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HP LaserJet 4050

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the paper handling and design. The usability and reliability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the value for money, and there are some mixed comments about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP LaserJet 4050 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of HP LaserJet 4050 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

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94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Product Specifications

The LaserJet 4050 from Hewlett-Packard is a great first step toward a full-featured network printer. It has the features and performance to meet your current workgroup print needs, with support for future memory, paper handling and network connectivity upgrades. This network monochrome laser printer is ready to serve mid-sized workgroups with its 17 ppm speed and 8MB RAM. Its 8.5 x 14-inch print size, 65,000 page duty cycle, and 600-page input capacity make it a suitable addition to a busy office. And the expanded Control Panel Help feature allows users to troubleshoot print interrupts right at the printer. The LaserJet 4050 uses Resolution Enhancement technology (REt) and an UltraPrecise toner cartridge for sharp monochrome prints suitable for corporate presentations. The HP FastRes technology yields 1200 dpi prints at engine speed, powered by a 133MHz NEC Vr4310 MIPS microprocessor and 8MB RAM (upgradeable to 200MB). 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 keeps 600 sheets of paper on hand in one 100-sheet multipurpose tray and one 500-sheet tray. 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 envelope feeder, auto-duplexer and large capacity trays for future expansion. The LaserJet 4050 has both a bi-directional parallel port and RS-232 serial interface. Two open EIO slot accept optional HP JetDirect internal print servers for Ethernet, LocalTalk and TokenRing networks to support all major network operating systems including OS/2 Warp and UNIX. Adding the optional Fast Infrared Connect adapter allows for walk-up, cable-free printing from laptops, PDAs or other infrared-capable devices. The 4050 supports HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5e and PostScript Level 2 emulation, with 110 TrueType scalable typefaces. 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/19.3in/19.4in/24.3in
Height:13.3in/13.5in/19.4in
Weight:39.2lbs/39.5lbs
Width:13.5in/15.4in/16.3in

Header

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

Miscellaneous

Color:White
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wired / Wireless/Wireless / Wired
Form Factor:Desktop/Stationary
Interface:Parallel / Serial
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/600dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)/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)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):17ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi/600dpi
Media Path Type:Curved/Curved / Straight/Curved / Straight
Media Type:Business cards / Coated paper / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies/Business cards / Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies/Envelopes / Transparencies / Greeting cards / Labels / Plain paper / Postal card paper/Envelopes / Greeting cards / Labels / Plain paper / Postal card paper / Transparencies/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:8MB
Max Supported Size:200MB

Reference Resource

Author:Hewlett Packard
Category:Computer hardware
Title:HP LaserJet 4050 Series
Type:Documentation kit

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 7.0 or later / HP-UX 10.0 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 or later/Apple MacOS 7.0 or later / Microsoft DOS / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 or later/Apple MacOS 7.0 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 or later/Microsoft DOS / Apple MacOS 7.0 or later / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0