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Canon PIXMA MX850
5.4 out of 10

Canon PIXMA MX850

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Overall 10

great network multifunction

Ben L., Newegg
7 May 2009
  • Summary: Overall, it was a breeze to set-up and works as advertised. Printing mostly black/white documents on normal quality, I typically run thru the large BK cartridge in 3 months. I occasionally print high-quality photos and have found the quality to be very good.
  • Pros: Does everything I need and does it well. Performs print/scan/copy jobs as advertised. The network connection works great for a home where there are one or more wireless users. Do note that the printer must be hard-wired into the router. The additional software utility does a good job of telling y...
  • Cons: I can only think of one: the ADF doesn't scan/copy legal size documents. However, its not often that I have to scan non-letter documents so it's a non-issue.
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Overall 10

Canon MX850 from a graphic designer's perspective

Anonymous, Newegg
21 April 2009
  • Summary: This is an upgrade from a defunkt HP952C Deskjet, which started leaking ink from its base. Except for the gradation issue, this printer rocks my world. I'm not using the fax, so no comments there. Did I mention that it prints duplex?
  • Pros: Quality is excellent for graphic designers looking for a basic all-in-one printer scanning and light proofing. Yesterday, I printed 70 full color infosheets on 120lb Wasau white cardstock for a client. The infosheets came out rich and comparable to POD services like (lulu, blurb, etc.). This is a...
  • Cons: Nothing really. On the infosheets, there was some minor banding with drop shadows. But that could have also been some issue printing a transparent Photoshop document that was linked from InDesign. Also note that this machine prints slightly heavy on the ink, so I recommend the "standard" setting ...
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Overall 10

Best Printer In Its Price Range

Donald A., Newegg
14 April 2009
  • Summary: Have owned Epson and mostly HP AIO in the past. After only using this machine for I day I was truly impressed by its speed and print quality. Goes without saying if you've ever tried HP inkjet printers you'll be amazed that printers can do what the Canon MX850 can accomplish.
  • Pros: Print quality is superb for an inkjet printer. Ease of set up. It's bulkiness is an added plus for me as it tends to lend itself to trustworthiness.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10

Awesome printer, copier, scanner and fax

Lolo L., Newegg
9 April 2009
  • Summary: I have Canon i560 and MP830 printers as well. This is pretty much an upgraded version of the MP830 (but the scanner is supposedly slightly better in that older model, though I can't see any difference in my typical use). I love the network capability. It was easy to setup.
  • Pros: The recertified model I received was practically brand new. It came with all the orange tapes and protective covers, COMPLETE with power cord, sealed print head, sealed ink tanks, alignment paper, sample pack of Photo Plus II Glossy, CD and user guides. No scratch, dent, fingerprint anywhere I co...
  • Cons: Nothing major. Not really a cons: compared to MX860, this doesn't have built-in WiFi (but that's easily supplied by any wireless router). A *plus* and not a con: compared to the MX860: replacement ink tanks on MX850 are much easier to find than MX860 (the newer ink tank chip encryption hasn't bee...
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Overall 10

Great Buy

Kyle S., Newegg
6 April 2009
  • Summary: This is a great combo printer. Prints great quality pictures. I was worried how my Vista 64 would take it but had no problems but I followed the quick setup guide and everything went perfect.
  • Pros: Easy to set up
  • Cons: Top paper feeder
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Overall 8

One out of two

James F., Newegg
1 April 2009
  • Summary: Print quality is good, really nice for photos actually. I would classify this machine as a home printer with some office features based upon the overall quality of the text prints. I wouldn't use it for a higher use machine. Print speed is okay but about par for an inkjet.
  • Pros: Nice feature set, USB setup is easy but see Cons for LAN.
  • Cons: First one was DOA, wouldn't power on at all. No problems with the second one thankfully. The network setup leaves a LOT to be desired. You need to connect the USB first before network setup. The traditional method of adding the printer via network setup/print server does not work, you must use th...
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Overall 10

Excellent multifunction printer

Craig L., Newegg
29 March 2009
  • Summary: Purchased this to replace an HP all-in-one whose print heads kept clogging and which had paper handling and software problems in a networked environment. I decided to purchase the MX850 for use in my laboratory after my excellent experience with the MP 800 at home.
  • Pros: Prints well. Works well in a wired network environment. Software installs easily and works as advertised. Inks are reasonably priced.
  • Cons: None of significance so far.
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Overall 10

Exceptional printer

charles s., Newegg
20 March 2009
  • Summary: I would highly recomend this printer series to anyone looking to purchase an all-in-one printer. Also extremely fast delivery from newegg. paid for normal shipping. got it the next day.
  • Pros: A few months ago I made the mistake and purchased an Epson …worst printer I’ve ever owned. That thing drank ink like a thirsty Irishman in a bar at happy hour (I’m Irish BTW). The 4 ink cartridges for that beast cost more than the printer. Anyways, enough about that bad decision. Some of the Pro’...
  • Cons: Cons: Home networking setup instructions were not clear (win XP). A quick call to tech support got me on the right track in no time at all though.
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Overall 10

So Long HP

Randy W., Newegg
15 March 2009
  • Summary: I've been a die hard HP user for years. When the warranty dropped from 3 years to 1 so did the quality of product. This printer outperforms any HP I've ever owned. Even my last $900.00 one. I'll never go back. Computer even boots faster without the HP bloatware.
  • Pros: Easy setup, great duplexing, perfect printing, flawless network. Crisp pictures on general paper. Wish I could give it a 6.
  • Cons: Ink is hard to find locally but easy online. Just have to make sure you have a spare.
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Overall 10

Great Device!

Denis O., Newegg
9 March 2009
  • Summary: Fairly quiet in my opinion...lots quieter than an HP1200 it replaced. Haven't used the FAX so can't report on that. I love this thing...it's awesome.
  • Pros: Great value for all of its functions. Good print speed. Good print quality. Good scan quality. Good copy quality. Easy to set up if you follow the directions carefully. Easy to use. The ink is so much less expensive than HP's stuff. Great service by Newegg as usual!
  • Cons: A little slow on copying....Slower at least than the Xerox at work but, hey, the MX850 costs less than $200. Scanning is similarly slow.
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