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HP DeskJet 5850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The print quality and value for money also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical opinions about the control panel.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP DeskJet 5850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 194 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP DeskJet 5850

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 11 user reviews of HP DeskJet 5850 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

performance, print quality, build quality, usability, paper handling

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP DeskJet 5850 Colour Inkjet PrinterHP DeskJet 5850 Colour Inkjet Printer

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Amazon.com review summary for HP DeskJet 5850

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of HP DeskJet 5850 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

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

build quality

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP DeskJet 5850 Color PrinterDeskjet 5850 Ink Jet Printer, 4800x1200dpi, to 21ppm Black/15ppm Color

Expert review by:

DeskJet 5850 Inkjet Printer

 

The Deskjet 5850 is designed to serve equally well as a small-office printer or as a photo lab in a networked home.

The 5850 makes sense for networked homes and workgroups that want to print high-quality photos, but the slightly coarse text it produces won't match the output of a monochrome laser for business correspondence

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HP DESKJET 5850 (HP (Hewlett-Packard)-C8975AA2L)

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

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HP Deskjet 5850

 

The HP Deskjet 5850 is a long, low, wide printer with a downward-curving, darkly tinted, clear-plastic top cover reminiscent of a teletype machine. However, not only is the HP 5850 unlike any teletype machine ever made, it is also rare among inkjets...

Wireless- or Ethernet-network ready; easy to set up; prints beautiful photographs.

Slow; expensive; plain-paper text is of middling quality.

This well-designed, wireless-network inkjet handles all the printing needs of a very small office.

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HP - DeskJet 5850

 

HP's inkjet printers have lost some of their house style and each range now has a distinctly different look. The DeskJet 5850 has a steeply curved front and smoked acrylic cover, so you can see printing ...

For a touch over 150, this is a very versatile, duplexing inkjet printer. It's particularly handy if you run a home network and even more so if you also have a notebook with a wireless adapter. The DeskJet 5850 produces clear text and very serviceable...

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"Excellent printer with few problems."

 

Relatively inexpensive at $ 90. Very useful for a small office of 2-3 people. Can be centrally located and accessible by everybody. Perfect for home with multiple laptops.

Great wireless connection. Dependable.

Sometimes slow to react. Large driver to download. Discontinued.

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Excellent printer with few problems.

 

Relatively inexpensive at $ 90. Very useful for a small office of 2-3 people. Can be centrally located and accessible by everybody. Perfect for home with multiple laptops.

Great wireless connection. Dependable

Sometimes slow to react. Large driver to download. Discontinued

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"Good printer with very expencive inks"

 

Good printer from HP who prints very beautiful photos for a lot of money

design, good photo quality, small

very expencive inks, slow

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Good printer with very expencive inks

 

Good printer from HP who prints very beautiful photos for a lot of money

design, good photo quality, small

very expencive inks, slow

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Awsome Wireless and Ethernet Printer!

 

I love the speed and the easyness of setup and also I love the connections. It worked right away when I turned it on

The only problem I had was the part of puttin in the cartriges without the printer on. Then I turned it on and it worked out fine

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"Awsome Wireless and Ethernet Printer!"

 

I love the speed and the easyness of setup and also I love the connections. It worked right away when I turned it on.

The only problem I had was the part of puttin in the cartriges without the printer on. Then I turned it on and it worked out fine.

Product Specifications

The two most significant things to know about DeskJet 5850 are: it's wireless, and it's networkable and ready for five people to start using right away. Plus, it's a great printer! Enjoy wireless printing without the hassle and headache of cord connections. Maximize efficiency with fast printing of up to 21 ppm black and 15 color. Get glowing color and professional-quality images with the HP PhotoREt III technology. Print photos with or without borders on standard-size photo paper. And save money by eliminating the need to outsource, instead rely on the Deskjet 5850's 5,000-sheet-per-month duty cycle.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.4in/9.8in
Height:6.6in
Weight:12.8lbs/13.9lbs
Width:17.9in/18in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Austria / Belgium / France / Germany / Italy / Netherlands / Portugal / Spain / Switzerland/Western Europe
Localization:Dutch / English / French / German/Dutch / English / French / German / Italian / Portuguese / Spanish
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:5850
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Deskjet

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type:Print server

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wired / Wireless
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:802.11b / Ethernet / USB
Language Simulation:PCL 3/PCL 3E
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)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):21ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):15ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Type:Banners / Cards / Envelopes / Greeting cards / Index cards / Iron-on transfers / Labels / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies/Cards / Envelopes / Labels / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):1,000 - 9,999 pages
Output Type:Color
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:150sheets
Type:Personal printer

RAM

Installed Size:16MB
Max Supported Size:16MB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 / Apple MacOS 9 / Apple MacOS X / Linux / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP6 or later / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 8.6 / Apple MacOS 9.x / Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 9.x / Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP
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