Excerpt: The Good Two paper trays. Feature rich with scan, copy, and FAX. Fast printing. Decent photo color output for a 4-ink printer. The Bad Epson Scan doesn�t work in Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7. Paper tray insertion requires care. Does not feed photo paper straight. A little noisy as it chugs along. Copy to print is slow. Epson meets the needs of small businesses with a variety of printers in their Workforce line.
Pros: Two paper trays., Feature rich with scan, copy, and FAX., Fast printing., Decent photo color output for a 4-ink printer.
Cons: Epson Scan doesn�t work in Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7., Paper tray insertion requires care., Does not feed photo paper straight., A little noisy as it chugs along., Copy to print is slow.
Summary: The Epson WorkForce 840 costs a bit more than the average all-in-one inkjet, but its strong performance and long list of features more than justify its price and CNET's Editors' Choice Award.
Pros: The Epson WorkForce 840 produces outstanding print quality in record time and offers an abundance of workhorse features, including autoduplexing, wireless networking, support for mobile printing, and easy setup for both USB and network connections.
Cons: Minor annoyances include slow photo print speeds and the omission of USB and Ethernet cables.
Summary: The WorkForce 840 packs a lot of features into a relatively compact device. It can print, copy, scan, and fax. It performs each of these functions admirably. It has some features not always found on all-in-ones, including a hinged scanner lid, automatic duplexing, a document feeder, wireless connectivity, support for mobile printing, and the ability to handle envelopes and A4 paper.
Excerpt: There are numerous all in one devices competing in the SOHO marketspace. For a product to distinguish itself it has to be affordable, intuitive and easy to configure and use, utilize current technology effectively, or have some key features that give a competitive edge to the businesses that invest their hard earned tech buying dollars. In a field crowded with excellent products, the Epson WorkForce 840 is one such stand out. It is simple to configure and set up.
Summary: Today for review I’ve got the latest Epson printer, the WorkForce 840 that is an all-in-one style printer that does everything your home or small office might need it to do. The 840 is something for users that need a workhorse of a printer like this. The 840 features dual paper trays so it can handle a whopping 500 pages, and it has built-in double sided printing so you won’t waste paper on those less important documents, like draft or like coloring pages for your kids.
Pros: Easy to use touchscreen, Scan to computer, memory card or USB drive, Decent printing overall, Fairly fast printing, Fast scanning, Huge paper capacity
Cons: Problem with network connections, Not the best for high quality pictures, Large size
Conclusion: Epson is on the right track with the WorkForce 840. I like the increased paper capacity, the standard extra high capacity ink cartridges, the front side USB port and the large, easy to navigate touch panel. These are all important features in the SOHO and SMB markets.
Pros: Fastest single-sided print speeds in its class, Easy to navigate touch panel, Wireless connectivity
Cons: No automatic printing from second tray, Can't print PDF or Word docs from USB
Summary: So long I have been reviewing many different gadgets for the users however I could never take out time to inspect multi utility printers for you. This is the sole reason, this time around I made sure that I finally get to lay hands upon good printers and review them for the masses. The first in line that I came across very recently is the Epson Workforce 840. This is a multi utility printer and has almost all the things that a modern day printer boasts of.
Excerpt: Epson’s WorkForce 840 All-in-One Printer is a $349 color inkjet multifunction printer (print/copy/scan/fax) for small offices. At that price, MFPs tend to offer a full array of features. In the WorkForce 840′s case, highlights include plentiful paper handling and a touchscreen control panel. When matched against comparably well-equipped machines, the WorkForce 840 falls short of the HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plu s in speed and overall print quality.
Pros: Generous 500-page paper capacity; fast at default settings on plain paper; inexpensive inks