Instead of large multifunction devices, some buyers prefer a dedicated color inkjet printer like the HP Deskjet 3848 for its compact design, and simple operation, and it fits the bill nicely. With speeds of up to 18 pages per minute for black and 14 pages per minute for color output, it should be more than quick enough for personal use, but those who do a lot of printing will find the cost of HP 3848 printer ink is higher than they might like, especially when using the optional "photo" cartridge.
For such a small device, it still provides great output quality, with an optimized resolution of 4800 dpi. Users can choose between different quality settings, however, depending on whether they want to conserve Deskjet 3848 printer ink and get faster speeds, or choose the highest quality settings and sacrifice some speed. The single input tray is located at the front of the unit, and can hold up to 100 sheets, which is pretty impressive for such a compact design.
The 3848 really caters to buyers with only a little space to spare. It measures 5.7x16.9x8.1 inches with the tray closed, making it very easy to store out of the way, and it only weighs 5.2 pounds. The machine has a single USB 2.0 port and is compatible with both Windows and Mac platforms.
The standard 4-color configuration of the HP 3848 ink cartridges includes one tricolor and one black supply. An optional "photo color" Deskjet 3848 ink cartridge can replace the black supply, upgrading to 6 colors, but considering that HP 3848 ink is already pretty pricey, this just adds more to its operating costs.
If buyers can look past the cost of printer ink, the HP Deskjet 3848 inkjet is a solid choice for a home user, college student, or anyone who values high-quality printing but has very little space available. Its speeds are adequate for home use, and its low price is impressive.
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