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Canon i-SENSYS LBP5050N

Canon i-SENSYS LBP5050N
alaScore 83

112 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The print quality is also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the value for money.

performance, print quality, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon i-SENSYS LBP5050N is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 112 reviews)

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Canon i-SENSYS LBP5050 Colour Laser


If you've a budget of £150 and want a colour laser printer, then Canon's i-SENSYS LBP5050 is worth a look.

Canon's spec sheet also says you'll get 8ppm when printing in colour, but our five-page text and colour graphics print only produced 4.6ppm, so not quite as good. It turned out a 15 x 10cm photo print on an A4 sheet in 34 seconds, which is again...

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Canon i-SENSYS LBP5050n review


With a price tag close to that of the mono Brother HL-5340D, the Canon i-SENSYS LBP5050n colour laser printer looks a bargain. And so it is, as long as you're prepared to put up with a few compromises.

The Canon i-SENSYS LBP5050n isn't without its flaws, but overall this is a very commendable printer. The quality is good - very good on text - and even if the specifications don't compare with those of other colour lasers, the price tag is sufficiently...

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Canon i-Sensys LBP5050n review


This is the USB-only printer in Canon's LBP5050 colour laser range, which we originally looked at when it first launched in 2008. All the printers based around the LBP5050 hardware have come down in both price and running costs since their original...

With a low TCO and colour at the speed of mono, the LBP5050 is a great colour laser if you don't need network support.


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Canon i-Sensys LBP5050


A good printer, but nothing outstanding in speed or features to separate it from the pack.

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Canon i-SENSYS LBP5050


Canon's compact colour laser printer produces great quality prints, but how does it fare elsewhere?

Cleverly designed and capable of superb results, the Canon narrowly misses out on a recommendation due to high running costs


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Canon i-SENSYS LBP 5050n


A colour laser printer with an RRP of less than £200 surely is worthy of further investigation. The size is not that large something that earlier printers could not say and it prints quite quickly without colour pages printing at ¼ speed.

The Canon i-SENSYS LBP 5050n is 38x4325cm and as printed pages are delivered face down on the top of the unit no extra space is required. It weights around 18kilos so should be easily moveable if required. When I removed it from the box I noticed there...

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Canon - i-SENSYS LBP5050


As far as laser printers go, Canon's i-SENSYS looks pretty stylish. With a curved front and two-toned cream chassis, it's a colour laser you'll want to sit proudly on your desk instead of underneath it. And ...

At £199, the LBP5050 is one of the cheaper colour lasers on the market and its compact design makes it well suited to the home office. The toner is slightly more expensive than we'd like, although it's not uncommon for printers with low price tags to...

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PC Pro: Product Reviews: Canon i-Sensys LBP5050n


Canon's space-saving desktop colour laser delivers quality for both mono and colour prints that belies its low price

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Canon's i-SENSYS LBP5050 laser printer: all-in-one toner cartridge doesn't make pages cheaper


Cleverly designed and capable of superb results, the Canon misses out on an award mainly due to running costs

The drawback was the time to the first page, the longest of any printer: 26 seconds for a black and white page and more than half a minute for colour

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Amazon review summary for Canon i-SENSYS LBP5050N


alaTest has collected and analysed 39 user reviews of Canon i-SENSYS LBP5050N from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on

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59% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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