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HP Deskjet 5150 Color Inkjet Printer

by HP

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  • High speed color inkjet printer; Reserve print mode (printer can operate with one pen out of ink)
  • Up to 4800 dpi color printing, 1200 dpi black printing
  • 8 MB built-in memory; imaging software bundle included
  • USB interface; optional networking and wireless adaptors available
  • PC and Mac compatible
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System Requirements

  • Media: Office Product
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 45 x 37.1 x 14.5 cm ; 5 Kg
  • Shipping Weight: 6 Kg
  • Item model number: C8962A#A2L
  • ASIN: B00009X7EF
  • Date first available at Aug. 17 2009
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  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Product Description


HP's DeskJet 5150 color inkjet printer offers high resolution output, fast print speeds, and time saving features that you won't want to be without. Delivering color prints at 14 ppm and black text at up to 19 ppm, you can choose from five different print modes to optimize print quality and speed. Resolutions of up to 4,800 dpi are achieved on a variety of media types and sizes, and optional 6-ink color printing can achieve prints that will resist fading, and last for years to come.

Connectivity is offered through a standard USB port, and optional wireless and networking accessories are available to expand versatility. Other convenient features include a print cancel button, on-screen ink level monitoring, one touch screen shot printing, and an optional duplexing unit. The DeskJet 5150 comes with a handy bundle of photo and imaging software, and a one-year warranty.

What's in the Box
HP DeskJet 5150 color inkjet printer, HP no. 56 (C6656A) black inkjet print cartridge, HP no. 57 (C6657A) tri-color inkjet print cartridge, power supply, power cord, software on CD-ROM (PC and Mac), reference guide, setup poster, media pack.

From the Manufacturer

The HP DeskJet 5150 color inkjet printer delivers professional photo quality prints in high 4,800 optimized dpi, or optional 6-ink color printing. With fast print speeds, of up to 19 pages per minute in laser-quality black, and up to 14 pages per minute in color, it even prints photos with or without borders on standard size photo papers. Time and money saving features include a print cancel button, on-screen ink level indicator, and an optional two-sided printing accessory.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9e716314) out of 5 stars 48 reviews
37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d797768) out of 5 stars A Good Compact Printer July 12 2004
By Robert I. Hedges - Published on
I recently bought my HP DeskJet 5150 as a replacement for an elderly HP inkjet printer that gave up the ghost. In general I have been very pleased with the 5150. It had flawless installation (I was ready to print ten minutes after I opened the box) and setup, and has excellent print characteristics in both B&W and color. It is very capable, starts up fast, has a quick throughput rate, and superior graphics resolution.
I have framed a couple of color prints printed on the 5150 (on HP photo paper), as they are equal to conventional photographic printing to the naked eye. My only caveat on the photo printing is that I can't vouch for the life of the prints, so far so good, but I know that some inkjet prints fade badly over time.
I am pretty hard on the 5150. Because I am in in the throes of researching and writing my Master's thesis right now, I am printing copious amounts, and running at least 500 pages a week through the 5150, and thus far have had no problems with it.
The one minor and completely unanticipated, annoyance I have with the 5150 is the shelf that holds the printed sheets is too short. HP provides a rickety pull out/fold over contraption to help hold printed work, but in my experience it is inconvenient at best (it almost doubles the frontal area of the printer), and is a real space hog on my desk.
Aside from that one small critique (which is the reason I gave it four instead of five stars) I think the HP 5150 is an excellent little printer at a bargain basement price.
42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d797b70) out of 5 stars Great little printer Sept. 24 2003
By A Customer - Published on
I bought this with a client at Office Depot yesterday, and helped him set it up in his office. I'm very impressed, and am thinking about replacing my wheezing Epson 740 (which I've put probably 20,000 pages through.)
Things that impressed me about it:
--The box it comes in. It's not too big, and all the specs and technical info you need are printed on the outside. (And although others complain about it not having a USB cable and I don't have the box in front of me, I'm sure that it specifies that on the box itself. Besides, no USB cable has been an industry standard since USB printers first rolled off production lines.)
--The size. For an inkjet printer, it's quite small. It can also be used in low overhead areas, since the paper tray is underneath the output tray. My Epson Stylus 740 is, for all practical purposes, 13" high and 5" deeper than it would otherwise be, because of the paper tray.
--Software. Software for Mac OS X was simple to install.
--Print quality is excellent. We threw in some sheets of white paper that had been lying around outside the wrapper and the test picture came out great. Black and white text bled a bit in normal mode, but I think that has more do to with the paper having been inadequately stored.
--Print speed. Quite nice, particularly for text in normal mode.
--I got this printer out of the box and working for my client in fifteen minutes.
--None I can think of.
For a $100 printer, not bad at all.
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d79799c) out of 5 stars Great for the price, has it's quirks though Feb. 21 2004
By Clare Chu - Published on
This printer is in general very smooth and prints high quality printouts. The cable is not included (and that is not listed on the box), so whoever got one included probably got lucky in that it was returned and someone left the cable in there.
Pushing the ink cartridges in takes some doing to make sure they are hooked in correctly. But if you'd had HP printers before it's probably easy because they are all done that way. I moved up from an Epson, so it took a little practice.
Setup for a single computer was relatively easy, although the included CD does not autostart. Instead, if you're using Windows XP the driver is already on your Windows system, and when you plug in the printer, turn it on, the Windows system detects it and installs the driver.
Setup for an older Windows 98 computer was more difficult. For starters, the older computer does not have the proper driver. But when you select "Have Disk", it does not browse correctly to the CD. Instead you must open the CD and run installation. If the printer is not connected and turned on, the installer crashes. I found this out the hard way because I was trying to install the driver on my Win98 but using it remotely from the network and could not do so because the installer would crash. Finally, I had to unhook the printer from my XP computer, hook it up to my Win98, install the driver from the CD, and then unhook it and put it back onto the network.
Printer also has strange quirks. For example, sometimes the arrow button on the left would blink for no good reason. Just press the button and printer will start. Other times the ink drop light will blink (and my ink is full since I just bought it). Just open the lid and push back down, and it'll print.
The output is great though, so if you can live with the quirks, and with the low price, it's still a worthwhile purchase.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d797f78) out of 5 stars Great basic printer for the money July 13 2004
By Dana J. Smith - Published on
I bought the HP 5150 as a replacement for a 7+-year old, broken HP ink jet, and I'm very happy with it. I use it to print a lot of envelopes and haven't had any problems with the alignment getting messed up like I did with my old printer. The guides adjust smoothly (unlike my old printer) and it prints quickly enough for my own personal use - faster than my old printer since the 5150 uses a USB cable (I saved $15 on that and bought it at Target). It was really simple to set up, too, and I only have a basic knowledge of computers.
I don't plan on using it to print photos, but I understand the cartridges switch out and you can print quality color photos. The cartridges were a bit tricky to snap in.
I am comfortable with HP quality, so I didn't consider any other brands. The price seemed reasonable.
Overall, I'm very happy with this printer.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d54700c) out of 5 stars Great printer!! Sept. 21 2003
By Alex - Published on
I just bought the HP Deskjet 5150 Color Printer and I have to say that it is the best printer I have used. The only negative thing I can say is that it doesn't come with a USB cable and you have to buy it separetly. However, you can just buy it anywhere. The quality of the color is great, and it's also great for printing reports for school. The printer itself is very easy to install. Recommended for everyone!