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Great Quality Tabloid-Size Printing with HP’s OfficeJet Pro 7720 Wide-Format All-in-One

Great Quality Tabloid-Size Printing with HP’s OfficeJet Pro 7720 Wide-Format All-in-One

Each year, due primarily to Brother (and to a lesser degree, to HP), the stable of available tabloid-capable (11×17-inch) all-in-one (AIO) printers widens. Many of them can print, copy, scan, and fax, and the AIOs themselves get less expensive to buy and to use. Nearly all of Brother’s Business Smart Plus AIOs, among them the Brother MFC-J5830DW, support at least tabloid-size printing, and... [Read more]

802.11ax is Wi-Fi Built for Tomorrow’s Hyper-Connected Home

802.11ax is Wi-Fi Built for Tomorrow’s Hyper-Connected Home

Before the current Wi-Fi standard, called 802.11ac, wireless broadband was never quite robust enough: Too many devices were vying for your limited, inefficiently distributed bandwidth. This latest standard has proven faster and more reliable, and WiGig and mesh networking will help. But with the ever-increasing proliferation of Wi-Fi devices — PCs, smartphones, tablets, webcams, printers, wearables,... [Read more]

Kodak’s i3300 Scanner – Accurate Enterprise-Volume Document Scanning on Steroids

Kodak’s i3300 Scanner – Accurate Enterprise-Volume Document Scanning on Steroids

PROS Fast scanning. Excellent optical-character-recognition (OCR) accuracy. Massive input capacity. Supports tabloid-size and larger pages. Robust, easy-to-use software. CONS Slow at saving to searchable PDF. BOTTOM LINE The Kodak i3300 is a fast, high-volume document scanner, and it comes with excellent full-featured scanning and processing software at a competitive price. Positioned between... [Read more]

HP’s Supercharged LaserJet Enterprise M653x Single-Function Color Laser Printer

HP’s Supercharged LaserJet Enterprise M653x Single-Function Color Laser Printer

PROS Very fast. Good overall print quality. Strong paper-input capacity. Very-high-yield toner cartridges. Customizable control panel. Memory is upgradeable to 2GB. Optional hard drive. CONS Expensive. Running costs can be high. Subpar photo output. Software and driver installation via the web is problematic. BOTTOM LINE HP’s LaserJet Enterprise M653x prints terrific-looking text and graphics,... [Read more]

The Fast, Well-Printing, Slightly Expensive-to-Use Canon imageClass LBP251dw Monochrome Laser Printer

The Fast, Well-Printing, Slightly Expensive-to-Use Canon imageClass LBP251dw Monochrome Laser Printer

PROS Outstanding print quality. Respectable print speed. Low price. Two paper-input sources. Expandable paper-input capacity. Relatively small and light. Department ID Manager feature lets you control access by user or group of users. CONS Slightly high running costs. No memory-drive support. BOTTOM LINE Canon’s imageClass LBP251dw monochrome laser prints terrific-looking text, graphics,... [Read more]

Professional Labels of All Shapes an Sizes with Brother’s QL-800 Labeler

Professional Labels of All Shapes an Sizes with Brother’s QL-800 Labeler

PROS Fast output. Good print quality. Excellent label design, print software, and mobile apps. Prints two-color, black/red labels. Good selection of label types. Good value for the price. CONS Per-label media cost is somewhat high. Ability to print in red limited to one label type. BOTTOM LINE The Brother QL-800 prints several sizes of high-quality label types from your PC, Mac, or Android mobile... [Read more]

Good-Looking Photos at a Very Low Cost with HP’s Envy Photo 7855 All-in-One

Good-Looking Photos at a Very Low Cost with HP’s Envy Photo 7855 All-in-One

It’s been a couple of years since we’ve reviewed one of HP’s Envy-brand all-in-one (AIO) inkjet printers. The last one, the Envy 7640 e-All-in-One, was a predecessor to (or at least, in the same series as) the model we’re reviewing here today, the $199-list HP Envy Photo 7855 All-in-One. Why has it been so long? Well, frankly, there just haven’t been new Envy models to review until now,... [Read more]

Link Thousands of Devices Over Several Miles with the New Bluetooth Mesh

Link Thousands of Devices Over Several Miles with the New Bluetooth Mesh

Yes, current Wi-Fi-based smart home technology can turn on the lights with your smartphone or voice. But do you call that home automation, really? Isn’t it just a slightly more convenient light switch? How about this? When you unlock your front door, the lights in the foyer come on, the motion sensors on your alarm system turn off, the thermostat starts the air conditioning, and your entertainment... [Read more]

Make Labels on Networked PCs or Mobile Devices – Brother QL-810W

Make Labels on Networked PCs or Mobile Devices – Brother QL-810W

PROS Respectable print quality. Prints in black and red. Prints labels fast. Terrific label design. Great print software and robust mobile app. Wide selection of label types. CONS Per-label cost is high. Battery costs extra. Ability to print in red limited to one label type. QL-820NWB offers much more for not a lot more money. BOTTOM LINE The Brother QL-810W label maker prints a wide variety of... [Read more]

One of the World’s Least Expensive AIO Printers, HP’s DeskJet 2655 All-in-One

One of the World’s Least Expensive AIO Printers, HP’s DeskJet 2655 All-in-One

The other day we stated that, at $59.99, HP’s DeskJet 3755 had the lowest list price of any all-in-one (AIO) printer—inkjet or otherwise—that we’ve reviewed in quite some time. That was before we started looking at today’s review unit, the $49.99-list DeskJet 2655. While all of the major inkjet-printer makers offer at least one model with a list price under $100, the DeskJet 2655’s... [Read more]

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