HP OfficeJet 3833, a solid proposition among home printers

Hp Officejet 3833.jpg
Hp Officejet 3833.jpg

Sometimes you don’t need to push the specs to the max when it comes to printers But it is also true that betting too little or wanting to save too much money on the purchase can end up being something to regret in the future. That is why it is worth highlighting when Quality HP OfficeJet 3833 multifunction models seem to strike the perfect balance.

HP 3833 is a mid-range printer geared for use within the home or small personal offices, since its multifunction capacity to make copies, scan and even send / receive faxes are more than enough for work or professional activities that may be needed. Below we review its best technical specifications:

HP OfficeJet 3833 features

HP OfficeJet 3833
Official site HP
Technology HP Thermal Inkjet
Printer type Colour
Features Print, copy, fax and scan
Maximum paper size A4
Memory Standard 512MB DDR1, 128MB Flash memory
Processor 180 MHz
screen 2.2-inch monochrome touch
Printing speed Up to 8.5 ppm (black) and 6 ppm (color)
Print resolution Up to 1,200 x 1,200 rendering dpi Black; Up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi color resolution (when printing from a computer with HP photo paper and 1200 input dpi)
Duty cycle (monthly, A4) Up to 1,000 pages
Recommended monthly page volume Between 100 and 250 pages
Borderless printing Yes
Paper handling
Double sided printing Handbook
Paper input 1 x 60-sheet tray
Paper output Up to 25 sheets
Automatic document feeder Standard, 35 sheets
Media sizes supported A4; B5; A6; On
Media types A4: 60 to 90 g / m²; HP envelopes: 75 to 90 g / m²; HP cards: up to 200 g / m²; HP 10 x 15 cm Photo Paper: up to 300 g / m²; Recommended: 75 g / m²
Scan technology Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Double-sided ADF scanning No
Scan file format PDF, BMP, JPG, GIF, TIF, PNG
Resolution Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
Scan size 215.9 x 297 mm
Speed A4 black: Up to 7 cpm, A4 color: up to 3.5 cpm
Resolution Up to 600 x 300 dpi
Maximum copies Up to 50 copies
Resolution Standard: 203 x 98 dpi; Fine: 203 x 196 dpi
Speed ​​Dial Up to 99 numbers
Color fax support Yes
  • USB 2.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a / b / g / n
Mobile printing capability
  • Apple AirPrint
  • Wi-Fi Direct printing
  • HP Smart
Supported operating systems Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7; Mac OS X v10.8 MountainLion, OS X v10.9 Mavericks, OS X v10.10 Yosemite
Feeding Input voltage: 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3Hz)
Energy consumption 10 watts (maximum), 0.1 watts (off), 2.83 watts (standby), 1.17 watts (sleep)
Dimensions and weights
Measurements (P x A x L) 450 x 364 x 224.4 mm
Weight 5.61 kg

Traditional design for current users

HP OfficeJet 3833

HP OfficeJet 3833 has a monochrome front panel

As can be seen in the images, it is not exactly the most modern equipment in terms of general aesthetics or its dimensions, although if you take into account all that it is capable of doing is more than enough to fit on a desk, a bookcase, or wherever in the room it needs to be placed (450 x 364 x 224.4mm / 5.61kg).

On the other hand, its operation quickly comes into action thanks to the elimination of complex previous configurations and its wireless connectivity that allows synchronization with the local home network in seconds. Further, his optional silent mode helps keep noise to a minimum when you don’t want to disturb other people at night.

With a 2.2-inch front touch panel allows conventional actions to be performed in less time and without being forced to resort to external devices for the previous configuration of the task. You just have to click on the different icons to make any printing, copying, scanning or faxing.

Acceptable overall performance

HP OfficeJet 3833

HP OfficeJet 3833 uses two ink cartridges

To make it clear, HP OfficeJet 3833 is a computer that does not aim for high volumes of work if one takes into account that its official figures indicate a maximum support for 1000 pages (A4) per month although with the manufacturer’s recommendation is to stay between 100 and 250 pages.

In terms of paper, there is an input capacity of up to 60 sheets in normal size as well as an output of 25 sheets, while there is 35-page automatic document feeder appreciated to speed up tasks when there’s a lot to print.

At the time of printing it can be mentioned that his Thermal inkjet technology supports speeds of up to 8.5 ppm in ISO black (A4) and up to 6 ppm in color, while its supported resolution reaches a maximum of 4800 x 1200 dpi in color.

Unlike computers like HP Officejet Pro 8210 that are left only with the printer function, here it is possible make up to 50 copies per document at speeds of 7 cpm in ISO black (A4) and up to 3.5 cpm in ISO color (A4), in addition to a resolution of 600 x 300 dpi.

If you are interested in the scan function, use “Contact Image Sensor” (CIS) technology with a maximum supported surface of 216 x 297 mm, an optical scanning resolution of up to 1200 dpi and support for PDF, BMP, JPG, GIF, TIF and PNG scanning formats.

Fax function and wireless connectivity

HP 3833

HP 3833 is marketed only in black color

To complete the benefits of this printer no lack of support for color fax, reaching a standard resolution of 203 x 98 dpi, fine 203 x 196 dpi and support for speed dial setup of up to 99 numbers.

When it comes to its connectivity, through the standard Built-in 802.11b / g / n Wi-Fi makes it easy to quickly start printing and connect with a simple configuration from any phone, tablet or computer that is handy. It is also viable manage printing and scanning tasks remotely using the HP All-in-One Printer Remote mobile app.

As if that weren’t enough, there is compatibility for proprietary technology HP ePrint, Apple AirPrint for all those who have devices of the Cupertino brand, and even printing via Wi-Fi Direct in case you have a compatible mobile in a location close to HP 3833.

Availability and price of HP 3833

  • Fax function support
  • Support for Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Includes automatic document feeder
  • It has a touch panel for a more comfortable use
  • It is a more robust equipment compared to other similar printers
  • Not enough for higher work volumes
  • Print and copy speed figures could be better
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