reviews that you can actually trust. Your level of honesty holds weight! I feel as if I can trust your review.

    1. Hi Jay,

      Shopping online can be hard, but it shouldn’t! Im here to offer you my help and advice and you are free to do whatever you want with it. If you want a cheap and cost effective printer, this is your go to model.


  2. It would be great to also have the information about the average toner duration for this printer and the price for the toners, because sometimes the printer is cheap but the toner price and the need to replace it very soon can kick you in the face 😉 What are your experiences with printing black and in color?

    1. Hi Sinisa,

      Good question you asked. This model works with cartridges instead of toner. You will need a black cartridge and a tricolor cartridge. Cartridges for this printer have an average yield of $10/200pages. Which is pretty impressive compared to other printers in the same price range. There are a lot of printers out there with overexpensive cartridges but this isn’t one of them. If you want more information about cartridges go check out my earlier post about them. Hope this helps!


  3. Hello, Vincent!

    Thanks for this detailed review. I have an HP printer that I bought two years ago for about $100 and I was slightly skeptical at first because it was so cheap. But I absolutely love it! I had a Kodak printer originally that I had purchased because the replacement ink was cheaper than other brands. But, that printer was constantly getting jammed with every. single. piece. of. paper! It was crazy! But, the HP printer is the best I have ever had and I would, also, recommend anyone to buy an HP printer. I don’t have this model, but I may consider this when I need to buy another one.


  4. Hi, thanks for post on HP 4500 printer review. It is so interesting story on your online shopping experience. I haven’t got any experience online shopping from Amazon but I believe it would be great on their quality, I mean the service provided. By the way, when online shopping, no matter what you are looking for, especially you are looking for an appeals, it would be very hard to choose because it is not touchable, right!.

  5. Looks like a great printer for the price. Don’t need to get a printer at this time but a possible future purchase. I guess my main concern would be the ink. Whether it’s reasonably priced and how long it lasts. Sounds simple to use. Hopefully theenu screen is easy to use. Thanks for the review.

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