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HP Officejet 3830

alaTest has collected and analyzed 820 reviews of HP Officejet 3830. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the performance and design are overall positive. The size and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the durability and paper handling.

usability, price, size, design, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Officejet 3830 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of HP Officejet 3830 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Reviewers are impressed by the price and usability.

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91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Officejet 3830 A4 All-in-One PrinterHP Officejet 3830 A4 All-in-One Printer

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Officejet 3830


alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of HP Officejet 3830 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Views about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Officejet 3830 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and CopierHP Officejet 3830 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Simon Williams (

HP Officejet 3830


There's a kind of law in working out the costs of owning a printer, which says that the less you pay for the machine, the more you pay for ink cartridges. This would be true of HP's low-end Officejet 3830 if it wasn't for the company's Instant Ink...

This is a good, basic all-in-one with many of the features you'd be looking for in a home office. If you don’t like the idea of buying ink on subscription, then running costs are relatively high. If Instant Ink makes sense to you, though, this is one...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (

HP OfficeJet 3830 review


Print from Android, iOS, Windows and Amazon devices

The initial purchase price of the OfficeJet 3830 is obviously very attractive, and will appeal to many home users and smaller offices. Its running costs are also quite good when printing in colour, so it will be a good option for printing photos, or...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: paul_smart (

HP OfficeJet 3830


This is a multi-function device which means it not only prints, scans and copies but for those who still use or need it the unit also has fax. It is quite small and light and runs with two cartridges, it is black but here that's OK as this is an office...

The HP OfficeJet 3830 measures 43x48x30cm the figures I have given are with the paper output shelf extended and paper in the rear upright paper tray. At the back left of the unit is where Ethernet or USB leads are inserted and the centre of the back is...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: SH (

Great little printer


Good printer easy to set up. Print quality is good for price.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Ken (

Great Value Printer


Not had it long but seems to be very reliable. Incredibly easy to set up and, with Instant Ink, great to know I will never run out of toner.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: CoventryKid (

A great printer at a great price


It prints really well and is a big improvement on my old printer. I've joined the ink replacement scheme and have already got my first set of cartridges. Time will tell how it performs in the long term but I'm currently very happy. Set up was simple,...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: MS (

Great wifi printer


Useful, basic printer does what it says on box, great for the amount of printing we do, less than 50 a month usually. Time will tell.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Watertower (

Brilliant purchase with Instant Inks


Great next day delivery.

May, 2017

Consumer review by: Kelly123 (

Easy to set up


bought this printer having needed a printer that can be used through wifi. It is amazing how easy I found this printer to set up by using just my smartphone. No laptop or computer needed. Would definitely recommend this printer if a lot of things that...

May, 2017

Consumer review by: Richard (

HP Printer


So easy to set up with wifi also and for iPad easy peasey would recommend I brought an Epsom a few months before so much bother this is just great

May, 2017

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified:Y / Yes


Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):7
Copy speed (normal quality, colour, A4):3.5
Maximum Copy Resolution:600 x 300
Maximum number of copies:20


Colour of product:Black


Display diagonal:5.59
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y / Yes


Distinctive ring:
Fax delayed sending:
Fax forwarding:
Fax resolution:300 x 300
Fax resolution (black & white):300 x 300
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):50

Input capacity

Number of standard paper trays:1
Standard input capacity:60


Ethernet LAN:N / No
Mobile printing technologies:Not supported
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b,802.11g,802.11n

Other features

Borderless printing:
Colour copy capability:
Colour faxing:
Colour scanning:
Connection to PC:
Network ready:
Plug and Play:
Scan file formats:

Output capacity

Standard output capacity:25

Paper Handling

Envelopes sizes:DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print size:
Standard tray media types:Card stock, Envelopes, Iron-On Transfers, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies


All-In-One-multitasking:N / No
Copying:Colour / Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Not supported
Faxing:Colour / Colour faxing
Maximum duty cycle:1000
Number of print cartridges:2
Print Technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour / Colour printing
Printing colours:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Processor frequency:180
Recommended duty cycle:100 - 250
Scanning:Colour / Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing:N
Optional connectivity:
PictBridge:N / No
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):10
Power consumption (off):0.1
Power Consumption (Standby):2.83


Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):8.5
Print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter):6
Standard printer languages:PCL 3, URF / PCL 3,URF
Time to first page (black, normal):14
Time to first page (colour, normal):17


Document formats supported:PDF
Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,TIF
Input colour depth:24
Maximum scan area:216 x 297
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 1200
Scan technology:CIS
Scan type:Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:Flatbed & ADF
TWAIN version:1.9


Drivers included:
Mac operating systems supported:Y / Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Y / Yes


Card reader integrated:N / No
Internal Memory:512
Maximum internal memory:512
Memory slots:

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:36.4 / 364
Height :22.4 / 224.4
Width:45 / 450