Pros

  • Very fast text speed
  • Connectivity includes Wi-Fi and ethernet

Cons

  • Subpar print quality; expensive inks
  • Expensive inks

At A Glance

The pricey inks produce fuzzy text and grainy prints--hardly a good deal for a small office.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Epson WorkForce 40 printer blazes through critical documents at speeds about two times faster than those of competitive printers. Delivering laser quality text and brilliant color photos, it's the perfect addition to your business team. In fact, with Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking built in, you can easily share the WorkForce 40 with anyone in your office. And, with its small, compact design, it fits in even the smallest of spaces. Best of all, this budget-conscious performer offers an Extra High-capacity Black ink cartridge for high-volume printing at a price that?s sure to please.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.epson.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number C11CA27201
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 10343869066
Ports and Connections
Wireless connection
  • 802.11b
  • Yes

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Fair
Print quality: Color photo Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
Copy quality n/a
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 18.4   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 6.57
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 24.29
Color Output Quality Fair
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 9.09
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 8.61
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 42.35
Overall Scan Quality n/a
Sports Action Shot (secs) 59.14
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Webpage (secs) 14.56
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 6.6
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 18.45
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 9.1
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 5.1
Line Art Output Quality Fair