Summary: Placing the printer alignment sheet on the scanning bed to perform alignment was a pretty nifty feature.
Pros: Prints out lovely system status and diagnostic pages. I've had to print a lot of them trying to debug this printer.
Cons: Wireless connectivity does not work. This printer has a problem correctly handing wifi passphrases, and this appears to be a fairly widespread problem HP is choosing to ignore: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Printer-Networking-and-Wireless/Printer-rejects-WPA-Passphrase/m-p/4923585/highlight/false#M91672
HP Envy 4500 Inkjet Multifunction Printer - Color - Plain Paper Print
Rusty I D., Overstock
13 March 2015
Summary: Great printer and it was very easy to setup and install from the printer menu! I connected this printer via wireless and I can even print from my iphone to my printer! Amazing print quality too!
Excellent Linux Support and 2400 DPI 8.5x11" Scanning
Bobby C., Newegg
22 February 2015
Pros: I will admit that the main reason that I purchased this printer was due to the scanner contained within this unit. It's capable of scanning at 1200 DPI (2400 DPI software-enhanced) which makes this exceptionally vital for high quality scanning of documents. I simply opened Simple Scan, adjusted preferences to 1200 DPI, hit scan and within a minute or two it had scanned a document in such high quality that you can't tell the difference between the original and the scan...
Cons: The only thing I dislike about the unit is that it's not a CISS printer and it requires the usage of tri-color ink cartridges. CISS printers are far more economical than either laser or cartridge inkjets as they feature ink tanks on the side that can be refilled with ink bottles without needing to open the printer up to replace a costly cartridge which adds electronic waste to the environment. As a result, I'll give it 4 stars instead of 5. It's great, but it's not pe...
Excerpt: I got one of these for Christmas from my Son and Daughter-in-Law, and I love it. So easy to use and ink is not too pricey, and easy to install, prints very clear and easy to read controll buttons. I liked it so much that I took my Mother-in-Law to Staples and had her to buy her one just like it. I have used HP products for several years now, and I have not had one problem with the devices. I would definately recommend this printer to all my friends, neighbors and family.