I'm about to buy a cheapie "all in one" printer/scanner, and had settled on the Epson DX5000 as sufficient. I now see that PC World offer the DX5000 at £50, which seems like a good price. However, they also offer the DX5050 for exactly the same price .... Anyone know what the difference is? The specifications look very similar, and I can't find the DX5050 on the Epson site.
Personally I would check the availability of compatible printer cartridges. I have the DX3800 well before the ones you are looking at. Its ok. Thats about all I can say. Its slow like all the Epsons I have ever had and a bit noisy but its cheap to run. And speed isn't a great concern to me as I'm never printing hundreds of pages. I also have a standalaone printer, an aging 680 and the prints you get off it compared to the DX are like chalk and cheese, the 680 is far superior. My only suggestion is to do a google search for reviews. But if they are both really new you might struggle.
The Epson xx50 (4050, 5050, 6050) are made for the Dixons group (but appear to be available at a few other outlets). They are identical specification to the model below (5050 = 5000 etc.) but the colour of the casing is darker for the xx50 models.
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