I also do not have this printer for myself (I privately and commercially use an OfficeJet 6970), but for my neighbor recommended and bought at a price of 59 EUR, as it requires the printer only occasionally and I generally with in HP printers The past 30 years have at least mostly good experience, although here, of course, the planned obsolescence has been introduced. Although it is now something "OT" at this point: My first HP was in the early 1990s, a Deskjet 550C, which was brand new at the time and which I have acquired at a "fair preferential price" of "only" 1,300 DM (official VK at that time about 1.500 DM) and which has served me many years on a Commodore Amiga 1000 and 2000 faithful services. Unimaginable nowadays, What? At that time you could also easily refill the cartridges up to 10-15x, which is meanwhile also virtually impossible.
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Anyway, I think that HP offers the "Instant Ink Option" a good deal. Especially for "casual and occasional printers" who do not print or copy more than 15-20 pages per month, the "free rate" is a good choice. However, here (and in all other tariffs) a certain "caution" is appropriate, because EVERYONE, even blank, unprinted pages, which end up in the output tray, are added to the used print volume. So here is the "horse's foot" of this option. However, if you print - especially in / with color - (pictures, photos, color graphics, etc.), this "instant ink function" is certainly worth considering. The cartridges are then sent by HP in a timely manner. If you are interested, just let me know the term "
Otherwise, this device meets all the basic requirements and functions that you can expect from a printer in this price range and also - only - can. In particular, the simple operation via the touchscreen should be a great help to many "techies", even if some keypads may have been a little small and "fumbling". Of course things like duplex ADF feeder etc. dominate this 3833, but you can not expect that in this price range either. Class, however, I find the fax function both from the device itself and from the PC (requires a cable connection to the VoIP router / modem or telephone jack), because especially when communicating with authorities and authorities a fax is still very helpful, though generally no longer "up to date" and "state of the art".
+ For under 60 EUR a very good P / L ratio.
+ Clean print without streaks and smudges.
+ HP Instant Ink subscription delivers new and inexpensive cartridges always and cost-effectively.
+ Large range of functions as well as simple, self-explanatory operation.
+ Fax from both the printer and the PC.
+ In my experience very good telephone support in case of problems.
o The processing in general could be more valuable. Is just a "plastic bomber".
o Paper feed without lower, separate paper tray, but only "from behind".
o Print speed is rather moderate - but especially in "quiet mode" - but ...
o No separate cartridges for cyan, magenta and yellow
- No LAN connection, "only" WLAN in the 2.4 GHz network.
- Only 1 year manufacturer's warranty and no extension possible.
My conclusion! As already mentioned at the beginning: A great and for this price range very extensively equipped device, which should satisfy most private users and thus "occasional printers / users" completely. The "HP beginner's device" in the form of a 2630 also costs a good 50-55 EUR - and there are these few more euros, if you get it for under or around 60 EUR, for the 3833 definitely invested the best. For a usual "street price" of 70-75 EUR and more (have this printer the other day in the real, - market for almost outrageous 89.95 EUR offered... oh horror...) I would then have a " Additional investment "in the" 100 EUR class", which, as already mentioned, should be absolutely clear.