Pros

  • Fairly compact
  • Text looked dark and clean

Cons

  • Slow scanning
  • Subpar speed and image quality

At A Glance

Subpar speed and image quality make this small laser multifunction printer tough to recommend.

Manufacturer’s Description

The space-saving HP LaserJet 3030 all-in-one incorporates a multitude of functions to assist your company in producing results. It provides your team with business-quality laser printing, color scanning, letter-size flatbed copying, and faxing?all for one exceptional price.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number Q2666A#ABA
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 829160065267
Faxing
Fax Resolution (dpi) 600 x 600 dpi
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Poor
Copy quality Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 11.4   ppm
Performance
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 18.45
Total Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-2x2maxmax-Average) 25.58
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 15.24
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 73.94
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Fair
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 52.46
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Good
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 32.24
One-Page Copy (secs) 12.03
Color Photo (secs) 16.85
Total Scan Time, Line Art, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-LAmax1-Average) 26.94
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 17.67
Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Poor
Preview Scan, Line Art, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-pvLAmax1-Average) 31.73
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 21.06
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-pv2x2maxmax-Average) 31.56
Color Photo, Normal Settings 16.85
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 31.56
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 31.79
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 3.4
Line Art Output Quality Fair