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HP Deskjet 3050

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1940 reviews of HP Deskjet 3050. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Comments about the print quality and design are generally positive. The performance and price are also appreciated. Many are negative about the paper handling and reliability, and there are some mixed views about the connectivity and durability.

usability, price, performance, design, print quality

noise, reliability, paper handling

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Deskjet 3050

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 208 user reviews of HP Deskjet 3050 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the noise and size. The performance and price are also appreciated. Views are divided on the durability. Many are less positive about the paper handling and reliability.

usability, price, performance, size, noise

reliability, 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 3050 All-in-One PrinterHP Deskjet 3050 All-in-One Printer

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Deskjet 3050

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 404 user reviews of HP Deskjet 3050 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and size. The performance and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the paper handling and noise, and reviews are divided on the connectivity.

usability, price, performance, size, design

reliability, noise, paper handling

66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Deskjet 3050 All-in-One Printer (CH376A#B1H)HP Deskjet 3050 All-in-One Printer (CH376A#B1H)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Thomas (reviewed.com)

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...

May, 2012

Expert review by: (printerinfo.com)

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...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

HP Deskjet 3050

 

A budget all-in-one inkjet with a mono LCD for menu display and a cheap and cheerful print engine, which is only adequate.

Straightforward WPS wireless setup support, Easy, two-cartridge maintenance, Fast colour copies

Below average plain paper print quality, Tri-colour cartridge can be wasteful, External power supply

May, 2012

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

HP - Deskjet 3050

 

The Deskjet 3050 is a small-format, entry-level all-in-one intended for the home market. One step up from the cheaper DeskJet 1050, it includes a mono LCD display with three soft buttons beside it that are used ...

This is a useful little all-in-one with a good feature set. It ticks most of the boxes, except arguably the most important one. Print quality, particularly of black text on plain paper, is below what HP printers normally produce - and even below that...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Larry M. (newegg.com)

I don't get all the complaints?

 

Purchased 01/2012

Easy setup (you have to know what you are doing). Prints great with crisp clear color. Wireless works on my iMac 2012, all four of my windows laptops and all 3 of my windows desktops. Ink cartridges are abundant and you only need one color and one...

None.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: James S. (newegg.com)

Save your time and money

 

Why does HP force the alignment process? It uses a lot of ink and never occurs at a convenient time. Why doesn't HP provide a way to turn it off? HP continues to place icons for bloatware all over the desktop. HP continues to force you to use up ink...

Worked for a while. Now prints with gaps in every other or third line. This sits at my 87 year old mother's computer - so it is not getting overly used.

Print heads need cleaning. Supposed to be pretty straight forward. However the machine is stuck in a print alignment loop. Everytime you turn it on or try to print it prints another alignment page. Alignment page is so bad that the scanner does not...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: torrey k. (newegg.com)

Decent Printer/Scanner

 

Unless your looking to print HD pictures youll probably be happy with it

Got it on sale, prints, scans, has all the normal printer features.

May have just been the paper but photos dont come out very high quality.

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

ken

 

Don't buy this printer!

good scanner

Each time you change the cartridge it will automatically print an alignment page, than must be scanned to “align the print head”. The alignment will fail. You will then get an error message that you must clear prior to printing. You will spend to much...

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Dominic S. (newegg.com)

Great Printer

 

I have had the printer for almost a year and it's still going strong. i have the same ink cartridges in it. I do mild printing and a lot of scanning. Over all the printer is worth it.

I connected my computer, cell phone, and kindle to this printer and it work every time. I love the fact that it is wireless

The wireless set up was a pain at first, but after I got it all set up is was much easier the second time around for my other devices.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: josiah o. (newegg.com)

New egg would not help with return item defective

 

this printer would be great if it worked. WHen I called HP to get it to work because new egg would not help 2 months later when I finally realized it would not work, HP is still giving me run around. "manager" never called me back.

this printer would be great if it worked. WHen I called HP to get it to work because new egg would not help 2 months later when I finally realized it would not work, HP is still giving me run around. "manager" never called me back.

this printer would be great if it worked. WHen I called HP to get it to work because new egg would not help 2 months later when I finally realized it would not work, HP is still giving me run around. "manager" never called me back.

Oct, 2012

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.

Certificates

Certification:UL (USA): UL 60950-1\nCSA (Kanada): CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1\nTUV (Saksa): EN60950-1\nNEMKO (Norja): EN60950-1\nKC (Korea): K60950-1\nCCC (Kiina): GB 4943-2001\nPSB (Singapore): IEC60950-1\nGOST (Venaja): IEC60950-1, EN55022\nSIQ (Slovenia): IEC60950-1, EN55022\nPCBC (Puola): IEC60590-1, EN55022\nNOM (Meksiko): NOM-019-SCFI-1993\nIRAM (Argentiina): IEC60950-1\nSASO (Saudi-Arabia): IEC60950-1\nFCC (USA): FCC Part 15, Subpart B class B\nCE (Eurooppa): EN55022, EN55024\nVCCI (Japani): V-3 (CISPR22)\nKCC (Korea): KN22, KN24\nBSMI (Taiwan): CNS13438 (CISPR22)\nC-Tick (Australia): AS / NZS3548 (CISPR22)\nCCC (Kiina): GB 9254-2008, GB 17625.1-2003
Energy Star certified: Yes

Copying

Automatic Duplexing: None
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):4.5
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):2.5
Copy speed (US Letter, black):2.5
Copy speed (US Letter, color, normal):2.5
First Copy Out Time B/W:8sec
Max Copying Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:18ppm/19ppm
Maximum copy resolution:600 x 600
Maximum number of copies:10 / 30 / 50
Time to first copy (black, normal):18
Time to first copy (color, normal):32

Design

Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display

Display:LCD / No
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Document & Media Handling

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

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (off):0.3
Power consumption (PowerSave):1.2
Power consumption (standby):2.3
Power consumption (typical):9

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

Input Capacity

Input capacity for envelopes (primary tray):5
Maximum input capacity:60
Maximum input capacity for 10 x 15 cm photographs:20
Maximum input capacity for labels:10
Maximum input capacity for transparencies:15
Number of standard paper trays:1
Paper input type:Paper tray
Standard input capacity:60
Standard input capacity for cards:20

Memory

Max Supported Memory:64MB
Standard Memory:64MB

Miscellaneous

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

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

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

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):15 - 80 / 5 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:15 - 80 / 5 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 45 / 5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 45 / 5 - 40
Recommended humidity operating range:15 - 80
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 45
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 60

Other Features

Acoustic power emissions (active, print, copy or scan):6.3
Acoustic pressure emissions:50
All-in-One Functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Automatic paper sensor:N
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan / Print / Print, Scan
Color copy capability: Yes
Color faxing: No
Color scanning: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 (32/64-bit)\nWindows Vista (32/64-bit)\nWindows XP SP2+ (32-bit)\nMac OS X 10.5, 10.6 / Windows 7, Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP (SP2) + (32-bit); Mac OS X v10.5, v10.6 / Windows 7\nWindows Vista\nWindows XP SP2+ (x32-Bit)\nMac OS X v10.5, v10.6
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Dimensions (W x D x H):16.8 x 16 x 9.8
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):16.8 x 16 x 9.8
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.8 x 16 x 9.8
Hardware scan resolution:1200 x 1200
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H):16.8 x 18.5 x 9.8
Maximum output capacity for transparencies:10
Maximum scan area:8.5
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:PowerPC G4/G5, Intel Core\n256MB RAM\n300MB HDD\nCD-ROM\nUSB
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H):48 x 40 x 101.2
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Print margin bottom (A4):0.571
Print margin left (A4):0.126
Print margin right (A4):0.126
Print margin top (A4):0.0591
Print quality (black, normal quality):600
Print quality (color, best quality):4800
Print quality, vertical alignment accuracy:+/- 0.0051 mm / +/-0.0051 mm
Standard output capacity for transparancies:10
Standard output capacity for transparencies:10
Supported media weight (imperial):16
Supported media weight(s):16
Weight:7.94
Weight (imperial):7.94
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless

Other features

Pallet weight:1011.9

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:25
Standard output capacity:25
Standard output capacity for cards:20
Standard output capacity for envelopes:5

Paper Handling

Envelope feeder:N
Envelopes sizes:10 / 10, DL / DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4 / A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Photo paper sizes:4x6,5x7 / 4x6,5x7,8x10
Standard tray media types:Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies / Envelopes, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies / Plain Paper
Standard tray media weight:75 - 300 / 75 - 90

PC Connectivity

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

Performance

All-In-One-multitasking: No
Copying:Colour copying / Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions: No
Duplex printing modes:Manual
Economical printing: Yes
Faxing:N
Maximum duty cycle:1000
Number of print cartridges:2
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Recommended duty cycle:250 - 500 / 500
Scanning:Colour scanning / Mono scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: No
PictBridge: No
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0 / USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):9
Power consumption (off):0.3
Power consumption (PowerSave):1.2
Power consumption (standby):2.3

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:18ppm/19ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):18ppm/19ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print quality (color, normal quality):4800 x 1200
Print resolution (black, normal quality):600 x 600
Print resolution (color, normal quality):4800 x 1200
Print speed (black, best quality, A4):1.5
Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter):20
Print speed (black, normal quality, A3):5.5
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20 / 5.5
Print speed (color, draft quality, A4/US Letter):16
Print speed (color, normal quality, A3):4
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):16 / 4
Standard printer languages:PCL 3
Time to first page (black, normal):19 / 21
Time to first page (color, normal):25 / 26

Scanning

Gray scale levels:256
Input color depth:24
Input colour depth:24
Maximum scan area:8.46 x 14 / 8.5 x 11.7 / A0.157 / Letter (216 x 297) / A4 / Letter (216 x 297)
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 1200 / 1200 x 2400
Scan drivers:TWAIN
Scan technology:CIS
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed
TWAIN version:1.9

Software

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Sound Emission

Print noise level:50
Printing noise level:50

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:250 / 600
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium II/Celeron, 233MHz / PowerPC G4/Intel Core, 1.0 GHz
Minimum RAM:128
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM\nUSB\nIE 6.0 / PC: Microsoft Windows 7: 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) RAM, 600 MB hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer; Windows Vista: 800 MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 512 MB RAM, 700 MB hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer; Windows XP (SP2)* or higher (32-bit only): any Intel Pentium II, Celeron or compatible processor, 233 MHz or higher, 128 MB RAM, 250 MB hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer 6 or higher. *Supports 32-bit only\nMacintosh: Mac OS X v 10.5 or v 10.6: PowerPC G4, G5 or Intel Core processor; 256 MB RAM; 300 MB available hard disk space; CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection; USB port / USB\nCD/DVD-ROM

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16 / 18.5
Height:9.8
Package weight:11.5 / 184.1
Weight:127 / 7.94 / 7.96
Width:16.8