From a quick glance, The 123 HP ENVY 4510 could pass for a nicely designed, if slightly oversized, Blu-ray player. When it’s off, it’s simply a rectangular box, measuring 4.3 by 16.9 by 13.2 inches, made mostly of black plastic. There are no visible paper trays, no front panel buttons, and no other visual clues-aside from some easy to overlook text on the bottom front-to give away the fact that it’s a multifunction printer (MFP).
Get a little closer and you can see a glass panel on the top, which happens to be a see-through lid for the letter-size flatbed scanner. Unless you’ve already seen that kind of scanner before, however, you probably wouldn’t recognize it as one.
When you turn the printer on, by tapping on the touch-sensitive power icon, the 4.3-inch color touch screen on the front panel lights up to show some pretty icons including two labeled Scan and Copy. In addition, almost the entire front section of the printer opens up to about a 45-degree angle (which you can adjust manually if you care to). But there’s still no visible input or output tray.
Only when you actually print something does the 123 HP ENVY 4510 reveal itself as a printer, automatically closing the front panel lid, then opening it to 90 degrees, and swinging out an arm in front of the printer to catch the pages coming out. When you take the pages off the arm, it then rotates the arm back into the printer, and partially closes the front lid again.
If you feel around under the lid, you’ll find the paper drawer, which works like a DVD tray. There’s even a touch-sensitive eject button you can use to tell the printer to move the front lid out of the way and eject the tray. You can then fill it with paper, touch the button again to close the tray, or push the tray in just a little, and let the printer grab it and take it the rest of the way.
Unfortunately, although these snazzy features add to the cost, they don’t do anything for printing or for other basic MFP capabilities. That leaves the basics for the 123 HP ENVY 4510 comparable to what you’ll find in much less expensive printers.
There are many ways to configure your device to print wirelessly. Each has its own pros and cons and the costs vary accordingly. Some scenarios are based on your existing setup (for example, if your printer has networking built-in).