Pros

  • Built-in Wi-Fi networking
  • Produces good-looking photos

Cons

  • Struggled to produce high-quality text

At A Glance

Wi-Fi makes it easy to share this printer. You get good-looking photos, but plain paper documents disappoint.

Manufacturer’s Description

Put the freedom and flexibility of wireless networking to work in your home or small office. You can connect with up to five PCs using Ethernet or Wi-Fi wireless. When the work is done, this printer's ready to turn out photos straight from a PictBridge-enabled camera (no PC required).

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number C9030A#B1H
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
General Information
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
UPC Code 829160429724
Manufacturer Part Number C9029A#B1H
Brand Name HP
Product Name Deskjet 6840 Printer
Marketing Information

Put the freedom and flexibility of wireless networking to work in your home or small office. You can connect with up to five PCs using Ethernet or Wi-Fi wireless. When the work is done, this printer's ready to turn out photos straight from a PictBridge-enabled camera (no PC required).

Product Model 6840
Product Type Inkjet Printer
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.hp.com
Product Line Deskjet
Memory
Standard Memory 32 MB
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • HP Deskjet 6840 color inkjet printer
  • HP 96 Black inkjet print cartridge (21 ml)
  • HP 97 Tri-color inkjet print cartridge (14 ml)
  • Setup Poster
  • Reference Guide
  • Network Guide
  • Ethernet cable
  • Power supply
  • Power cord
  • Printer software and User's Guide on CD-ROM
  • Additional Information
  • Fonts: 8 built-in fonts, 4 each in portrait and landscape orientations

    Network Protocols:

  • Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
  • Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP)
  • Auto IP
  • Apple Rendezvous
  • IP DirectMode
  • SNMP
  • SLP and mDNS
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Ethernet Technology Ethernet
    Ethernet Yes
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 5.7"
    Width 17.7"
    Depth 14.5"
    Weight (Approximate) 211.2 oz
    Form Factor Desktop
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year
    Media Handling
    Media Size Letter, Legal, Executive, Envelope No. 10, Custom Size
    Standard Input Media Capacity 150 sheets
    Media Handling 1 x Input Tray 150 Sheet
    Media Type Plain Paper, Inkjet Paper, Photo Paper, Banner Paper, Envelope, Transparency, Label, Card Stock, Iron-on Transfer, Borderless Media
    Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed 1
    Borderless Printing Yes
    Power Description
    Operating Power Consumption 62.50 W
    Technical Information
    Platform Supported PC, Mac
    Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm) 20
    Maximum Print Resolution 4800 x 1200 dpi
    Duplex Printing Manual
    Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm) 30
    Print Color Color
    Reliability
    Duty Cycle 5000 pages per month
    Fonts & Emulation
    Language Emulation PCL 3 Enhanced

    Performance

    PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
    Print quality: Text Fair
    Print quality: Color photo Good
    Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
    PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
    Print speed: Text 5.2   ppm
    Performance
    Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Good
    Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Poor
    One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 29.64
    Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 51.61
    Color Photo, Best Quality Settings 143.38
    Line Art Output Quality Very good
    Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.1
    Color Photo (secs) 26.44
    Color Output Quality Poor
    Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 116.29
    5 x 7 Photo (secs) 143.38
    Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Very good
    Color Photo, Normal Settings 26.44
    Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Good
    Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 0.4
    Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 92.15
    Three-Page Word Document (secs) 54.6
    Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.4
    Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Fair