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HP Officejet Pro K550dtwn
5.8 out of 10

HP Officejet Pro K550dtwn

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Reviews and Problems with HP Officejet Pro K550dtwn

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Overall 6

Loses Network connectivity

Michael F., Newegg
11 November 2013
  • Summary: Thought the name HP would be good enough, wished I had gone with something else.
  • Pros: Prints great when it's is online.
  • Cons: Drops connections even when wired. If you are looking for a wireless network printer, look elsewhere. This is more trouble than it's worth.
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Overall 10

So Far We Are Happy

Dirk A., Newegg
18 December 2008
  • Summary: It does not come w/ Vista drivers as they are built into Vista iteself. That said if you want to set it up for wireless printing through Vista you have to visit a web page that they include on a flyer in the manual for instructions.
  • Pros: All research suggests this will be one of the lowest cost color printer options on the market. The physical setup of the printer and the configuraiton through Vista to use it on the LAN was very straightforward. The quality of the output is excellent. The configuration to use it as a wireless pri...
  • Cons: It's a real big printer. Fortunately we have room in our home office but it still stands out. It is farily loud when printing and when it's in standbye it sometimes does some initializing which is pretty loud. It's not loud enough to disturb a phone call but you definitely know it's printing. The...
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Overall 10


R. N., Newegg
13 December 2008
  • Summary: I am very happy with this printer.
  • Pros: This printer is wonderful with the autoduplexing. I also like the option of using extra-capacity cartridges and that they are reasonably priced. Printer has handled my needs with ease, thus far. Draft print quality is better than my old printer (also HP).
  • Cons: Internal fan makes a whining noise while it is on. No autopower down mode/wake on LAN. Printer is not as fast as my old printer even though it is "rated" as being about twice as fast. Old printer had 5 print quality settings, this printer has 3 (no Fast Draft mode???).
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Overall 10

Worth every penny

David P., Newegg
27 November 2008
  • Summary: Unlike more expensive printers, with Postscript rendering engines, speed of printers like the K550 will be largely determined by the performance of your computer. Buy the 88XL ink cartridges for the lowest per-page ink costs.
  • Pros: Great value and a great printer, better than the cheaper models HP makes having a single ink cartridge. We use this printer at home as a general purpose color printer for the whole family and it's been rock solid. Per-page ink costs are lower than single-cartridge HP printers. Duplex feature save...
  • Cons: A minor nit: The "ink low" warning indicator comes on quite early, well before the ink cartridge is out. Fortunately, you can point a web browser at the printer's IP address and see exactly how much ink is left in each cartridge.
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Overall 10

User Review

Thomas R., Newegg
26 October 2008
  • Pros: Great printer. Fast. The wireless setup can be a bit tricky, but not to bad.
  • Cons: Very large printer for home use.
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Overall 10

It works for me

Anonymous, Newegg
26 September 2008
  • Summary: >8000 pages and printing just fine.
  • Pros: It just works and works well.
  • Cons: i had to cycle power twice.
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Overall 10

works like a champ

Anonymous, Newegg
4 August 2008
  • Summary: works like a champ
  • Pros: just hardwire it into your network, set up the wireless, and bingo. staples up the street stocks ink.
  • Cons: none that i've encountered
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Overall 2


Anonymous, Newegg
8 July 2008
  • Summary: Originally HP Support was very helpful; they sent a new set of print heads and all new ink tanks (they are separate with stupid little ink tubes connecting them to each other) but after 3 sets of print heads (I bought all the rest), 4 sets of ink tanks, 12 months and 15 calls to support they just...
  • Pros: Absolutely NONE, I only gave it One Egg because that is the lowest rating available. It deserves a ZERO, so does HP.
  • Cons: I knew I never should never have bought an HP product but this printer had so many features I was looking for. Printed pages look terrible, the ink skips. I have used more ink running cleaning cycles than printing documents. I have to run a cleaning cycle almost daily just to get usable documents.
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Overall 10

$21 Less at HP website

Vanilla G., Newegg
3 January 2007
  • Summary: This is a heavy duty machine which will meet the need of small business. It is better investment than other printers because of hi-volume ink cartridges/printheads, which is the main cost of ownership. NewEgg is a great place to buy from they stand behind there sales 100%.
  • Pros: Large volume 3x/4x independent CYMB cartridges avoid single head cross contamination of inks vs tri-color cartridges. If one color is bad/empty your only need to replace/clean that cartridge. Ink nozzels are part of the cartrige and therefore replaceable with a new cartridge unlike Canon & Epson....
  • Cons: #88 HP cartridges are not normally stocked in local office supply & retail outlets so buy extras from NewEgg. Cartridges are electronically date stamped for 2 years and will not work after the date has expired, Temporarily reset PC clock back to correct.
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Overall 8

Features & Performance

Danny G., Newegg
30 January 2006
  • Summary: Outstanding at its retail price and an unbelieveable value with the rebate! Get One.
  • Pros: Awesome features - wireless, duplexing & 2nd tray! Beautiful prints and the variety of information available in the toolbox utility is unreal.
  • Cons: Wireless configuration was NOT straightforward for me. Router problems and there seemed to be some confusion about the MAC addresses (there is one for the wired and another for the wireless connection) in the HP software. Ended up using the built in web configuration page and the wired connection...
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