Subscribe Form

Get the Latest Tech News

Epson WorkForce 840 Inkjet Printer

Introduction:

There are numerous all in one devices competing in the SOHO marketspace.  For a product to distinguish itself it has to be affordable, intuitive and easy to configure and use, utilize current technology effectively, or have some key features that give a competitive edge to the businesses that invest their hard earned tech buying dollars.  In a field crowded with excellent products, the Epson WorkForce 840 is one such stand out. It is simple to configure and set up. Its intuitive and feature rich interface permits a very gentle learning curve, it is compact, “green”, blazingly fast, feature packed, and given the strong competitive environment, surprisingly affordable.

angled-front

Simple to set up and configure

Like many technically inclined individuals I spurn with sneering derision the injunction to RTFM. I unpacked and began to set up the WorkForce 840 within 30 seconds of entering my home office. Since I intended to configure the machine wirelessly, I jumped right into configuring from the built in touch panel. It was ridiculously easy.  Once the device was installed on the network, I installed the driver and utilities bundled with the printer on 7 computers, 6 PCs running various flavors of Windows and one Mac. The Windows PCs included 3 running XP Professional Service Pack 3, a Netbook running Windows 7 Home Premium (32 bit), and a desktop and laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit). The Mac was a non-Intel MacBook running OS X 10.4. Everything went swimmingly until I hit the first 64 bit PC and the installation failed. At first I thought the problem was due to my inadequate efforts to pay attention so I reinstalled being sure to “Run as Administrator” but the install crapped out again. Prompted by the error dialog box, I did some research and confirmed that the software shipped with the unit was not compatible with a 64 bit OS. I found an updated version on the Epson website, and I was able to install that with no problems. The total time required for deployment and setup across my entire office was about 1 hour. This time could have been drastically reduced if I had performed parallel as opposed to serial installations.

  Previous Page                  Next Page  
  • 3 Comments
  • Download Review in PDF

3 Comments... What's your say?

  1. for a moment looking and watching !.

Trackbacks

  1. […] fast, feature packed, and given the strong competitive environment, surprisingly affordable.http://www.techwarelabs.com/epson-workforce-840-inkjet-printer/ DiggLeave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (will not be published) […]

  2. […] Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 9 Wireless Gaming Mouse Review @ eTeknix * Epson WorkForce 840 Inkjet Printer @ TechwareLabs * Logitech Performance Mouse MX Review @ Techgage * Corsair HS1A Gaming Headset @ TechREACTION * […]

Join in, share your thoughts

You must be logged in to post a comment.