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Wonderful and cheap all in one - Recommended,
This review is from: Epson Expression Home XP-400 Wireless All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer, Copier, Scanner. Prints from Tablet/Smartphone. AirPrint Compatible (C11CC07201) (Office Product)
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I have a number of printers dotted around my house for convenience ranging from those that just plug directly into a computer to network printers that allow me to print from anywhere on my network. Usually the network printers take a little bit to get set up. With the Epson XP400, from breaking the seal on the box to having it up and running took a total of 14 minutes and most of this was spent either waiting the computer to boot up or for the software to install. Setup was extremely easy with the supplied software, and with the built in wireless I can now print to this from anywhere.
If you don't wish to use the wireless feature of the printer you can plug it directly into your PC and use it as an attached device (Note: USB cable not provided).
The XP400 has a number of really good features for a low end printer/scanner including a smart card reader so that you can just take your memory card out of your camera and plug it directly into the printer. You can browse the images on the small LCD panel and do some basic photo manipulation including red-eye reduction and rotating and cropping of images before you print them out.
Print quality is overall quite good. Print rate isn't the fastest I've seen for a home printer, but it's not the slowest either. About average with most printers in this price range.
One great thing about this printer is that you can print directly from your ipad (I tested this out from my iPad2) without having to connect to your computer, sync and then print from your computer.
The one slight worry I have about this is that cartridges that come with the printer don't appear to be very large (it takes 4 seperate cartridges, black, cyan, magenta and yello) and therefore I can see you having to buy new cartridges sooner than some other printers, however with good refill products available right here on amazon (via third party companies) this won't be too much of a problem (ECOOLMART is a good one that I would recommend - http://www.amazon.com/gp/aag/main?ie=UTF8&asin=&isAmazonFulfilled=1&isCBA=&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&seller=A2P5QXBDU51LJA).
The scanner allowes you to scan images upto 2400dpi (more than you need for most things) and scans documents and photographs in about the same time as most other scanners.
Overall, you get a lot of features for a printer in this price range, its very easy to setup and works very well.
Recommended if you are looking for a cheap and flexible all-in-one.