Excerpt: Epson's Stylus SX415 is an inoffensive, though not massively stylish, inkjet MFP. It has a fairly well-rounded set of features, with a colour screen, a PictBridge USB port for printing directly from digital cameras, and slots that can handle CompactFlash, SDHC, MMC, Memory Stick Pro and xD memory cards. Its maximum print resolution is 5,760x1,440dpi and it has a 1,200x2,400dpi scanner.
Conclusion: On paper the Epson is a fairly good proposition, with its decent LCD screen, separate ink tanks, card reader and multi-function capabilities. However, its actual performance on paper is more middle of the road than super highway. Photo quality was good and best text stood out, but the rest of the output fairly ordinary. You’re highly unlikely to be massively disappointed by the Epson, but then neither is it going to set your world alight.
Pros: Decent design, separate ink tanks
Cons: Poor copy performance, draft text a touch anaemic