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HP Deskjet 3520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1688 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and print quality. The performance and value for money are also appreciated, whereas there are mixed comments on the connectivity and ink consumption. Many are less positive about the paper handling and reliability.

usability, value for money, performance, print quality, size

noise, reliability, paper handling

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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HP Deskjet 3520 Budget Printer


Overall a good printer, easy to update the software HP will send you a new disk free of charge, surprisingly prints photos really good.

USB instead of LPT1, easy to use, compact, come with other usefull software

When installing the software it takes a long time to discover the printer

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Great inexpensive and small


Needed a printer-quick. Was outof town, found the 3520 on sale and picked it up. Excellent photo quality and text too. I needed something small enough to put in an extra carry on bag, and this one fit the bill. Now have it installed at home, didn't re

Ink is a little expensive, but isn't everybody's now days? This thing ABSOLUTELY will NOT work with Suse/RedHat/Mandrake machines. Windows (XP) only

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Too slow for the quality


all i do is print black, and this printer does that well for $40

it's WAY too slow. that's the major downfall. the computer lists the printer as working before the feed is rolling. (Mac OS X 10.2)


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very good product...


This printer is asome! I simple to use, cheap and cartrige is not too expensive. I would recommend it if you want just a basic printer with good printing quality

Just a little noisy when printing but who cares, it works well

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Amazon review summary for HP Deskjet 3520


alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 user reviews of HP Deskjet 3520 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

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61% of the reviews on 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 Color PrinterHP DeskJet 3520 Color Printer

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great printer




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HP 3520


It is a piece of junk. Do not buy this printer. You will be sorry

It is a piece of junk. Do not buy this printer. You will be sorry

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Good for occasional home use


Considering I just needed a printer for the occasional thing I needed to print out or scan (what with everything being digital these days) it meets my needs just fine. More demanding users might have issues I haven't seen.

Works when I need it to, connects to local wi-fi so no need to run a network cable out to it (inconvenient location for that). Print quality is good for what I use it for

A bit loud when running, drivers are a bit bloated considering I don't need half the functionality they have. HP is notorious for their ink being expensive and having chips in the cartridges that cause them to "expire", as well as issues with generic inks

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Great Buy!


This will be the fourth printer I have ever owned. I haven't used it very much yet, but so far it works very well. One main reason I bought this printer was that it was supposed to well suited for my Linux operating system. I used my wife's Win XP Home...

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HP Deskjet 3520 Printer


Easy to set up

This printer worked for 1 day and failed with a paper jam error, There was no paper jam. I had to pay the cost to return this defective printer for credit

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!

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Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC / Mac
Country Kits:Canada / United States
Localization:English / French
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Deskjet


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Connectivity Technology:Wired
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
Total Media Capacity:100sheets
Type:Personal printer


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Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

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