The HP Deskjet 5551 has a modern, shiny design that makes it look like a futuristic device, but don't let that fool you. It is actually a very capable color inkjet printer that can fit into tight spaces, but still provides print speeds of up to 17 pages per minute in black and 12 in color. Prices for printer ink are low, which makes HP 5551 ink very affordable overall.
The machine connects to a single computer with either a USB or parallel cable, and setting it up is a breeze. Using the Quick Start instructions, users will have it connected and ready to go in a very short amount of time. The small size of the device is impressive as well. It measures 5.7 inches by 17.7 inches by 14.5 inches (HWD) and weighs 11.5 pounds. For those who want automatic two-sided printing, there is a duplexer available as an optional upgrade. This can be added at any time.
In addition to the black and tricolor HP 5551 ink cartridges, there is also a photo printer ink tank, which can be used to improve photo quality. This makes the Deskjet 5551 ink system a little more confusing than a typical inkjet, but the improved quality of the extra Deskjet 5551 ink cartridges is worth it. Compatible HP 5551 ink is also available from some sellers.
In a review of the 5551, CNET praised its graphics quality and low price, as well as its easy setup, giving the machine a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. They disliked its slower speeds and lackluster photo quality, however.
In summary, the HP 5551 will have solid appeal for the home user with a focus on compact devices that don't require a lot of space. Its combination of a low price and affordable operating costs is very impressive.
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