HP Envy 5010 Review

A great duplex multifunction printer for the small office

HP Envy 5010 Review

Pros

  • Duplex (double-sided) and borderless printing for paper up to 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Superb, crisp text printing
  • Wireless connectivity options allow you to print directly from your phone
  • Intelligent ink ordering ensures you’ll never run out of ink

Cons

  • Slow printing speed
  • No automatic document feeder

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Introduction

HP is a household name in computers and peripherals and is a leader in printers. We expect a reputed and established brand like HP that has stood the test of time for over 80 years to meet quality and performance standards while offering the latest and best technology. The HP Envy 5010 doesn’t disappoint.

The multi-functional HP Envy 5010 is an all-in-one inkjet solution for a home office or a small business that offers printing, scanning, and copying functions. It has a letter-size flatbed scanner that produces images at resolutions of up to 1,200 dpi.

The HP Envy 5010 is ideally suited for a home office or a small business that prints around 100 to 400 pages a month, though it can handle up to 1,000 pages per month if required. It comes equipped with a 2.2-inch monochrome touchscreen display and 256 MB of memory.

The HP Envy 5010 has all the features a small office could need.

The all-in-one supports duplex printing, churning out color prints with a resolution of up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi at a rate of 7 ppm. It prints monochrome at a rate of 10 ppm. The built-in Wi-Fi feature allows wireless printing, so you can send print jobs directly from your smartphone using apps like Mopria, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, and HP’s very own ePrint.

HP Envy 5010 - Screen

Style and Physical Features

The Envy 5010 weighs in under 12 pounds and looks great. The 2.2-inch screen isn’t color, which we’d have liked to see, but at its price range, it’s not unexpected.

Technology

Powered by HP Thermal Inkjet technology, the HP Envy 5010 uses 328 nozzles for monochrome prints and 588 nozzles for color prints. The printer uses a single black cartridge and a color cartridge that delivers cyan, yellow, and magenta inks to produce very good prints. It comes with an HP 65 black cartridge that can print up to 120 pages and an HP 65 color cartridge good for up to 100 prints.

The copier has a maximum resolution of 600 x 300 dpi for both color and monochrome copies and allows for up to 400% enlargement of documents and up to 25% reduction of documents. The scanner is a flatbed that, unfortunately, does not feature automatic duplexing.

Printing Speeds

The HP Envy 5010 offers a maximum print resolution of up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi for color prints and up to 1,200 x 1,200 dpi for monochrome prints. It’s designed for a monthly duty cycle of 1000 prints. The printer can achieve a print rate of 20 ppm for monochrome and 17 ppm for color prints for single-sided prints, and a print rate of 10 ppm for monochrome and 7 A4 ppm for color prints for duplex prints based on the ISO standards.

HP Envy 5010 - Printing Speed

What does this mean? The HP Envy 5010 is no speed demon. Compared to other printers at its price point, it’s one of the slowest, but it’s still faster than the Brother MFC-J995DW.

Scanning

The HP Envy 5010 is equipped with a contact image sensor-based flatbed type scanner and produces a resolution of 1,200 x 1,200 dpi with a color depth of 24 bit and a gray-scale depth of 8 bit. The normal scanning speeds are 7 ppm for monochrome scans and 3 ppm for color scans. The scanner lacks automatic duplexing, which is a slight disappointment, but the scans it creates are top-shelf.

Copying

The maximum copying speed of the HP Envy 5010 is 8 ppm for monochrome and 4 ppm for color. It comes with an ID Card Copy feature, allows enlargements up to 400% and reductions down to 25% while achieving a copying resolution of 600 x 300 dpi for both monochrome and color.

Media Handling

The HP Envy 5010 is compatible with various media sizes and types including A4, A5, B5, DL, C6, A6, Letter, legal, 4 x 6 inch, 5 x 7 inch, 8 x 10 inch, and some custom sizes. The input tray can hold up to 100 sheets while the output tray has a capacity for 25 sheets.

Connectivity

The HP Envy 5010 has a USB 2.0 connector and supports wireless options like HP’s ePrint and other services like Mopria, Apple AirPrint, and Google Cloud Print to make printing jobs a breeze. It includes the HP Photo Creations and HP Printer software to simplify printing and scanning further. These are basic image editing software. The HP Envy 5010 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 or later and most Windows operating systems.

HP Envy 5010 - Connectivity

The HP Smart App includes automated workflow management, optical character recognition, and much more.

The HP Smart App goes beyond being a simple printer driver for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. For example, you can leverage it to use your smartphone’s camera as a document scanner, sending a print directly to the HP Envy 5010, or storing it in the cloud. It has optical character recognition (OCR) that can convert scanned pages to editable documents—something that usually requires a separate program—and the Smart Tasks feature can help you create automated workflows for your most common tasks.

There’s no port for USB drives or SD flashcards, so you can’t print directly from these. For USB and SD card printing, we suggest the Envy 7855.

Conclusion

Great quality prints, fast and efficient performance, support for an assortment of media types and sizes, mobile connectivity options that simplify print jobs, an intelligent ink ordering option, and versatile HP software applications make the HP Envy 5010 an affordable and ideal choice for small business or a home office that are looking for a fast, efficient, and practical all-in-one printer.

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