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HP Deskjet 3520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1379 reviews of HP Deskjet 3520. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and print quality. The performance and price also get good comments. There are some less positive comments about the connectivity and paper handling.

usability, price, performance, print quality, size

noise, reliability, durability, paper handling, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Deskjet 3520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Deskjet 3520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of HP Deskjet 3520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good comments, whereas there are some negative views about the print quality and durability. There are some mixed comments about the size.

usability, design

noise, performance, reliability, durability, print quality

47% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Deskjet 3520 E Colour Multifunctional PrinterHP Deskjet 3520 E Colour Multifunctional Printer

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Deskjet 3520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 318 user reviews of HP Deskjet 3520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the noise and print quality. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the design and durability.

usability, price, performance, print quality, noise

reliability, durability, design

56% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Deskjet 3520 e-All-in-One - multifunction ( printer / copier / scanner ) ( color ) (CX056A#B1H) -HP Deskjet 3520 e-All-in-One - multifunction ( printer / copier / scanner ) ( color ) (CX056A#B1H) -

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Brian Westover (toptenreviews.com_old)

HP Deskjet 3520 Review

 

If you are looking for a simple at-home printer that functions mainly to print word documents, you should consider the HP Deskjet 3520 wireless all-in-one printer. Because this printer's primary function is printing documents, its handling of photos...

You can download a handful of apps directly to the printer. This makes it easier to print from more devices than just your computer.

The mobile printing capabilities don't work with Android devices.

Mobile printing is fantastic, and while this printer works well for standard document printing, it falls short with graphics and photos.

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

HP 3520

 

Prints quickly. Decent scanner. Has an automatic duplexer

Ink cartridges are ridiculously small. You run out of ink fairly quickly

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Kevin P. (newegg.com)

HP 3520

 

Prints quickly. Decent scanner. Has an automatic duplexer.

Ink cartridges are ridiculously small. You run out of ink fairly quickly.

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Gunter S. (newegg.com)

HP DeskJet 3520

 

Be forewarned: Regardless of price ~~ Don't EVER be tempted to purchase this. (There was no option for checking off ZERO eggs.)

Light, Looks nice. Scans reasonably good to computer. But there it's pros end.

Absolutely the WORST printer I ever had. Paper feed jams way toooo many times. Print quality is lousy; Have to clean inkjets 3 times every time I print a new project. Top half is nice an black, then bottom half of same page fades into nothingness....

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Dave (newegg.com)

You get what you pay for.

 

I'm dealing with it for the time being, but if I'd have paid more I'd have sent it back right away. You get what you pay for, but this is a first for me with an HP product, and I have many.

I bought the machine as a copier and it has good quality

It's loud, but more annoying is the fact that you have to assist the paper feed each time. I've tried more paper, less paper and amounts in between in the paper tray, but nothing corrects the problem

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: David S. (newegg.com)

You get what you pay for.

 

I'm dealing with it for the time being, but if I'd have paid more I'd have sent it back right away. You get what you pay for, but this is a first for me with an HP product, and I have many.

I bought the machine as a copier and it has good quality.

It's loud, but more annoying is the fact that you have to assist the paper feed each time. I've tried more paper, less paper and amounts in between in the paper tray, but nothing corrects the problem.

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Works as the other crapped out

 

It replaced the exact same model that broke with the dreaded 'head exception; that they do. It works just like the original and the kids have an extra box to play with

Came working out of the box

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Mathew P. (newegg.com)

Work, But annoying.

 

Spend the few extra bucks and get a printer that will wake up automatically and reconnect when you try to print something. Save the headache. I wish I did.

It works. Looks nice. Easy Set up.

Goes into sleep mode and won't print unless it is turned off and back on. Becomes very annoying after a little while. Occasionally have connectivity issues but usually works.

May, 2014

Consumer review by: Matt (newegg.com)

Work, But annoying.

 

Spend the few extra bucks and get a printer that will wake up automatically and reconnect when you try to print something. Save the headache. I wish I did.

It works. Looks nice. Easy Set up

Goes into sleep mode and won't print unless it is turned off and back on. Becomes very annoying after a little while ; Occasionally have connectivity issues but usually works

May, 2014

Consumer review by: Jenny S. (newegg.com)

Unsatisfied

 

It prints well, when it works. Has a nice user interface, and good features. Can print from cell phones, computers, and other devices.

It does not hold the wireless connection to the router for more than 30 minutes. I contacted HP about the first one I had, they had me reset to factory settings the first time, give it a static IP (even though my router already did that), and that did...

Apr, 2014

Product Specifications

The HP Deskjet 3520 color inkjet printer brings you simplicity and value. It is so easy-to-use and set-up - you will be printing in vibrant photo quality up to 2400-optimized dpi color and crisp black text from a single color cartridge in no time. Its reliable print speeds (up to 8 ppm) and its ultra-compact design make it perfect for your home. And, using the on-screen print cancel and ink-level indicators you can save time and money!

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
RMS rated power:4

Certificates

Electromagnetic compatibility:
Energy Star certified: / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver

Copying

Copier resize: / 20 - 400
Copier settings:
Copy resolution (black graphics):
Copy resolution (color text and graphics):
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):6.5
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):5.5
Maximum copy resolution: / 600 x 600
Maximum number of copies: / 20

Design

Cable lock slot: Yes
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Number of 3.5" bays:1
Number of 5.25" bays:1

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.2in
Height:5.6in
Weight:4.4lbs
Width:16.6in

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display: / LCD
Display Diagonal:20
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Full HD: No
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter output current:4.7 / 7
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120
Power consumption (standby):2.72
Power consumption (typical):

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x152
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 2500

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC / Mac
Country Kits:Canada / United States
Localization:English / French
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:3520
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Deskjet

Input Capacity

Input capacity for envelopes (primary tray):
Maximum input capacity: / 80
Maximum input capacity for 10 x 15 cm photographs:
Maximum input capacity for envelopes:
Maximum input capacity for transparencies:
Standard input capacity: / 80
Standard input capacity for transparencies:

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory slots:2
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM

Modem

Type: None

Multimedia

Built-in camera: Yes
Camera Resolution:1280 x 720
Total megapixels:1

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:N / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint,HP ePrint
Type: None
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n / No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):15 - 80 / 20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range: / 15 - 80 / 20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35 / 5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T): / 5 - 35 / 5 - 40
Recommended humidity operating range:
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range: / 10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):10 - 80
Storage temperature range (T-T): / 10 - 80

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Acoustic power emissions:
Acoustic pressure emissions:
All-in-One Functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Automatic paper sensor:
Borderless printing:
Camera phone:
Color all-in-one functions:Print
Color copy capability:
Color scanning: / Yes
Compatible ink types, supplies:
Compatible operating systems:
Custom media sizes:
Dimension note (imperial):
Dimensions (WxDxH):
Dimensions with trays up (W x D x H):
Duplex print options:
Duty cycle letter size (maximum):
Exifprint supported:
Functions:
Hardware scan resolution: / 1200 x 2400
I/O ports:
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H):
Maximum input capacity (photo paper):
Maximum internal memory:
Maximum output capacity (photo paper):
Maximum output capacity for envelopes:
Maximum scan area:
Media sizes supported (imperial):
Media types supported:
Media weights by paper path:
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:
Modem Type:
Number of cartons per pallet:
Number of layers per pallet:
Package dimensions (W x D x H):
Package dimensions (WxDxH):
Package weight:
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H):
Pallet weight:
Photo proofsheets supported:
Plug and Play:
Power supply type:
Print head:
Print head nozzles:
Print quality (black, best quality):
Print quality (color, best quality):
Print quality, vertical alignment accuracy:
Product dimensions when open (LxWxD):
Quantity per pallet:
Recommended media weight (imperial):
Safety:
Scan file formats:
Send to email capability:
Size:
Standard input capacity for legal:
Standard input trays: / 1
Standard media sizes:
Storage drive interface:SATA
Supported media weight(s):
SureSupply supported:
Transparency adapter:
Video action printing supported:
Weight:
Wireless option type:

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:
Standard output capacity: / 15
Standard output capacity for envelopes:

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Paper Handling

Envelope feeder:
Envelopes sizes:DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
ISO C-series sizes (C0...C9):C6
Maximum input capacity for cards:
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum paper trays:
Maximum print area:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm)
Media handling:
Paper handling standard/input:
Paper handling standard/output:
Recommended media weight:
Standard tray media types:Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:75 - 90

Performance

All-In-One-multitasking: / No
Copying:Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Print
Duplex printing modes:Auto
Faxing:N
Maximum duty cycle: / 1000
Number of print cartridges: / 4
Print technology: / Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors: / Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Product type:PC
Scanning:Mono scanning

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Direct printing: / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini PCI Express slots:1
PictBridge: / No
Standard interfaces: / USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter output current:4.7 / 7
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120
Power consumption (average operating):13.38
Power consumption (standby):2.72

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:USB
Language Simulation:LIDIL
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:2400dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) / A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):8ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):8ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Type:Cards / Envelopes / Iron-on transfers / Labels / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies/Envelopes / Transparencies / Greeting cards / Labels / Plain paper / Iron-on transfers / Photo paper / Index cards
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):Less than 1,000 pages
Output Type:Color
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:100sheets
Type:Personal printer

Printing

Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter): / 23
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter): / 8
Print speed (color photo, best quality):
Print speed (color photo, draft quality):
Print speed (color photo, normal quality):
Print speed (color, draft quality, A4/US Letter): / 22
Print speed (color, draft quality, letter):
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter): / 7.5
Print speed (colour photo, draft quality on photo paper, 10x15):
Print speed (colour photo, normal quality on photo paper, 10x15):
Standard printer languages: / PCL 3

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel H61
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):33
ECC supported by processor:Y / Yes
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel H61
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:G2030 / i3-3220
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SR163
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Pentium G
Processor frequency:3 / 3.3
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:G2030 / i3-3220
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Desktop series / Intel Pentium G2000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:P0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:65.3
Thermal Design Power (TDP):55

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:N
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:65693 / 74749
Processor code:SR163
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011C / PCG 2011С

Scanner

Type: None

Scanning

Gray scale levels: / 256
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF
Input color depth:24
Input colour depth: / 24
Maximum scan area: / 8.5 x 11.7
Maximum scan resolution:
Optical scanning resolution: / 1200 x 1200
Scan input modes:
Scan technology: / CIS
Scan type: / Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed
TWAIN version:

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:
Drivers included:
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements:
OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later / Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.4 / 3.98
Height:15.7 / 5.67
Package depth:7.52
Package height:16.1
Package weight: / 13.5
Package width:19.4
Weight: / 11 / 13.8
Width:17.3 / 19.9