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First Look: Epson WorkForce 845
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First Look: Epson WorkForce 845

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Though slightly more expensive than competing inkjet workhorses, we recommend the Epson WorkForce 845 for its refined design and Epson's Connect cloud-printing portfolio.

Backed by excellent print speed and a ton of useful features like auto-duplexing, wireless networking, and a suite of mobile printing services, this Epson WorkForce 845 is ideal for homes or offices with high-volume printing needs. I'm Justin Yu, Associate Editor for CNET.com. This is your first look at the Epson WorkForce 845 multifunction printer. So this device is best suited for users that need it all. Along with a standard printing, scanning, faxing, and copying functionality you get in most all-in-one machines, this guy also packs an 8-inch touchscreen control panel display, 2 adjustable input trays that can hold up to 500 total sheets of paper and you can connect it to a computer in a variety of ways. So let's take a quick tour of the machine. There's a 3.5-inch touchscreen nestled into the panel and you also get 2 media card slots below for printing directly from a digital camera. The software you need to power the printer is compatible with Mac and Windows, and the 845 is relatively compact and pretty easy to move around the office. Epson gives you a couple options for connectivity, but you'll get most use out of the Wi-Fi network because that means you'll also be able to use Epson's email print. So each 845 is equipped with its own unique email address. So when you're away from the printer, you can simply attach a document to an email, send it off to that address and the document will be waiting for you in the printer when you get home. So that's perfect for grandchildren that wanna send quick hardcopy photos to their grandparents, and you can use any device with an internet connection to send those print jobs. Epson also offers free versions of their Android and iPhone print apps that make it really easy to output your smartphone photos directly to the printer. But none of those features will be useful without the horsepower to back it up, and luckily, the Epson 845 does well with speed and quality. It topped the competition in 3 out of the 4 tests we put it through, and you won't be disappointed with the print quality either. So, based on all the extras you get and the money you'll save with its 5 separate ink tank cartridges, we certainly recommend the Epson WorkForce 845 for all your heavy-duty printing needs. I'm Justin Yu, you just took a first look at the Epson WorkForce 845 all-in-one printer. Thanks for watching.

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