Excerpt: One of the traits most valued in a Gear Patrol man is versatility. Unsurprisingly, we appreciate the same thing in our gadgets, particularly in those upon which we rely for daily productivity. You need only to glance down at that smartphone that’s likely never out of reach to confirm my hypothesis. That’s why we jumped at the chance to pit the Epson WorkForce 610 All-In-One Inkjet Printer against our current equipment and our lofty expectations.
Conclusion: Perhaps being out of the printer buying game for 7 years would cause me to think any new printer was amazing, but I am truly blown away by the Epson WorkForce 610. When you look at all the things it can do and how well it does them, you have to keep reminding yourself it is only a $130 printer ( $107 on Amazon ).
Pros: High quality prints, fast, copy/scanner/fax, Wireless/Network compatible, prints stationary (lined paper and graph paper, memory cards, price is awesome
Summary: The Epson WorkForce 610 performs admirably in all its all-in-one functions. Although it is not meant to be a photo printer, it even does quite well, abet slowly in that area as well.
Although the suggested retail price is USD 200, street prices are quite a bit lower (only USD 100 at Newegg.com with free shipping, for example) and even the Epson website offers an instant rebate and free shipping, giving you a lot for your money.
Excerpt: Epson has garnered significant attention for its line of photo printers, which deliver high-quality photographic output and reliable performance. The company is less known for building small-business printers, but the Workforce 610 should change that perception. This machine delivers a ton of features in an attractive, black package and features wired (10/100) and wireless (802.11b/g) Ethernet networking in addition to the ubiquitous USB 2.0 connectivity.
Summary: The Epson WorkForce 610 meets the needs of both businesses and home offices that are shopping for a competent, dependable all-in-one device. Whether it's printing, faxing, copying, or scanning, this Epson is a cut above the competition.
Pros: Rapidly prints graphical and text documents; includes Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking; attractive design despite its bulk; easy to set up.
Cons: Slow to print photos; large footprint; lacks automatic duplexer.
Summary: The Epson Workforce 610 color printer offers a lot of printer for not much over $100. It has fast print speeds, with text and graphics looking good and photos with sharp colors. Built-in wireless helps make it appropriate for home and small businesses. The tiltable touchscreen is a bit cluttered and there were some issues getting wireless to work.
Pros: Fast and excellent print and photo quality, Built-in wired / wireless networking, Manual duplexing, Tiltable LCD
Cons: Some wireless set-up glitches, Cluttered console
Conclusion: The Epson WorkForce 610 is an excellent All-in-one printer that’s well worth the cost. If you’ve looking for a printer that can satisfy your home and business needs and then some, this is the printer you’ll want to take a closer look at. The WorkForce 610 is a feature packed powerhouse that most anyone would be happy with, and with it’s low price tag it truly is an excellent choice if you’re in the market for an All-in-one printer that truly does it all.
Pros: Fast printing, Tons of features and options, Excellent print quality, Works perfectly, Scan and print photos, stationary, specialty items without the PC, Print directly from USB, memory card of even camera, Easy to use an install
Conclusion: The Workforce 610 worked perfectly in all its tasks. However, after reviewing the Artisan 810 I felt like I was taking a step down with the Workforce 610. It may be that I am spoiled or it may be that Epson left features out to keep keep costs down. The WorkForce 610 is less expensive than the Artisan 810, but only by about $70.