HP OfficeJet 3830 All-in-One Printer Series Review - Free Download Driver - YES PRINTER DRIVER

HP OfficeJet 3830 All-in-One Printer Series Review - Free Download Driver

- February 10, 2019

HP OfficeJet 3830 All-in-One Printer Series Review - Free Download Driver
The HP OfficeJet 3830 All-In-One Printer ($79.99), an entry-level inkjet all-in-one (AIO), is a capable machine, but like many AIOs within this category, for instance, more-expensive Canon Pixma TR8520 Wireless Home Office All-In-One Printerour Editors' Choice, it has several strong competitors. Unlike the Canon TR8520, the OfficeJet 3830 does not support two-sided printing, Ethernet media, flash memory devices, along with a few other notable features. What exactly the OfficeJet 3830 does have about it is thatnot only does it cost significantly less than the Canon version, but it also costs less to work with --as long as you elect for HP's Prompt Ink subscription program, that is. The OfficeJet 3830 prints nicely, and it is a good option to this Canon TR8520 for low-volume printing and copying in a small or home office or student dormitory.

A Whole Lot of Machine for the Cost

When it comes to business-oriented AIO printers, the OfficeJet 3830 is definitely one of the cheapest. At 8.5 from 17.2 by 14.3 inches (HWD) and 12.4 lbs, however, it's near in size and girth to other petite business-oriented inkjets. Even the Canon TR8520, for example, is actually slightly smaller, but it weighs about five pounds over the OfficeJet 3830. Brother's MFC-J985DW, another top pick, is an inch or 2 smaller in all directions, but it weighs approximately six pounds over the OfficeJet 3830.
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That's due mostly to this ink reservoirs built into the ideal side of the Epson ET-4750's chassis. (Note that the Epson ET-4750, as well as other EcoTank models, cost considerably more than the other entry-level inkjet AIOs discussed here, but that's because of bulk-ink AIOs' quite low operating costs. Otherwise, the Epson ET-4750 is near to these other machines in performance and characteristics.)

If light and small are the primary criteria, besides portable printers designed for travel, the tiniest AIO I know of is HP's own DeskJet 3755 All-in-One Printer (5.6 from 15.9 by 7 inches and 5.1 lbs ), but you'll have to give up the automatic document feeder (ADF) and a little print rate. As for paper handling, the OfficeJet 3830's includes a single back 60-sheet paper tray, and its output signal is a meager 25 sheets--even a very small paper capacity, compared with several competitors. Even the Canon TR8520, for example, supports up to 200 sheets from two 100-sheet input sources.

Canon's Pixma G4200 Wireless MegaTank All-in-One Printer, one of that company's bulk-ink models, supports up to 100 sheets.

A plus for an $80 printer, the OfficeJet 3830 includes a 35-sheet ADF; however, it is not auto-duplexing (but I wouldn't expect it to be in this price), and, unfortunately, neither is that the printing engine, meaning that it can't print two-sided webpages without your needing to flip them over manually to publish on the opposing side. Of all of the machines mentioned here, just the HP DeskJet 3755 comes with an ADF, however not one of those AIOs possess auto-duplexing document feeders. The Brother MFC-J985DW, the Canon TR8520, along with also the Epson ET-4750 all support automatic two-sided printing, however.

That's Just like the HP DeskJet 3755, 1,500 pages less than the Brother MFC-J985DW, and 4,000 pages significantly less than the Epson ET-4750. (Canon does not release capacity stats for its consumer-grade printers)

Another surprise--given its price feature--would be that the OfficeJet 3830's 2.2-inch black touch screen, which includes its whole control panel. Not only did I find it effortless to use, it's also quite receptive to touch enter.
Making a Connection

In terms of connectivity, the more OfficeJet 3830 is the sole business-oriented printer from HP (or some other manufacturer that I can remember ) that I have come across that doesn't have an Ethernet port. That's not to say, however, that Ethernet is vital to an AIO made to encourage than five users. Nowadays, all desktop PCs, laptops, smartphones, and tablets support Wi-Fi and/or Wi-Fi Immediate, another wireless protocol the OfficeJet 3830 supports.

The OfficeJet 3830 additionally supports USB for connecting to one PC, as well as Apple AirPrint and HP ePrint. It comes with numerous HP mobile programs for printing out of and scanning to several cloud and social media websites, as well as a few other workflow profiles--as long as you link into the AIO wirelessly, that's. A USB connection does not connect the printer into the world wide web, and therefore does not support mobile programs.

Respectable Performance

HP speeds the OfficeJet 3830 at 8.5 pages per minute (ppm) for monochrome pages and 6ppm for color pages. I tested it on USB from our standard Intel Core i5-equipped testbed PC operating Windows 10 Professional. When printing our sample 12-page Microsoft Word text file, the OfficeJet 3830, in 9.7ppm, surpassed its rating by greater than 1ppm. Unfortunately, the Brother MFC-J985DW was analyzed under our preceding benchmarking methodology; assessing its results here isn't possible.

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When I joined the results from printing the prior 12-page Word file together with the results from printing several separate color-laden PDF, Excel, and PowerPoint files composed of text, photographs, charts, graphs, and other business graphics, the OfficeJet 3830 churned at 2.7ppm. If you are wondering why that amount is so far behind the AIO's 6ppm rating, the reason is that our colour company documents are somewhat more complex and contain a higher proportion of ink coverage compared to the documents used by printer manufacturers.

Moreover, compared to some competing versions, 2.7ppm is not really that slow. Printing the same documents, the Canon TR8520 managed just 2ppm quicker, along with also the Canon Pixma G4200 churned at just 0.3ppm quicker than our OfficeJet evaluation unit.

When printing our two highly colorful and detailed 4-by-6-inch snapshots, the OfficeJet 3830 managed a mean of 51 seconds, which is a little slower than the other AIOs mentioned here, but not enough to be overly worried about. Besides, as I've mentioned more than photo quality is often paramount to picture print speeds.
Surprising Output Quality for the Purchase Price

Bearing in mind the OfficeJet 3830's low purchase price (and low operating costs, which I discuss next), I have no complaints regarding its print and copy quality. Our sample text pages, especially the more prevalent serif and sans-serif fonts, arrived out well-shaped, well-spaced, and highly legible down to the lowest stage size (4 points) we test, and at the more common size ranges--by approximately 8 to 24 points--that the type looked near laser-quality, and so appropriate for most business documents.

The OfficeJet 3830's Excel and PowerPoint output, which contained gradients of several shapes and colors, in addition to several dark fills, looked great, with only very faint banding here and there. I had to search for it to see it. In terms of photographs, I tested them on a few different types of newspaper, and got just so-so results on everyday copy paper. But when I put all of the print quality settings to Best, and then printed borderless pictures on the"Everyday photo paper" that HP sent meI was amazed with how colorful and detailed the images appeared.
Instant Ink a Must

If you printed a lot of complex documents or photos to the OfficeJet 3830 without a subscription to HP's Instant Ink delivery program, this could be a very-expensive-to-use AIO. In regards to about 9 cents for monochrome pages and 21 cents for color pages--and that is when you buy the more expensive XL-size cartridges. With Instant Ink, in which the printer monitors its own ink use and orders replacement capsules as required, you can print up to 300 pages (a little over this AIO's recommended limitation ) or photographs every month for as low as 3.5 cents per page.

Where this becomes a deal is when printing photos, even large borderless 8-by-10-inch images. Unlike your average document, which typically contains between 5to 20-percent ink policy, borderless photographs include 100-percent coverage. When printing pictures, 3.5 cents each photo may even overcome the Epson ET-4750 and Canon G4200 bulk-ink AIOs, which print 8.5-by-11-inch document pages with typical protection --both black and colour --at below 1 cent per page. (Remember, though, these supertank printers cost a few hundred bucks over the OfficeJet 3830. You should aim to print at least a couple hundred pages every month to justify that original investment.)

In addition, it is important to be aware that HP is providing the first few weeks of immediate Ink for free, thereby--based on how much you print--creating the general cost per page even lower. If you will not be printing a great deal of photographs, though, nearly all of the entry-level machines discussed here should print document pages for less than the OfficeJet 3830. The Brother MFC-J985DW's running costs are about 1 cent for black pages and under 5 cents for color pages. (Most business-oriented output is predominately monochrome.)

Both the Canon TR8520 and the HP DeskJet 3755 have much higher running costs, however, particularly for color pages, hence making them both (from a cost-per-page standpoint ) to low-volume AIOs--sayno longer than approximately 50 to 200 pages each month.

A Low-Cost, Low-Volume AIO

Regardless of how little it costs to utilize (with immediate Ink, obviously ), the HP OfficeJet 3830 All-In-One Printer is a low-volume, entry-level AIO made to print no more than approximately 250 pages per month. And while it's several marginally more-expensive yet substantially more-robust competitions, including the Editors' Choice Canon TR8520, it comes with strong productivity and convenience characteristics --such as an ADF and a slick touchscreen control panel. That makes it a sensible alternative for small and home-based offices and student housing with minimal printing and copy requirements.


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