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Hewlett-Packard Laserjet 4050TN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the paper handling and connectivity. The usability and reliability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical comments about the value for money.

performance, reliability, usability, connectivity, paper handling

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Hewlett-Packard Laserjet 4050TN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Hewlett-Packard Laserjet 4050TN

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Hewlett-Packard Laserjet 4050TN from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

paper handling, value for money, reliability, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Hewlett Packard LaserJet 4050TN Laser Printer

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This printer is a work horse @ over 380k copies!

 

OK boys and girls this is one tried and true printer! I picked up the printer used. It was retired from a bank and had over 370,000 copies ran on it when I began using its six years ago! I have been using the same printer for the last six years. I have...

It always works with any OS I have used Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 7 Pro and Ubuntu 11.04

It prints slow for a laser jet

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This printer is a work horse @ over 380k copies!

 

OK boys and girls this is one tried and true printer! I picked up the printer used. It was retired from a bank and had over 370,000 copies ran on it when I began using its six years ago! I have been using the same printer for the last six years. I have...

It always works with any OS I have used Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 7 Pro and Ubuntu 11.04

It prints slow for a laser jet

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HP 4050 series office network laser printer

 

Easy to useVery ReliableLow maintenance costsEasy to configure very versatile.

NONE!

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A true workhorse

 

Fast, high quality, reliable

Bulky and expensive

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A MUST for the office...

 

VERY high quality, great compatibility, ease-of-setup, volume capacity, and SPEED

none that I can report

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HP LaserJet is the workhorse

 

We purchase several of these per year for our company. We never have any problem with them. They are very reliable and dependable. Replace toner cartridges once every few months. Menu interface is great on printer face, but, plus with HP 'N'...

Fast, very clear, very reliable

Haven't found any

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Hewlett Packard LaserJet 4050tn Printer

 

After almost 2 years of moderately heavy daily use, I feel comfortable recommending the Hewlett Packard Laserjet 4050TN, not just for its good print quality and its support of many different types of computing platforms and networks, but for its...

Fast, high-quality printer that lasts and lasts

Expensive

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A true workhorse

 

We bought the 4050N to replace an ageing Laserjet 4 (they really were built to last). Printers aren't the most exciting of subjects so there's not a great deal to say.

Fast, high quality, reliable

Bulky and expensive

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Little Gem

 

I was searching for a laser printer a couple of months ago to recommend to a client of mine. I was looking for a laser printer that is fast and easy to use. I went to the brand I have always trusted, Hewlett Packard or HP for short.

Fast and high quality text, easy network connection

none

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A MUST for the office...

 

This printer is the best of the best when it comes to networkable laser printers. I've used them all...From Epson to Apple to Brother to HP, and this thing makes all other networkable laser printers pale in comparison. It's cross-platform compatibility...

VERY high quality, great compatibility, ease-of-setup, volume capacity, and SPEED

none that I can report

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Product Specifications

Hewlett-Packard offers a network laser printer with an expandable design to meet both general office and advanced business printing needs. The LaserJet 4050TN monochrome printer is ready to serve mid-sized workgroups with its 17 ppm speed, 16MB RAM and installed fast Ethernet print server. Its 8.5 x 14-inch print size, 65,000 page duty cycle, and 600-page input capacity make it a desirable addition to a busy office. And the expanded Control Panel Help feature allows users to troubleshoot print interrupts right at the printer. The LaserJet 4050TN produces good-looking prints in a hurry. This printer uses Resolution Enhancement technology (REt) and an UltraPrecise toner cartridge for sharp monochrome prints suitable for corporate presentations. The instant-on ceramic fuser gets the first page out in less than 15 seconds, from a warm or cold start. Upgrade with the optional 2GB hard drive and store repeat print jobs, forms, fonts and signatures. The printer holds 600 sheets of paper at the ready in one 100-sheet multipurpose tray and two 250-sheet trays. Print on a variety of media including transparencies, specialty papers, envelopes and labels, from 3 x 5 inches to legal size. Available paper handling options include an auto-duplexer, large capacity trays and envelope feeder for future expansion. The LaserJet 4050TN has both a bi-directional parallel port and RS-232 serial interface. The Fast Infrared Connect adapter allows for walk-up, cable-free printing from laptops, PDAs or other infrared-capable devices. The fast Ethernet 10/100Base-TX print server supports all major network operating systems including OS/2 Warp and UNIX. One open EIO slot allows network connectivity for other optional HP JetDirect internal print servers for Ethernet, LocalTalk and TokenRing networks. The 4050TN supports HP PCL 6, PCL 5e and PostScript Level 2 emulation, with 110 TrueType scalable typefaces. It automatically switches between languages and ports, and supports a free Web JetAdmin printer management software download from HP's site. It comes with print drivers for Windows 3.1/95/98, Windows NT 3.51/4.0, OS/2, MS-DOS, UNIX and Macintosh 7.1.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.4in/16.8in/24.3in
Height:15.2in/16.8in
Weight:45.6lbs/48.5lbs
Width:15.2in/15.4in

Header

Compatibility:PC/PC / Mac
Country Kits:Europe/France/N/a/United States
Localization:English/French/N/a
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:4050tn
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP LaserJet

Miscellaneous

Color:White
Refurbished:Refurbished

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type:Print server

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wired / Wireless
Form Factor:Stationary
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX/Parallel / Serial / Ethernet 10/100Base-TX
Language Simulation:PCL 5 / PCL 6 / PostScript 2/PCL 5E / PostScript 2 / PCL 6/PCL 5E / PCL 6 / PostScript 2
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) / Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 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):17ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Media Path Type:Curved/Curved / Straight
Media Type:Business cards / Coated paper / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies/Business cards / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies/Envelopes / Transparencies / Labels / Plain paper / Bond paper/Envelopes / Plain paper / Transparencies
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):50,000 - 99,999 pages
Output Type:Monochrome
PostScript Support:Included/Standard
Technology:Laser
Total Media Capacity:600sheets
Type:Workgroup printer

RAM

Installed Size:16MB
Max Supported Size:200MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 7.0 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 or later/IBM OS/2 Warp / Apple MacOS / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51 or later/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
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