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Great Recommendation from Computer Shopper
on 24 May 2013
I wanted a simple multi-function device that was wireless so multiple PC's / tablets could attach. So far both win 7 and 8 PC's have attached flawlessly and my wife's iPad printed to it first time with zero set-up.
The freedom to place it where I want without having to worry about cable routes, manual switch boxes etc is wonderful.
It's not fast but is fine for home. Haven't tried to scan yet.
Set up was a breeze - a couple of settings to choose on the printer display panel, press the WPS switch on the router when prompted and job nearly done. Set-up is then completed from a PC. First one takes about 10 minutes but subsequent PC's only need the drivers and the set-up automatically detects the existing set-up printer and skips the printer set-up steps.
Haven't used the scan feature yet, and unlikely to use fax facility as that just introduces a cable to tether the unit.
I have used the printer for a few days now. Printing is fine and the manual duplex system works well. I have used the scanner extensively to digitise pages of a booklet, with no problems at all. Performance of wifi does not seem to be unduly slow, although I am scanning at low quality. Best of all, it integrates with Apple Airprint automatically so is able to print from my wife's PC with no hassle at all.
I have now used the wifi scanning to scan a stack of photos, some as large as 10 x 8. The speed is not amazing but is perfectly acceptable for a budget device and the quality is excellenet. There is also clever software that detects and auto crops to the actual photo size. Excellent