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HP Envy 4523 Wi-Fi All-in-One Printer + 3 month instant ink - was £44.99 now £29.99 @ Argos (C&C)
HP Envy 4523 Wi-Fi All-in-One Printer + 3 month instant ink - was £44.99 now £29.99 @ Argos (C&C)

HP Envy 4523 Wi-Fi All-in-One Printer + 3 month instant ink - was £44.99 now £29.99 @ Argos (C&C)

Printer:
Compatible with PC and Mac.
A4 print speed - black text: 9.5ppm (pages per minute).
A4 print speed - colour text: 6.8ppm (pages per minute).
Up to 4800 x 1200dpi print resolution.
Double sided (duplex) printing.
100 sheet paper capacity.

Scanner and copier:
1200 x 1200dpi optical resolution.

Fax:
No:

Connectivity:
USB port.
USB.
Wireless/WiFi enabled.
Apple AirPrint.
Email Print.
Mobile print enables printing direct from your smartphone or tablet through brand specific apps.
(accessory required).

General information:
5.5cm
Photo editing software included.
Weight 5.41kg.
Ink cartridge included.

- You might get 4 months trial comment #5

Use code FREEINK for another month of free instant ink comment #8

67 Comments

PC World has this for £34.97 with 5 months free trail

pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml?
Edited by moderator: "trimmed link" 14th Mar

starbidder

PC World has this for £34.97 with 5 months free trail … PC World has this for £34.97 with 5 months free trail http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/printers-scanners-and-ink/printers/hp-envy-4524-all-in-one-wireless-inkjet-printer-10138212-pdt.html?istCompanyId=9a35962d-802d-4e67-9721-0a3328ca1f02&istItemId=mrmtwmxax&istBid=tztx&srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~0000+%28PLA%29+All+Products~All+Products~Exact&mctag=gg_goog_7904&kwid=GOOGLE&s_kwcid=DS!700000001428953!141768224340!!!g!!PRODUCT+GROUP&device=m&ds_kids=92700014254440487&PLA=1&gclid=CKCQkoSe1dICFaQW0wodqP8Fbg&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CN3rvISe1dICFemlUQodShMNHw


But is £34.97 more than £29.99?

othen

But is £34.97 more than £29.99?



​but is two months extra instant ink worth £5?

good find vassy,heat added

bought one of these from argos a couple of weeks ago - actually came with a 4 month trial and not the advertised 3 months

Original Poster

stevc2006

bought one of these from argos a couple of weeks ago - actually came with … bought one of these from argos a couple of weeks ago - actually came with a 4 month trial and not the advertised 3 months


Thanks. I'll update the info in description.
Edited by: "vassy1" 14th Mar

Looking for a new printer. Cheers op

You can use FREEINK code to get another month free on the Instant Ink trial. Also if you ask (don't ask on threads or you'll be in trouble ) someone thats already a subscriber (or google) you can get a referral code from them that will give you another extra month. So 5 months in total possible (or even 6 if comment 5 is accurate). I did it recently on two printers.

To add the codes download the 123setup (its part of the setup instructions). Then after you put in your billing details the next page has a box in the bottom left for promo codes. Add FREEINK there, then also add any referral code. If you forget you can call them later and ask them to add them, but easier if you don't forget


Edited by: "Mentos" 14th Mar

Original Poster

Mentos

You can use FREEINK code to get another month free on the Instant Ink … You can use FREEINK code to get another month free on the Instant Ink trial. Also if you ask someone thats already a subscriber (or google) you can get a referral code from them that will give you another extra month. So 5 months in total possible (or even 6 if comment 5 is accurate). I did it recently on two printers.


Thanks. I'll update info

vassy4u

Thanks. I'll update info



NP. If you've previously had an instant ink account and used that code or referral just setup a new account, as you can only use promos once. I didn't have any problem doing that for the second printer.

Most places are sold out now unfortunately

nice find vassy4u

Anybody ever have to deal with paper jam? also have to power off printer and turn back on to get the WiFi to reconnect in the mornings.

Great deal, especially with the instant ink. I went with the HP8715 deal posted a couple of weeks ago and have already had ink shipped to me despite not having used the printer much as of yet. As others have said make sure you use code FREEINK when setting up to get an extra months instant ink. Also you can get a further free month by using a referral code from someone that already uses HP instant ink (they also get an extra month free). Hope people manage to find stock!

FREEINK code doesn't work

heat added

instant ink is good if you are a heavy user - either ways its hot

monkeynuts1978

Most places are sold out now unfortunately


I reserved one in Newtownards so that a NI HotUKDealer could get it - first one to message me gets the reservation number

Managed to get one near me today. Luckily I also needed a printer as my old one became a scanner only. What's the crack with the free ink? Do I hammer it so they send me more than I will need? In a green way e.g. Printing off families stuff, I'm not a complete kitten burner

tommy6000009

​but is two months extra instant ink worth £5?


You may be right, but I'm pretty sure that if I signed up for instant ink for my old HP Desk jet I'd get a couple of months free. It depends on how much ink one goes through, but on reflection I think you are right and the £34.97 deal is the better one. Perhaps you should post it?
Edited by: "othen" 14th Mar

othen

You may be right, but I'm pretty sure that if I signed up for instant ink … You may be right, but I'm pretty sure that if I signed up for instant ink for my old HP Desk jet I'd get a couple of months free. It depends on how much ink one goes through, but on reflection I think you are right and the £34.97 deal is the better one. Perhaps you should post it?



If you're printer is eligible you're better off signing up for the trial with that. You should get 3 months free and possibly be able to use the FREEINK code and referral code from existing customer. Thats upto 5 months free printing (@300 pages/month) for nothing. Why pay for the printer.

WRT the extra £5 for the other printer being worth it, it depends how much you'll be printing. The trial months are 300 pages. They charge £1.99 for 50 pages a month as the minimum plan. If you won't be printing more then 50 pages/month then you'll be £1 better of going with this deal and switching to the 50 page plan at the end. However, for a quid perhaps you may as well go for the other one and get two more months @ 300 pages so its worry free.

Also if you're not printing much its debatable how much the instant ink is worth to you anyway. In our case we went for the 8715 deal, which also gave £74 credit (i.e. 3 months free, 1 month with code, plus 1 month with referral, plus £74 account credit). We'll use the free months then switch to the 50 page plan, upgrading when needed and then back down again. We'll likely get close to 3 years of printing based on what we print (and theres 3 year warranty with the printer).

The 8715 was £124.99, you can claim £25 cashback and as its for business we get the VAT back. Effectively £83 all in. Over 3 years we're likely to spend more then that on INK. If you count up the pages with instant ink and compare cost per page that may not seem right. But with sporadic printing you find you lose ink for cleaning cycles. Full colour pages take a big chunk of ink. And invariably you end up with odd leftover cartridges when you come to change printer. So really we're getting a very good printer for less then nothing.

can't open links etc at the moment could someone please explain how much the cartridges cost and is it per month?

Bought this a few weeks ago! Excellent for the money, signed upti instant ink also, 5 months free and £1.99 thereafter. Good deal, theyre sending ink already and it's not even run out oO X)

None in stick in either pc world or argos, bit pointless this deal.

Mentos

If you're printer is eligible you're better off signing up for the trial … If you're printer is eligible you're better off signing up for the trial with that. You should get 3 months free and possibly be able to use the FREEINK code and referral code from existing customer. Thats upto 5 months free printing (@300 pages/month) for nothing. Why pay for the printer.WRT the extra £5 for the other printer being worth it, it depends how much you'll be printing. The trial months are 300 pages. They charge £1.99 for 50 pages a month as the minimum plan. If you won't be printing more then 50 pages/month then you'll be £1 better of going with this deal and switching to the 50 page plan at the end. However, for a quid perhaps you may as well go for the other one and get two more months @ 300 pages so its worry free. Also if you're not printing much its debatable how much the instant ink is worth to you anyway. In our case we went for the 8715 deal, which also gave £74 credit (i.e. 3 months free, 1 month with code, plus 1 month with referral, plus £74 account credit). We'll use the free months then switch to the 50 page plan, upgrading when needed and then back down again. We'll likely get close to 3 years of printing based on what we print (and theres 3 year warranty with the printer).The 8715 was £124.99, you can claim £25 cashback and as its for business we get the VAT back. Effectively £83 all in. Over 3 years we're likely to spend more then that on INK. If you count up the pages with instant ink and compare cost per page that may not seem right. But with sporadic printing you find you lose ink for cleaning cycles. Full colour pages take a big chunk of ink. And invariably you end up with odd leftover cartridges when you come to change printer. So really we're getting a very good printer for less then nothing.


What a well informed reply, thank you.
AO

stevc2006

I reserved one in Newtownards so that a NI HotUKDealer could get it - … I reserved one in Newtownards so that a NI HotUKDealer could get it - first one to message me gets the reservation number



I got one from Argos in Downpatrick last week and got the extra month too...heat added

I have the 4522 and use wifi but for some reason this week after 6 months of bullet proof performance the wifi dropped. And I have now reset printer, laptop, reinstalled software and cannot get the laptop to print, just says offline. Router shows both devices are on the same network?!?!?!

Laser is the way to go unless you want to print photos in which case you need a dye sublimation printer.
I'd avoid any printer inkjet like a plague.

Ordered & picked one up through Fast-Track. Got a 4527 instead of 4523. It came with 4 months free ink offer. Quick Google search reveals that there is no technical difference between 4523 & 4527, possibly the only difference is the extra free month of ink.

@Hustler1337: I sent you a PM about HP Instant Ink referral as I would need one.

Edited by: "Chaykin" 14th Mar

For anyone wondering, you can use your initial ink then use HP instant ink later. I did this and I just called them up. First thing the guy on the phone said in reply was that "sadly when you installed your printer you didn't accept the free trial means it isn't available anymore, but I can give you the 5 month free trial right now" was baffled but still got it. Bought the printer 5 months ago and got my first instant ink cartridges today.

Tequila

Laser is the way to go unless you want to print photos in which case you … Laser is the way to go unless you want to print photos in which case you need a dye sublimation printer.I'd avoid any printer inkjet like a plague.


Silly comment - it depends on circumstances.

othen

Silly comment - it depends on circumstances.


read again,I mentioned the circumstances.now we can see which comment is silly.

Tequila

Laser is the way to go unless you want to print photos in which case you … Laser is the way to go unless you want to print photos in which case you need a dye sublimation printer.I'd avoid any printer inkjet like a plague.



I get what you're saying but for many of us, a "disposable" printer like this is still a better option

Can’t really go wrong for the price.

Tequila

read again,I mentioned the circumstances.now we can see which comment is … read again,I mentioned the circumstances.now we can see which comment is silly.



Well no you didn't mention these specific circumstances.

For £29.99 you get 3 months free instant ink (possibly 4 - see comment 5), plus 1 more with FREEINK code and 1 more with referral code (easily obtainable by asking someone by PM or a quick google). That equates to 1500-1800 pages (@300 pages/month) of printing included. I make that a cost per page of 1.7p or 2p.

If you will use all those pages then that is very competitive. Even if you won't use them all but will do a large proportion of colour pages it quickly becomes very good value.

At the end of the trial, ditch the printer and get another or go back to your old printer. Or if you're doing predominantly full colour pages then it may even be worthwhile subscribing.

So there are some circumstances and aspects of this deal that you clearly didn't mention or consider.

I noticed that it has one 'colour' cartridge which is a big no-no as you have to replace the whole thing if you run out of a particular colour. Also, the fake cartridges are the same price as the official ones, £8 for a black and £12 for a colour after this instant ink thing runs out.

montblanc

I noticed that it has one 'colour' cartridge which is a big no-no as you … I noticed that it has one 'colour' cartridge which is a big no-no as you have to replace the whole thing if you run out of a particular colour. Also, the fake cartridges are the same price as the official ones, £8 for a black and £12 for a colour after this instant ink thing runs out.



I think for most, these are only worthwhile if you plan to use the trial period then ditch the printer and get another.

Having looked at reviews of the 8715 I bought, the cleaning cycle is apparently very wasteful. So even though that has individual cartridges and the cost per page may seem reasonable, in reality it will cost you a lot more after the Instant Ink sub ends.

We've tried so many printers over the years, inkjet/mono lasers/colour laser/etc. Done some research on cost per page, other consumables/etc. It never works out anywhere close in real world use. If you're banging out lots of pages then those figures may be useful. But when you do sporadic printing it upsets the apple cart. On inkjets you get cleaning cycles eating up the ink. On lasers you end up with issues with other consumable parts etc. When the printer dies you end up with ink leftover.

I now judge these deals by how much we've spent in the past on equivalent printers plus the consumables over the same period. I.E we end up buying a 2k/page toner/cartridge once a year, but I know we don't actually print that many pages. So if I can grab an Instant Ink included printer which covers me for the same period for a similar cost, I consider the printer disposable at the end.



Edited by: "Mentos" 15th Mar

Wtf, I've just been given a 4327 but only 1 month free ink?!

rachnumber1

Wtf, I've just been given a 4327 but only 1 month free ink?!


I also got a 4327. On the box it said "1 month free ink" but inside the leaflets said 4 months.
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