• Built-in media card readers
  • Extensive software bundle


  • Slow print speeds

At A Glance

Offers media card slots and extensive image software, but it's poky and image quality is mediocre.

Manufacturer’s Description

Experience the ultimate HP Color LaserJet solution with network printing, faxing, and scanning, plus walk up copying and digital imaging in one space-saving design-you'll save time, space, and money and enjoy the simplicity and reliability you expect from HP LaserJet printers. HP Color LaserJet 2840 All-in-One printer. Color copying, flatbed scanning, faxi ng & printing. Black & White 20ppm, Color 4ppm, 600x600 dpi, prints 4.1x5.8in up to 8.5x14in, 50-sheet ADF, 96mb std(244mb max), USB & built-n 10/100 networking.

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The Specs

Part Number Q3950A#ABA
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 829160741741
Fax Resolution (dpi) 300 x 300 dpi
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card SD Card
Scanner Type Flatbed


PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
Copy quality Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 7.0   ppm
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 20.39
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 48.6
Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Good
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 85.31
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Very Good
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 19.7
Total Scan Time, Line Art, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-LAmax1-Average) 126.34
Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 1.3
Preview Scan, Line Art, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-pvLAmax1-Average) 19.85
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 59.77
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 19.99
Color Photo, Normal Settings 45.04
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 19.61
Color Photo, Best Quality Settings 44.7
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 1.3
Line Art Output Quality Very Good
5 x 7 Photo (secs) 44.7
Total Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-2x2maxmax-Average) 33.73
Color Output Quality Good
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 188.62
Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Good
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Very Good
One-Page Copy (secs) 18.48
Color Photo (secs) 45.04
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 52.77
Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Good
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-pv2x2maxmax-Average) 19.73
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.3

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