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Printer Primer, HP Officejet 4650 AIO
November 19, 2015
Homes and home offices searching for a new multifunction device may wish to consider one of the newest units from HP, the Officejet 4650. It made its debut back in September along with several other new HP printers designed for homes and home offices. This particular device is a 4-in-1 (print, scan, copy, fax) bringing a variety of functionality to its users. In terms of print speed, it features up to 9.5 ISO ppm black and up to 6.8 ISO ppm for color pages, making it slightly faster than another unit we recently looked at, the OfficeJet 3830. The Officejet 4650 has a footprint of 17.53" x 22.22" x 7.81" (W x D x H) when printing and weighs just under 14.5 lbs. As part of the front interface of the printer, users will find a sleek and responsive 2.2” mono touchscreen LCD which allows quick and intuitive navigation of machine menus and functions.
The machine comes with a great deal of convenient features that support both wireless and mobile printing. First of all, there is support for wireless printing from almost all mobile OSs including Android, iOS, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows 10 Mobile operating systems. Need even more options? HP has you covered there, too with support for Wi-Fi Direct connections, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, and HP ePrint among others. As an added convenience for those printing remotely, HP has designed the output tray to be auto-deploying, mitigating the risk of users finding output strewn on the floor. For users printing over a home network can do so with the built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.
The paper handling on this device is fairly common for a sub-$100 device aimed at homes and home offices. The input capacity is rated for up to 100 sheets of plain paper in either letter- or legal-size, up to 10 envelopes, or 40 cards. Also included as a standard feature is automatic two-sided printing. Scanning, copying and faxing at the device or unattended is easily accomplished with a 35-sheet capacity automatic document feeder. The maximum monthly duty cycle is 1,200 pages, though the recommended volume is between 100-400 pages.
The Officejet 4650 uses the same two-cartridge ink system found on other new HP printers. Additionally, the unit is eligible for the HP Instant Ink program which automates supplies ordering and management for a small monthly fee dependent on the number of pages. For those interested, HP includes one free month in the program with the purchase of the printer. If users choose to buy cartridges themselves when they need them, the black and tri-color each come in either a standard capacity model or a high capacity version. Page yields are rated as up to 190 pages black/165 pages tri-color for standard capacity and 480 pages black, 330 pages tri-color for high-capacity.
The HP Officejet 4650 AIO is available from the company for $99.99. For more information on the unit, visit the product page on the HP website.