Pros

  • Fast; very inexpensive
  • Glossy-paper photos look good

Cons

  • Prints photos slowly
  • Plain-paper print quality dissapoints

At A Glance

With mediocre text and plain-paper graphics output, the Z845 serves best as a cheap way to start printing glossy photos.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 21G7286
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 734646054492

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Fair
Print quality: Color photo Very Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 9.4   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 16.92
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 1.5
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 107.61
Color Output Quality Poor
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 39.62
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 40.34
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 57.51
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 83.11
Sports Action Shot (secs) 117.06
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.5
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 3.5
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 1.2
Line Art Output Quality Poor
One-Page Webpage (secs) 49.71