Pros Great ink capacity compared to others in this price class. Easy to setup/network.
Cons Like most printers out there today it is somewhat cheaply made.
Summary The price you pay per page and the overall features of a printer are two of the biggest factors in a printer purchase. The Hp 8600 series dominate in the ink jet class with the lowest cost per page but you have to buy a $200 machine. At $75 dollars for the machine you get a full set of ink (with the purchase) and a standard cartridge capacity that is double other models at this price. Most machines at this price are also not an AIO. Easy to setup and scans, copies and eprints with ZERO issues. Best for your dollar.Intended rating was 4 stars
Updated on Jan 21, 2012
Pros Looks good, prints well (when connected).
Cons Wireless functionality is unreliable. Would not scan to the computer
Summary Epson's Tech support responded quickly to my requests but was unable to resolve the issues with this printer. I encountered numerous reports of the printer not being connected, although the printer itself would appear to be online. On other occasions, it would show up as being connected. I could never scan using this printer. I always had to use the computer to operate it. After about a year of putting up with this poor performance, I'm fed up and going back to HP.
Pros affordable ink, quick prints
Cons Horrible photo prints, margins are all off, prints crooked, jams often!
Summary where to begin? The first thing I tried to do was print vacation photos, the auto correct over-lightened them, so I re-printed with the auto correct off, and they were FAR darker than on my screen and the way they had printed on my old HP all in one!
Margins are constantly to be corrected, and now I'm trying to print business cards and no 2 prints are coming out the same from the same file! Some are too high, some too low, some crooked and I'm not changing ANY settings or elements of my file before printing!
Pros Very easy to set up. Took about 20 minutes. Have added a mac and HP notebook with no problems.
Good capacity paper tray.
Cons None so far.
Summary Easy to use, good looking printer
Pros Solid functionality, good print quality, easy setup, fast operation, reliable.
Cons Paper drawer is capacious but flimsy. No separate drawer for photo paper.
Summary I have two of these now, one at home and one in the office. Both replaced HP devices that were long on bells, whistles, and bloatware, but short on actually working reliably. This is a no-nonsense solid performer. Its downloaded drivers are less than half the size of HP's. Tech support is much superior. The PC software is a little cheap-looking, but you know what? It just works. Printing is fast and good quality.
In short, you don't know what you're missing until you're missing it. I don't want to have to think about printing, copying, and scanning; I just want something that works reliably, and this machine fills the bill.