- Very light and compact.
- Good print quality.
- Extremely low running costs.
- Thousands of pages worth of ink in the box.
- Excellent mobile connectivity options.
- Lacks automatic duplex printing.
- No USB port for flash drives.
- Relatively slow, with low duty cycle and recommended print volume.
THE BOTTOM LINE
It’s something of a stripped-down model, but the Epson EcoTank ET-4700 offers exceptionally low running costs for a multifunction inkjet destined for 400 to 800 pages per month.
February 10, 2020
Editors’ Rating: excellent
Epson’s EcoTank ET-4700 All-in-One Supertank Printer ($279) is an entry-level bulk-ink color all-in-one printer designed for small and home offices with monthly print and copy requirements ranging from about 400 to 800 pages. By “bulk ink,” I mean that this machine—like other Epson EcoTank, Canon MegaTank, and HP Smart Tank Plus printers and AIOs—gets its ink from reservoirs that you fill from bottles instead of cartridges. This results in some of the lowest running costs per page in the consumer printer market. However, you also give up a lot, such as print speed and automatic two-sided printing, compared to its PCMag Editors’ Choice sibling, the flagship EcoTank ET-4760 ($499.99). But then, the ET-4700 costs much less than that and several other competing models.
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