HP OfficeJet 3830 Touchscreen Energy Star Certified Home Printer

Last updated: January 23, 2024

Prepare to be impressed when you go with this home printer. It's equipped with a 35-page auto document feeder, a 2.2-inch touchscreen and high-yield cartridges. It also comes with a Bluetooth connection that allows you to print documents using your smartphone.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: This 4-in-1 home printer allows you to print, scan, copy and fax.

In our analysis of 39 expert reviews, the HP OfficeJet Touchscreen Energy Star Certified Home Printer placed 2nd when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Easy mobile printing: Start printing and get connected quickly with easy setup from your smartphone, tablet, or PC. Connect your smartphone or tablet directly to your printer—and easily print without accessing a network. Manage printing tasks and scan on the go with the free HP All-in-One Printer Remote mobile app. Affordable at-home printing: Full of value—print up to twice as many pages with Original HP high-yield ink cartridges. Get high-quality prints—time after time—with an all-in-one designed and built to be reliable. Everything you need—right away: Take charge of your tasks and finish in less time with the easy-to-use 2.2-inch (5.5 cm) display. Quickly copy, scan, and fax multipage documents with the 35-page automatic document feeder. Access coloring pages, recipes, coupons, and more with free HP Printables—delivered on your schedule. Designed to fit your life: Save your space with a compact all-in-one designed to fit on your desk, on a shelf, or anywhere you need it. Print in any room you choose—without causing disruptions. Optional quiet mode helps keep noise to a minimum.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The OfficeJet 3830's low purchase price (and low running costs, which I discuss next), I have no complaints about its print and copy quality. Our sample text pages, especially the more common serif and sans-serif fonts, came out well-shaped, well-spaced, and highly legible down to the lowest point size (4 points) we test, and in the more common size ranges—from about 8 to 24 points—the type looked near laser-quality, and therefore suitable for most business documents.
Very high-quality print for low-cost printer. Easy maintenance, with twin cartridges.
It has the auto document feeder, which makes scanning and copying multi page documents a lot easier. Setup was very easy using the HP Smart app for Windows 10.
Superb print quality at a low running cost with HP Instant Ink.

What reviewers didn't like

However, it's not auto-duplexing (but I wouldn't expect it to be at this price), and, unfortunately, neither is the print engine, meaning that it can't print two-sided pages without your having to flip them over manually to print on the other side.
No duplex print.
It often goes into trouble mode requiring a restart of the print effort. It does not have a stop printing button so the whole job prints whether needed or not.
No auto-duplexing and lacks Ethernet and flash memory.
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