The New HP Deskjet 3050 All-in-One Printer

Yesterday HP announced their new line of printers and their is some pretty cool hardware on the way.  The one that caught my eye, and I think will be in my near future, is the HP Deskjet 3050 All-In-One.

It’s list of features begins with wireless printing, but that’s not what sets it apart.  Honestly, you have been able to print wirelessly with any printer since Windows XP.  I know – I’ve been doing it since then.  But, hey, a lot of average users probably don’t realize this, so it never hurts to point it out.

From there, though, things get pretty cool.  It prints, copies, and scans and it has the HP Quick Forums button which allows you to quickly select templates , such as calendars, without even needing your PC to do so.

It  also claims quick printing, with documents done within a few seconds of you hitting the Print button.

Perhaps the coolest thing, given where we’re at in the world right now, is that this printer is Energy Star qualified.  Beyond that, it is manufactured of “35 percent recycled plastics.”  It also ships in, a claimed, 99% recyclable packaging and gives users free ink cartridge recycling.  This part is huge for this outdoors lover!

The specs listed by HP:

All-in-one functionsPrint, copy, scan
Multitasking capabilityNo
Print speed black (draft, letter)Up to 20 ppm
Print speed color (draft, letter)Up to 16 ppm
Print speed, black (normal quality mode)Up to 5.5 ppm
Print speed, color (normal quality mode)Up to 4 ppm
Print speed, laser comparable, blackUp to 5.5 ppm
Print speed, laser comparable, colorUp to 4 ppm
Page yield footnoteApproximate yield. Actual yield depends on printer and specific use. See for more information
First page out (black)As fast as 21 sec
First page out (color)As fast as 26 sec
Monthly duty cycleUp to 1000 pages
Print technologyHP Thermal Inkjet
Print resolution, blackUp to 600 dpi
Print speed footnoteEither after first page or after first set of ISO test pages. For details see:
Print resolution, colorUp to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi from 1200 dpi input data (when printing from a computer on photo paper)
Paper Handling
Paper handling standard,input60-sheet input tray
Paper handling standard,output25-sheet output tray
Envelope capacityUp to 5 envelopes
Envelope feederNo
Duplex printing (printing on both sides of paper)None (not supported)
Document finishingSheetfed
Media sizes, standardLetter, legal, 4 x 6 in, 5 x 7 in, 8 x 10 in, No. 10 envelopes
Media typesPaper (brochure, inkjet, plain), photo paper, envelopes, labels, cards (greeting), transparencies
Media weight, recommended16 lb
Additional Specifications
Memory, standardIntegrated
Print languages, standardHP PCL 3 GUI
Scanner specifications
Scanner typeFlatbed
Scan resolution, opticalUp to 1200 dpi
Bit depth24-bit
Scan size, maximum (flatbed)8.5 x 11.7 in
Automatic paper sensorNo
Copier specifications
Copy resolution, blackUp to 600 optimized dpi (from 300 dpi input)
Copy resolution, colorUp to 600 optimized dpi (from 300 dpi input)
Maximum number of copiesUp to 50 copies
Connectivity, standard1 USB 2.0; 1 WiFi 802.11b/g/n
Minimum system requirementsPC: Microsoft® Windows® 7: 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) RAM, 600 MB hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer; Windows Vista®: 800 MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 512 MB RAM, 700 MB hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer; Windows® XP (SP2)* or higher (32-bit only): any Intel Pentium II, Celeron or compatible processor, 233 MHz or higher, 128 MB RAM, 250 MB hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer 6 or higher. *Supports 32-bit only
Macintosh: Mac OS X v 10.5 or v 10.6: PowerPC G4, G5 or Intel Core processor; 256 MB RAM; 300 MB available hard disk space; CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection; USB port
Compatible operating systemsMicrosoft® Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows® XP (SP2)* or higher (32-bit only), Mac OS X v 10.5 or v 10.6
Photo printing
Borderless PrintingNo
Dimensions and weight
Dimensions (W x D x H)16.81 x 16 x 9.8 in (trays open), 16.81 x 12.05 x 6.14 in (trays closed)
Weight7.94 lb
Dimensions, max.           (W x D x H)16.81 x 18.5 x 9.8 in (trays open and extended)
Package weight11.5 lb
Power and operating requirements
Power supplyInput voltage 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)
Power consumption (Active)9 watts
Power Consumption (Standby)2.3 watts
Power Consumption, Powersave1.2 watts
Power Consumption (Manual-off)0.3 watts
Power consumption footnotePower requirements are based on the country/region where the printer is sold. Do not convert operating voltages. This will damage the printer and void the product warranty.
Acoustic Pressure Emissions50 dB(A) (printing at 6 ppm)
Acoustic power emissions6.3 B(A) (printing at 6 ppm)
Operating temperature range32 to 113º F
Recommended Operating humidity range15 to 80% RH
ENERGY STAR® QualifiedYes
What’s included
What’s in the boxHP Deskjet 3050 All-in-One – J610a; HP 61 Black Ink Cartridge (~190 pages); HP 61 Tri-color Ink Cartridge (~165 pages); Software CD; Setup Guide; power supply; power cord; USB cable; Reusable Tote. [Average based on ISO/IEC 24711 or HP testing methodology and continuous printing. Actual yield varies considerably based on content of printed pages and other factors. For details see
Cable included?Yes, 1 USB
WarrantyWorld-class service and support. One-year technical phone support; one-year limited hardware warranty. Access to 24/7 award-winning support services through

My 3 or 4 year old Epson is getting long in the tooth and I have been eying an all-in-one so that I can also get rid of the scanner that is taking up space in my office.  This one has me interested and I think it’s well worth the $79.99 MSRP that it’s debuting at and it’s available now.