HP Envy 5055 Review: Is It Worth It?

As we all know it, there are a lot of HP Envy printers out there in the world and today we’ll be going over one of the products in this lineup, the HP Envy 5055 and see in this HP Envy 5055 review as to whether it’s worth your money or not for your home printer. So, without further ado, let’s get started, shall we?

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Design

The HP Envy 5055 is designed to be an entry level printer AIO for those of you who are still new to the printing world and while it is considered an AIO or an all-in-one, the 5055 is quite small in terms of size.

But since it’s this small, it of course has no automatic document feeder and thus no auto duplexing capability whatsoever whether it’s for scanning or printing.

Still, as it is so small, it can fit comfortably to any surface you chose to put it on, and you can also comfortably share a desk with this thing as it’s not as massive as other MFPs out there.

Print Quality

A known brand like HP is of course no pushover when it comes to printing quality and the HP Envy 5055, despite being very cheap to buy, is excellent at printing things. Photos, especially.

Its prints come out detailed and sharp with texts looking clear even on small font sizes. It’s not as gorgeous as other high-end printers out there, but again this is an entry-level printer, and its print result is more than enough for home offices or students.

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Unfortunately though it is sluggish like any other entry-level printers when it comes to speed. For this HP Envy 5055 review, the printer scored an underwhelming 10/7ppm for mono and color pages. 

If you can’t tell, that’s like the bottom of the barrel when it comes to printing speed. Just remember that you won’t be signing yourself up for a speed demon when you buy a HP Envy 5055.

Ink Economy

As expected from an inkjet printer, it’s unfortunate to say in this HP Envy 5055 review that the ink economy for this model is hilariously expensive. But there’s a silver lining in all of this if you choose to enroll in HP’s Instant Ink monthly subscription. 

If you do, then the ink economy of this thing becomes much more acceptable and can even be considered cheap compared to other entry-level inkjet printers.

But if you don’t, prepare to break the bank to keep up with its running cost when you decide to use it as your primary printer as it is quite wasteful in terms of ink.

Conclusion

HP Envy 5055 review

So, all in all, in this HP Envy 5055 review, is it worth it for you?

If you don’t mind the lack of ADF and everything that that entails, and if you don’t mind paying for the monthly subscription, the HP Envy 5055 is a good bang for your buck for your entry-level printer. 

It is very cheap initially, cost wise, and at that cost you’ll be getting yourself a small stealthy AIO that can print, scan, copy with respectable quality complemented with excellent software packages.

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That’s pretty much everything we can say for this HP Envy 5055 review. We hope you find it useful, and we’ll see you next time.

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