Summary: All of the complaints about keeping this printer up to date with W7 is rediculous. This printer works great the way it was designed, to work with XP. I have never had any problems at all with this printer even though it is old. It is solid and works every day. How many products are sold today that can say this?
Summary: I am so happy to be using a HP3050 again. This product is very reliable. A great product for the price. As a teacher I'm always needing one or two copies and I can quickly provide them with this fantastic printer/copier. Thank you for the quick delivery and service.
Summary: I have had this printer since 2007 and have had no problems. It is very easy to use and work with. My only issue is I need a printer with a flat screen for copying otherwise this printer would take care of my needs for a long time. Scanning and Faxing has worked just fine.
Summary: This is the fourth time I have had to replace an HP product when I went to a new operating system. I replaced two laser printers, color printer, and a flat bed scanner. HP is the worst computer related company I have had to deal with when upgrading after a system change. I learn slow, but I finally got the message. I bought the 3050 when I went to Vista from XP. Worked okay, then I went to Wdw7. Printer works, but not the fax or scanner.
Disappointing upgrade path for an otherwise serviceable unit
28 May 2011
Summary: The HP LaserJet 3050 served us well as long as we were using computers that were running Win XP, and that was a long time. But when we bought a new computer running Win 7 64, the wheels came off the bus. HP's only driver solution for this printer in a Win 7 64 environment is a so-called "Universal Printer Driver" that is completely inadequate. HP's web support does not indicate that there is a TWAIN driver for the scanner; no upgraded HP scanner software is offered.
Summary: I liked the printer fine -- wasn't delighted with it, but wasn't terribly unhappy either -- until I upgraded my MacBook to Mac OS X. Then I find out, unfortunately, that HP does not support full functionality for this printer under Mac OS X, and I'm far from the only one unhappy with this situation, and HP has refused to update the printer driver for provide full functionality. (See[…]) for just one forum for the complaints.
Summary: Although I did not purchase this model printer, HP printers are a waste of money. I purchased a brand new multifunction laserjet printer HP Color LaserJet CM1312 at Officemax. I had to replace this printer twice only to get refurbished printers from HP which now is again malfunctioning. I used to value the HP brand, but the prince and the poor quality is not worth the investment. These printers have a very short usage period and basically are a piece of junk.