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HP Officejet Pro 8740

$279.99
HP Officejet Pro 8740
94
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95 Reviews + 1 Award
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Features
Good Features
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
63
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
An award winning and astonishingly fast print speed 1200 x 1200 DPI inkjet, with a good spec. This inkjet produces excellent quality prints, it's good value for money and very easy to use.
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With outstanding reviews and very good features, we have ranked the HP Officejet Pro 8740 number 64 across all inkjet printers.

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 88% of buyers recommending this inkjet to others.
This inkjet printer is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer inkjet printers with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest inkjet printers 2018.
This HP inkjet printer has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1200 x 1200 DPI
Faster than average print speed (black)
Up to 36 ppm print speed colour
Up to 36ppm first page out
Yes airprint
Yes android OS enablement
Yes mopria

What is the Kagoo Score?

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Average Review Score

4.4 stars (95 reviews)

60%

of Customers Would Recommend
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Editor's Choice Award

This inkjet printer has received an Editor's Choice Award from computershopper.com.
Editor's Choice from computershopper.com

What Are People Saying About the HP Officejet Pro 8740?

Print Quality
6
2
Price
11
2
Printer Usage
2
2
Ease of Use
9
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Features
5
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Robustness
3
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Design
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1
Capacity
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Noise Level
2
0
Connectivity
0
2
Battery
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Most People Thought it Had a Fair Price
  • ... business start up or a home office. HP OfficeJet Pro 8740 has a very affordable price considering what you get with it: a high-speed scanning/copying and ...
    cravingtech.com 30 Jul 2017
  • Good service and good price well liked ++++++...
    W. Lupton - Amazon.co.uk 1 Sep 2017
  • ... Still. .. I'm happy with the operation, and the price was right. Price was good on sale, and there haven't been many read or write errors. It's not particularly ...
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 18 Jul 2016
  • ... haven't been many read or write errors. It's not particularly quiet, but for the price. .. it's not unreasonable. Easy as any other sata drive to install, ...
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 18 Jul 2016
  • Five People Thought This Inkjet Printer Was Solidly Made

    Three people thought that the HP Officejet Pro 8740 was reliable.

  • ... windows, mac and the best of all my iphone... It seems to be a solid drive. Reliable burns, churning out several copies with flawless results. The only ...
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 18 Jul 2016
  • ... drawer and this may have contributed to the large size. Print quality is excellent as is reliability. Would have liked a single page feed. An excellent ...
    TopAngel - Bestbuy.com 31 Mar 2017
  • ... 9-months of daily use. So many ways to print using wireless and AirPrint technologies that are reliable, and the price point is excellent, allowing me ...
    Arthur - Bhphotovideo.com 27 Sep 2017
  • One Person Thought it Had a Battery That Lasted a Long Time
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    One Person Thought it Was a Great Size
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    Some Owners Thought it Had a Good Design
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    Over 10 People Thought it Was Not Difficult to Use

    Several people thought that the HP Officejet Pro 8740 was really easy to use and to setup.

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    Really Easy to Use
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
  • This printer was easy to use and worked right out of the box. Its also faster and clearer than my last printer...
    Oldsage - Bestbuy.com 12 Nov 2016
  • Printer easy to use and best all around machine for personal and home office needs with convenience. Having a flat bed scanner give flexiblilty for any ...
    MpjS - Bestbuy.com 23 Jun 2017
  • I am very happy with this all-in-one. Easy to use, and the speed is good...
    Larry - Bestbuy.com 30 Jan 2017
  • Good quality copies. Easy to use. Just the right size...
    LACC - Bestbuy.com 6 Jan 2017
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    Really Easy to Setup
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Majority of People Thought it Has Useful Technical Features

    Six people thought that the HP Officejet Pro 8740 had good features.

  • Replacing a venerable predecessor, this Officejet packs some advanced duplexing features and reasonable, if not stellar, costs per page into a solid small-office/workgroup ...
    computershopper.com 17 Mar 2016
  • ... on the first set of ink cartridges. The quality is great and the features are even better!
    AlbanyJeff - Bestbuy.com 27 Nov 2016
  • ... quality. Relatively fast. Reasonably competitive cost per page. Lots of mobile features. Relatively large input and output sources. 50-sheet single-pass ...
    computershopper.com 17 Mar 2016
  • ... speeds. Highly competitive cost per page (with right ink tanks). Loaded with mobile features. Multiple expansion options. A bit pricey.
    PC Mag 8 Mar 2016
  • Two People Thought This Inkjet Printer Was Bad in Terms of Connectivity
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    Four People Thought it Had an Acceptable Noise Level

    Four people thought that the HP Officejet Pro 8740 was really quiet.

  • ... priced other drive in my 2nd. Writes DVDs without making coasters. Quiet when reading disks. Works well with Imgburn software. This is a retail item and ...
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 18 Jul 2016
  • ... good on sale, and there haven't been many read or write errors. It's not particularly quiet, but for the price. .. it's not unreasonable. Easy as any other ...
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 18 Jul 2016
  • I would buy this item again because it is very fast and very very quiet when it's on. All of my friends and family likes it too...
    Gina - Bestbuy.com 27 Jul 2017
  • I like this product. It is very quiet also. i would recommend this product...
    Ceee - Bestbuy.com 24 Feb 2017
  • Some Customers Thought This Inkjet Printer Had a Big Capacity

    Two people thought that the HP Officejet Pro 8740 had a big capacity.

  • ... with typical inkjets, delivering speed and paper capacity that works well for moderate-duty use in a small office...Excellent paper capacity. Touch-screen ...
    PC Mag 8 Mar 2016
  • ... capacity that works well for moderate-duty use in a small office...Excellent paper capacity. Touch-screen controls. Prints, scans, copies, and faxes. Ethernet. ...
    PC Mag 8 Mar 2016
  • Eight People Thought it Produced Good Quality Prints

    Eight people thought that the HP Officejet Pro 8740 produced superb quality prints.

  • Installation and configuration were a breeze. Print quality is better than expected. Speed of print for color and black and white is quick. Noise levels ...
    Redo - Walmart.com 13 Oct 2017
  • It is just what I wanted for the time being. Good quality print and fast...
    Clems - Bestbuy.com 7 Apr 2017
  • ... drawer and this may have contributed to the large size. Print quality is excellent as is reliability. Would have liked a single page feed. An excellent ...
    TopAngel - Bestbuy.com 31 Mar 2017
  • ... page into a solid small-office/workgroup business inkjet. Read More...Good print, scan, and copy quality. Relatively fast. Reasonably competitive cost ...
    computershopper.com 17 Mar 2016
  • Four People Thought the HP Officejet Pro 8740 Had a Wide Variety of Uses

    Three people thought that the HP Officejet Pro 8740 was good for scanning.

  • ... small-office/workgroup business inkjet. Read More...Good print, scan, and copy quality. Relatively fast. Reasonably competitive cost per page. Lots of ...
    computershopper.com 17 Mar 2016
  • ... and faxes. Ethernet. Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi Direct, and NFC. Prints from and scans to USB key. Prints through the cloud and from mobile devices. Text can smudge ...
    PC Mag 8 Mar 2016
  • Deployed in a clients office that needed the ability to secure outgoing scans, this printer allows you to assign a password to a PDF...
    Abdul - Bestbuy.com 4 Jun 2017
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    Features

    Key Features

    1200 X 1200 DPI
    Faster Than Average Print Speed (Black)
    Supports Colour Printing
    Faster Than Average Print Speed (Colour)
    Bigger Than Average Standard Input Capacity
    Bigger Than Average Standard Output Capacity
    Legal Max Print Size
    Has a Wi-Fi
    1200 X 1200 DPI

    The Officejet Pro 8740 has a maximum resolution of 1200 x 1200 DPI. That's 75% less resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4800 x 1200 DPI. Across all inkjet printers the worst resolution is 720 x 360 DPI and the best is 9600 x 2400 DPI. §.

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    Faster Than Average Print Speed (Black)

    The print speeds (black) of inkjet printers range from 2ppm to 15,000ppm, and the average print speed (black) is 77ppm. The Officejet Pro 8740's print speed (black) of 36ppm is faster than 89% of all inkjets when ordered by this feature.

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    Supports Colour Printing
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    The HP Officejet Pro 8740 supports colour printing, as do 88% of inkjets.

    What is colour printing? Less Edit
    Faster Than Average Print Speed (Colour)

    Inkjets have print speeds (colour) of between 1ppm and 63ppm, and the average print speed (colour) is 15ppm. The print speed (colour) of the HP Officejet Pro 8740 of 36ppm is faster than average when compared to most other inkjets. It is in the fastest 7% of all inkjets when sorted by this feature.

    What does "print speed (colour)" mean? Less Edit
    Bigger Than Average Standard Input Capacity
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    Across all the inkjet printers the standard input capacities range from 1 sheets to 1,900 sheets, and the average standard input capacity is 250 sheets. The standard input capacity of the Officejet Pro 8740 of 500 sheets is bigger than average when compared to most other inkjets. It is in the biggest 14% of all inkjets when ranked by this feature.

    What does "standard input capacity" mean? Less Edit
    Bigger Than Average Standard Output Capacity
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    The standard output capacity of the HP Officejet Pro 8740 of 150 sheets is bigger than average when compared to most other inkjets. It is in the biggest 25% of all inkjets when ranked by this feature. The smallest standard output capacity of inkjet printers is 20 sheets, the biggest is 2,600 sheets, and the average standard output capacity is 160 sheets.

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    Legal Max Print Size
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    Has a Wi-Fi
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    The Officejet Pro 8740 has a Wi-Fi, as do 84% of inkjets.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The HP Officejet Pro 8740 is currently ranked number 64 across all inkjet printers.
    64
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. An inkjet printer with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    The price (excluding ex-display prices) has dropped from $2,332.26 to $279.99 in the last 11 days. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.

    The chart below compares the value for money of the HP Officejet Pro 8740 against some of its competitors.

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    Manufacturer's Description

    Mise your print environment with space-saving HP Print Forward Design and professional-quality, low-cost colour. Features Save up to 70% on ink with HP Instant Ink Save up to 70% on inkand never run out ink. Original HP ink. Ordered by your printer, delivered to your door. Print colour, black& white, and photos your cost is the same. Ink cartridges and delivery costs included in your monthly plan price. No annual fee change or cancel plans online anytime without penalty. Innovative design for superb office productivity Speed through print jobs, using superfast two-sided printing. Breeze through multipage documents with one-pass two-sided scanning and a 50-page automatic document feeder. Revolutionary design delivers laser-like paper handling and superfast print speeds. Increase paper capacity to 500 sheets with the included second 250-sheet paper tray. Mobile printing that keeps your business covered Print with just a touch of your NFC-enabled mobile device to the printer no company network needed. Print directly from your mobile device without accessing the company network, from anywhere in the office. Easily print from a variety of smartphones and tablets. Help protect information and access to confidential print jobs with HP JetAdvantage Private Print. Ultimate fleet control, seamless management Get increased printing options with HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5c, HP PS, and scalable TrueType fonts. Easily print Microsoft Word and PowerPoint files, plus Adobe PDF files, directly from your USB drive. Experience a new style of business printing and imaging, with HP JetAdvantage On Demand solutions. Easily take command of your printing environment from one central location, with HP Web Jetadmin. Features and Specifications Print, copy, scan and fax Print Speed Black.

    Up to 36 ppm Print Speed Colour.

    Up to 36ppm First Page Out - 10 seconds (mono), 11 seconds (colour) Recommend for print volumes between 250 and 2000 per month 1200x1200 dpi print resolution 4.3"Colour Graphic Display Touchscreen 4 ink cartridges (Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) 2x 250 sheet paper trays Automatic Double Sided Printing 50 sheet ADF Scanner Scan to email and Fax Archive to email 37 copies per minute (600 dpi resolution) Fax transmission speed: 4 seconds per page Connectivity HP ePrint.

    Yes AirPrint.

    Yes Android OS Enablement.

    Yes Mopria - yes Connections: USB (2.0), Host USB, Ethernet, Wi.

    Fi and RJ-11 HP JetAdvantage on demand Box Contents HP OfficeJet Pro 8740 All-in-one Printer HP 953 Setup Black OfficeJet Ink Cartridge (~1,000 pages) HP 953 Setup Cyan OfficeJet Ink Cartridge, HP 953 Setup Magenta OfficeJet Ink Cartridge, HP 953 Setup Yellow OfficeJet Ink Cartridge: composite yield (~640 pages) Additional 250-sheet Paper Tray Power cord Phone cord Setup poster Software Included HP Dropbox HP Google Drive Microsoft DotNet Read Iris Softwar.

    Maximise your print environment with space-saving HP Print Forward Design and professional-quality, low-cost colour. Features Save up to 70% on ink with HP Instant Ink Save up to 70% on inkand never run out ink. Original HP ink. Ordered by your printer, delivered to your door. Print colour, black& white, and photos your cost is the same. Ink cartridges and delivery costs included in your monthly plan price. No annual fee change or cancel plans online anytime without penalty. Innovative design for superb office productivity Speed through print jobs, using superfast two-sided printing. Breeze through multipage documents with one-pass two-sided scanning and a 50-page automatic document feeder. Revolutionary design delivers laser-like paper handling and superfast print speeds. Increase paper capacity to 500 sheets with the included second 250-sheet paper tray. Mobile printing that keeps your business covered Print with just a touch of your NFC-enabled mobile device to the printer no company network needed. Print directly from your mobile device without accessing the company network, from anywhere in the office. Easily print from a variety of smartphones and tablets. Help protect information and access to confidential print jobs with HP JetAdvantage Private Print. Ultimate fleet control, seamless management Get increased printing options with HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5c, HP PS, and scalable TrueType fonts. Easily print Microsoft Word and PowerPoint files, plus Adobe PDF files, directly from your USB drive. Experience a new style of business printing and imaging, with HP JetAdvantage On Demand solutions. Easily take command of your printing environment from one central location, with HP Web Jetadmin. Features and Specifications Print, copy, scan and fax Print Speed Black.

    Fi and RJ-11 HP JetAdvantage on demand Box Contents HP OfficeJet Pro 8740 All-in-one Printer HP 953 Setup Black OfficeJet Ink Cartridge (~1,000 pages) HP 953 Setup Cyan OfficeJet Ink Cartridge, HP 953 Setup Magenta OfficeJet Ink Cartridge, HP 953 Setup Yellow OfficeJet Ink Cartridge: composite yield (~640 pages) Additional 250-sheet Paper Tray Power cord Phone cord Setup poster Software Included HP Dropbox HP Google Drive Microsoft DotNet Read Iris Software CD.

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    HP Officejet Pro 8740 Specification

    Key Features
    Print Speed (Colour)
    Maximum Resolution
    Wi-Fi
    Printing
    Time to First Page (Colour, Normal)
    Time to First Page (Black, Normal)
    Print Speed (Black)
    Print Technology
    Duplex Print Options
    Printing Colours
    Maximum Duty Cycle
    Colour Printing
    Colour Depth
    Features
    Energy Star Certified
    Memory
    Maximum Internal Memory
    Internal Memory
    Input Capacity
    Auto Document Feeder (ADF) Input Capacity
    Maximum Input Capacity
    Standard Input Capacity
    Output Capacity
    Standard Output Capacity
    Paper Handling
    Recommended Media Weight
    Standard Media Sizes
    Maximum Print Size
    Borderless Printing Media Sizes
    Sound Emission
    Noise Level
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Power
    Power Consumption (Standby)
    AC Input Voltage
    Typical Power Consumption
    Operational Conditions
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    System Requirements
    Compatible Operating Systems
    Display
    Display Diagonal
    Packaging Content
    Drivers Included
    Bundled Software
    Technical Details
    Fax Resolution Fine Mode (Colour)
    Image Scaling/enlargement Range
    Colour Management
    Copy Resolution (Black Text)
    Connection to PC
    Type
    Interface
    Media Types Supported
    Copy Speed (Normal Quality, Black, A4)
    Print Technology

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

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