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HP 3820

HP 3820
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A not very good value for money and middle of the road spec 4800 x 1200 DPI inkjet printer, with satisfactory running costs
4800 X 1200 DPI Yes Inkjet 6ppm Jul 2015
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HP 3820 Review

With average features and low running costs, we have ranked the HP 3820 number 114 across all inkjet printers.
35
Value for Money
Poor
59
Features
Average Features
57
Running Costs
$0 Over 5 Years
46
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 47?

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 $0 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 247 inkjets that we have compared it to. View all energy saving inkjets.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of 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

Average Running Costs

The 3820 is typical compared to the other 247 inkjets that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 3820 is $0.

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Features

4800 X 1200 DPI

The maximum resolution of this inkjet printer is 4800 x 1200 DPI, which is typical of many inkjets.

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

Across all the inkjets the print speeds (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter) range from 1ppm to 50ppm, and the average print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter) is 17ppm. The HP 3820's print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter) of only 4.5ppm is slower than 88% of all inkjets when sorted by this feature.

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

Inkjets have print speeds (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter) of between 1ppm and 15,000ppm, and the average print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter) is 91ppm. The print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter) of the HP 3820 of only 6ppm is very slow compared to most other inkjets. It is in the slowest 4% of all inkjets when ranked by this feature.

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Only Two Print Cartridges

Most inkjets take between one and eight print cartridges, including the HP 3820 which takes two print cartridges.

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Average Standard Input Capacity

The HP 3820's standard input capacity of 100 sheets is fairly average compared to most other inkjets. It is in the biggest 36% of all inkjets when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Standard Output Capacity

Across all the inkjet printers the standard output capacities range from 20 sheets to 500 sheets, and the average standard output capacity is 150 sheets. The HP 3820's standard output capacity of only 50 sheets is smaller than 65% of all inkjets when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Maximum Duty Cycle

The smallest maximum duty cycle of inkjet printers is 250 pages per month, the biggest is 280,000 pages per month, and the average maximum duty cycle is 35,000 pages per month. The HP 3820's maximum duty cycle of only 1,000 pages per month is smaller than average when compared to most other inkjets. It is smaller than 82% of all inkjets when ranked by this feature.

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