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HP OfficeJet 4650 Review – One Of The Best Printers Around

HP is known for its quality hardware components as well as software or other related services, and usually when you are looking to purchase any device, you’ve probably met many products that were made by them.

Today, we are going to make an overview of their all-in-one printer which is known as OfficeJet 4650.

This printer combines an affordable price with many office-centric features which are not often seen with other printers in this price range, but you will hear more about each of them in the following sections where I’m going to talk in details.

The Design

From a design perspective, the 4650 measures 7.5-inches in height, 17.5-inches in width, 14.5-inches in length and weighs around 14.43 pounds, which makes it very mobile.

This printer is designed for small-and-home-based offices and features a sleek curvy rounded design with a paper tray that gently slopes into the hopper while the curved face serves for opening the lower tray.

As I stated at the beginning, this model is all-in-one, or to be more precise, it can be used as a fax, copier, printer, scanner, and as a duplexer for two-sided printings, so by default, this means that your productivity will be increased like never before.

The 2.2-inch Hi-Res Mono touch screen which is positioned at the front of the panel is there to let you make many configurations such as scaling the legal-size pages down, turning them into letter size copies and much more!

What I love the most about the control panel is that its 2-inch-wide arm can swing out from the body automatically in order to serve as an output for the tray’s paper catch.

Since we are living a dynamic life where we have to do everything quickly but effectively, HP has made the Office Jet 4650 WI-Fi enabled, so you can connect it to your smartphone or tablet and print what you have to print without the need for a network!

You can also take an advantage of the HP Smart app which is user-friendly and has plenty of settings that will help you to control this printer and use all of its capabilities.

This application is compatible with both the Android OS and Apple’s iOS so regardless of which operating system you’re using, you will be able to print without a network by using Wireless Direct printing.
Hence, this model doesn’t include an Ethernet as a connection choice and the only wired connection available directly to a PC by using the USB 2.0 cable.

The Performance

The OfficeJet 4650 comes well-secured, with a protective sheet that is placed on the scanner glass and a strip of cardboard inside, and this is really cool since we are talking about a multifunction device.

So, HP did a really good job here for preventing any unwanted situations.
The startup time is 16 seconds which is maybe average, but it takes more than 45 seconds before the first page is printed, so my only complaint about this part is that HP could make this printer a bit faster.

However, I want to mention that for a single text page to be printed, it takes about 15 seconds if you’re doing it from a computer, and about 24 seconds from your smartphone.

Another interesting thing about this model is that it includes features such as HP`s ePrint, Apple`s AirPrint, and even Google’s Cloud Print so you will be very well equipped and have plenty of printing capabilities.

But that’s not all! There are plenty of additional features such as an Auto Document Feeder, Borderless Printing, printing 4 by 6 photos and Scan-To-Email, so the only thing that it misses is the Ethernet networking capability and the NFC Touch-to-print.

This printer is also eligible for HP`s Instant Ink Program from which you could really benefit. This means that if you pay a small monthly fee, your printer will automatically notify HP when it is running out of ink and, so, HP will then send you a fresh cartridge to your door and ensure that you will always be equipped with ink.
The print quality is accompanied by an attractive color saturation and smooth textures on plain paper, while the photos are printed with plenty of detail and well-defined colors!

In addition, the photo speed is around 1 minute for a 4-by-6-inch print, and that is really quick and it beats most of the printers in the market that share a similar price.
This printer can handle up to 100-sheets of papers and you can print on legal-size paper and by using the 2.2-inch front-panel touch screen, you can easily scale legal-size pages down or turning them into letter-size copies as I stated at the beginning.
If you use it for scanning, I want to mention that the optical resolution is 1200 by 1200 DPI, with a grayscale depth of 8-bit and a color depth of 24 bit so you’re good to go!

This model can be used as a Fax machine as you know, so, the maximum transmission speed is around 33.6 kilobytes per second, and the total memory capacity is around 99 pages which would be more than enough for you in my opinion.

Of course, everything depends on your workload, but for the price you pay this is really good.

During the performance, this printer doesn’t produce any noticeable noise which often happens with other printers, so, you can be focused on your working tasks and not get distracted by noise that would decrease your productivity.

The OfficeJet is also cost-friendly, so you won’t spend a large amount of money for refilling and stuff like due to its Thermal Inkjet Technology. This technology uses thermal energy or electricity for heating up the ink and applies it to a medium, so, it does a pretty good job in providing a low-cost expenditure for high-speed printing while on the other side, it makes the printer print on a variety of surfaces.

Another benefit in terms of cutting your costs is the 2-sided printing capability, which, as the name states, will allow you to print on both sides of the page and reduce the paper use by up to 50% which is awesome!

Final Words

Overall, you should definitely take the HP OfficeJet 4650 into a serious consideration due to its quality, durability, low-cost performance and its tremendous capabilities that will definitely ease your work and increase your productivity like never before! The price tag would be another good reason to do so, and if you ever decide to purchase it, you will definitely assure yourself of what I’m talking about!

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Bryan Nelson

Bryan Nelson

Hello! I am Bryan Nelson. I am a tech enthusiast, writer and i love everything tech related!

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