Product Type: Hewlett-Packard All in one Printer
Newest Review: ... links on this site. I find it perfect for low level everyday use. I particularly find the scan and copy functions really easy to access.... more
A Prince amongst Printers....
HP Deskjet 3050 All-in-One
Member Name: sparkymarky1973
HP Deskjet 3050 All-in-One
Advantages: A great Printer that is quick and effcient!
Disadvantages: None that I know of.....
I work as a Chef and so live quite a hectic lifestyle and that often means that I have to take work home with me in regards to writing menus, finding new recipes etc.... that being the case, when our old Printer finally went the way of the Dodo I decided I needed something reliable to print off the recipe and menu ideas that I found whilst browsing the net at home. And something that printed half-decent colour photographs so I could see what the dish was supposed to look like would be nice!
After much deliberation and some examination of reviews both here and on my other favourite site, Amazon, I eventually settled on this model as it seemed the easiest to set up and install. As I was trying to surprise my other half with a shiny new Printer, I didn't want to have to ask her to help me install it; I wanted it all set up and ready to go when she got home from work!
Even for somebody not that confident with technology, following the instructions this took me a little over 35 minutes to get it up and running which I consider fairly impressive. What's better, it came with ink so that I could test it out myself before Mrs.Sparky got home to make sure everything was up and running okay. Some people have commented that they have had problems syncing the Wi-Fi to this paticular model but I had no such problems and found this almost a doddle though there were a couple of instances when I did get a little struck. Hey, I did say I'm not brilliant with technology!
As for the results....well they proved both pleasing and above satisfactory. Printing off documentation is a simple task and though there have been a few instances in the last month of operation where pictures have not come out quite as clear as I might like, overall I think this Printer is good value for money! It's certainly fairly quick and doesn't make too much noise other than when you switch it on or off which is fairly standard for most Printers I think. Scanning images now takes a lot less time too, in fact everything about this machine screams quick and easy!
I especially like the fact that I no longer need to be in the same room to print things off. Now I can browse for new recipe ideas in bed then print them off to take with me to work in the morning! I also like the fact that this has an Eco Power Save mode meaning that as well as recycling my ink cartridges, I can now do even more for the enviroment. How much difference this will make in the long run, who knows? But every little helps and I do like to try and be as green as I can!
At a decent price of around £35 at the moment from Amazon, this is not the most expensive model on the market but it is one of the most reliable and efficent. I have yet to test this Printer to all its supposed capabilities but so far, I cannot help but be just that little bit impressed!
Once again, HP have proved they are at the top of their game. I can't speak for anyone else but in my honest opinion, all other Printers need not apply. This is reasonably priced (not cheap) and certainly very cheerful!
Summary: Works for me! And I'm not THAT easily pleased!