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HP DeskJet 2050

HP DeskJet 2050
alaScore 86

1888 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1888 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the size and design are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the build quality.

value for money, usability, performance, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP DeskJet 2050 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 1888 reviews)

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Good fot the price!!!


This is a good printer/copier/scanner! No frills, just good results. I had a similar priced Canon printer and the ink was expensive. In fact, I could by a new printer for the cost of ink plus $5.00. Anyway, if I get a year out of it, money well spent. If not, bought a 1 yr warranty for $3 so will get another one for free....Good simple product HP...

Compact design, Reliable, Easy setup, Easy to use, Price, Cost of ink


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HP Deskjet 1000


If you're on a budget and don't need stellar quality, this will meet your needs

Low price point; Simple setup

Slow print time; No wireless capability

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Not worth the price


HP printers are unreliable, and prone to failure. Aftermarket inks are hard to come by and expense. And customer service is very poor.

Inexpensive initial purchase price. Easy set-up. Decent quality

Ink yield much less than poor. About 20 pages if you have heavy photo coverage, or $1.50 per page ; Image area prevents any printing on bottom 3/4". The ink is extremely over priced for the page yield. Simple letters are likely to cost $0.50 per page


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Amazon review summary for HP DeskJet 2050


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP DeskJet 2050 from 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

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

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It's Ink


black and no defects

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Works as expected

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HP Deskjet 3054A


Very pleased with the quality and nice not to have compatiblecartridges or refills

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HP Deskjet 3054A


Very pleased with the quality and nice not to have compatiblecartridges or refills

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Printer installed without issue on Windows 7 x64

Included ink cartridges that are incompatible with the printer. The cost of purchasing print cartridges separately elimates any money saved by buying this item refurbished (and then some). Customer service said that "Newegg cannot guarantee that all...

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HP 2050


Make sure you have a usb cable and possibly extra HP 61 ink cartridges

easy set-up , Windows 7 downloaded the driver no problem, prints great photos on kodak paper

did not come with ink cartridges or usb cable

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HP Deskjet 1000 Printer


The Deskjet 1000 Printer and the 6' USB cable were easily installed to my XP PC.

Product Specifications

HP DeskJet 970CXI printer produces outstanding graphics and text at a rapid rate, and was designed with the business professional in mind. Its speed, quality of output, and efficiency make it a great tool for creating projects and presentations in professional style. And with its space efficient design and quiet operation, it fits nicely into the context of a home or office. It is even networkable with an optional HP JetDirect external print server. You'll appreciate the smooth speed and color of the 970CXI. It prints quickly at up to12 pages per minute in black, up to 10 pages per minute in color, and with a resolution of 600x600 dpi in black. When printing in color on photo paper, resolution is heightened even further to 2400x1200 dpi. Color prints come out vivid and sharp due to HP's Photo Ret III color layering technology, ColorSmart technology, and SmartFocus. Color layering uses tiny ink drops to attain a wider range of color, while ColorSmart matches colors between the screen and the printer, and SmartFocus ensures sharper image quality. A variety of media is fed through a 150-sheet capacity paper tray. Use plain, inkjet, photo, and glossy paper in sizes up to 8.5x14 inches. Other media options include transparencies, envelopes, labels, index cards, and custom size paper. The printer has a duty cycle of 5,000 pages per month. There are several other printer features that provides added printing flexibility. For example, Hewlett Packard provides 8 built-in fonts: CG Times, CG Times Italic, Univers, Univers Italic, Courier, Courier Italic, Letter Gothic, and Letter Gothic Italic. The 970CXI also offers automatic two-sided printing, as well as a print cancel button, both of which can help to reduce wasted paper. There is even a low-ink warning indicator to help prevent printing mistakes. The 970CXI is compatible with Windows NT4.0 and 5.0, Windows 3.1x, 95, 98, and with MS-DOS applications. It is also USB compatible with Windows 98 and Mac OS 8.1 and above. It comes with HP PCL Level 3 (enhanced), and 4MB built-in RAM. It has an IEEE 1284 Centronics parallel compatible interface, as well as a USB interface.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Mexico
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Deskjet




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Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:PCL 3
Max H-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:2400dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):10ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Path Type:Curved
Media Type:Envelopes / Glossy photo paper / Labels / Photo paper / Plain paper / Postal card paper
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):1,000 - 9,999 pages
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Not available
Total Media Capacity:150sheets
Type:Personal printer


Installed Size:4MB


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Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.1 or later / Microsoft DOS / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0