HP DeskJet 3630 Printer Review

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Finding a printer that has everything you need is a difficult task. For most users the ability to copy, scan and print is the desired package, therefore an all-in-one printer is the best option. The HP DeskJet 3630 printer is one of HP’s most recent additions to the DeskJet line, and boasts affordability, mobile printing and high-quality printing. Combined with HP’s Instant Ink feature, which can automatically order new ink cartridges for you when you’re running low, the 3630 sounds like it has it all. Let’s take a closer look.

Out of the box, there’s nothing that really jumps out of you. Quite simply, it’s a printer. As per the standard, for most printers, you’ve got your scanner and copier located on top, the paper-feeder at the back, the print tray at the bottom and also an array of controls.

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As mentioned on the sticker on the top of the printer, the DeskJet 3630 offers printing with or without a router, borderless printing, and is supposedly very quiet. We’ll be testing these features out a bit later in the review.

Moving around the printer, there’s nothing noteworthy to mention. Around the rear of the printer you’ve got your USB port for hardwiring the printer to your computer, and then also the power port.

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The front of the printer is where the majority of everything happens. Your prints come out here and it’s also where the ink cartridges are installed or replaced.

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Included with the printer is the usual selection of instructions, a USB cable and a wall adapter plug.

Features

Easy mobile printing

Start printing and get connected quickly with easy setup from your smartphone, tablet, or PC. Connect your smartphone or tablet directly to your printer – and easily print without accessing a network. Manage printing tasks and scan on the go with the free HP All-in-One Printer Remote mobile app. Easily print from a variety of smartphones and tablets. Your pages come out great – even if you’re not there.

Affordable, high-quality printing

Full of value – print up to twice as many pages with Original HP high-yield ink cartridges. Get high-quality prints – time after time – using the world’s No.1 printer brand.

Everything you need – right away

Simplify your tasks. The display panel features simple icons for controlling print, scan, and copy functions. Put your best print forward. Create borderless photos, flyers, and other documents – right in your home. Get up and running right out of the box and automatically connect to your wireless network. Access coloring pages, recipes, coupons, and more with free HP Printables – delivered on your schedule.

Designed to fit your life

Save your space with a compact all-in-one designed to fit on your desk, on a shelf, or anywhere you need it. Print in any room you choose – without causing disruptions. Optional quiet mode helps keep noise to a minimum.

Verdict

As far as printers go, the HP DeskJet 3630 has been a joy to use. The simplistic nature of the control panel might not appeal to some, however there’s no doubting that it works well and is perfectly fine for the average user.

It offers easy mobile printing, thanks to the ability to connect your smartphone or tablet directly to the printer without the use of a network. The amount of pages that the 3630 prints per minute might not be overly impressive, but the prints are of a high quality.

The HP DeskJet 3630 retails for £49.99, so is very much a budget printer suitable for those of you who wish to print off documents and photos with ease. With the ability to also save up to 70% on ink, thanks to HP Instant Ink, the DeskJet 3630 is a very affordable printing solution.

    Pros

  • Easy setup
  • High quality prints
  • Smartphone- and tablet-friendly
  • Doesn’t cost too much

    Cons

  • PPM could be better
  • Design is a little boring
8 Stars

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