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Epson Expression Photo XP-850 printer

 
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$199.99 - $331.58
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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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User Reviews

 
1.0
Avoid like a plague
5/29/2015
Pros
Cons
Flimsy Construction
Hardware Functions At All
Hardware Problems
Jams Easily
No Results Tech Support
Sinkhole For Moneytime
Unreliable
Worthless For Those That
Best Uses
Dumpster Filling
Comment:
Hardware failure and horrible customer service. Three replacements, no resolve. Garbage. If you are eager to fill a dumpster, load up on the EPSON XP 850. Tried to use for quality photo efforts and office printing for documents and scanning. Five months of trouble. I have relied on the expensive quality of EPSON printers and inks for a decade with great results. There is not a plunger hardy forceful enough to flush the EPSON XP 850. Shop and research wisely.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
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.
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 Memory-card reader, PictBridge, Networking, Built-in fax, Depth (in.), Individual color tanks, LCD viewer, Height (in.), Width (in.), Ink cost/month ($), Auto-duplexing, Can print if color empty, Text speed (ppm). In our lab tests, Printers models like the Epson Expression Photo XP-850 are reviewed on Overall score, Photo quality, Power saving, Scan quality, Text quality, Versatility, Convenience, Copy quality, Graphics quality, Maintenance ink use, Text speed, 4x6 photo time, 8x10 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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