Summary: Like the Epson Workforce 610, the Workforce 520 color all-in-one printer offers a lot of printer for not much money. It prints very fast and leaves text and graphics looking good; if anything, photos fare even better, but take a long time to print. An automatic document feeder and built-in wireless make it a good bet for home and small businesses, while the single paper input and manual duplexing may give you second thoughts.
Pros: Fast, Built-in wired / wireless networking, Very good print quality, excellent photo quality, Automatic document feeder
Conclusion: The 520 came off to me as a good home office AIO for a customer on a budget. Regularly priced at $129.99, Epson is currently offering the WorkForce 520 for $89.99. For that, customers get three office capable devices, fast text print speeds, quality text prints, an increased paper capacity (from the ) and low energy consumption.
Pros: Fast print speeds (fastest in its class), Good text print quality, Low energy consumption
Cons: Must power off after print error, Scan software lacking, No front side USB
Summary: The Epson WorkForce 520 isn't ideal for photo printing or graphics-heavy documents, but this all-in-one device delivers office-capable features like an auto document feeder and multiple connection options at an effective price. For light-duty office work, the Epson WorkForce 520 is a solid choice.
Pros: Excellent output quality; fast output speeds; office-friendly features including auto document feeder, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet networking.