The HP DeskJet 3755 is a mediocre family printer. It's very small and portable, making it suitable for small spaces, but it doesn't have Bluetooth support. Both the black and tricolor ink cartridges also don't yield a lot of pages at all and their cost-per-print is poor, so constantly changing the ink cartridges adds up quickly. It has a very slow print time for all documents too, which can be frustrating.
The HP DeskJet 3755 is mediocre as a family printer. It has good photo printing quality if you like to scrapbook but it lacks a flatbed scanner, so you won't be able to copy more delicate items like film photos or old family documents. Both the black and tricolor ink cartridges yield very few pages before they're empty and they'll need to be constantly replaced, which can add up quickly.
The HP DeskJet 3755 is poor for home office use. The black ink cartridge yields a very low amount of pages before it has to be replaced and constantly buying new cartridges quickly adds up. It's very slow to print off black-text documents too, which is disappointing if you're trying to process a lot of documents at a time. It's also very slow at printing color documents. However, if you need to scan documents, it has a sheetfed scanner with an automatic document feeder, which makes it easy to process a lot of pages at a time.
The HP DeskJet 3755 is disappointing for student use. The black ink cartridge doesn't yield a lot of pages before it's empty so you'll constantly be changing the cartridge, which makes this printer very costly to use. While you can add a splash of color to your assignments with this printer, its tricolor ink cartridge also doesn't last long. It's also slow to print off documents, so if you're in a hurry, be prepared to wait. On the upside, you can connect it to Wi-Fi via your router.
The HP DeskJet 3755 is poor for black and white printing. The black ink cartridge doesn't yield a lot of pages before you need to replace the cartridge and constantly buying cartridges quickly adds up. While there's a higher-yield cartridge available, it's advertised to yield around 300 pages, which still may not be worth it if you're constantly printing off documents. Black-text documents are also slow to print.
The HP DeskJet 3755 is good for printing photos. It has impressive color accuracy and the photo printing quality is good. Unfortunately, it has an extremely low color page yield, so if you print photos often, the costs of buying new cartridges quickly adds up over time.
The HP DeskJet 3755's build is only okay. This compact and light printer has a plasticky build that comes in three colorful variations. Its rear input tray can get stuck when sliding it back into the printer and it doesn't detect the size of your paper when you place it here. The front-facing cover is branded with the HP logo and houses the ink cartridges as well as gives you access to paper jams. If you need to change the ink cartridges, the printer has to be turned on.
The HP DeskJet 3755 is a very small and compact printer. Even though it has a sheetfed scanner, it's still smaller than the laser Brother HL-L2370DW, which is only a printer. You should have no problems storing it on your office desk or in your dorm room.
The HP DeskJet 3755 has a bad and limited display screen. It can show you ink levels, the strength of your Wi-Fi signal, and tell you when you're out of paper. The display screen has good viewing angles when you're standing up but it can be much harder to see when you're seated or when viewing it from the side. There are also eight physical buttons surrounding the screen such as starting and stopping print tasks, Wi-Fi on/off, Wi-Fi Direct, color copy or black copy, and an information/status button. However, if you press the information/status button, it prints off the actual setup guide rather than showing it to you on the screen. If you have a bit more space on your desk and are looking for a printer with a better display screen, check out the HP ENVY Photo 6255.
The HP DeskJet 3755 has a bad cartridge system. This printer uses only one black and one tricolor cartridge. However, the black ink cartridge yields extremely few pages and the tricolor cartridge, even less, so you'll need to constantly replace the cartridges, which can quickly outweigh the base cost of the printer. While there's a higher-yield cartridge available, it still won't be enough if you're always printing off a lot of documents. You can also use third-party cartridges in this printer, although it may void your warranty. If you need a printer with a black toner cartridge that has a high page yield, check out the Xerox B210/DNI.
The HP DeskJet 3755 has disappointing scanning features. It only has a sheetfed scanner, which is good if you have many pages to copy at once. However, you won't be able to scan more delicate or bulky items. This printer also doesn't have a fax feature.
If you need a printer with a flatbed scanner, check out the Epson Expression Home XP-4100.
The cost-per-print of the HP DeskJet 3755 is poor. While the ink cartridges themselves are reasonably priced, replacing them can easily exceed the cost of the printer, especially since the black and tricolor cartridges run out very quickly. However, HP does offer an optional ink subscription if you don't want to worry about running out of ink.
Keep in mind that even if you print only in black, most inkjet printers continue using the color cartridge for servicing tasks, so you'll likely still need to replace it eventually.
The printing speed of this printer is bad. It prints black-only text documents very slowly and color documents even slower. Printing off one 4" x 6" photo also takes over a minute and a half to finish. There's no automatic duplex printing either, so if you need to print off double-sided documents, you have to do it manually.
If you need a printer that can perform duplex printing, check out the HP ENVY 5055.
The HP DeskJet 3755 has impressive color accuracy. While it should be more than adequate for those occasional documents with a splash of color, users who need more precise color accuracy may find the results disappointing. If you want another budget-friendly printer with better color accuracy, check out the HP ENVY 5014.
The HP DeskJet 3755 has a good photo printing quality. The darker areas have a slightly green tone and reds have a touch of oversaturation. There's also banding on the grayscale. However, this printer still produces good detail.
These results are based on the actual physical photo, not the scanned image provided for reference above, which may not be representative of the printer's photo print quality.
If you want a printer with better photo printing quality, take a look at the Canon PIXMA TS8220.
The HP DeskJet 3755 has one rear input tray that supports most popular paper formats.
The HP DeskJet 3755 has decent connectivity options. If you want to use it wirelessly, you can hook it up to your Wi-Fi via your router or by Wi-Fi Direct. On the downside, this printer doesn't have any external storage support and you won't be able to directly print off anything from devices like a memory card. It also doesn't support Bluetooth so you won't be able to print or scan from mobile devices unless you use Apple AirPrint or Mopria Print Service.
This printer is compatible with the HP Smart app, available on both iOS and Android. On this app, you can manage your InstantInk ink subscription, as well as scan and print directly from the app. You can also use the app as a mobile fax to send scanned documents from your phone, camera scan, and print off .pdf files.
The HP DeskJet 3755 is a simple compact printer with limited features and performance. The color and black page yield are some of the lowest we've seen on any printer, so it's better not to use it for repeated printing, or else you're going have to buy cartridges often. On the upside, it has impressive color accuracy and good photo quality, even better than the HP ENVY Photo 7155. Also see our recommendations for the best printers for students, the best photo printers, and the best home printers.
The HP ENVY 5055 is marginally better than the HP DeskJet 3755 for most uses. The ENVY has a better display screen, it prints faster, and it's more cost-effective than the DeskJet. The ENVY has a flatbed scanner while the DeskJet has a sheetfed scanner. Color accuracy is better on the ENVY, but the DeskJet prints higher quality photos. The DeskJet is much smaller in size, making it more suitable for small spaces.
The HP ENVY Photo 6255 and the HP DeskJet 3755 are two similar printers, but the 3755 is smaller and more compact. Both have impressive color accuracy, but the 3755 has a better photo printing quality and produces good detail. Both printers have cartridges with low page yields, but they are compatible with the HP Instant Ink subscription service.
The Brother MFC-J497DW is significantly better than the HP DeskJet 3755. The Brother has much more scanning features, its cartridges can yield more black and color pages, and it prints a lot faster. The Brother's build quality is much better and its mobile companion app offers more functionalities. On the other hand, the HP prints higher quality photos.
The Xerox B210/DNI is a better black and white printer than the HP DeskJet 3755. The HP can print in color, but it has a high cost-per-print and a bad color and monochrome printing speed. The Xerox has a much better cartridge system with a high black page yield and a low cost-per-print. Both printers are small and compact and should fit easily on any desk.
The HP DeskJet 3755 is a bit better than the HP ENVY 5014. They use the same cartridges that have a really low page yield. The 3755 is a small, compact printer that has a sheetfed scanner with an automatic document feeder, so it's easier to scan multiple pages, and it has better photo printing quality. However, the 5014 has a display screen and its flatbed scanner scans in a higher resolution.