Review: HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 3785

Billed as the smallest all-in-one printer, the HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 3785 does offer lots of functionality in an overall small package. In terms of desk real estate, it occupies a tiny bit and still manages to steal the show when it comes to actually performing some jobs.

Clad in white and green, the 3785 is very easy to setup. Once you remove the printer from the packaging, proceed to connect it to the power outlet and switch it on. Then lift the cartridge mechanism door so that the cartridge bays slide into position for you to insert the ink cartridges. Once this is done, go to for a quick and painless installation procedure.

The 3785 also supports wireless connectivity – so you do not need any USB cables running from your PC/laptop to the printer. Wireless connectivity also means that you are able to print straight from your mobile device.

The HP 3785 Deskjet Ink Advantage All-in-One Printer comes with the HP Thermal Inkjet print technology that offers some good print quality. And since it is quite small, HP used the Scroll Scan assists you in easily handling most scan jobs from a variety of papers.

It weighs only 2.33-kgs and offers a print resolution of 300-by-300-dpi. In terms of real-world performance, the 3785 offers a print speed of around 7-ppm in normal mode and 17-ppm in draft mode for monochrome print jobs. You also get around 4-ppm in normal mode and 12-ppm in draft mode for colour print jobs. You also get a scan resolution of 600-dpi.

For a price of AED 225, the HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 3785 is a good buy, especially if you are looking for an able printer that takes up very less desk space at your office or home.

Price: AED 225

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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