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HP - ENVY 4520 Wireless All-In-One Instant Ink Ready Printer - Black-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best printer I've owned and only paid $30 for it!

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    zodwa
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    I bought the Envy 4520 while it was on sale during Black Friday 2018. It was definitely an impulse purchase, so I didn't take the time to research it very thoroughly. However, after setting it up and using it for just over a month, I'm blown away at the quality of the hardware, software and features this offers! The wireless printing was the biggest selling point for me and configuration is super easy, even if you aren't a hardcore techy like me. I originally planned to connect this to my laptop using a USB cable, but the wireless printing and scanning is so easy and powerful, I've since changed my mind and will just be using this exclusively as a wireless device. Every day I use it, the first thought that comes to mind is "what a great purchase!" as I marvel at the cool stuff this can do, but my $300 Brother Laser printer is unable to do (to be fair, my Brother *is* 5+ years old, so it was released just when wireless printing was becoming ubiquitous). In terms of features and quality, I highly recommend this to anyone who isn't doing a ton of printing (please note the 100-400 pages/month recommendation) and needs a modestly sized all-in-one for printing and scanning. The one aspect of the printer I haven't yet had to use is the Instant Ink feature. I've done some reading on it, and there are some definitely customer satisfaction issues with HP's program, but I always withhold personal judgment until I can evaluate it for myself. Once I've had an opportunity to buy my first 2 ink cartridges, I'll see if I can update this review and offer my thoughts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect in home printer

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    MNSOCAL
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    By far the easiest printer I have ever set up .The wireless almost immediately when I turned the PC Bluetooth on printer connected the phone turn on Bluetooth immediate connection. The head alignment procedure was quick and easy with minimal ink usage compared to others that use all the ink supplied. There is a paper compartment that conceals the paper keeps it fresh dust free The Scanner another slam dunk. Open software choose scanner done starts immediately. The best part Instant Ink I was skeptical I signed up now totally amazed. HP offers multiple plans to suit every need with the option to stop or change plans anytime you want again very simple no phone calls all through the net. The printer must stay online at all times. Prior to completing the instant ink sign up the first supply was already in the system to ship arrived three days later. I have had the unit over a month now I don't get annoying emails its connected HP monitors sends ink and bills accordingly to the chosen plan at a highly discounted price shipping included. Its awesome the best printer I have purchased at a very affordable price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Efficient Entry Level Printer

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    MaxAH
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    Sticking with HP in the printer world has always seemed a smart choice to me. Mother needed a new printer that would be Windows 10 accessible, and this fit the bill. Love the finish, was declared a tad "cheap" by reviews online but when pulled out of package was surprised to see it was a cleaner finish then described. More efficient then her previous unit, with faster scanning options then expected. The touch pad options menu is a bit different, but it works efficiently and seems easy enough to grasp for those who aren't used to it. Having the option to be able to print something back at home, while out and about, via your phone is definitely a cool option for "busy bodies." If I were to write anything of concern for prospective buyers, it would be: 1. Understand this machine's width. It is a wider machine then I expected and barely fit her desk area. 2. The printing tray method, while not concerning in terms of how much the flipper could hold, needs to be noted in any living space as well. In areas where users could be walking through consistently, like a business space, the unit's flipping out tray could be a concern and potentially damaged. That is a perception thing on my part, so it'd be smarter for future purchasers to allocate space in an office to allow freedom of movement, with the system undeterred. However, the benefit of this tray is that it is easily put away to minimize the larger then expected footprint when not in use. So far, works great a few months in! Easily turns on/off as well, if some people find slow shut downs bothersome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great printer

    Posted
    Nathan
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    I had gone to Best Buy to buy a cheap printer fast because I had about an hour to print and send an important paper. When I got to Best Buy I was between a Brother and a Cannon printer. One of the employees asked me if I had any questions and I was like not really and he was like if u are looking for a good printer check of the HP Envy 4520. I told him that I just wanted something cheap and he was like for a couple more dollars you will get way better quality. He also explained some benefits of HP which was what convinced me to buy it. Now, I love my HP Envy. It's fast and easy to use. I love the fact that I don't have to go and buy ink since HP will mail me one when I need it. The price for this service is not too expensive but I would have liked it to be a little cheaper, always looking to save some bucks. I recommend this product to anyone that is looking for a small/medium printer. I've had 3 different printers and this by far has been the best.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    you'll like this one!

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    askmikie
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    My previous printer was an HP Photosmart 3-in-1 which lasted a good long time. However, it was terrible to install/reinstall. Moving frequently during its lifetime, that caused me extreme anguish, since putting it on different networks and routers proved more difficult with each successive move. Finally, it just would NOT reinstall. So with much trepidation I sought out a new printer. Many of the reviews I read left me with mixed feelings in that nearly every printer received both excellent and very poor ratings for the installation process. This one was no different but I had to buy something, so I took a chance. I am so happy! This printer practically installed itself and worked correctly from the get-go. So far I have had ZERO problems with its operation or connectivity. Bonus: it was inexpensive to start with...AND it was also on sale at Best Buy...a multiple winner in my book! Hey, this printer also is able to automatically print on both sides of the paper. Awesome! But a warning to those of you out there who are way too impatient for your own good. To be a good product not everything has to be faster than greased owl...well, lightening fast. This one is not FAST but for me, it is acceptable...not slow...but acceptable. If you NEED high volume or quick action, then you have to spend way more that I spent on this printer. Regardless, this is a fine product; don't deride it for not being super slick...or Hank will pay you a little visit for an "Attitude Adjustment". Merry Christmas, all!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best inkjet I've owned so far

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    ScLime
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    I purchased this as a special buy for Best Buy members on the week of Black Friday for $60. At the time I only had a black and white laser printer that I could only print from with my computers. I was wanting an all in one so I could print from my iPhone and iPad, scan documents, and print in color. I had my eye on a cheaper Canon at Walmart but decided to go with this HP instead. The ink is much cheaper than the Canon and is good for me since I mostly still use the laser printer to print black and white documents. But for all its other functions, it's great at what it does. It has this really cool feature as well where you can email it documents and if it's in sleep mode it'll print them out so they'll be ready when you get home. I also really like how the paper is stored in a tray that slides into the printer, just like my laser one. This keeps the paper clean and stored neatly, so it doesn't stick out in the way or feed dust into the printer eventually clogging something. I admire HP for everything on this printer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SIMPLY AWESOME PRINTER

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    ILPetSitter
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    I previously owned a Canon Pixma Wireless Printer I purchased about 3-4 years ago. It never connected correctly wirelessly, was jamming and finally died 2 days ago. It jammed and then didn't print evenly. I was going to purchase another canon for the price line but then looked at HP's at the store. I ended up purchasing this one which was about $20 more. OMG I LOVE IT!! EASY EASY EASY EASY SET UP! As long as you have Wifi you shouldn't have any issues! It DOE NOT come with a direct USB hook up. BUT I ended up saving the USB cord off my Canon printer & it is compatible. But in all honesty I didn't need it. Within an hour I had 2 computers, my laptop & my android phone all connected to it & working. I LOVE the paper tray goes into the printer & the paper isn't hanging. I love the arm swings out on its own to hold the paper when it prints. Sleek design & not to big. On screen controls are easy to operate & set up directions were easy to follow! So far I'm very happy with my purchase. Did purchase the 2 year replacement plan on it just in case. Did not sign up for the HP Ink Replacement plan as I do not do much printing & ink last me about 6 months.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First HP printer in 10 years

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    tate
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    We used to buy HP all the time to about 2006, what are third one just stopped working for no reason. And back their printers are pretty expensive. So we switched to upset, our first one lasted for years not bad. Second one lasted two years. Not bad either, the third one lasted for months. So we realize that absent printers were going downhill fast. I noticed that the HP printers are getting amazing reviews of the last year or so. So we decided to try the HP NV series. So far we love it, the scanning feature is amazing. The wireless printing is flawless. If I had to make one complaint, printer ink is a little Costly For as few pages you get for the regular size cartridge . We decided to buy the XL of the ink this is the best value. Outside of that, great printer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Printer for Home Use

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    Matt
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    I have been dealing with the world's worst printer (Canon PIXMA) and I decided I no longer wanted to spend $80 for ink, nor did I want to wait 6-10 minutes to print a single page from my printer. So I went into Best Buy to browse, and ended up buying this printer at the recommendation of an employee. I usually do online research and almost never take an employee's recommendation, but I figured since the printer I had was literally the worst printer on earth, I couldn't go anywhere but up. I am very happy with the purchase and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a lower-end home printer. It is quick in both printing and connecting to your device wirelessly. I can hit "print" on my laptop upstairs and by the time I walk to the basement to grab the documents, it is almost done. The quality is what I would expect from a low-end home printer, and overall I am very happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy and quick for a cheaper printer

    Posted
    techdad
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    I walked in, just looking, for a new printer. My Dell printer didn't work with the new OS update right away and I got tired of looking for new drivers, etc. I browsed the printer section and then asked an associate about a Brother printer. Turns out, it wasn't an associate, but a HP rep. She helped me out and didn't pressure me. The best thing about the HP ENVY 4520 is the Instant Ink feature. (also offered with other HP printers) It keeps track of my ink usage and sends me new ink when I'm running low. There is a monthly fee (based on pages printed), but it is better than spending the high prices when buying new cartridges. There isn't a high capacity for paper in the paper tray. (Maybe 50-75 sheets) The print quality is pretty good. I was impressed. It probably wouldn't be high enough quality for photos, but I can't say for sure. I don't print photos. Hope this review helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For The Price It's An Excellent Buy

    Posted
    TommyBoy

    My old HP printer has had it's day. Eight years old and operated great for the duration. Towards the end it printed only B&W which was fine as I really didn't need to print many color copies. When it was time to purchase another printer I choose the HP Envy 4520. First because it was an HP and I want this unit to match up with my HP computer. Second was the price. I didn't want to spend upwards of $130 for a printer and when I seen this for sale at BB for $69.95 I couldn't pass it up. The set up was as easy as I have ever found in a printer. Even thou it is a wireless printer I preferred cable/wire connection. Very easy hook-up.Put the HP disk in my computer for the driver download, connected the cords and the very first try it printed flawlessly. Color photos were awesome and B&W documents looked great. Very nice machine for the price. Boots up very fast and closes down/sleep mode completes in a matter of seconds. Great buy!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far So good

    Posted
    dolphinsc66
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    We needed a new home printer since our 3-year old Canon just decided to come up with an error message that Canon said wasn't worth sending in to be repaired. "It's cheaper to get a new one." Sadly, I'm not a fan of getting rid of broken things. We live in a throw-away society and I prefer to fix things but couldn't fix something else once again since parts are expensive. After researching I decided on this printer. The specs and price were right. I like that I can print from it off site. I like that I can send a print job from my phone. I like that I signed up for 5 free months of printer cartridge replacement. I also like that there are only 2 cartridges, black and multi and they're MUCH less expensive than the Canon printer. I REALLY liked the price! I ran an auction the other day and had to print out 200 auction cards with photos. Not one single problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good home printer for the price

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    Lindy1959
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    This is a good printer for home use. I was needing to replace the cartridges on my old HP printer (and had not been pleased with the quality of the HP cartridges needed for the old HP printer) and came across this HP Envy 4520 on sale at my local Best Buy store for less than the cost of the cartridges for the old HP printer so I thought I would give this printer a try. For home use, this is a great little printer - no problems with setup and Wi-Fi (although it would not connect to Wi-Fi on the first attempt during setup but the instructions stated to unplug and replug the power cord back in to reboot-normal low tech solution to any computer issue it seems) and it has worked perfectly since. I also signed up for the HP Instant Ink program and so far have been happy with both the printer and the ink program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple is better

    Posted
    ScienceEducator
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    This printer is a very simple all in one. I have been quite happy with HP printers so far, having owned two prior to this one. I had a Lexmark, and an Epson. The print quality is great in both B/W and Color. The cartridges last a good length - as I am still on the starter ones. The automatic paper tray arm is fantastic! I always hated pulling that out every time i wanted to print. if I forgot, the papers would fall out, and slide under the shelf that holds the printer. So having this very small addition is incredibly useful. The small form factor and sleek design fits the aesthetics of my office perfectly - as there are no obstructions, no arms or "fancy" bells and whistles to break down. It's great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Affordable home printer, good for Chromebook users

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    UndercoverWildcat
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    We needed to replace an old printer after my wife started using her Chromebook for work. We tried to use cloud printing with mixed results. The HP Envy 4520 was an affordable option with good reviews, and Best Buy's price matching made it an even better deal. Set up was very easy and were able to print from any device in the house. Printing from our phones works well with the free app and is one of the highlights. The scanner works well (with the relatively small amount of scanning we've done). My only criticism is that after not having used the printer for extended periods of time, (e.g. a week or more,) sometimes the print is uneven along the edge, at the start of the print are. I considered subtracting a star from the rating, but it really wasn't enough of an issue to outweigh the positives.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Printer

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    bluesky
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    At first I was reluctant to purchase this printer. I had another printer in mind; however after hearing about the added benefits of the technology that keeps track of printing and ink levels and how I could cut my ink refill spending significantly I decided to give this printer a try and I am very pleased with it. I needed to replace a wireless printer because the wireless feature stopped working with no resolve. Given the specs and price point on this printer I can definitely recommend it as an excellent product. If you want a super fast printer for heavy use, then this is not the model that will meet that expectation. If you manage your documents primarily in a digital format and need the printing, scanning and copy features moderately, then give this one a chance. I've owned this printer for 3 months and I've not experienced any problems

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Low-Cost Printer

    Posted
    Wals
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    I picked up this printer on sale for $50 before I was about to spend more than that on ink for my Canon printer. The printer is easy to setup and the print quality is excellent for B&W. I haven't had a need to print a color image yet except when needing that for calibrating the printer but the quality should be fine for most people. The Instant-Ink feature is a great idea which saves time and money based on your particular printing needs. Check out the HP web site for all the details. The printer uses only 2 ink cartridges which is a lot better than my Canon which required 5 and went dry even after not using the color carts since I use mostly B&W. If you're looking for a low-cost and low-maintenence printer, this should work great for most anybody's requirements.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great printer

    Posted
    mrbdbell
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    I've had this almost a month now. It wasn't as easy as I thought it'd be to set up but once I had someone tech savvy to help me it's been smooth sailing for the most part. The printer is incouragable at times especially when I print something then I cancel it. The printer will continue to persist and shoot out pages attempting to print what I canceled. Even after I power it off and power it back on it will keep trying to print. I have the HP ink subscription and this can have an effect on pages used which is not good. Overall though the printer is great, I'm having issues trying to connect it to my HP app on my phone as well. But I like it. For the price and the convenience of not having to wait in line to print this is a great wi-fi enabled personal printer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased with this printer

    Posted
    justtat
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    I needed a printer for home. Didn't want anything too elaborate, basically just when I need to print something which isn't too often. The guy at Best Buy recommended this one and for the price, I think it's a good buy. Set up was pretty easy. I did have to call the held desk but it wasn't a problem with the printer, it was my laptop that wasn't communicating with the printer. The printer came with software on CD and I installed it on an older laptop and it was a breeze but my newer laptop doesn't have a CD driver so I had to download the software from the HP website and for some reason it had a glitch. Anyway, the tech was very helpful and worked his magic on the laptop and had it connected in less than 10 minutes. I would definitely recommend this printer to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Printer

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    JudyB
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    I have been using this printer for about 3 months and am very pleased with it. I have had no issues with it whatsoever. The printer starts to print almost immediately when I hit "print." The copies are very clear and I have had no paper feeding problems at all. I consider the $49.99 price I paid a real bargain. Yes, the ink is always the main cost but I've resigned myself to buying the HP ink. I'm a light to moderate user so ink should not be too expensive. I've tested other brands of ink in the past with poor results so will stick to the HP ink. I did not sign up for the automatic ink program; maybe I'll try it in the future. I wish it had fax capability but that was not a deal breaker since I rarely fax.

    I would recommend this to a friend