Summary: I was actually bidding on a wireless 4500, but the USB 4500 is still a very good printer. Very versatile, can do many things. The one "con" against the printer is that they can be a bit stubborn when changing print cartridges.
Summary: Bought it because we replaced identical unit. Very simple to use. Previous one lasted many years. Mostly the price was about 80 bucks, cheap. Had no interest in learning or reading new copier.
Excerpt: I recently picked up the HP officejet 4500 wireless printer...and I couldn't be happier with it! I do a moderate amount of printing and this all in one is keeping up nicely. I got it on sale for $99 at Office Depot. The set up was super easy. You just put in the disk and follow the steps. The only problem I encountered was that the IP addressess on the printer and my wireless router were not a match. I was unable to resolve this.
HP Officejet is not as user friendly as previous models
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I recently purchased an HP Officejet 4500 All-in-One printer. While it makes great copies, it is NOT user-friendly when it comes to printing envelopes. I tried EVERYTHING in the "Help & Support" section to get it to print envelopes correctly, with no success! I finally had to go to the online chat support & input custom-sized envelopes---even though the appropriate sizes were listed as some of the printable options!