Inkjet Multifunctional Printer Hp Officejet 4650 In Test

The HP Officejet 4650 multifunction printer is not an office worker, as the name suggests. Read in the test what this is.

The HP Officejet 4650 ink multifunction printer is “office” in the product name, but it is rather a home appliance, as printerhall shows. The combi-model is part of the “Ink Ink” delivery service, which can be delivered directly to the house depending on the printing requirements. The HP Officejet 4650 is quite often the case with small print cartridges with integrated print heads.

The multifunction printer is not suitable for real office tasks. For this, the site prices are too high despite HP’s Instant Ink replacement program, the working speed is too low at the same time. For home use, the HP Officejet 4650 is an option if you occasionally print, scan, and copy, but you need a fax. Features such as duplex printing unit, document feeder and WiFi Direct for printing and scanning from the mobile device. On the other hand, paper feeding and storage are rather narrow.


+ Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct

+ Apple Airprint, HP ePrint

+ Duplex printing unit

+ Real switch


– Monochrome touch display

– high side rates

Consumption – High Side Rates

The HP30 series is available with XL range. However, even with 6.2 cents for the black and 9.1 cents for the colored sheet they produce high side costs. This makes the HP Officejet 4650 stand out for office users. The Instant Ink program does not help with this, which reduces the cartridge prices, but the constant replacement of the cartridges still remains annoying. In contrast, electricity consumption is moderate. When idle, the HP Officejet 4650 switches to low 0.8 watts when Wi-Fi is disabled. If the wireless interface is switched on, the consumption does not go below 1.1 watts-even low. In addition, the device offers a real switch, which completely separates it from the power supply.

Office Equipment – At First Glance

As little as the subsequent costs for an employment in the office environment speak, so very tried the equipment. The multifunction printer can print, scan, copy and fax. For this purpose, a duplex unit is installed, which automatically prints the paper front and back.Up to 35 sheets can be fed through the document feeder. The display is touch-enabled and graphically structured, but only in grayscale-this looks quite old-fashioned.However, the screen reacts quickly to the finger pressure. His menu is structured.

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Paper handling is the answer to office applications: Only 100 sheets fit into the input tray.Also for the storage are only lean 25 sheets provided. Also, because of the ADF attachment, the scanner lid is quite heavy. If we open it up with a little swing, the housing part, with the scanner glass, rises. Below are the cartridges. As soon as the cover gets in motion, the print carriage moves to the center for a cartridge exchange, which then does not take place at all. A bit more robustness would be more suitable for the office.

Too Little Job For The Job

The speed of the HP Officejet 4650 is too low even for the home office with low print and scan volumes. The 0:58 minutes for 10 pages Grauert-Brief can still be expected.However, with color prints and copies the patience is badly stressed-as for instance 4:44 minutes for 10 A4 pages from Acrobat show. This also applies to scanning: Here the preview needs an average of 22 seconds. And it is only two seconds faster than a full color scanner.

Proper Quality In Printing, Scanning And Copying

Patience is rewarded, however, because the multi-function printer produces decent prints, scans, and copies. The ink application on the sheet is quite high throughout. However, this is not at the expense of the legibility of texts. On plain paper we create light stripes. On photopapier they disappear. Basically, the Officejet produces quite warm colors- especially skin looks like sunburnt. This is almost a tad too exaggerated. The testcans have a good sharpness. We recommend to use the pre-selection for color document, photo and grayscale and to edit the settings. The reason: If we create our own profile in the test, the HP Officejet 4650 scans only part of the template.