Review of the HP Envy 5055 All-in-One Printer

HP Envy 5055 All-in-One Printer Review at PCMagA solid-value home printer…if you subscribe to the ink

PROS

  • Reasonable initial purchase price
  • Low running costs with Instant Ink
  • Solid overall print quality

CONS

  • Wasteful two-cartridge design holds all four inks
  • Cost per page without Instant Ink exceptionally high
  • No ADF
  • No flash drive or SD card support
  • Sluggish output

THE BOTTOM LINE

The HP Envy 5055 prints well and, if you sign up for HP’s Instant Ink subscription program, inexpensively, making it a good value for families and light-printing home offices.

MSRP $129.99


ByWilliam Harrel March 31, 2020
Editors’ Rating: good


On the lower end of HP’s Envy line of inkjets, the Envy 5055 All-in-One Printer ($129.99) is an entry-level all-in-one (AIO) built with families and home offices in mind. Like our consumer multifunction Editors’ Choice, Epson’s Expression Premium XP-7100 Small-in-One, the Envy 5055 prints well (especially photos), but unlike the somewhat pricier XP-7100, this HP AIO is a little short on features. Most notably, it lacks an automatic document feeder (ADF) for sending multipage documents to the scanner. What the Envy does have over the XP-7100 and some other competitors is an option for reducing running costs via HP’s Instant Ink program. If you don’t do a lot of multipage copy or scan jobs, the Envy 5055, paired with Instant Ink, is a sensible pick for a home office with light needs.


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