LAS VEGAS--At CES 2011, Epson adds two new all-in-one devices to its WorkForce line of multifunction printers. The WorkForce 840 and the WorkForce 60 are aimed directly at the consumer with a small business at home who needs a device to handle high-output printing, scanning, and fax functions.
First up is the Epson WorkForce 840. Carrying design details over from previous models like the WorkForce 610, the 840 has an impressive 7.8-inch touch-panel display, a two-sided 30-page auto-document feeder for scanning large stacks of paper, a built-in memory card reader on the front with USB-key support, and a 500-sheet paper input tray.
And where many vendors will try and cheat you out of a full-capacity ink cartridge to start, Epson actually includes a high-capacity cartridge so you can hit the floor printing. The WorkForce 840 will be available this month for $299.99
For those small businesses that don't necessarily need the all-in-one power of the 840, Epson offers the WorkForce 60 single-function inkjet printer. We don't see many single functions on the market anymore, but the WorkForce 60 is worth a look.
For $130, you get wireless connectivity, a 250-sheet paper input tray, and individual ink cartridges so you don't have to buy an entirely new cartridge every time an individual color runs out. Expect a full review on both the Epson WorkForce 60 and the Epson Workforce 840 on CNET soon.