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HP Officejet 3830

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1023 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. Reviews about the performance and design are overall positive. The size and price are also mentioned favorably, but the durability and paper handling get mixed views.

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 91/100 = 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 really like the price. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

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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

Aug, 2017

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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 People are impressed by the reliability and size. 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

Aug, 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

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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

Consumer review by: Docklands35 (

Unbelievable value!


Compact, solid looking printer. Ink subscription is a great idea and competitively priced. Haven't used the scanning feature yet, however the addition of an automatic document feeder is a great unusual feature at this price point!

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Caz (

Does wat it says it should


Does way it says on Tim

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Missdivamk (

Wifi Printer


Easy to set up, I have it attached to 3 different devices (laptop, iPhone & iPad). Easy to use

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: DEE (

Slick design, easy use , very happy


Great quality printer . So easy to set up and use. Wireless print is awesome

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: paul (

Looks good!


Seems to work well. Setting up reasonably easy. Not really robust enough for heavy use but ideal for light home use. Instant ink looks like it might be good, overall I'm pleased with value for money so far.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Jud (

Why didn't I do this befor now


Set up was straight forward, prints from my phone , laptop and I pad, and my family's devices, a great way to print in the home no cables just wi- fi , should have done this long time ago.

Aug, 2017

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 / Blue, White / Green, White


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

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


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

Paper Handling

Envelopes sizes:DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4 / A4,A5,A6 / A4,A6
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 / 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
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
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
Power consumption (off):0.07 / 0.1
Power consumption (sleep):0.88
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):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
Standard printer languages:PCL 3 / PCL 3, URF / PCL 3,URF
Time to first page (black, normal):13 / 14
Time to first page (colour, normal):15 / 17 / 18


Document formats supported:PDF
Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,TIF / BMP,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 / 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 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Y / Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 10,Windows 8,Windows 8.1 / Y / Yes


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

Weight & Dimensions

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