Summary: Like Canon's other printers in its Pixma MX-series, the stylish MX870 has versatile features, including a handy scroll wheel and an ample 2.5-inch LCD, to help you get the job done. We recommend the Canon Pixma MX870 as a do-it-all device with an affordable price tag; just be ready to stomach its intermittent print lag.
Pros: Large 2.5-inch LCD; built-in memory card reader; stylish design; robust software suite; fast output.
Excerpt: The Pixma inkjet MX870 was slow in tests turned in average-quality printouts
Pros: Scans quickly, Quiet when copying, Multiple methods for connectivity to computer and compatible with various memory cards
Cons: Slow at printing, Slow to warm up, There's a delay between copies, The software doesn't prompt you to save — you have to do it manually, Auto-feed won't work unless you align the paper properly with the arrow, Testers found the user interface confusing to navigate
Excerpt: The Canon Pixma MX870 is an all-in-one printer that prints, scan, copies, and faxes and works well in both a home and office setting. It has a few neat features, like automatic duplexing to save paper, built-in wireless & Ethernet for networking, and prints with true color accuracy, especially photos.
Pros: Ethernet & Wi-Fi network option, Duplexing to save paper, Prints excellent looking photos, Print, scan, copy, faxing capabilities
Cons: Rather bulky and heavy, No included USB cable
Review of Canon PIXMA MX870 Office All-In-One Printer
21 March 2010
Conclusion: The Canon MX870 is in my opinion a great printer really, it’s got a ton of features that any business would appreciate but the average user can appreciate as well. All in all I like this printer a lot, it has all of the features that I want in a printer, the ink is inexpensive, it’s fast, it’s quiet and it produces quality prints even on the low settings.
Pros: Easy installation, Fast prints and scans, Quiet, Inexpensive ink, Easy to use, Double sided printing, no flip, USB, wired or wireless connection
Cons: Scanning is a bit off at times, Large size printer
Conclusion: Chalk up the MX870 Office All-in-One as yet another quality printer made by Canon. It prints quality photos and documents, comes with easy to use software, and offers useful features such as a built-in card reader with USB compatibility, automatic duplexing, network connectivity, and Super G3 fax.
Pros: Quality prints, MP Navigator scan software, Useful office features
Excerpt: This printer does not have a touch screen. It has two feeder trays, so you can switch between printing text and photos without having to change the paper. The times for printing, copying, scanning and faxing were average. The text printing was good and crisp. The colour blocks in our spreadsheet printout were saturated, which meant it spread a bit on normal paper. The photos were not as good as some of the other printers’.