HP Officejet 4632 Highlights -
Pros: Automatic duplexer. Multifunction. Easy to setup.
Cons: Guzzles color ink. Slow. No Ethernet. Lacks port for USB thumb drive.
Most of our readers are probably aware of the benefits that multifunction printers provide. Not only are they convenient and have a smaller carbon footprint, they also reduce costs by combining copying, printing, scanning and faxing all in one printer. HP Officejet 4632 Inkjet e-All-in-One printer is one such printer that boosts your efficiency and productivity. With the added convenience of built-in wireless (802.11b/g/n), users will be able to print, scan or copy from multiple devices like laptops or smartphones within their wireless network. The printer is targeted towards home and home office environment where printing demand is typically not as high as in mid sized organisations. The printer features a 35 page automatic document feeder (ADF) which makes it easy to copy and scan documents. Also, with automatic two-sided printing and an ENERGY STAR® rating, this printer is environment friendly. Please note that this printer is exactly the same as HP Officejet 4630 we have recently reviewed. The only difference between these two printers is how they are sold. The HP Officejet 4630 is sold directly through HP and select resellers and the HP Officejet 4632 is only sold through resellers.
Functions : Print, Scan, Copy and Fax
Print technology : HP Thermal Inkjet
Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm) : 22
Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm) : 17
Maximum Print Resolution (Black) : 1200x600 dpi
Maximum Print Resolution (Color) : 4800x1200 dpi
Maximum Input Media Capacity : 100 sheets
Wireless Print Technology : HP ePrint, Apple AirPrint, HP wireless direct
Duplex Printing : Automatic
Copier Type : Flatbed
Copy speed : 6 cpm (black), 4 cpm (color)
Maximum Copy Resolution : 600x600 dpi
Scanner Type : Flatbed
Scanner Technology : CIS (Contact Image Sensor)
Maximum Scan Resolution (Optical) : 1200x2400 dpi
Fax speed : Up to 33.6Kbps
Transmission Speed : Approx. 4 sec per page
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The HP Officejet 4632 is well designed with a 2 inch hi-resolution mono LCD screen and takes very little desk space. Also, with wireless connectivity the printer is easy to setup without the need to download drivers when running Windows 8. The printer produces good quality text & graphics and is capable of printing borderless, which gives documents a polished look. The photo quality is average. Overall, we think the print quality will meet most home-office user needs. The printer uses 2 cartridges (1 black and 1 Tri-color - cyan, magenta, yellow) which means users can't replace the individual colors when one color runs low. The whole cartridge has to be replaced when one color is running low or is finished. As with HP Officejet 4630, some user reviews have pointed out that the printer tends to run low on color ink relatively quickly which may be an issue for users who frequently print colored documents.However users can potentially save money by signing up for the HP Instant Ink program in which they will receive ink for a fixed rate depending on the number of pages they print. The printer measures 17.52 x 13.15 x 4.72 inches and weighs 16.68 pounds.
The HP Officejet 4632 Inkjet e-All-in-One printer is probably one of the best multifunction printers we have seen in the market with a sub $150 price range. It may not be the fastest and may run out of color ink quickly, but if you are using this printer in a home or home-office environment and mostly print documents in black, then this should not be a big issue. The print quality is decent and with wireless printing it is very convenient to print documents. If you're looking for a printer with a solid set of features and a modest price tag, we highly recommend this printer.