HP Envy 4500 specs

By Simon Williams


Key Features

  • Duplex print
  • ePrint, Wireless Direct and AirPrint
  • LCD display
  • Low-profile design
  • HP Printable themed downloads
  • Manufacturer: HP
  • Review Price: £49.00
Quick Glance
Type Inkjet
Paper Size A4
Colour Yes
Fax No
Copier Yes
Scanner Yes
Physical Specifications
Height 390mm
Width 445mm
Depth 608mm
Weight 5.5kg
Scanner Yes
Copier Yes
Fax No
Type Inkjet
Duplex Yes
Print Resolution (enhanced) 4800 x 1200dpi
Paper Size A4
Sheet Capacity 100 sheet tray
Max Paper Weight 250g/sm
Colour Yes
Rated Black Speed 8.8ipm
Rated Colour Speed 5.2ipm
Number of Catridges 4
Print Without PC Yes
Scan Resolution 1200dpi
Connection Type USB
Card slot None
Networking Yes
Extra Features 50mm mono LCD, wireless direct print


February 16, 2014, 8:54 pm

It seems to cost about a third more than the review price. Which retailers are selling it for £49.99?

Prem Desai

February 17, 2014, 9:12 am

Really confused by this printer.

HP have enough budget devices out there already and envy is their premium moniker.

So is this their premium budget offering?


March 16, 2014, 4:23 pm

Amazon. Post free.


May 16, 2014, 6:49 pm

Argos - May 2014 (Probably double next week, then half price the week after).


October 8, 2014, 1:34 pm

Staples have it on offer for 49.99 as of now.


December 9, 2014, 5:35 pm

My HP ENVY 4500 e-All-in-One goes to sleep, then turns off. I can't turn it on with the On/Off button, I have to unplug the machine. what am I doing wrong?


December 15, 2014, 7:20 pm

Staples in Swindon was £69.99, John Lewis was £49.99


December 17, 2014, 3:22 pm

Yeah I decided to get the Envy 5530 on Black Friday for £49.99 instead, much better printer than the 4500.


February 23, 2015, 6:23 am

print and scan quality is fine. but prepare to troubleshoot this device everytime you want to use it. It is constantly offline, just google "HP ENVY 4500 offline" and you will get 100s of hits of people with the same problem. they have not released a fix yet.

The HP support page will recommend you to download the HP Scan doctor, which will scan your computer and "auto fix" your problems. After scanning it will claim that your device is now online, and they fixed your issue. Meanwhile the device is still offline.

Using the HP Scan doctor's "uninstall and reinstall" option to fix this problem will have the program uninstall all the drivers on your computer, restart your computer, then do nothing. So now you have to download and reinstall drivers manually.

Be prepared to do this every few days you want to use HP ENVY 4500 once it goes offline, its gone forever. Other than that though, the scan and print quality is great for the price.


July 20, 2015, 9:26 pm

The Most Horrible Printer I Have Ever Had To Work With!!!!!!!! 90 % of the time I have to work on it to get it to even work!

Te new Guy

August 20, 2015, 5:21 pm

Took It back. Very bad printer. Was charged for pages that were not printed correctly. When i tried to print off my computer it missed have the stuff i wanted printed. They also were keeping tabs on the pages i was printing. I used to love HP. I now think I will never buy from these people again. This printer was very slow.


December 5, 2015, 3:07 pm

Greatest printer I have ever had...bought 3 and none of them have gave me any problems. The wireless feature is great!

Laszlo Miko

December 6, 2015, 2:29 pm

I curse the day i bought this printer..If i am lucky enough to get the printer to feed the hp photo paper in than it will be miss aligned, or photo will be printed from half way(missing the top of the picture) shall i continue??? Its perfect if you have a lot of space in your bin and needs to be filled with something...as a printer??? a massive NOOOO. they tricked me into buying this with the hp instant ink... bare in mind that 75% of your pages will be used to try to get a decent picture... I never ever in my whole life had to use 25 pages to get a decent photo out of them,...Waste of money... instead of buying this piece of garbage you rather throw the money out the window, will save you going to shops

Peggy Alcorn

December 12, 2015, 11:54 pm

I had a HP Envy 114c for years. I loved it, and it performed well. When it finally bit the dust, I purchased a HP 4500. I rue that day. So far it has not performed a single function without a two hour session with HP service. This is a terrible example of what we are capable of doing! And, as usual, HP has no problem at all with changing the end date of your warranty to avoid free service! I will be returning it pronto and buying a printer that works as advertised. Grade E - Not excellent, remember school.

Peggy Alcorn

December 12, 2015, 11:57 pm

I cancelled HP instant ink on the first day. It took hours, but an HP tech finally got it to print ONE page. It was a status page and it showed 18 pages printed. Never trust anything from HP!

Peggy Alcorn

December 12, 2015, 11:57 pm

Do you work for HP????

Rick Harris

January 12, 2016, 7:03 am

After trying Canon Pixma competitor and finding it a disaster (wifi link totally unstable), I've had no such problems with this. It's been very reliable, easy to use, and quiet printing too.
The only slight gripe is that it's quite ink-hungry, but I don't tend to print much as it's a 2nd printer for me, so not bothered really.
Despite the many negative comments below, if you are a Mac user, or iPad owner, this is a good choice vs Canon.

Teri Buck

July 20, 2016, 9:16 pm

I hate this 4500. It worked pretty well gor the first 3 weeks, but now all of a sudden, every time I want to use it, I have to delete then reload the printer...ARE YOU SERIOUS?????????? Enough is enough and I am head to the store, 90 miles away, just to get a different printer. So disappointed HP, so disappointed.

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