HP OfficeJet 3833 Printer 2020 Well-Detailed Review.
When it comes to running a home office, an all-in-one printer is a key ingredient. These handy little devices help you take care of all your office needs, including printing, scanning, copying, and in some cases faxing. But it becomes tricky when you don’t know which to get for yourself.
In this article, we have made a well-detailed review on the HP OfficeJet 3833 Printer.
About HP OfficeJet 3833 Printer
Designed primarily for students, HP didn’t put a lot of time into making the OfficeJet 3833 All-in-One Printer look unnecessarily flashy. That being said, it’s still intelligently laid out an easy to use. The LCD display is designed much like the Kindle Paper White, using a black-light along with black pixels.
This makes it very easy to see, even in bright light. Each side of the display is completed with touch buttons, making it easy to access important settings.
The printer is reasonably sized for the price, coming in a bit larger than more expensive models. This is accentuated by the light curves on top, which is a little unusual compared to the sharp edges of most modern printers. But when something is priced this low, it’s really the performance that can make it stand out. We’ll have to put it to the test to determine if this is a reasonable purchase.
- Main functions of this HP color inkjet photo printer: copy, scan, fax, wireless printing, AirPrint, touchscreen, Instant Ink ready so you’ll never run out of ink, and more
- The power of your printer in the palm of your hand: The HP Smart app allows you to easily set up your printer, scan from your smartphone, order toner, and print from the cloud—such as iCloud, Dropbox and Google Drive
- Ink delivered to your home: get your first 2 months free when you enroll in HP Instant Ink (optional) during printer set up; plans starting at $0.99 per month after the trial period, shipping and recycling included
- Print laser-quality documents and lab-quality photos from your smartphone or tablet
- Optional quiet mode helps keep noise to a minimum
- Paper sizes supported: Letter; legal; 4 x 6 in; 5 x 7 in; 8 x 10 in; No 10 envelopes
- One-year limited hardware warranty; 24-hour, 7 days a week Web support
- Very low price.
- Light and compact.
- Impressive print quality.
- Low running costs with Instant Ink.
- Good-looking photos on HP photo paper.
- 35-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF).
- Touch screen is an unexpected amenity.
- Running costs are exorbitant without Instant Ink.
- No auto-duplexing.
- Two-cartridge ink setup is potentially wasteful.
- Lacks flash memory support and Ethernet.
On the back of the printer, you’ll notice a single USB port and a power outlet. You can easily connect to this printer using the standard USB type B cable, we’d suggest taking advantage of the easy to use wireless connectivity.
If you own a smartphone or tablet, you can install the HP ePrint application and print documents from local storage, or from the web. This makes the printer fully compatible with both iOS and Android devices. But you’re not forced to use the HP ePrint app, it’s also compatible with Apple AirPrint or Wireless Direct Printing from a PC.
This isn’t the fastest printer on the market, averaging about 6 pages per minute in color and 8.5 pages per minute in black and white. For low volume use, this is acceptable. But we’d recommend a faster model if you’re printing hundreds of pages every week.
We were impressed with this printer for the price, but that’s the key phrase. It’s decent, but not the best. One of the most prominent disadvantages is that it doesn’t support duplex printing. Some printers allow you to print one side of a page, flip all your sheets over, and print the back.
Others flip the sheet for you. This one does neither. If you want double-sided sheets, you’ll have to print all the odd sheets, then do it again printing only the even ones. It can be a little tricky. Additionally, the three-colour cartridges aren’t the most efficient use of ink. If you run out of one colour, you’ll have to change the entire cartridge.
Is The HP Office Jet 3833 Right For Me?
If you’re looking for an affordable printer, scanner, copier, and fax, then the HP OfficeJet 3833 All-in-One is the cheapest option we’d recommend. At their worst, the features can be described as good enough. Photos look alright, especially when you buy the proper photo papers. You can certainly get better, but you won’t need it unless you’re using a high-end camera.
Other features are, surprisingly, more than good enough. The 1200 DPI scanner is pretty high quality, and we’d even recommend it for scanning photos. The copier works quickly, giving you a great looking image without much extra work.