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Epson Workforce 845 Printer Review

If you are looking for a workhorse for your home or small office, this printer fits the bill. It handles printing, copying, scanning and faxing with ease.

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Epson PowerLite Presenter with DVD

PowerLite Presenter
PowerLite Presenter

PowerLite Presenter

It’s been awhile since I reviewed a projector, so I was pleasantly surprised to see such great new features and innovation. This projector is lightweight and portable and you don’t have to tote around a million extra components, since everything has been simplified. Yet, it has every type of connection you may need.  It hooks up easily to a computer.It has a built-in DVD player and a USB port for plugging in a presentation that you may have on a portable USB drive.

The most impressive thing is the brightness and clarity of the picture. With 2500 lumens, everything shows well even in normally lit rooms. Old projectors that had this much brightness burnt out bulbs quickly, but the lamp life of the Epson Presenter is rated at 5,000 hours.

With dual speakers, even the audio of this projector is impressive. While you will probably buy this projector for business or school presentations, you may find yourself using it at home as well.

Read my full review with pictures at Hardware Secrets, where I give it the highest marks.

Epson WorkForce 610 All-in-One Printer

Epson WorkForce 610
Epson WorkForce 610

Epson WorkForce 610

The printer market has recently exploded with a variety of new choices. The All-in-one market is especially hot with every manufacturer vying for a spot at the top.

All-in-ones can do many different things, like print, fax, copy, and scan. There are, however,  few printers that perform all of these functions admirable. The Epson WorkForce 610 that I just reviewed  is one of the rare printers that handles each function well.

Not only does this Epson print well, but it has clean lines and a good-looking black case. It also takes multi-media cards, can be hooked up by Wi-Fi, and has a Stop button. Ink costs are lower than many others. Oh, and you can feed in multi-page documents to be faxed, scanned, or copied. If it had an automatic duplexer, it would be a little closer to perfect. However, that said, it is a great all-in-one printer for a busy home or small office.

Wrap Up

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.

The easy setup, wireless capabilities, fast printing speeks, good quality output, low ink costs, and great paper handling make this a winner. It is perfect for light office or home use.

Pros

  • Quality text, color documents
  • Excellent paper handling
  • Very customizable fax controls
  • Sleek, modern design
  • Speedy printing and copying
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Fast and easy to set up
  • Ethernet, USB connectivity, and Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Low ink cost
  • Automatic document feeder
  • Wireless capabilities
  • Two-year warranty available with registration
  • Hinged scanner lid
  • Excellent cost/benefit ratio

Cons

  • Manual duplexer
  • Fax software could be intimidating to home user
  • LCD screen a little small

Epson Wide Format Printer Workforce 1100

I just looked at the Epson Workforce 1100 wide-format printer and was quite impressed. They call it the Workforce, but I think they should have named it “the workhorse” instead. The 1100 is not a do-it-all printer. It doesn’t scan or copy or hook up to the Internet. It is not even wireless. Instead it is just a printer.But it is a stable, sturdy printer that prints very well.

This Workforce printer can print on paper as large as 13″ x 19″…. and it does so with crisp text and good color representation. Although it is not promoted as a photo printer, it prints on photo paper with a quality that will compare very favorably to photo printers. It comes with excellent software to help you print a variety of projects in different sizes.

The under $150 price is attractive as is the printer itself. The only drawback is that, because it is a wide-format printer, it is very large. So you will need a large sturdy desk or stand to put it on.  It woul be a good addition to any small office, but would also be very useful for any home user who is interested in printing various projects.

Check out my full review with pictures at the Hardware Secrets website.


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