HP Photosmart C4599 review

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  • Pros

  • Compact, stylish
  • Affordable all-in-one
  • Good printing solutions
  • Cons

  • Had issue with grainy 4x6 prints
  • No paper tray
  • No PictBridge/USB option

The HP Photosmart C4599 All-In-One printer is a limited editon inkjet printer with wireless network capability for under $200.  Right off the bat, it has promise.

We decided to take a closer look at the C4599.  Will it stand up to the test?  Find out below!

Photosmart C4599 Specifications

  • 3-in-1 device – print, copy and scan
  • Print speeds: 30 ppm in black, 23 ppm in color
  • Photos in 25 seconds (4 x 6”)
  • Print resolution: up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi
  • 1.5” LCD
  • Automatic paper-type sensor
  • Built-in memory card reader
  • Built-in WiFi
  • Energy Star Certified

The Basics

The first thing I noticed about the C4599 – even before I took it out of the box – was how little room it took up on my desk.  Even when I get compact printers in for review, they usually come in huge boxes with 2 lbs of Styrofoam.

The C4599 dimensions are approx. 17” x 11” x 6” and it weighs in at 11.16 lbs; small and light for an all-in-one machine.

I like the look of the C4599 as well.  It is mostly black with silver accents on the scanner lid and the paper tray door.  

The scanner flatbed is approx. 12” x 9”, I rounded up a bit.  It has labels for different media sizes around the outside of the glass.

Below the scanner, there is a door that flips open to the inside of the Photosmart C4599.  Here you can access the tray extender and load paper.

There is no paper tray with the C4599 because of its compact size.  The paper is loaded directly in to the printer; adjust the paper clasp on the left to fit the media size. 

 If you need to load new ink cartridges, there is a panel that opens above the paper area.

The control panel is located on the left side of the machine.  The power button, Wi-Fi button, and printer controls are all found here, as well as the 1.5” LCD. 

Below the control panel is the built-in memory card reader.  It supports Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Secure Digital card, MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital High Capacity card and xD-Picture card.

On the back of the machine, there is a USB port and the AC jack.



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