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Epson Expression Photo XP-850 Printer

 
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$189.95 - $322.49
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Summary: An all-in-one inkjet printer from Epson. It has scan and copy functions, an automatic document feeder, built-in faxing, and both Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking. Works with Windows, Mac OS.
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Type: All-in-one inkjet printers
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1.0
Absolutely terrible machine!
1/15/2015
Pros
Compact Design
Cons
Flimsy Construction
Multiple Failures
Noisy
Slow Operation
Unreliable
Best Uses
Landfill
Comment:
(Initial review Feb, 2014)<br /><br />Bought new. Initially promising given rather intuitive touchscreen. Not much good to say after that.<br /><br />Printer worked well for only one month, but required re-boots frequently. Now the machine is entirely unresponsive. Lights blinking but the LCD screen is entirely blank. Customer service claims it is a Total Hardware Failure and says will be replaced with a reconditioned machine as the initial is under warrantee.<br /><br />Aside from that, numerous posts here comment on the cheap build of the product and I must agree; really flimsy.<br /><br />I will update this review once I receive the replacement.<br /><br />Update: 26 October, 2014<br /><br />Replacement printer arrived and I've been using it for the past several months.<br /><br />This printer is flimsy, cheaply made, temperamental, and unpredictable in its function. When it does work, its performance is average. But just as often as not, it will not perform as it advertises or as you expect it to. The touch screen is finicky, the processing time (to execute your command) is too long, and it blows right through Epson's very expensive ink.<br /><br />I've owned a few Canon printers and they are head-and-shoulders above the quality of this product.<br /><br />I would not buy this Epson printer again and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. For the price that's being charged you can get a much better product elsewhere for the same or a bit more.<br /><br />Final Update: 15 January, 2015<br /><br />I have literally just thrown this machine in the trash. This is the worst, most unreliable, poorly built electronic device I have ever had the misfortune to buy. I have had a total failure of the initial new machine, a full factory replacement, followed by complete failure to perform. You can see from my notes above that I have had two factory new Epson machines fail in less than one year. I have never been so put off by an electronic device before and I will never buy an Epson printer again. I have lowered my score to one star (the lowest possible) and I wholeheartedly recommend that you do not waste your money on this machine or any other recently manufactured printer by Epson.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

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1.0
Don't Bother
10/10/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
This is the fourth XP-850 Epson has sent me, with every printer having the same problem described by other reviewers. It stops printing, or prints with big gaps. I've spent so much money on ink (cleaning print heads) and so much time fussing with this. Tech support tells me I'm the only one who has reported this problem. Obviously not true. Too bad, because when it works, it prints beautifully, but not for long. This is a printer with huge problems. Epson, take this one off the market or fix it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
Epson XP-800 is my expensive paperweight
9/12/2014
Pros
Cons
Slow Operation
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I attempted to use this printer for work and home. However, it has yet to print for more than a day or two straight without flashing errors that the ink cartridge is not recognized. This despite putting in new, epson catridges. I had around 8 hour-long conversations with the techs from epson, who never resolved the problem, despite sending me new cartridges directly several times and even replacing the machine! The new one did the exact same thing. They finally said they cant do anything more and left hanging there with an unusable printer on my desk. It was a very frustrating experience that was in no way mitigated by any percieved increases in photo print quality over my past HP printer. The only good news is that I have a $300 paperweight if I need it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The Epson Expression Photo XP-850 is part of the Printers test program at Consumer Reports. The Epson Expression Photo XP-850 Printers features and specs include Can print if color empty, Memory-card reader, PictBridge, Networking, Built-in fax, Individual color tanks, LCD viewer, Auto-duplexing. In our lab tests, Printers models like the Epson Expression Photo XP-850 are reviewed on Text cost (cents), 4x6 photo cost ($), 8x10 photo cost ($), 8x10 photo time, Overall score, Photo quality, Power saving, Scan quality, Text quality, Versatility, Convenience, Copy quality, Graphics quality, Ink cost/month ($), Maintenance ink use, Text speed, 4x6 photo time. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Epson Expression Photo XP-850 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Epson Expression Photo XP-850 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Epson Expression Photo XP-850.
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