HP Envy 100 e-All-in-One
Manufacturer: HP Part number: CN517A#B1H
- Bottom Line:
- Boasting a touch-screen display, an app store, and ePrint (a remote printing service), the HP Envy 100 features loads of innovation in a slickly designed chassis. We wouldn't buy this printer for its image quality, but the convenience of ePrint and the potential of the ePrintCenter app store earn the HP Envy 100 our recommendation.
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CNET editors' review
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- Reviewed by: Justin Yu
- Edited by: Rich Brown
- Reviewed on: 11/16/2010
The good: New ePrint feature enables wireless printing by e-mail; Web-based ePrintCenter offers expanded functionality via downloadable apps; ePrintCenter with free app store offers versatile functionality; enclosed cartridge bay for quiet printing; slick design with low-profile footprint.
The bad: Slow print speed; tricky wireless setup; two-ink-cartridge bay produces mediocre photo quality; low-volume paper input tray can only hold 80 sheets at a time.
The bottom line: Boasting a touch-screen display, an app store, and ePrint (a remote printing service), the HP Envy 100 features loads of innovation in a slickly designed chassis. We wouldn't buy this printer for its image quality, but the convenience of ePrint and the potential of the ePrintCenter app store earn the HP Envy 100 our recommendation.
Printing From My iPad with Air Print, Well Almost
by B-Byrum on August 25, 2011
Pros: + Great printer, scanner, and copier
+ It is compact, easy to use
+ Ability of the iPad to print to the device either wirelessly (Air Print) or via e-Print
+ Built-in wired Ethernet capability
Cons: - Printing with Air Print needs to be rethought
Summary: One of the major complaints about the iPad when it was first introduced was that one could not print from it. Apple heard us and with the release of IOS (...
Summary: One of the major complaints about the iPad when it was first introduced was that one could not print from it. Apple heard us and with the release of IOS (iPhone Operating System) 4.2 the company included Apple Air Print a technology that allows, or is supposed to allow the iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch to print wirelessly from the device to an ever-increasing number of Hewlett Packard printers like the HP Envy 100 e-All-in-One D410a Inkjet Printer.*** P.S. If you will buy this printer I suggest you have compare prices before you decide at: www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0043D2O7C?ie=UTF8&ref_=dp_olp_new_map&condition=new#?ie=UTF8&tag=***************&********=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957
Hewlett Packard upped the ante with this All-n-One (AIO) unit by including wireless and giving the "HP Envy 100 e-All-in-One D410a Inkjet Printer" an e-mail address from one can print from your iPad via a technology called "e-Print." One is also supposed to be able to print wirelessly via Apple Air Print.
The "HP Envy 100 e-All-in-One D410a Inkjet Printer" is a small footprint multifunction printing device (compatible with PC as well as Macintosh) that allows you to print, scan, copy all from one unit. The HP Envy 100 has the added capability of printing photos directly from the unit and will accept input from all manner of removable and or portable memory devices including SD Media, or USB port for connecting directly to a digital camera. All of these connections are situated on the front of the unit.
Wired networking is built into the HP Envy 100 e-AIO; the machine has built-in 10/100 Ethernet port. Once set up, computers speak directly to the printer abrogating the need for a dedicated print server, or sharing via Windows. Note: the HP Envy 100 e-AIO can also be connected directly to a PC via a USB cable (not included), in which case its printer functionality can be shared via Windows.
Unlike other AIO printers the HP Envy 100 e-AIO is a smaller than usual unit without an automatic document feeder. Gone as well are (4) cartridges, replaced by (2). The HP Envy 100 e-AIO also features a flatbed scanner, copy collating, two-sided printing, print up to legal size; and a slide-in 25-sheet input paper capacity. The HP Envy 100 e-AIO offers print and copy speeds up to 27 pages per minute (ppm) black, and up to 22 ppm color, with up to 4,800-optimized dpi color and laser-quality text.
As I stated above, the HP Envy 100 e-AIO is a small unit, and as such it ships in many different parts and had to be put together before use. It took me a little less than 15 minutes to completely assemble the printer. Since the printer is so compact there are few moving parts, even the duplexer is built-in.
Before connecting the HP Envy 100 e-AIO to a computer (USB), or network (Ethernet), the decision must be made to utilize one or the other communications medium, but not both. But, of course there is one other option: wireless, so I installed the HP Envy 100 e-AIO utilizing wireless and USB and I can print either way. Wireless set-up was effortless using DHCP.
Wireless Printing & e-Print
One of the selling points of the HP Envy 100 e-AIO is of course the ability of the iPad to print to the device either wirelessly (Air Print) or via e-Print. For me the first doesn't work, while the second mostly works; let me explain.
IOS version 4.2 shipped with Air Print, which allow the iPad to wirelessly "talk" to Air Print enabled printers like the HP Envy 100 e-AIO. While I could see the printer on the iPad from Air Print enabled applications like Safari, select the printer and the app stated that it was rendering a print job, yet nothing came out of the printer, ever!
I Google'd the issue and it turns out I am not the only one with the issue; it appears to be a wide-spread and caused by a combination of wireless access point (WAP)/ Router, printer, and iPad compatibility. I tried all of the steps outlined in numerous BLOG's on the issue and I have yet to resolve it; (heavy sigh!).
On the other hand, e-Print works like a charm, most of the time. With e-Print the HP Envy 100 e-AIO is assigned an e-mail address to which one can forward e-mail's to be printed from iPad, iMac, iPod, or PC as long as the printer is connected to the Internet. This feature works reasonably well; it is supposed to be able to print attachments, but this is a hit or miss proposition; i.e. sometimes it works, sometime not, sometimes it print half a page. Overall, I am pleased with e-print, and of course since I cannot print to the HP Envy 100 e-AIO via Air Print, it is the only way I can print from the iPad.
To get the most of the HP Envy 100 e-AIO you will have to install the software suite on a PC or iMac, and for this you will need to connect the AIO via a USB cable. The software will allow one to control features on the printer, as well as download HP Apps, yes I said Apps from the Internet in order to use directly on the printer. Via HP Apps like Disney you can print out ready to color pictures from the movie Tron; just bring them up from the color screen on the HP Envy 100 e-AIO and hit print. Seriously cool!
With the software is installed the workstation will be able to print, scan, and copy from the HP Envy 100 e-AIO.
Pretty straight forward; the software installation process installed a full set of print drivers on each workstation, which in turn give you complete control over the printing process, including two-sided printing. The HP Envy 100 e-AIO can also print from inserted USB flash drives and or SD Media cards.
The HP Envy 100 e-AIO offers up only a flatbed scanner for use, gone is the ADF. Initialing the scanning process can be accomplished from the included software or the HP Envy 100 e-AIO control panel. Once an item is placed on the flatbed scanner on the scanner glass surface, you can push the Scan button on the front panel, at which time you choose where to scan to: Computer, USB Flash Drive, or Memory Card. Once a destination is chosen, you can then chose to scan to file, e-mail, or photo.
This process, like printing is pretty straight forward; both color and black & white copies can be made, up to 99 at a time. Because there is a duplexer installed two-sided copies can be made in a number of different configurations, including 1-side original/ 1-side copy; 1-side original/ 2-side copy; 2-side original/ 1-side copy; 2-side original/ 2-side copy. Copies can also be enlarged up to 144%, or reduced down to 25% of original.
Working with Photos
As stated above, the HP Envy 100 e-AIO will accept input from a number of commercially available portable memory storage devices, slots for which are located on the right hand side of the printer underneath a sliding panel. Simply insert the memory card and the photos it contains are displayed on the small 2.4" 256 color display in the middle of the OJ L7680 AIO's control panel.
Using the square control button that sits to the right of the display, pictures can be scrolled through and then printed on borderless or regular paper. Pictures can also be shared between users as long as the HP Instant Sharing utility is set up.
Overall I like the HP Envy 100 e-AIO, it is compact, easy to use, and has an aura of coolness that is hard to resist. Of course its inability to utilize Air Print and print wirelessly from the iPad is a big impediment considering it is what I bought the AIO for. However, since the e-print is working relatively well, I can excuse the minor, well okay, major bump in the road to iPad nirvana!
The built-in wired Ethernet capability, coupled with USB and wireless make the HP Envy 100 e-AIO a versatile, flexible unit that is ideal for a small home office setting and well as workgroup setting; however, with its multitude of family-centric HP Apps, the AIO seems to be geared towards the home user. If you or your small workgroup need a scanner/ copier/ printer, and need to print from your iPad is some form or fashion the HP Envy 100 e-AIO should be given serious consideration, just be aware of the wireless constraints!
Updated on Aug 25, 2011
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15 out of 15 users found this user opinion helpful.
Piece of junk.
by nhvacationer on December 13, 2011
Pros: Great....when it works! We estimate that is only about 35% of the time.
Cons: Never been so frustrated with a piece of equipment. I have had to load and reload the drivers for this more times than I can count, and that doesn't even always do the trick. Spent literally 4 hours online with an HP consultant with no resolution.
Summary: DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS so-called PRINTER/SCANNER. The wireless function is so temperamental, but have even had issues when connected by USB. The printer spits out blank ...
Summary: DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS so-called PRINTER/SCANNER. The wireless function is so temperamental, but have even had issues when connected by USB. The printer spits out blank sheets, or worse, prints one or two lines of jibberish, ruining an entire sheet. Scanning crashes part way through. Automatic updates are set, but the HP rep even admitted online, that software issues were causing my problems. NOT WORTH the effort to try to fix it AGAIN. $200 down the drain. (BTW, all was well for about the first two weeks, until I got a message about an important update. Since then, nothing but trouble.) I would also say the HP support site is not very good. The issues they deal with are simplistic and no help with wireless connection issues or the scanning problems.
4 out of 4 users found this user opinion helpful.
Nice hardware, terrible software
by Tomato Soup on February 20, 2011
Pros: I like several things about this unit, including its tiny form factor, 2-sided printing, and wireless networking.
Cons: The atrocious internal software makes the printer unusable.
Summary: Could be very nice, but fatal flaws make it unusable.
The internal software is just atrocious. It drops off the wireless network on its own, so it can't be ...
Summary: Could be very nice, but fatal flaws make it unusable.
The internal software is just atrocious. It drops off the wireless network on its own, so it can't be reached for printing. The only recourse is to fumble around with the "wireless setup" menus until it decides to reconnect. Sometimes it takes 2 minutes, sometimes 10. This has to be done every time I print.
And now it's "bricked" itself (see http://******/ekZMW6 and http://******/dIzjjY) during an update, making it essentially dead. There are MANY people this is happening to, and HP seems to not give a crap about it. Surprising, since this seemed to be a nice new model that many people would be interested in if it worked correctly, but they're blowing the opportunity.
3 out of 3 users found this user opinion helpful.
Excellent New Form Factor Printer
by dc137pd on November 18, 2010
Pros: Easy set up both for the printer and wireless networking. Fast print speed and works so much better than my old Canon MX870
Cons: kinda slow initial boot up time.
Summary: This printer replaced my Canon MX 870 which took forever to print wirelessly. Had ZERO trouble setting this printer up and connecting to wireless network. Only took a few minutes ...
Summary: This printer replaced my Canon MX 870 which took forever to print wirelessly. Had ZERO trouble setting this printer up and connecting to wireless network. Only took a few minutes and the printer was up and running. Not meant as a great photo printer but will do the job. Dont think you can go wrong with this printer and one of its best features is that it looks more like a DVD player than a printer. Apps on the printer work great too and you dont have to turn on the computer to print your Fandango tickets.
3 out of 3 users found this user opinion helpful.
great desktop multifunction printer
by 610madison on December 13, 2010
Pros: Very nice design, easy set up, good software, fast printing, and wonderful scanner. Remote printing is a great feature. Very solid and well constructed.
Cons: None really.
Summary: I really love this printer. It does have it's limitations - it is not a great large format photo printer and it will burn through ink cartridges if you ...
Summary: I really love this printer. It does have it's limitations - it is not a great large format photo printer and it will burn through ink cartridges if you print large documents or print often, but it's not designed for either of these uses. I use it for a home office and it just does everything well. I don't see anything in the market that can come close to it's price, value, and performance. And the design really is quite nice especialy if you don't want a NASA land rover sized piece of cheap plastic on your desktop. I would buy this printer again in a heart beat and highly recommend it.
2 out of 2 users found this user opinion helpful.
Do not purchase due to software errors
by mizzoutailgate on February 25, 2011
Pros: Great design, wireless capabilities and perceived usability
Cons: Will not update (stuck for days), poor customer service resolution, loud.
Summary: I am writing this review to hopefully save individuals time and frustration with HP Customer Support. I recently purchased the HP ENVY EAIO PRINTER D410 printer and within 2 weeks ...
Summary: I am writing this review to hopefully save individuals time and frustration with HP Customer Support. I recently purchased the HP ENVY EAIO PRINTER D410 printer and within 2 weeks I was prompted to update the software via my wireless network. There is a known bug that will cause the printer to get stuck while running the update - it will not complete the update. I read previous reviews that indicated that this printer was "buggy" but loved the design and functionality and proceeded to buy the printer and turn a deaf ear to those previous review. I have been promised by HP's Customer Service department that my printer would be "expedited" and that I will receive my "refurbished" printer (not new) within 3 days. Needless to say my order has been cancelled twice and I just received a telephone call from their Customer Service indicating that it was delayed and will not arrive until March 7th. It is bad enough to have a non-functional printer, but the Customer Service experience has been worse than the disappointment in hardware. I am happy to discuss with anyone and provide additional details if it will save you time and energy as well as disappointment.
1 out of 1 users found this user opinion helpful.
Really Nice Printer but will not stay connected WIFI.
by Gatesay1 on January 26, 2013
Pros: Great Style, looks great setting out in the Family Room.
Wireless (when connected)
AirPrint (when connected)
ePrint (when connected)
Cons: Very limited paper tray
Drops the wireless connection constantly and will not reconnect without human intervention.
Touch panel really fails to work appropriately.
Summary: I've had this printer for over a year and just finally set down to try and figure out why it hardly ever available when I want to print from ...
Summary: I've had this printer for over a year and just finally set down to try and figure out why it hardly ever available when I want to print from my iPad or iPhone. I searched the web and never found the answer, just lot of time spent re-configuring everything under the sun.
I'm sure this could be fixed via a software patch, but haven't seen anything to address it.
So Here's the deal: If I want to print to the printer I must go to the printer (in the family room) turn it off, then turn it back on. Now it will be available to all devices on the network including the wired computers and the wireless computers and the iPad and iPhone.
But here is the catch. Everybody print what they need quickly because in about 5 min. or less the wireless connection to the printer will drop and will not reconnect until you recycle the power on the printer again.
Funny how I can keep it connected if I keep pinging it. I sat for 15 min. just refreshing (every min.) It's address from browser on my PC wired to the network and never lost the connection. But then I stopped for 5 min and it was gone.
Ha, Guess I could write a utility that would just sit their and ping that address every min, to keep it from dropping the connection.
What a simply unnecessary pain in the ass, HP I really expect better from you.
Tempermental Software or Printer, can't tell
by matthewbnntt on June 2, 2012
Pros: The size of this printer is great for us as is the form and general lack of buttons
Cons: Poor software
Screen goes black with white lines up and down
Continually cycles on/off over and over again
Trouble working wirelessly through a Time Capsule (for shared printing without needing wires to/from computer)
Summary: The software for this printer really appears to have some flaws. I've accessed online help twice and they always have me re-install drivers (the same ones, that don't ...
Summary: The software for this printer really appears to have some flaws. I've accessed online help twice and they always have me re-install drivers (the same ones, that don't need updating if I believe the driver versions) and then cycle the printer on/off.
The screen will frequently go "black", but appears to have shimmer of white lines up/down it. This doesn't inspire confidence.
The printer will sometimes get caught in a reboot cycle where it will continually boot up, shut down, repeat (great entertainment for cats though!)
We were enticed by the whole wireless networking options for this printer. Sadly we found out the hard way that driver updates no longer allow us to work effectively with the printer plugged into our Time-capsule (apple storage and wifi in one system). We are now required to plug this printer into our iMac and share the printer. Not a hug deal, but that's one less USB port for my iMac.
Support appears to be consistently the same online. Cycle on/off, install the latest drivers (which haven't been updated in a long time), cycle on/off again. If the printer comes on, then the problems resolved! Until the next time it happens that is....
In general the online reviews for this printer are pretty good. I have a feeling that might either be with the Windows platform or with a non-lemon printer.
We bought this printer for it's design (small, fits perfectly into a space we have for it) and reviews. It worked well at first, but after a driver update or three, the wheels appear to have come off and it's performance has significantly dropped off.
I would not recommend this printer.
Bought for airprint which doesn't work.
by nortel543 on October 13, 2011
Pros: Looks good.
Cons: Software is full of bugs. Next to impossible to get a wireless connection with MAC address filtering error although that's turned off. Shows up and then disappears as printer on iPAD based on nothing obvious.
Nice All-in-One Printer.
by DOMINUCE on June 11, 2011
Pros: Touch,Wireless N ability,Apps,Simple Set-Up,Works with Apple Products.
Cons: Getting the eprint set up takes a Bit of time.
Summary: A LEAP from my previous All-in-One Printer which was a Cannon Pixma 620B printer.
Summary: A LEAP from my previous All-in-One Printer which was a Cannon Pixma 620B printer.
- Manufacturer: HP
- Part number: CN517A#B1H
- Description: Add cutting-edge design to wireless, web-connected printing. This compact e-all-in-one features a high-resolution touchscreen that redefines the way you'll print, copy and scan at home. Also, this product is the planet's first PVC-free printer.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Copier Type Digital
- Fax Type Plain paper
- Printing Technology Ink-jet - Color - Photo printer
- Monthly Duty Cycle (max) 1000 impressions
- Display Diagonal Size 3.45"
- Display Features Touch screen
- Standard Memory 128 MB
- Max Supported Memory 128 MB
- Max Copying Speed up to 27 ppm (mono) / up to 22 ppm (color)
- Max Copying Resolution up to 600 dpi (mono) / up to 600 dpi (color)
- Gray Scale Half-Tones 256
- Maximum Copies 50
- Inkjet Technology HP Thermal Inkjet
- Max Printing Resolution up to 600 dpi (mono) / up to 4800 x 1200 dpi (color)
- Max Printing Speed up to 27 ppm (mono) / up to 22 ppm (color)
- Ink Cartridge Configuration 1 black cartridge, 1 color cartridge (cyan, magenta, yellow)
- Ink Palette Supported (Colors) cyan, magenta, yellow, black
- Color 4-ink
- Automatic Duplexing Yes
- Scan Element CIS
- Optical Resolution 1200 x 1200 dpi
Document & Media Handling
- Max Original Size 8.5 in x 11.7 in
- Original Type Sheets
- Max Media Size Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
- Supported Media Type Iron-on transfers,
- Supported Media Sizes 8.5 in x 11.7 in,
Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in),
Executive (7.25 in x 10.5 in)
- Borderless Photo Sizes Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
- Standard Media Capacity 80 sheets
- Output Trays Capacity 25 sheets
- Document & Media Handling Details Input tray - 80 sheets,
Output tray - 80 sheets
- Speed Details Copying : up to 27 ppm ( Letter A ) - B/W,
Copying : up to 22 ppm ( Letter A ) - Color
- PC Connection Availability Yes
- Interfaces IEEE 802.11n,
- Operating System Support MS Windows 7,
Apple Mac OS X 10.6,
Apple Mac OS X 10.4,
Apple Mac OS X 10.5,
MS Windows Vista,
MS Windows XP SP2 or later
- Software Included HP Photo Creations
- Power AC 110/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
- Power Consumption Operational 29 Watt
- Power Consumption Standby 7.2 Watt
- Power Consumption Sleep 4.5 Watt
- Consumables Included 1 x Cartridge ( Pigmented black ) - up to 200 pages - HP 60,
1 x Cartridge ( Color ) - up to 165 pages - HP 60
- ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes
Dimensions & Weight
- Width 16.8 in
- Depth 13.2 in
- Height 4 in
- Weight 17.2 lbs
- Sound Emission 68 dBA (operating)
- Min Operating Temperature 41 °F
- Max Operating Temperature 104 °F
- Humidity Range Operating 15 - 80%