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HP OfficeJet Pro K550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1998 reviews of HP OfficeJet Pro K550. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cartridges & Toners for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. Views are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the price.

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On average, users rate this product 79/100 and experts rate this product 76/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 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 4.3/5 for other Cartridges & Toners on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

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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 C9385AEHewlett Packard [HP] No. 88 Inkjet Cartridge Page Life 850pp 20.5ml Black Ref C9385AE

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cartridges & Toners on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

66% 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 Printer

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: James Galbraith (pcworld.com)

Hewlett-Packard HP Officejet Pro K550

 

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

Expensive compared to other general-purpose inkjet printers

Apr, 2006

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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.

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

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

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: James Galbraith (macworld.com)

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...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

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.

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: hipriestesss (shopzilla.com)

HP not user friendly

 

prints pretty copies

Printhead not available locally - HP WINS- U Lose

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: wengel (hp.com)

HP 88 Cyan Officejet Ink Cartridge

 

Purchased and received new yellow HP 88 yellow ink cartridge from HP online. After installing and printing 10 sheets, printer notification indicated that the yellow cartridge was empty. What a waste of money.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Sandy123 (hp.com)

HP 88 Cyan Officejet Ink Cartridge

 

I do not love the fact that as soon as the ink starts to get low...I receive a warning over and over and over again....continuously popping up it is really annoying...just send an e-mail please.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: jlwmil (hp.com)

HP 88 Black and Yellow Officejet Printhead

 

Seams strange...was getting warning"print head out-of-date". It was working fine, then paper jammed and there was an indention on the corner of this part.. I don't understand your reasoning for bar coding parts??? I purchased two large black inks from...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Bill95 (hp.com)

HP 88 Black and Yellow Officejet Printhead

 

This is the second replacement HP 88 Black Yellow print head I've have put into my L7680. The original lasted a couple of years. The second one didn't last nearly as long and produced fewer copies. Hoping this one does better.

May, 2012

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.

Certificates

Certification:S (FCC Rules), Canada (DoC) Safety IEC 950t, UL listed, EU LVD, EN 60950, NEMKO-GS, Canada CSA, Mexico NOM-NYCE

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

Display

Built-in display: No

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Average power consumption while printing:58.7
Power consumption (off):0.78
Power consumption (PowerSave):11.36
Power consumption (standby):11.36
Power consumption (typical):180

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

Input Capacity

Number of standard paper trays:2
Standard input capacity:600

Memory

Internal memory:32

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

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):15 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:15 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):15 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):15 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):15 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:15 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 70
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 70

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:150

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, USB
Drivers included: Yes
Manual: Yes

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:Index card
Envelopes sizes:10, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
ISO C-series sizes (C0...C9):C5, C6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter, Statement
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:60 - 240

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Standard interfaces:USB
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Power consumption (off):0.78
Power consumption (PowerSave):11.36
Power consumption (printing):58.7
Power consumption (standby):11.36
Power consumption (typical):180

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Maximum duty cycle:7500
Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Number of print cartridges:4
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Standard printer languages:PCL 3

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

Printing

Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter):37
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):12
Print speed (color, draft quality, A4/US Letter):10
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):33

RAM

Installed Size:32MB
Max Supported Size:32MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar, Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2003
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Sound Emission

Noise Level:55

System Requirements

Minimum hard disk space:90
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium 90 MHz
Minimum RAM:16
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

Technical Details

Built-in processor: Yes
Color of product:Black, Grey
Processor frequency:300

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:19.8
Height:11.9
Weight:28.4
Width:19.5