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

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 5029 reviews

94%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pleased with purchase

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    25points
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    PreChristmas sale plus $10 cash back from Ibotta made it a great price. Set up was fast and easy. All of our wireless devices found it without issue with the exception of one school issued laptop that required a password. Print quality was on the higher end of acceptable for our purposes (homework, presentations, coupons). Still too new to thoroughly comment on ink use but did notice a damp feel to the paper immediately after printing. The ink never smeared though and dried very quickly. Given the smallish size of the ink cartridge I am anxious to see how long it lasts. We have not tried the scan or fax features yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK, not great.

    Posted
    abbycattx
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    The set up was very easy! From out of the box to actively printing was accomplished in under 7 minutes. The downside; will not print labels less than 4" x 6", the Wi-Fi connection cuts out at times, if you are trying to print more than one Font on the same page it will pretend to print by displaying "PRINTING" on the touch screen then it will stall out then say complete, however the page never prints. Overall this is an OK printer I would not pay over $50 for this, look for discounts because it is a cheap printer : )

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent printer

    Posted
    Armbreak
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    The HP OfficeJet 3830 is a great printer at a great price! I was looking for a printer that does print, copy, fax, scan and most of all a printer that does AirPrint and wireless printing from my iPhone and this one does all of that. It's fast and convenient and a perfect printer for anyone just doing basic normal printing like I do. You can also subscribe to HP instant ink where the printer monitors your ink use and will have ink delivered to your door before you run out. It's a great deal and I use it for only $2.99 a month. This one may even come with a free trail period when you buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good for the price

    Posted
    BobBuilder
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    I like this machine. I've used the printer, scanner, and copy functions, and everything performs as expected. My only gripe is that I didn't get exactly what I expected. The advertisement stated that this printer would produce double-sided documents automatically. I took that to mean that I wouldn't have to manually turn a page over, but that's exactly what I have to do. No big deal, but I wish the description would have made this more clear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    IS NOT AUTOMATIC DOUBLE SIDED PRINTER

    Posted
    Lauren
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    I'm in nursing school, and constantly printing off A LOT of school materials. The only reason I bought this printer was because it clearly states it is an Automatic double-sided printer. However, you have to MANUALLY take out every single paper that you want double sided, place back in the paper tray, and hit print again. Quite frankly, ain't nobody got time for that. Definitely returning, very disappointed in the misleading information. Wasted my time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great printer with great price

    Posted
    RaginCajun
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    This is a great printer with a very affordable price. I have bought and used a lot of printers in the last 30 years and the setup has always been the hardest part of the whole thing. This printer is wireless and the setup was a breeze. The total setup was done in less than 10 minutes and I didn't even have to hook it up to my computer or install anything. It did everything thru the wifi and worked the first time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for about 2 years

    Posted
    Nicky
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    Worked well but frustrated with HP. They hijack the printer. I have had a tight deadline late at night. If any of the colors are low it won’t even print in black and white. if yellow is low - This bossy printer won’t even budge if one of five colors are low. Now even though I just spent over $100 on all new cartridges the printer says that there is an error and that I don’t have cartridges. So I just got on Best Buy website to shop for a new printer

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeding my expectations TEN fold!

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    JonnyBravo
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    Reading reviews for this printer prior to buying it I bought into it thinking that it'd be a cheap printer that'll do things decently and won't be anything special, but don't be fooled! This printer is printing things out perfectly and definitely wasn't what I was expecting! I was able to get it while it was on sale so that was just and added bonus. I'm a CASUAL printer so I'm not one to print out a SLEW of pages at once so I really don't know what a printer that's meant to be for hardcore printers should feel like. But for me, printing often has definitely made this thing worth it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Setup a breeze

    Posted
    TXSGIRL
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    I read reviews on many printers before I decided on the OfficeJet 3830. I really didn't want the paper tray in the upright position in the rear of the machine, but its been ok. The output paper tray could have been built better but it does the job. I had read reviews that it was hard to connect to Wi-Fi if your modem was a certain distance from the printer. My modem is 2 rooms away & had no problem whatsoever. Super easy to set up once you get it home. I also joined the HP Instant Ink plan. If you only print occasionally like I do (50 pages a month), for $2.99 a month is a no brainer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Word of Caution

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    GadgetLady
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    When I purchased this printer, I did not realize that all the colors were contained in a single cartridge. This is how colors used to be handled until consumer demand required them to do each color in it's own cartridge. I immediately returned the printer. I have no idea how good or bad this printer is, I didn't even set it up. I have no desire to own a printer that requires me to purchase the color cartridge when any of the colors is depleted. Just be aware that this is what you'll be getting. This might not be a deal breaker for you but it certainly is for me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Printer

    Posted
    Starthos14
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    It took a little bit of learning to set this up - not quite as 'plug and play' as people say. It's my first time with a wireless printer so I was amazed at printing from my phone, (though figuring out what app to use made things complicated until we worked out that you could just email the printer the info)! We've had the printer for a few months now and it works perfectly. I also use this exact same printer at work, and it has been working perfectly for a year, so I'm feeling confident about my home printer as well. Completely worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice simple moderate-size printer for home use

    Posted
    GoodWitch
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    Easy to set up (took me less than 15 minutes all told) and the quality of prints is entirely fine for home use. NOTE: the "Automatic" double sided scanning and double sided printing are NOT automatic, you have to to the whole project one side, then flip the stack over and do the other side. This was ALMOST a deal breaker, and NOT clear from the pre-purchase documentation, but my 2-sided stuff is relatively small in quantity so I can live with it. EXCELLENT price and my years of experience with HP all in one's suggests this will be durable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small Business ~ Big Deal

    Posted
    JohnnyMia1
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    Recently, I purchased an HP OFFICEJET Pro as a gift to my sister, since I had owned 1, always an excellent & confident choice. But when I looked around, this HPofficejet3830 looked good, and the price caught my eye being $100.00 LESS than the others ones. The difference was marginal for me: processing speed ended up being slightly longer & holds less paper. Today I look back and pat myself on the back for making such a good buy. I enthusiastically recommend the HP3830, weighs a several lbs less than my old officejet pro & more compact design now I have more storage space.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall it is good for home use

    Posted
    Borgisz2001
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    The print quality is nice. I compared a print from this printer to the same picture developed by Walgreens and the print quality was same. The only one different was the darkness of the black color. I think it is due to I have the ink what came with the printer. I wish the resolution of the scanner would be higher. This resolution will not give you good quality if you want to scan pictures. Otherwise it is good enough for documents. Overall I like this printer, it is nice to have the freedom of wireless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice printer for home or college student

    Posted
    TBlessed
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    Best Buy price matched my printer that I saw cheaper online with another store. I purchased it on sale and on top of that found it $5.00 dollars cheaper. I like the fact that it's easy to set up, wireless, scans, print's and can fax. I enjoy having my printer connected to the Hp ink program. They send me ink before I run out and I don't have to pay the high price of ink cartridge's. I forgot to mention it's touchscreen as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    HP Printer

    Posted
    Robzuc
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    At $47 you cannot beat it! I used my I-Touch, Samsung Notebbok E and HP Envy to print wirelessly with no difficulty. The only problem was figuring out the different printing options on every device. I wrote them down for a personal cheat sheet. Didn't find a good photo option so only full page printouts now but then I'm not exactly "tech savvy"! I just only used a few times so far for insurance cards and to scan a photo so don't know how long the cartridges last but they are $36 a pop. That's how they get you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    Posted
    UNCgrad
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    This printer does it all. I stepped away from the home printer/copy/fax world for a while because I thought the ink was getting to high. But having this machine has made me realize what I was missing. The bluetooth is great and can be hooked up with tablets also. With 2 boys in school we printed out a report with pictures on the first day we brought it home. Overall for the average person this printer is perfect. So many people worry about specs instead of getting actual life opinions. This one has my vote.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Only Printed 10 pages within the last year

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    SavvyShopper
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    Horrible! I have only printed 10 pages within the last year and it has not worked since. Trying to print about 10 more pages and it won’t connect to my WiFi! I’ve talked and tested my router with my provider for over a hour and it still won’t connect! Everything else is running smoothly on my WiFi except this printer! It holds a connections for about 5 seconds then disconnects... (I even moved it right next to my router) NOTHING WORKS! I wish I wouldn’t have bought this and not to mention the $5 bill for “renting their ink cartridge” :(

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a good wireless printer

    Posted
    VictorianRose
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    This printer will not connect to my wifi modem. It can find the network, but it won't connect. I called both HP and my internet provider 's customer service at least 10 times over a 2 week period for assistance. Finally the 10th call to HP, it was escalated and I was advised this particular printer has known Issues of not being able to connect to the newer modem/routers.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great printer for the price

    Posted
    Oranje
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    So far this printer has not disappointed. It was easy to setup and install and came with starter ink so could get to printing right away. Was looking for a simple all-in one wireless printer and this was a great buy. Also lets you easily print from your mobile phone or laptop so that has been a huge plus that I did not have on my previous HP printer. Only thing I miss from my previous printer is the auto duplex printing were I did not have to manually flip the pages and re-insert to finish printing the other side of the pages but that is just minor.

    I would recommend this to a friend