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HP 3820 Inkjet Printer

4800 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 6ppm Jul 2015
Maximum Resolution Colour Printing Print Technology Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter) Release Date
Has an Energy Star certified
Not robust
Quite slow print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter)

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Design

Not Robust

One customer said in their reviews that it was not well made. Expert review site Cnet.com said in their review fifteen years ago “Not a solid all-purpose choice.” but they still gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

Poor Product Quality

One person said in their reviews that it was not good quality. Cnet.com wrote “Mediocre text and graphics print quality; high ink costs; flimsy paper trays” in their review of this inkjet printer.

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good looking. Hardwarecentral.com said fifteen years ago “Home offices want good-looking output.” .


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

HP released the 3820 in July 2015.


Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The HP 3820 has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other comparable spec inkjets that came out more than a year ago also have an Energy Star certified.

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Printing

Quite Slow Print Speed (black, Normal Quality, A4/US Letter)

The HP 3820 has one of the slower print speeds (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter (only 6 pages per minute) amongst similar spec inkjets of this age. The print speeds (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter of 4800 x 1200 DPI Maximum resolution inkjet printers that have been on the market for a similar time to this inkjet range from 5ppm to 35ppm.

If you want a faster print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter) then you might want to look at the WF-5190 ($279.99) (34ppm and higher rated), or the WF-4725 (34ppm and higher rated) both from Epson or the HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 ($149) (21ppm and higher rated).

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

The slowest print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter) of inkjet printers of a similar age and type to this inkjet is 3.5ppm, the fastest is 34ppm, and the average print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter) is 11ppm. With a print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter) of only 4.5 pages per minute, the HP 3820 has one of the slower print speeds (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter) amongst inkjet printers of this age.

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Output Capacity

Very Small Standard Output Capacity

Inkjets that have been on the market for more than a year have standard output capacities of between 25 sheets and 250 sheets, and the average standard output capacity is 160 sheets. At only 50 sheets, the HP 3820 has a quite small standard output capacity compared to most of the other similar spec inkjet printers that have been around for a comparable time to this inkjet printer.

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Print Technology

Supports Colour Printing

The HP 3820 supports colour printing, as do most of the other comparable spec inkjet printers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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4800 X 1200 DPI Maximum Resolution

This inkjet printer 4800 x 1200 DPI Maximum resolution.

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Product Identifiers

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HP 3820 Review Sources

To prepare this HP 3820 review we compared this inkjet printer to 190 other models. For each inkjet printer that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 83,982 product attributes, 484 inkjet printer reviews and 1,406,900 historical inkjet printer prices from 0 inkjet printer retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this inkjet printer compared to the other models as well as any areas where this inkjet printer is lacking.

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