Printers

Epson WorkForce 610
REVIEW

Epson WorkForce 610

The Epson WorkForce 610 meets the needs of both businesses and home offices that are shopping for a competent, dependable all-in-one device. Whether it's printing, faxing, copying, or scanning, this Epson is a cut above the competition.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 1, 2010
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
Epson WorkForce 310
REVIEW

Epson WorkForce 310

The Epson WorkForce 310 is a cost-efficient all-in-one printer that gives you five separate ink cartridges with an automatic document feeder and a detailed control panel. Combine those features with its lightning-fast print speeds, and the WorkForce 310 is a worthwhile addition to your office arsenal.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 22, 2010
1 star User rating out of 3 votes
Lexmark Impact S305
REVIEW

Lexmark Impact S305

The Lexmark Impact S305's low price tag, simple setup, and straightforward features are sure to draw in budget customers with intermittent printing needs. With extra features like wireless printing and a media card reader, the Impact earns a solid recommendation.

4 stars Editors' rating on January 20, 2010
1 star User rating out of 5 votes
HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web All-in-One
REVIEW

HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web All-in-One ( C309n)

Aside from the never-ending name, the HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web All-in-One Printer looks good and prints high-quality photos at competitive speeds. We also appreciate the effort put into the downloadable applications for the interactive touch screen, but the innovation is offset by a hefty price tag. Unless Web connectivity and touch screens are a top priority, we recommend checking out HP's other multifunction printers, which still offer high performance but at a much lower cost.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 27, 2009
1 star User rating out of 2 votes
Lexmark Platinum Pro 905
REVIEW

Lexmark Platinum Pro 905

The Lexmark Platinum Pro 905 is a fully capable all-in-one business device, but its touch screen might throw a wrench in your workflow. The Smart Solutions widgets add virtual customization to the control panel, but we wish Lexmark had retained a few hard buttons as well. As the top dog in the Lexmark printer family, the Platinum Pro 905 does the job, but the HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless does it better.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 25, 2009
1 star User rating out of 10 votes
HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless
REVIEW

HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless

The HP Officejet Pro 8500 wireless makes a convincing inkjet argument for offices with a high volume of prints. With a function touch screen, multiple networking options, and an astoundingly fast print speed, it makes perfect sense to give this workhorse an Editors' Choice award.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on September 7, 2009
1 star User rating out of 21 votes
Brother MFC-990CW
REVIEW

Brother MFC-990CW

The Brother MFC-990CW is a speedy, fully capable all-in-one device that earns our recommendation for an individual or a family that will make use of its touch screen and telephone/answering machine. Mechanical issues notwithstanding, this is the highest-scoring Brother printer we've tested to date.

3 stars Editors' rating on September 7, 2009
4 stars User rating out of 2 votes

MSRP: $379.99

Brother MFC-3360C
REVIEW

Brother MFC-3360C

The Brother MFC-3360C does decent quality text and graphics, but anyone printing a large volume of photos won't be happy with the extremely slow output speed. If you're set on buying a multifunction printer, put your $90 toward a more capable device, like the Canon Pixma MX330.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on August 30, 2009
2 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Brother DCP 165C
REVIEW

Brother DCP 165C

We've tested plenty of printers at CNET, but very few have frustrated us as much as the Brother DCP-165C multifunction has. The counterintuitive setup, bland design, deplorable print quality, and crawling output speeds earns this printer a double thumbs down. Spend $30 more and you can get the Canon Pixma MX330, an all-in-one printer that adds a fax machine on top of the copy, scan, and print features.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on July 21, 2009

MSRP: $129.99

Epson Stylus NX515
REVIEW

Epson Stylus NX515

The Epson Stylus NX515 is a capable machine that will improve the efficiency of any office or work-at-home setup. Not only is it a lightning-fast all-in-one, but it also has a broader range of features than most other $150 AIOs. As long as you don't need a full creative software suite, the Epson Stylus NX515 will make a dependable sidekick to your computer.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 20, 2009
1 star User rating out of 5 votes
Brother MFC-490CW
REVIEW

Brother MFC-490CW

The Brother MFC-490CW is an improvement over the more expensive MFC-5890CN, but that still doesn't excuse its drudging print speeds and mechanical issues under the hood. Instead of dealing with these headaches, we recommend you look toward the Canon Pixma MX330, which will give you consistent performance and a variety of extra features for the same price.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on July 20, 2009
0 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Brother MFC-5890CN
REVIEW

Brother MFC-5890CN

The Brother MFC-5890CN all-in-one is hands down the worst printer to take up space in our lab. From the irritating initial set up to the horrendous output quality and slow print speed, this device is the easiest way to flush $200 down the drain.

2 stars Editors' rating on July 13, 2009
4.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes

MSRP: $349.99

Canon Pixma MX860
REVIEW

Canon Pixma MX860

The Canon Pixma MX860's auto-document feeder, large LCD screen, and quick print speeds are sure to increase your productivity, but it also includes plenty of software to nourish your creative interests. At $199, this multifunctional printer earns our recommendation.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 29, 2009
1 star User rating out of 3 votes
Canon Pixma MX330
REVIEW

Canon Pixma MX330

The Canon Pixma MX330 doesn't produce the best quality prints, but you won't find a more versatile printer in the sub-$150 category. An auto-document feeder, 1.8-inch LCD screen, and easy-to-use features make it an excellent choice for creative homes on a budget.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 25, 2009
HP Photosmart C6380 All-in-One
REVIEW

HP Photosmart C6380 All-in-One

The HP Photosmart C6380 is a good fit for beginning photographers who want more than just a simple printer. Its six-ink cartridge bay, and scanning and copying capabilities extend its versatility, and while the output quality suffers a few missteps, the C6380 remains a worthwhile deal for the money.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 19, 2009
1 star User rating out of 4 votes
Canon Pixma MP980
REVIEW

Canon Pixma MP980

The Canon Pixma MP980 multifunction printer, copier, and scanner are a step up from its predecessor, but the print quality isn't up to standard and it doesn't perform as quickly as the competition. The HP Photosmart Premium Fax all-in-one is a less expensive alternative that adds value with a fax machine and faster, higher quality output.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 10, 2009
1 star User rating out of 2 votes
HP Officejet J4680
REVIEW

HP Officejet J4680

The HP Officejet J4680 offers more features at a cheaper price than most of its competitors, and small offices and home professionals will appreciate its print quality as well. Unfortunately, its negatives far outweigh the positives: your office productivity will take a major hit because of sluggish output speeds and faulty paper handling. For a better rounded all-in-one printer, we recommend picking up the Lexmark x7675 Pro or investing an extra $90 in the HP Officejet J6480.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on April 21, 2009
2.5 stars User rating out of 4 votes
HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One
REVIEW

HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One ( C309a)

The HP Photosmart Premium Fax All-in-One printer makes it easy to increase productivity thanks to its streamlined user interface. The fax, copy, print, and scanning features boast helpful extras like double-sided printing, wireless connectivity, separate photo trays, and quick-access control panel buttons, all while maintaining lab-quality photos and a low cost to print. We highly recommend this printer to anyone who can benefit from its multifunctionality.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 8, 2009
0 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Epson Artisan 800
REVIEW

Epson Artisan 800

The Epson Artisan 800 produces impressive color prints, photos, and text documents, and it outpaces the competition in almost all of our speed tests. We're impressed by its performance, but hesitate to recommend this printer based on the poor build quality and error-prone software.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 6, 2008
1 star User rating out of 3 votes
Dell V305w All-in-One Wireless Printer
REVIEW

Dell V305w All-in-One Wireless Printer

The Dell V305w is cosmetically appealing and inexpensive, but the output quality needs significant improvement, and the cost to maintain the printer is much higher than the industry standard. We recommend checking out the competition for a printer that will give you longer-lasting inks, cheaper replacement cartridges, and more acceptable photo-quality prints.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on September 30, 2008
Kodak ESP 5
REVIEW

Kodak ESP 5

The Kodak ESP5 is an attractive full color all-in-one printer, scanner, and copier, and casual photo enthusiasts will be happy with the watered-down editing software, but hard-core users should look elsewhere for a multifunction printer. The ESP5 is too expensive and suffers from too many mechanical deficiencies for us to give it our CNET stamp of approval.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on August 18, 2008
1 star User rating out of 3 votes

MSRP: $169.99

Brother MFC 7440N
REVIEW

Brother MFC 7440N

The Brother MFC-7440N prints quickly and is fairly inexpensive to sustain, but we simply can't get behind a printer with poor quality graphics, significant hardware defects, and a boring design.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 14, 2008

MSRP: $399.99

HP Photosmart C8180 All-in-One
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HP Photosmart C8180 All-in-One

The C8180 multifunctional printer is an excellent choice for photo enthusiasts. It prints high-quality text and photos at a heavy price: the printer is s...l...o...w. If you always choose quality over speed, the c8180 will be a worthwhile addition to your digital toolshed.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 4, 2008
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
Lexmark Z2420
REVIEW

Lexmark Z2420

With so many other inexpensive photo inkjets on the market today, we can't recommend the Lexmark z2420--it's prone to paper jams, prints at a snail's pace, and produces unacceptable quality prints.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 16, 2008

MSRP: $109.99

Kodak ESP 3
REVIEW

Kodak ESP 3

The Kodak ESP 3 comes with great software for editing photos and applying touch-ups to portraits, but printer software is only as good as the physical results, and the print quality isn't nearly up to current industry standards. Your $150 would be much better spent on alternative multifunction printers.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 8, 2008
0 stars User rating out of 2 votes
HP Officejet J6480
REVIEW

HP Officejet J6480

The HP Officejet J6480 has a lot of built-in features that are rarely found included in a $200 printer. Shoppers looking for an all-inclusive multifunctional unit will be impressed with the robust hardware and rich print quality.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 7, 2008
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $246.00

Canon Pixma MX7600
REVIEW

Canon Pixma MX7600

The Canon Pixma MX7600 multifunction is a huge improvement over the previous model. With additional features such as an autoduplexer, increased faxing options, and an upgraded control cockpit, we have no problem recommending the MX7600.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 15, 2008
Brother MFC-685cw
REVIEW

Brother MFC-685cw

The Brother MFC-685CW inkjet multifunction printer offers tons of great features at the expense of print speed and quality. If speed and quality are your priorities, look elsewhere.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 24, 2007
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Canon Pixma MP970
REVIEW

Canon Pixma MP970

The Canon Pixma MP970 isn't up to the company's usually high standards. You're better off spending more for last year's version.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 22, 2007
Canon Pixma MX700
REVIEW

Canon Pixma MX700

The Canon Pixma MX700 is a great choice for small offices with a wide variety of print tasks. This inkjet multifunction beats out the competition with a winning combination of features and performance.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 19, 2007
1 star User rating out of 2 votes

MSRP: $199.99