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HP 3820

$250.00
HP 3820
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A good spec but inferior value for money 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with alright running costs
4800 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 6ppm Jul 2015
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HP 3820 Review

With good features and low running costs, we have ranked the HP 3820 number 56 across all inkjet printers.
47
Value for Money
Average
60
Features
Good Features
58
Running Costs
$1 Over 10 Years
51
Overall Score
Average

Why Has it Scored 51?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better inkjets are available. View the latest inkjets 2017.
This inkjet printer has running costs of $1 over 10 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 226 inkjet printers that we have compared it to. View all energy saving inkjet printers.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4800 x 1200 DPI
Very slow print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter)
Slower than average print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter)

HP 3820 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The 3820 is typical compared to the other 226 inkjet printers that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 3820 will cost $1 over 10 years to run.

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Features

4800 X 1200 DPI

The maximum resolution of this inkjet is 4800 x 1200 DPI, which is the most commonly found resolution on inkjets.

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Very Slow Print Speed (colour, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter)

The HP 3820's print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter) of only 4.5ppm is slower than average when compared to most other inkjet printers. It is in the slowest 14% of all inkjets when sorted by this feature. The average print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter) of all inkjet printers is 15ppm, with the slowest being 1ppm and the fastest being 50ppm.

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Slower Than Average Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter)

The HP 3820's print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter) of only 6ppm is slower than average when compared to most other inkjet printers. It is slower than 95% of all inkjet printers when ranked by this feature. Across all the inkjets the print speeds (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter) range from 1ppm to 100ppm, and the average print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter) is 25ppm.

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Only Two Print Cartridges

The HP 3820 is an inkjet that takes two print cartridges. Most of the other inkjet printers take between 1 and 11 print cartridges.

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Very Small Standard Input Capacity

The HP 3820's standard input capacity of only 100 sheets is smaller than average when compared to most other inkjet printers. It is in the smallest 31% of all inkjets when ordered by this feature. The average standard input capacity of all inkjet printers is 260 sheets, with the smallest being 4 sheets and the biggest being 1,900 sheets.

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Average Standard Output Capacity

The standard output capacity of the HP 3820 of 50 sheets is relatively typical compared to most other inkjet printers. It is bigger than 62% of all inkjets when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Maximum Duty Cycle

The maximum duty cycle of the HP 3820 of only 1,000 pages per month is smaller than average when compared to most other inkjet printers. It is in the smallest 20% of all inkjet printers when sorted by this feature. The smallest maximum duty cycle of inkjets is 99 pages per month, the biggest is 280,000 pages per month, and the average maximum duty cycle is 34,000 pages per month.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

c8952apurgeref, c8952aref

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