HP Officejet Pro 6830 Tested

The HP Officejet Pro 6830 multifunction device fulfills more than just office tasks. In the test report, we explain why.

HP Officejet Pro 6830 Tested

The HP Officejet Pro 6830 multifunction device is designed for small offices. In addition to printing, scanning and copying, it can also fax. At the same time, HP places emphasis onmobile control via a smartphone or tablet PC. For this purpose the Kombigerät supports the standards Apple Airprint and Google Cloudprint as well as the HP ePrint. If you want to access the multifunction device without using a router, use WiFi Direct. This makes the HP All-in-One Printer Remote App fully effective. With it, you can not only print but also scan and monitor the Officejet model. In the test this works without problems.

Other Equipment-More Than Just For Office Tasks

The HP Officejet Pro 6830 offers the full range of interfaces with USB , WLAN and Ethernet. In addition, a USB host port is located on the front of the device. However, the connections can not be used at the same time: If you have USB in use and want to switch to WLAN, you must disconnect the device from the USB connector. For this the network driver is already on the computer. When the interface is changed, it is simply installed.The paper cassette is designed for 225 sheets-a decent stock. A maximum of 60 sheets must be sufficient for a paper tray. The automatic document feeder accommodates up to 35 sheets. The HP Officejet Pro 6830 is easy to use with the color display. The high-quality touch screen reacts quickly to the finger pressure. The multifunction device can print automatically on both sides. However, a duplex scanning function is not provided.

Consumption-No Real Switch

Inside the HP Officejet Pro 6830, there are four individual cartridges for the colors blue, red, yellow and black. The cartridges are available in standard and XL ranges. In the best case, you will get 2.7 cents for the black and 6.2 cents for the colored sheet-these are acceptable side rates. In the power consumption, we measure 1.9 watts in resting state via USB. When WLAN is activated, the energy requirement rises only marginally to 2.0 watts-rather a measurement accuracy. However, the consumption of 0.3 watts is unnecessary.

The HP Officejet Pro 6830 printer is mature and delivers good results. The text prints are fine even on plain paper. Mixed documents with images and graphics have quite a strong coverage, but show good details at the same time. The evaluation of the colors results in an over-saturation in the areas of red and blue, which, however, we do not perceive as annoying with the naked eye. The scanner also has too strong blues and reds. The sharpness of the scans is also right down to the depth.

Speed ​​- No Overpass

The HP Officejet Pro 6830 is a solid, but without any highlights. Thus, it generates ten pages of pure text in 51 seconds and needed for the ten-page PDF 2:27 minutes. Both values ​​are ok but not outstanding. In scanning, the preview takes a similar length to a color scan. This is something unusual, but nothing new with HP combiner units. However, the phenomenon expresses the evaluation. Good: After registration the warranty is extended from 12 to 36 months.

Conclusion: Round Combinatorial Solution For Home And Small Office

In the test, the HP Officejet Pro 6830 proves to be a well-equipped all-round combiner that can be used both at home and in the office. For the office, the fax function speaks, for the home the fact that it can print borderless and brings all relevant mobile functions. The quality of the prints, scans and copies can be seen. The tempo could have been higher, especially in scanning. For this, the page costs remain acceptable even when you print and copy more.