The HP Deskjet 3653 is a simple, capable personal inkjet printer that strips down its design to include only the most necessary features for home users. The result is a model that is easy to set up and use, but still has solid speeds of up to 17 pages per minute for black and 3 ppm for color. The single printer ink design makes HP 3653 ink easy to buy and replace, but upgrades are available for better quality.
The design of the 3653 is impressively compact. It measures 5.7 inches by 16.9 inches by 8.1 inches, with a weight of 5.2 pounds when the printer ink is installed. Both the input and output trays are oriented toward the front, which provides easy access for users, but also means more bending of paper, which could lead to errors and paper jams. It can hold up to 100 sheets of plain paper, and supports a variety of media types, such as index cards, transparencies, envelopes, and more.
Included in the box is a single tricolor HP 3653 ink cartridge, but users can add both black and photo Deskjet 3653 ink cartridges for improved quality. Adding black HP 3653 ink to the mix is at least recommended, as it reduces the use of the more expensive tricolor. Opting for compatible Deskjet 3653 ink will help to save on costs as well.
By comparison to similar inkjet models, the 3653 tends to be smaller and a bit more solidly built. It is not the least expensive in its class, but has faster speeds and simpler operation than most, which will appeal to novice users.
With its excellent print quality and solid construction, the HP 3653 is a good value for the price. It would have been nice to see a full set of cartridges included in the box, but their low price makes this less of a problem.
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