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HP Deskjet 3845

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of HP Deskjet 3845. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the noise and design are on the whole positive. The price and size also get good feedback, whereas the durability and performance get less positive comments.

usability, size, price, design, noise

performance, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Deskjet 3845 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 31 reviews)

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Consumer review by: wtfdop0987 (

Hate It...not a very good choice


I have an HP PC with XP SP2 and if it doesnt work with that then i dont know what it will work with

Prints good when it actually prints...small

never works...many lock ups

May, 2007

Consumer review by: Jlivan (

Great home printer


My mom rec'vd this printer with the computer she bought. Since she already had a printer she gave it to me. I love the small design, it fits great on my home desk. I don't really do a ton of printing but for the amount I do it's great. A little slow...

It was free, great for home (non-business) printing, quiet, design

Slow printing on photo quality, a small amount of photo prints are grainy

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: okachuck (

better than my old printer


I like it a lot for the money

cheap, cheap

buying ink, nothing new

Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: (

Printer packed with all the features that a home user needs


I bought this printer a week ago and so far IT IS GREAT. The print quality of black and colour text is excelent, and the photographs are EXCELENT even on plain paper ( I normaly use photo paper but at this moment I just haven't any). This printer prints a

The ink cartridges are very small and contain only about 10 ml. (black) and 8 ml. (colour) ink. Also with the package a USB cable isn't included so you will have to buy one (but don't worry about this becouse almost all new printers are without a USB cabl

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: (

Crazy photos


Nice prints with and without photo cartridge

I purchased the Deskjet 3845 because it had the option of 6 colour printing with the optional HP 58 cartridge. While it certainly produces excellent photos, unless you are prepared to buy the vastly overpriced HP 4 x 6 paper with tab, it cuts the feet off

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: (

A very good basic printer


Fairly small, unintrusive footprint. Easy-connect USB port. Very simple to use. Very good text printing, even when printing very small fonts. Paper trays fold out of the way for transport

Ink cartridges are small. I wonder how long they will last. Doesn't hold much blank paper. Feels slightly fragile. But for the price, can't really complain

Dec, 2004

Consumer review by: (

Well worth the $50 I paid!


Just got is but so far, no problems at all...even with the install problems i've read. I'm running Windows XP-Pro. Prints text and photos just fine

None so far

Dec, 2004

Consumer review by: (

very fast for home printing


very quick printing, reliable, cheap but not a pile of ass. Overall it is a very easy and effective printer to use

the installation for the printer was a bit strange. I couldn't install it about 20 times, then it just worked all of a sudden. Eats up system memory and goes very slow for doing ultra-fine printing... but that's expected anyways from a $75 printer

Sep, 2004

Consumer review by: (

HP DeskJet 3845


Consumer review by: cMw (

HP Deskjet 3845(C9037A) Up to 18 ppm 4800 x 1200 dpi InkJet Personal Color Printer


have this for my families home computer never had any problems with it at all!

Oct, 2005

Product Specifications

Value-packed, easy-to use printer for professional photo-quality up to 4800-optimized dpi or add 6-ink color. Create beautiful 4x6 borderless photos, up to 8.5x11 with white borders. Print with speed-laser-quality black text and color graphics up to 18 ppm black, up to 14 ppm color. Simple user-friendly software, one-touch print cancel button and on-screen ink-level indicator. Five print performance modes let you choose the print quality and speed setting that is best for your task. The compact design is ideal for small spaces, and 100-sheet input paper tray can be folded up when printer is not in use. Quiet operation makes it convenient to set up and print anywhere in the home or office. With included HP photo printing software you can easily create reprints, enlargements, photo layouts and album pages. Enjoy convenient USB connection for quick set-up with PC or Macintosh computers. Print long-lasting, professional-quality photos with exceptional fade resistance.

Dimensions & Weight


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Denmark / Finland / Norway / Sweden/Latin America
Localization:Danish / Finnish / Norwegian / Swedish/Spanish
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:4800dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):18ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):14ppm
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 / Greeting cards / Index cards / Iron-on transfers / Labels / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies/Envelopes / Greeting cards / Index cards / Labels / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):1,000 - 9,999 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 10.1.5 / Apple MacOS X 10.2.3 / Apple MacOS X 10.3.x / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS X / MacOS 9.1 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP