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HP OfficeJet Pro K550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2164 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the value for money.

performance, usability, print quality, design, paper handling

value for money, ink consumption, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP OfficeJet Pro K550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP OfficeJet Pro K550

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 32 user reviews of HP OfficeJet Pro K550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Cartridges & Toners on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, performance, usability, multifunction, print quality

noise

69% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Hewlett Packard [HP] No. 88 Inkjet Cartridge Page Life 850pp 20.5ml Black Ref C9385AEHP Officejet Pro K550 A4 32MB 37ppm mono 33ppm colour 4800dpi USBOfficejet Pro k550dtn Print Fax All in one

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Amazon.com review summary for HP OfficeJet Pro K550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 583 user reviews of HP OfficeJet Pro K550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cartridges & Toners on Amazon.com.

performance, usability, print quality, design, reliability

noise

65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP OfficeJet Pro K550 Color PrinterHP OfficeJet Pro K550 Color PrinterHP Officejet Pro K550DTN Printer. Single Function Printer. Up To 37PPM Black & 3

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Hewlett-Packard HP Officejet Pro K550

 

Fast ; Upgradeable ; High-capacity ink tanks and paper trays

Expensive compared to other general-purpose inkjet printers

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HP Officejet Pro K550 Color Printer

 

HP's Web site claims that the Officejet Pro K550 Color Printer ($199 direct) is the world's fastest desktop color printer. In reality, it's not. But it's certainly the fastest by far in this price class, at least for business applications—and that's...

Impressively fast for business applications. Better-looking graphics and text than most ink jet printers. Duplexer option

So-so photo quality

If you're in the market for a fast, affordable ink jet and won't be printing many photos, the K550 is a good choice.

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Hewlett-Packard Officejet Pro K550 color ink jet printer Review and Prices

 

The Officejet Pro K550 offers a combination that's tough to beat. Its output speeds can stand up to those of many laser printers. Its per-page printing costs are less than most color laser printers for color jobs (under 8 cents per page), and less than...

Stylish design. Low per-page costs for monochrome printing, relatively low per-page costs for color printing. Ink cartridge capacity is higher than many typical inkjet cartridges. Separate ink cartridges save money on consumables

Photo quality is average to slightly above average. Network connectivity is an expensive option. Set-up guide can be confusing, although the printer is not difficult to set up

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HP Officejet Pro K550 printer

 

If you are sharing a color inkjet printer at home or in a small workgroup, you should consider the HP Officejet Pro K550. Its text printing could be sharper, but its features allow you to spend more time printing than waiting or loading supplies.

Fast ; high-capacity ink tanks and paper trays ; upgradeable

Expensive compared to other general-purpose inkjet printers

The printer is very fast, speedier than any of our recently tested inkjets in two of three tests--and placing second in the third test. The printer's speed does not sacrifice print quality. Although its text could have been sharper, it printed...

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HP - Officejet Pro K550dtn

 

Hewlett Packard has built up an admirable reputation for producing printers that meet the needs of both individual users and businesses who require that magic combination of print quality, fast reproduction and the ability to handle ...

If you have a high volume business that wants to keep costs low, speeds high and quality at optimum, this is a very reasonably priced workhorse that will also look stylish on the desk.

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Hewlett-Packard HP Officejet Pro K550

 

I have been using this printer for nearly two years. It is a rock solid, fast, efficient printer. When I started out with the printer, it gave me a lot of trouble. The seller who sold me the printer gave me opened packaged printheads which were all...

Extremely Fast, Reliable Printer. Simple to Use, Excellent for Business Applications

Sharp Learning Curve, Slow Startup Time - Not Suitable for Personal Use

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HP not user friendly

 

prints pretty copies

Printhead not available locally - HP WINS- U Lose

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awesome product

 

Awesome printer by Hp. Easy to set-up and use!

speed, cheap

quality, moves alittle when prints

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Excellant value

 

Delivered with defective print head that was replaced overnight. Printer has performed perfectly since then.

Fast single side printer w/ long lasting ink

Slow duplex printing

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A little flimsy but works great, Intel Mac users beware

 

Seems to be flimsy and cheaply made but it works! It is fast and the ink lasts a long time and is reasonably priced. I appreciate the two trays and duplex printing. I do, however, wish there was an easy way to print a single envelope. Removing the...

Fast, excellent print quality, economical, duplex printing

No single sheet/envelope feed, Intel Mac issues

Product Specifications

Delivering the world's fastest speeds for a desktop color business printer, the HP Officejet Pro K550 Color Printers produce laser-quality black text documents and professional color documents with laser quality speeds up to twice the speed of color laser printers at up to 30 percent lower color cost per page. Offering an affordable, reliable, high-performance color printer for producing high-impact color marketing materials, the HP Officejet Pro K550 allows small businesses and home offices to make a professional impression. The K550dtn model upgrades the Officejet Pro K550 with wired networking, automatic two-sided printing, and an extra 350-sheet input tray. Plus, you of course get super-speedy, fantastic color printing.

Consumable

Cartridge Features:HP Vivera
Color:Black/Black / Yellow/Cyan/Cyan / Magenta/Magenta/Yellow
Consumable Type:Print cartridge/Printhead

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.9in/19.8in
Height:11.9in/8.4in
Weight:21.4lbs/28.4lbs
Width:19.5in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

General

Consumable Subcategory:Cartridges/Maintenance supplies and parts
Printer Consumable Class:Consumables and kits
Technology:Ink-jet

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC/PC / Mac
Country Kits:Canada/Canada / United Kingdom/Europe/Portugal/United Kingdom/United Kingdom / Portugal/United States
Localization:English/English / French/English / Portuguese/English / French/Portuguese
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:88/88XL/Pro K550/Pro K550dtn/Pro K550dtwn
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP/HP Officejet

Miscellaneous

Category of Accessory:Printing consumables
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type:None/Print server

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wired / Wireless/Wireless / Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:802.11b / 802.11g / Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / USB/Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / USB/USB/USB / 802.11b / Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / 802.11g/USB / Ethernet 10/100Base-TX
Language Simulation:PCL 3
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:4800dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) / A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):37ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):33ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Type:Envelopes / Transparencies / Greeting cards / Labels / Plain paper / Photo paper / Index cards/Envelopes / Greeting cards / Index cards / Labels / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies
Output Type:Color
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:250sheets/600sheets
Type:Workgroup printer

RAM

Installed Size:32MB
Max Supported Size:32MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2 / Apple MacOS X 10.3 / Apple MacOS X 10.4 / Debian Linux 3.0 / LindowsOS / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows XP / Novell NetWare 3.2 / Novell NetWare 4.2 / Novell NetWare 5.x / Novell NetWare 6 / Red Hat Linux 9 / SuSE Linux 8.1/Apple MacOS X 10.2 / Apple MacOS X 10.3 / Apple MacOS X 10.4 / Debian Linux 3.0 / LindowsOS / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows XP / Red Hat Linux 9 / SuSE Linux 8.1/Apple MacOS X 10.2 / Apple MacOS X 10.3 / Apple MacOS X 10.4 / Debian Linux 3.0 / LindowsOS / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP / Novell NetWare 3.2 / Novell NetWare 4.2 / Novell NetWare 5.x / Novell NetWare 6 / Red Hat Linux 9 / SuSE Linux 8.1/Apple MacOS X 10.2 / Apple MacOS X 10.3 / Apple MacOS X 10.4 / Debian Lin
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