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HP Deskjet 5550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 299 reviews of HP Deskjet 5550. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the paper handling and durability, and opinions are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Deskjet 5550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Deskjet 5550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of HP Deskjet 5550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the print quality and size. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the paper handling.

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

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Deskjet 5550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 user reviews of HP Deskjet 5550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive views about the durability and noise. Views are divided on the reliability.

performance, price, usability, design, print quality

noise, durability

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Kristina Blachere (cnet.com)

HP Deskjet 5550 review: HP Deskjet 5550

 

HP Deskjet 5550

Excellent graphics output; affordable price; extremely easy setup.

Unexciting photo print quality; slow print speeds.

This easy, low-cost, printer will appeal to families and students. If you prefer a speedy model, however, keep searching.

Dec, 2002

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Personal: HP Deskjet 5550

 

For personal ink jets, it came down to a contest of HP models. The company's products aced our tests. Which do you go with, then? If money were no object, the HP Color Inkjet Printer cp1700 would be the winner, with the best print quality, a close...

Nov, 2002

Expert review by : Dan Littman (pcworld.com)

Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 5550

 

The DeskJet 5550 is a graphics-printing machine.

Six-color photo printing via optional cartridge ; Good all-around output

Two ink cartridges are less efficient than individual cartridges ; Mediocre photos

Sep, 2002

Expert review by : Dan Littman (pcworld.com)

HP Deskjet 5550 Inkjet Printer

 

WHAT'S HOT: The Deskjet 5550 turned in top-notch print quality for gray-scale images, with smooth textures and excellent detail. On glossy photo paper, high-resolution color prints showed natural skin tones and more detail than our original image did....

HP throws in some extras you wouldn't expect to find in a $150printer. An automatic alignment feature helps you avoid printing out a page ofalignment calibrations, then making adjustments on-screen manually and printingout another page to make sure...

Sep, 2002

Expert review by : Dan Littman (pcworld.com)

HP Deskjet 5550 Inkjet Printer (HP-C6487CA2L)

 

The Deskjet 5550 fits well in the family room or the home office, printing attractive graphics and quotidian text at somewhat pokey speeds.

Sep, 2002

Expert review by : Chris Leckness (mobilitysite.com)

REVIEW : HP IPAQ 5550

 

Rating: (7 out of 10) Note : This review can also be applied to the iPaq 5150. The machines are almost identical. The 5150 does not have WiFi, biometric

This machine is not needed by the average human, desired maybe, but by far not needed. There are many devices out today that will do most of the same functions for far less money. I will be honest, I am far from impressed. I expected this thing to do...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by : Vincent Alzieu (tomshardware.com)

HP DeskJet 5550: The Star Of The New Season

 

The competition can start worrying. HP has taken a technological leap forward. Out goes the PhotoRet III and in comes the PhotoRet IV with a ...

Marks for photo suitability and versatility are valid if you switch between the standard and photo cartridge sets. If you just use the first set, both scores should be four

Sep, 2002

Expert review by : HardwareCentral (hardwarecentral.com)

HP DeskJet 5550 Review

 

Good quality and speed for everyday jobs; good performance (even without optional six-color cartridge) as a photo printer, Friendly software; optional double-sided printing

Short-lived ink cartridges; better for photos and reports than plain text, Bulky; Windows 2000 driver glitch

Our main complaint about the DeskJet is that, though the printer is big, its ink cartridges are tiny: HP estimates the 19ml black cartridge will last for just 450 pages (with minimal 5-percent coverage) before you'll need a $20 replacement. The...

Aug, 2002

Expert review by : Kristina Blachere (cnet.com.au)

HP Deskjet 5550 review: HP Deskjet 5550

 

HP Deskjet 5550

Excellent graphics output; affordable price; extremely easy setup.

Unexciting photo print quality; slow print speeds.

This easy, low-cost, printer will appeal to families and students. If you prefer a speedy model, however, keep searching.

Dec, 2002

Expert review by : Jaison Lewis (techtree.com)

HP Deskjet 5550

 

HP seems to have revamped its highly successful line of printers, not only in the quality department but also the aesthetics. Their new range of printers looks like they were designed by George Lucas...no kidding.

Feb, 2003

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