Epson XP-850 all in one printer review
I could go on for page after page with this review, looking every nut and bolt and find something to say, but the bottom line is that the Epson Expression XP-850 performed exceptionally well in all the tests. Of course as with any hardware we are going to find something that doesn’t suit our needs, but I found very little wrong with this machine.
Print quality was well up to expectations, photos look vibrant, maybe a bit larger than life on some subjects. The Automatic Document Feeder may not be a feature that most photographers will need or require, however, my daughter used it several times for her homework, so it came in handy for other members of the family. If you realy don’t need this then there is the Epson Expression XP-750 which has near identical specifications but doesn’t have the ADF and cost’s £20 less (£229.99). The only other difference between the XP-850 and XP-750 is that the XP- 750r has a maximum scan resolution of 2400dpi compared to 4800dpi on the XP-850.
Would I buy it?
In short yes, it is a good workhorse printer that all the family can use and yet still produce excellent photos. It wouldn’t replace my dedicated single function printer or scanner, but would provide a quick way to both import photos and print pictures for the family album.
- Compact unit
- Six individual inks
- Versatile connectivity
- CD/DVD printing
- Price (£249.99)
- Limited scanning functionality (from unit)
- Tray and Control panel are only motorized one way
- Rear media support is flimsy