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Beautiful Design - Limited Capabilities - BEWARE
on March 11, 2012
After 4 years, my photosmart 4200 decided it no longer wanted to accept its cartridges, I decided to simply buy a new printer.
The envy simply stands apart from most printers as it simply feels more solidly well built, it's much heavier than most but probably more than it needs to be - the thing IS heavy, perhaps that's why it's ultra quiet when printing.
The set up is easy if you plan to use a cable. If you plan to use it wirelessly - beware, the set up may be a bit more cumbersome. My windows computer could not recognize/discover the printer's IP address, it took me an hour with tech support to successfully set up.
THE REASON I TOOK IT BACK: If, like me, you use your printer for work related documents, beware - THIS PRINTER CANNOT PRINT ON LEGAL SIZED PAPER. Like Apple, HP has sacrificed the practical for the aesthetic. I understand what the designers wanted to do, by hiding the tray and paper under the machine, hence making it a wonderful looking living room accessory but - they could have built an opening on the tray, on the off chance one wanted to print legal-sized paper. Also, for a printer at this price point, having just two cartridge slots: black & color, will almost certainly make your ink replacement budget higher.
If you want printer that is not your typical noisy, bulky, cheaply built plastic fare - this may be the one. However, if you run a home based business, or print different sized work documents from home, beware of its limitations.