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HP Officejet 3830

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1155 reviews of HP Officejet 3830. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Comments about the design and performance are overall positive. The size and price also get good comments. There are some negative opinions about the durability.

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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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for HP Officejet 3830


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 People really like the price. The usability also gets good feedback.

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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

Mar, 2018

Consumer review ( 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 Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and price also get good opinions.

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

Mar, 2018

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

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The HP Officejet 3830 is a wi-fi all-in-one printer with a fairly sleek look and appealing price tag. It can print, copy, scan and fax and turns out fairly quick text prints. But how does it measure up for printing costs and quality? We've tested this...

Nov, 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

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Replacement printer


Super quality at a very good price which is an improvement on my old HP 1355

Mar, 2018

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Print for ever


Really like this printer. Relatively easy to set. Slight hiccup on Mac when installation stalled for a coulple of minutes but otherwise fine. Good print quality and WiFi works well. I also like the HP instant ink trial

Mar, 2018

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HP Deskjet 2630


Straight out of package, connected to PC - no problem. Wi-Fi connect good, scanner operation good for my prize crossword submission. The item is very lightly constructed, and whilst is fine for home use, it would not stand up to the rigors of multi...

Mar, 2018

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hardly hassle free


First, no one told me you had to connect via WIFI to get the ink and it's nowhere on the packaging or paperwork. So I wasted an hour trying to sign up for the ink supply deal connecting computer and printer with a cable. Secondly the set up was far...

Mar, 2018

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Mrs rana


Really useful product . I will recommend it to everyone. Easy to use

Mar, 2018

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Value for money


The printer works well although we have been unable to use it wirelessly. It is suitable for light printing as would not be suitable for large documents due to its speed.

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified:Y / Yes


Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):6 / 7
Copy speed (normal quality, colour, A4):2 / 3 / 3.5
Maximum Copy Resolution:600 x 300
Maximum number of copies:20 / 9


Colour of product:Black / Black, White / Blue, White / Green, White


Colour display:N
Display diagonal:5.59
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y / Yes


Distinctive ring:
Fax broadcasting:20
Fax delayed sending:
Fax forwarding:
Fax memory:100
Fax resolution:300 x 300
Fax resolution (black & white):300 x 300
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):50
Modem Speed:33.6
Speed dialing:N

Input capacity

Maximum number of paper trays:1
Number of standard paper trays:1
Paper input type:Paper tray
Standard input capacity:100 / 60


Ethernet LAN:N / No
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint / Apple AirPrint,HP ePrint,Mopria Print Service / HP ePrint / Not supported
Wi-Fi:N / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b,802.11g,802.11n / IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40

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

Packaging Content

Cartridge(s) included:Y
Power cord included:Y

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:8.5x11
Envelopes sizes:DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4 / A4,A5,A6 / A4,A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
ISO C-series sizes (C0...C9):C6
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 / Glossy paper, Matte paper, Photo paper, Plain paper, Recycled paper / Photo paper, Plain paper


All-In-One-multitasking:N / No
Built-in processor:Y
Copying:Colour / Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Not supported / print
Duplex printing modes:Manual
Faxing:Colour / Colour faxing / N
Maximum duty cycle:1000
Number of print cartridges:2 / 4
Print Technology:Inkjet / Thermal inkjet
Printing:Colour / Colour printing
Printing colours:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Processor frequency:180 / 360 / 800
Recommended duty cycle:100 - 250 / 400 - 800 / 50 - 100
Scanning:Colour / Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing:N / Y
Optional connectivity:
PictBridge:N / No
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0 / 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 / 14
Power consumption (off):0.07 / 0.1 / 0.11
Power consumption (ready):3.75
Power consumption (sleep):0.88 / 0.89
Power Consumption (Standby):2.1 / 2.83


Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter):20
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):10 / 7.5 / 8 / 8.5
Print speed (colour, draft quality, A4/US Letter):16
Print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter):5 / 5.5 / 6 / 7
Standard printer languages:PCL 3 / PCL 3, URF / PCL 3,URF
Time to first page (black, normal):13 / 14 / 16
Time to first page (colour, normal):15 / 17 / 18 / 19


Document formats supported:PDF
Gray scale levels:256
Input colour depth:24
Maximum scan area:216 x 279 / 216 x 297
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 1200
Scan speed (black):3
Scan speed (colour):7
Scan technology:CIS
Scan type:Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:Flatbed / Flatbed & ADF
TWAIN version:1.9 / 2.1


Drivers included:
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra / Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra / Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Y / Yes
Mobile operating systems supported:Android, BlackBerry OS, Symbian, Windows Phone 8, Windows RT
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2008,Windows Server 2008 R2,Windows Server 2008 R2 x64,Windows Server 2012,Windows Server 2016
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 10,Windows 8,Windows 8.1 / Y / Yes


Card reader integrated:N / No
Internal Memory:256 / 512
Maximum internal memory:256 / 512
Memory slots:

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:304 / 310 / 36.4 / 364 / 369
Height :149 / 158 / 190 / 22.4 / 224.4
Weight:3.42 / 4.67 / 5.61 / 6.55
Width:425 / 445 / 45 / 450 / 525