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HP - OfficeJet 3830 Wireless All-In-One Instant Ink Ready Printer - Black


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HP OfficeJet 3830 All-In-One Printer: Print, copy, scan and fax photos and documents all with a single device. Plus, this all-in-one printer connects to your home or office network via Wi-Fi, so you can print directly from your smartphone or tablet using Apple® AirPrint.

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    What's Included

    • OfficeJet 3830 Wireless All-In-One Printer
    • HP 63 black and tricolor ink cartridges
    • Power cord, phone cord
    • Software CD
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3472 out of 3682)

    Energy Ratings


    • HP Instant Ink

    Easy Replenish

    With a printer set up for Easy Replenish, you'll automatically receive shipments of the ink you need. The printer monitors its own ink levels, so you'll only receive ink when you need it.

    Be sure you have the right cartridge

    Enter your printer's model number into our Ink and Toner Finder to find compatible cartridges. Get started ›

    Inkjet printers are best for home or small business use

    They offer excellent print quality for photos and documents and accept a variety of paper types and sizes.

    Wireless and mobile printing capability

    Connect this printer to your computer easily with built-in Wi-Fi. Plus, print from your smartphone, tablet and other mobile devices with Apple AirPrint.

    Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi (dots per inch) color resolution

    High resolution for producing incredible quality and detail in documents and photos. Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi when printing black only.

    1 black and 1 tricolor print cartridge

    Color inks produce vivid photos, and the black ink produces crisp text.

    Standard paper handling

    60-sheet input and 25-sheet output capacity. A 35-sheet automatic document feeder makes it easy to complete large jobs.

    2.2" mono touch screen

    With a magic frame makes it easy to choose the settings you want.

    1 USB port for simple connectivity

    1 high-speed USB 2.0 port offers a standard connection to your PC or a simple way to plug in and print with a USB drive, camera or other device.

    More print, copy and scan solutions

    Print 2-sided documents, scan documents to your computer or directly to e-mail, send quick faxes and more.

    HP Instant Ink Compatible

    Save up to 50% on Ink with Instant Ink

    PC system requirements

    Windows 7, 8 or 8.1: 1.0GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 2GB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Microsoft Internet Explorer.

    Additional PC system requirements: Vista: 800MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 2GB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.

    Additional PC system requirements: XP SP3 or later (32-bit): Intel® Pentium® II, Celeron® or 233MHz compatible processor, 850MB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.

    Mac system requirements

    OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion, v10.9 Mavericks or v10.10 Yosemite, 1 GB hard drive, Internet, USB port.

    Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, iPad and Apple AirPrint are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

    *Requires a high-speed Internet connection.

    Print speeds vary with use. See manufacturer for info on print speeds.

    Intel, Pentium, Celeron, Core, Atom, Ultrabook, Intel Inside and the Intel Inside logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 3682 reviews

    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews



    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Worth $50, which is what I paid for.


      My old Epson has bitten the dust, which required me to get a new printer. It had a good run--it's lasted from 2014, which is satisfactory for a mid-to-low range office printer. But I don't print as much nowadays, and for something that requires a lot of printouts, I do have an old laser printer on standby. What I needed was something for occasional color printing, possibly for printing and sharing cat pictures. Maybe. I'm kidding. Maybe. I've hence picked up this bottom-of-the-barrel "OfficeJet," which is probably not very befitting of the old name. Did they put that name on this device because it was technically a multifunction printer with fax and scan capability and automatic document feeder? Probably, yes. Would I actually use this for office duty? With no paper tray and feed-from-behind paper slot only taking in 35 pages max (note: do not try to put in actual 35 pages, for it will jam), no, I would not use it for office duty. And I am sure I have seen the exact same ink cartridge from 1998, which probably means the 1200dpi mentioned on the box is likely a hilarious joke. Do not buy this printer if you do not plan on using HP Instant Ink. The print quality is fine, and speed is actually faster than what I have expected, which I am pleasantly surprised by. Compared to the laser printer, black-and-white documents are not as sharp, and regular font on the inkjet printout looks like bold version on the laser printout. And for color printout--doesn't look very good, either, at least not until you use the high quality setting for color. With regular print settings, you'll be met with overlap lines that are sometimes very noticeable. While it'll be slower to print, I do recommend you print in color with high quality settings if you have any pictures you'd like to show other people on the document. Sometimes some stray overlap lines would show up, but it wouldn't show up in most cases. Again, do not buy this printer if you're not going to use HP Instant Ink. HP Instant Ink is flat rate. Meaning, you can literally print a borderless printout of a night sky for 50 pages and it'll cost exactly the same as if you printed a 4x6 picture of a close up of a snowfield at noon. If you decided not to do that, though--hoo boy, you're in a world of pain, as this used to be HP's way of making mad bank: cheap printers, expensive inks. Case in point: 63XL black ink used for this printer yields (theoretically) 480 pages, at $35. My old Epson printer had ink that would run me $30, but would print 945 pages with same theoretical standard. Print quality is worth $50, but if it matters to you (to be honest, if it actually mattered, I doubt you would have been looking for a $50 printer) consider higher-end machines like Epson WorkForce or OfficeJet Pro. And if you don't routinely print full-page pictures on the printer, something like Epson EcoTank looks mighty tempting, while OfficeJet Pro still allows you to take advantage of Instant Ink program with better print quality. And if you don't really print color at all--may I suggest laser?

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent printer

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      After much research and review reading I settled on this printer. Now I will say that it's a little bigger than I initially anticipated. However I really appreciate it. It's wireless first off, which means less wires connecting and getting in the way. I can even print from my phone which is awesome. The initial setup did take me a while but after that its just click click and done. One really nice thing about this printer is the loading tray and lead for when the paper is coming out. First off it loads from the back in a vertical direction. That sounds like it would take a lot of upward space but I can assure you it does not. Also I like how the ending tray for when the printed paper comes out folds away. For my personal purposes I think it's perfect as I print a few papers a week. receipts, forms and other personal things I like to have a hard copy for. This doesn't seem like it would be ideal for a business though. Overall I would highly recommend for someone to have at home. it's a simple and lovely addition that keeps me organized in my paper work. Also should add that you can print even if you are not on the same wifi as the printer so long as you connect to the printer by linking your email with google cloud print as thats what I use.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Worst piece of junk


      First, my background: I have an IT degree as well as certifications to include one specifically in networking. This is the worst electronic device I have ever bought and it would go back if I had kept the box. I love the printer when it works, the internal fax modem is great, and the automatic document feeder is awesome (so far). That being said, it will not work wirelessly, which defeats the purpose for me. At first, once it went to sleep I couldn't connect to it again until I did a hard reset. I could print from my laptop and everything would go to the printer queue and then print when I did a hard reset. Now, even the hard reset won't work. I have completely uninstalled all of the software connected with the printer several times and reinstalled using the HP software as well as trying the Windows Add a Printer option. I have also tried the Direct Print option, and nothing works more than once. Now, less than two months in, nothing works except taking my laptop in where the printer is located and connecting via usb cable. With the experience I've had so far with this printer, I expect the usb connection to fail any day. I checked for a firmware update but the printer is up to date with the latest firmware. Nothing in the HP forums has helped, and I don't have time to spend hours on the phone with support telling me to try all of the things I've already done before they tell me they can't help, I've been through that before. I know this is a long review, but I hope it will help some to choose a different printer and avoid the problems I have encountered as well as the wasted time and money I have spent on this printer.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      you get what you pay for ... most of the time

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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I think we bought this for about $50 on sale. Really, we should've purchased more of a work horse ... but this is for my wife's classroom and they don't exactly have a bunch of money thrown at them for this sort of thing. In fact, I don't believe she'll be reimbursed for printer, ink, or paper. LOL She wanted this initially for the easy ink deal since she used a lot of ink. She likes that it does double sided printings well. However, either we didn't look good enough, or the sales person had no idea what the heck he was trying to sell us ... but this is a MANUAL DOUBLE SIDED PRINTER. Meaning you'll need to flip the page and manually feed it back into the printer. Not a big deal if it's only a single copy. However, if you're trying to print 30 copies per class and want it double sided to save money on paper, you're waste just as much time. It's also a fairly slow printer. It takes forever to print once the job is sent via WiFi. I tried sending a job via her work computer as well as both of our phones. Both scenarios seemed like it took forever. It doesn't have an ethernet port so setting up the easy ink was hard as well. For some reason we couldn't set it up on the school's guest network. I had to bring it back home, hardwire in, set it up, and bring it back to my wife's classroom. In the end we returned this and she took my printer from home. If you're looking to print a few pages a week and don't need a heavy duty printer this is just fine for the price. We did attempt to print a photo. I wasn't impressed. It could've been the quality of the gloss paper, but it was still horrible compared to the HP that we already had at home with the same glossy paper

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Just Bad Luck?

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I'm too busy to write reviews these days, but I'm making an exception here because I'm very unhappy with my purchase (today). It's going back tomorrow. Over the years I've set up many (maybe 10) printers, and never a big problem....until now. It took me a good 20 minutes to remove all of the tape and cardboard they stick onto and into this thing. Then I couldn't get it to do much....kept telling me things like "remove packing" or "spooler jammed" or "insert ink cartridges" (I'm certain I did the latter). After what seemed like at least one hour, I gave up and put the printer back in the box. Then I went for another look at the reviews on the Best Buy site. WOW....95% of buyers recommend this printer. So I was just one of the unlucky 5%???? Hard to believe. I see that there were negative reviews, but they were for the most part from a while ago. Then I went and looked up this printer on Amazon. Only 55% gave it 5 stars, and 18% gave it 1 star. I would not have bought it had I known that. Anyway....back to the store it goes. The last thing I need is, if we somehow figure out why it's not operating, it would have problems after the return window. No thanks. P.S. My very first printer was from HP, and I've always had great respect for their printers. Have they cut costs too much?

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic office like wireless ink jet printer.

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      My inexpensive HP Officejet 3830 Wireless All-In-One Printer is amazingly fast, excellent resolution: 4800 x 1200 dpi color and 1200 x 1200 dpi black only and it's built-in Wi-Fi connects to your computer, smartphone, tablet and other mobile devices. It's standard paper capacity is 60 sheets in and 25 sheets out and a 35 sheet auto doc feeder. It can print 2-sided docs/photos, scan docs/photos, copy and print photos, and send faxes quickly. A 2.2" Mono Touch Screen lets you choose settings manually, as well as, from your computer. It has a High Speed USB Port for connecting to a non wireless computer, camera, etc. I purchased it in early May 2018 and I am still using the ink cartridges (1-tricolor and 1-black) that came with it! Min PC requirements are Windows 7, 1.0GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor, 2GB hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD or Internet connection and MS Explorer 8. Lastly, it has a sleep mode for power saving.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Convenience not included

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      We all know the most expensive part of any printer is the ink it comes with... Well with that being said, this sucker is little more than a couple of super expensive ink cartridges wrapped up in some fancy plastic. The paper is loaded vertically behind the printer and is exposed as opposed to being contained in a tray at the bottom or even in a compartment below the bulk of the printer. This makes loading paper an inconvenience and exposes it to become covered in dust (which can affect print quality) The lid is really flimsy, but that's what you pay for. Finally, replacing the ink cartridges is very likely going to break your printer. They are tucked away so far inside and there is no easy way to access them. You have to reach in with your fingers and push some lever caps and hop you don't knock the slider out of alignment. It prints as expected, but overall, I'd go with one of the upper models HP offers. I haven't had any problems with this particular model, but I like the HP OfficeJet 4630 even better.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I hate shopping for printers as I know nothing about them other than my demands I have of them! I came in to purchase a Brother printer but the sales rep pretty much sold me on purchasing this one instead as it printed in color& blk& white, you could set it up to your phone to email any printing job needed while away from home and the ink could be linked up to HP directly to have them send you a new one as needed for a small fee a month. Its been over a year of having this printer and although everything its supposed to do sounds great, it doesn’t always do it. Ive had a few issues with printing and it syncing to my phone although I use it all the time. I fix this issue by disconnecting it and itll reset. Another issue I have is it doesnt do the email printing, I’ve tried it several times and nada! However, I do enjoy that I dont have to go purchase ink on my own and that its delivered to me when needed!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about ink consumption, connectivity, print quality and design. Editors are less positive about durability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 93/100 = Excellent quality.
    • PCMagRating, 4 out of 5William Harrel on April 26, 2018
      HP OfficeJet 3830 All-in-One Printer
      The low-price, entry-level HP OfficeJet 3830 prints well and at reasonable running costs—when you sign up for HP's Instant Ink subscription program—but you give up some features and functionality for the savings.Full Review
    • Trusted Reviews (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Simon Williams on March 30, 2016
      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 InkFull Review
    • GadgetSpeak (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5paul_smart on November 20, 2015
      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 anFull Review
    • 11, 2015
      HP Officejet 3830 review
      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 testedFull Review
    • Tech Advisor (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Cliff Joseph on July 21, 2015
      HP OfficeJet 3830 review
      Print from Android, iOS, Windows and Amazon devicesFull Review

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