The WorkForce 840 packs a lot of features into a relatively compact device. It can print, copy, scan, and fax. It performs each of these functions admirably. It has some features not always found on all-in-ones, including a hinged scanner lid, automatic duplexing, a document feeder, wireless connectivity, support for mobile printing, and the ability to handle envelopes and A4 paper. With its responsive touchscreen and intuitive navigation, the WorkForce 840 is easy to use.
We found very little to complain about with this printer. As we used it, we even found a few pleasant surprises. For instance, at first we thought the printer lacked a cancel button, but then we found that when printing, a cancel button appears on the control panel. We also found a copy wizard that helps you consolidate two pages in one, puts a border on your copy, or copies both sides of a page. Although this printer seems geared toward a business user, there are little perks hidden away that will also appeal to the home user. For instance, there is an automatic
photo restoration setting, the ability to print thumbnails of all the photos on your memory card, and the ability to create a slideshow from your USB device or memory card pictures.
All-in-all, we found this all-in-one a good performer with plenty of features. It is a great device for small office or heavy-duty home use. Although more expensive than some other all-in-ones, it offers good value for the price.
- Fast print speeds
- Easy to navigate touch panel
- Wireless connectivity
- Excellent paper capacity
- Extra high-capacity ink cartridges
- Good paper handling
- Auto duplexing
- Support for mobile printing
- Comes with full high-capacity ink cartridges
- Hinged scanner cover accommodates books
- Automatically scans or copies both sides of a document
- Instant drying ink
- No control-panel-to-Mac scanning via WiFi