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HP Deskjet 3050

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2765 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and print quality. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. The control panel and noise get mixed opinions. Some have doubts about the ink consumption and paper handling.

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

paper handling, ink consumption

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Deskjet 3050 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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HP Deskjet 3050A e-All-in-One

 

Although its print quality is limited by a dual-ink cartridge bay, the $80 HP Deskjet 3050A is built for productivity with wireless connectivity and mobile printing by way of HP smartphone apps and the company's ePrint remote printing service that lets...

The HP Deskjet 3050A features a refreshing design and its wireless Web connectivity lets you print in the cloud with HP ePrint technology.

The printer lacks an Ethernet port for wired networking and its dual ink cartridge bay is a money sink if you print a high volume of photos and color documents.

The HP Deskjet 3050A All-in-One printer marries an attractive design with the latest cloud printing technology in a multifunction device that works for small offices that don't need to print a lot of full-color photos.

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HP Deskjet 3050

 

The HP Deskjet 3050 is an entry-level printer with a slightly better than entry-level performance.

Decent color performance.; Can scan and copy

CMY cartridges are wasteful.; Somewhat low detail performance

If you’re looking for an affordable pickup of a printer that can perform the basic office functions and isn’t terrible at printing photos, the Deskjet 3050 is certainly worth a look. With good color accuracy, and the ability to fulfill several office...

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HP Deskjet 3050 Multifunction Printer Review

 

Decent color performance.; Can scan and copy

CMY cartridges are wasteful.; Somewhat low detail performance

If you’re looking for an affordable pickup of a printer that can perform the basic office functions and isn’t terrible at printing photos, the Deskjet 3050 is certainly worth a look. With good color accuracy, and the ability to fulfill several office...

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HP Deskjet 3050A e-All-In-One – Designed To Deliver Dependable Performance

 

HP Deskjet 3050A e-all-in-one is an all in one multifunction printer that offers refreshing design, wireless web connectivity, which allows you to print in cloud with HP ePrint technology, and is designed for providing dependable performance. It is an...

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"A very good printer."

 

I had a canon pixma printer before i bought this. Canon pixma printer had very bad linux support. Especially color prints under linux are horrible. This one works awesome in linux. It works in linux as good as it works in windows. Canon one was only a...

- Has lots of features.

- Ink is costly and they have some kind of protection mechanism where it detects refilled ink (through expiry period of the ink cartridge) and non genuine ink. They do all this via chip embedded on ink cartridge.

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"Don't waste your money like I did"

 

Short version: Don't buy an HP printer. There are many other better options with at least some semblance of technical support. Even their own in-home support technician told me "I wouldn't buy a Deskjet 3520".

Cheap printer

You get what you pay for

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"OK for low volume work. Wireless needs work."

 

I am not a big fan of low end HP printers, but so far it is doing a good job. I use this printer only for text so I don't have an opinion on its graphics performance.

Easy set up. Wireless worked with no fuss. Small size.

If I shut my computer off or even if it goes to sleep, the printer looses the wireless connection. Once the printer is turned off and then restarted it sync's OK.

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This is the most user-friendly printer I have had.

 

Great for home-based office. No fax but then I never use one anyway. You'll find many options for the type of printing, page set up, sizing, landscape, rotate, etc. The scanner works like a charm. A friend has the old HP D110 and has had nothing but...

Installs fast. The ease of using the wireless was a pleasant surprise. No eprinting so can't assess that. The scanner and copier also are good. I had to scan a document and email it; this gave me options of sending it, from pdf file to a word doc

I had to hunt around to find the way to print in fast draft. Oh, and I haven't priced the ink cartridges, yet

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"Don't buy HP products"

 

HP is the perfect example of why People don't buy American products

nice black color

All HP products are Junk

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"This is the most user-friendly printer I have had."

 

Great for home-based office. No fax but then I never use one anyway. You'll find many options for the type of printing, page set up, sizing, landscape, rotate, etc. The scanner works like a charm.

Installs fast. The ease of using the wireless was a pleasant surprise. No eprinting so can't assess that. The scanner and copier also are good. I had to scan a document and email it; this gave me options of sending it, from pdf file to a word doc.

I had to hunt around to find the way to print in fast draft. Oh, and I haven't priced the ink cartridges, yet.

Product Specifications

Get more work done for less with this affordable HP LaserJet 3050z All-in-One. You can print, copy, fax and scan with this compactly designed printer that fits neatly on your desktop. Designed for individuals and small workgroups, to help you boost productivity so you can focus on your business.

Copying

Automatic Duplexing: None
First Copy Out Time B/W:8sec
Max Copying Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:18ppm/19ppm

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.4in
Height:18.1in
Weight:20.5lbs
Width:16.9in

Document & Media Handling

Max Media Capacity:260sheets
Standard Media Capacity:260sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps

Header

Country Kits:Belgium/Germany/Switzerland/United States
Localization:Dutch / French/English/French / German/German
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:3050 All-in-One
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP LaserJet

Memory

Max Supported Memory:64MB
Standard Memory:64MB

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Office Machine

Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):7000impressions
Printing Output Type:Monochrome
Printing Technology:Laser
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Hi-Speed USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:18ppm/19ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):18ppm/19ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
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