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Multifunction Inkjet Printers: Are You Ready for a Printer that Does More?

Dell AIO 962

Dell, a newcomer to the printing market, has gone out of its way to offer a product that's very complete, combining printing, scanning, and faxing. Resolutely professional-looking, the AIO 962 offers tools that significantly increase its ease of use, such as an automatic document feeder. Based on Lexmark technology, it offers only slightly less performance, and quality that's quite good.

Epson Stylus Photo RX425

The Stylus Photo RX425, the basic model in Epson's relatively limited multifunction line, shares characteristics with the manufacturer's Stylus C66 printers: a very low price and separate inks, which adds up to a low total cost of use. Small despite its 14.5 lb (6.6 kg) weight, the Stylus Photo RX425 lacks a little in the performance department when it comes to printing, but on the other hand the scanner function is quite fast for a model in this price range.

Epson Stylus Photo RX620

The Stylus Photo RX620 is one of the rare multifunction inkjet printers that can really claim to be photo quality. Based on the Stylus Photo R300 printer - one of the best - it's the only model that simultaneously uses six separate ink tanks, two of which are dedicated to improving color printing. Added to that is a scanner that's astoundingly fast (barely 4 seconds for previews) and innovative functions like a PictBridge connector, which lets you connect not only a digital camera, but also a CD drive or USB key for loading and printing files.