Review of the Lexmark C2325dw at PCMag

  • PROS

    Fast. Good print quality. High monthly volume ratings. Easy to use. Supports several operating systems and platforms.

  • CONS

    Expensive to use. Lacks Wi-Fi Direct and NFC. Rudimentary control panel.

  • BOTTOM LINE

    The Lexmark C2325dw single-function color laser printer is fast, prints well, and supports several operating systems and platforms, but high running costs make it best for low-volume offices.


The Lexmark C2325dw ($269) is a budget single-function color laser printer for light-duty use in small-to-medium-size offices. Like the Editors’ Choice Brother HL-L3270CDW, it prints well and at a respectable clip, and it takes up very little desk space. Unfortunately, the price of its consumables is higher than that Brother model, even in a category where bloated long-term costs are par for the course. Otherwise, the C2325dw is a fine low-volume color laser option.

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Review of the Xerox DocuMate 6710 at PCMagPROS
Exceptional accuracy. Extremely fast. Feature-rich, easy-to-deploy software. High daily duty cycle. Parallel scanning feature deploys multiple machines on the same PC.

CONS
Expensive. Connectivity limited to USB 3.0.

BOTTOM LINE
The Xerox DocuMate 6710 is a super-speedy, highly accurate high-end scanner designed for enterprises that require the fastest throughput possible.


Like most other ultra-high-end sheet-feed document scanners, the Xerox DocuMate 6710 ($6,500) is super-fast and extremely accurate. What sets this model apart, though, is Xerox’s new “parallel scanning” feature, which offers the ability to connect up to 10 scanners to the same PC simultaneously, escalating workstation throughput by as much as tenfold. What that means in the real world is increasing a scanning station’s payload from 200 images per minute to 2,000. At $6,500 a pop, that’s an expensive proposition, but for enterprise-grade scenarios that require high-volume and high-speed scanning, it’s pretty impressive.

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Review of the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1500 at PCMagPROS
Accurate OCR. Strong software bundle with financial data support. Versatile connectivity options, including mobile. Easy to use.

CONS
Lacks Ethernet support.

BOTTOM LINE
The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1500 is a well-built, accurate, and easy-to-use entry-level sheet-fed document scanner for home and small-office use.


The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1500 ($495) is a friendly little entry-level scanner for home or small-office use. Like its predecessor, the ScanSnap ix500, it’s fast, highly accurate, and comes with a comprehensive bundle of easy-to-configure-and-use software. While it doesn’t quite top the feature set or attractive price of the Editors’ Choice Brother ADS-2700W, it’s still an excellent pick for light-duty service.

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Review of the Canon Pixma TS8220 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer at PCMagPROS
Excellent print quality. Smart home hands-free printing. Built-in arts and crafts features. Uses six inks. Two paper input trays. SD card support.

CONS
Lacks NFC or Wi-Fi Direct support. Somewhat slow document printing. Lacks automatic document feeder. High cost per page.

BOTTOM LINE
The Canon Pixma TS8220 combines the company’s superb six-ink photo and graphics output with new hands-free printing and several arts and crafts features, making it a great-value all-in-one-printer for low-volume offices.


The Canon Pixma TS8220 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One ($199.99) is, except for the addition of a handful of interesting arts and crafts and hands-free-printing features, essentially the same AIO as its predecessor, the Pixma TS8120. Like all the six-ink Pixmas we’ve tested over the years, the TS8220 prints exceptionally well, but, also like the rest of its kin, it costs a lot to use. In addition to above-par output, the TS8220’s support for popular scrapbooking and other crafting projects, as well as its new smart home features, make it a great-value home-and-family-oriented consumer-grade AIO printer for low-volume use.

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Review of the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C5790 Network Multifunction Color Printer at PCMagPROS
Competitive purchase price and running costs. Excellent print quality. Expandable paper capacity. Single-pass auto-duplexing ADF. Supports high-yield ink bags.

CONS
Lacks support for borderless output. Initial paper input capacity a bit low.

BOTTOM LINE

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C5790 is an inkjet all-in-one printer that’s packed with features, prints well, and balances purchase price and running costs fairly, making it a strong color laser AIO competitor.


Few inkjets have been better positioned to encroach on the color laser all-in-one market than the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C5790 ($299.99). It’s relatively fast and churns out near-typesetter print quality across the board. It’s loaded with productivity, convenience, and mobile connectivity features that small- and medium-size offices will appreciate, and its high-volume replaceable ink packs deliver running costs about half that of comparable laser-based machines. The Epson WF-C5790 all but obliterates the line between color laser and inkjet machines, thereby easily elevating it to our Editors’ Choice among mid-volume color AIOs.

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Review of the Brother ADS-1250W Wireless Compact Color Desktop Scanner at PCMagPROS
Fast and accurate. Supports scanning to USB drives. Comes with document and contact management software. Updated iPrint&Scan app now highly versatile.

CONS
No battery. Sparse control panel. Limited web connectivity.

BOTTOM LINE
The Brother ADS-1250W is a fast and accurate, no-nonsense portable document scanner for the small-business traveler.


The Brother ADS-1250W ($229.99) is a sheet-feed portable scanner designed for capturing multipage documents while you’re away from the office. It performs similar to and has several features in common with our Editors’ Choice Epson WorkForce ES-300W, except it lacks one key perk: a battery for running off the cord. If you don’t mind being tethered to a power outlet or PC, though, this fast and accurate scanner will serve you well on the road.

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Review of Editors' Choice Canon CanoScan LiDE 400 at PCMagPROS
Vibrant photo scans. Excellent software bundle. Comes with kickstand for upright positioning. Very simple to use.

CONS
Lacks mobile device and wireless support. Could be more accurate when scanning serif fonts.

BOTTOM LINE
The entry-level Canon CanoScan LiDE 400 is a software-rich flatbed photo scanner that also handles text documents with ease.


Aside from an interface redesign and a significant software upgrade, the Canon CanoScan LiDE 400 ($89.99) looks and performs a lot like its predecessor, the Editors’ Choice CanoScan LiDE 220. In addition to doing a terrific job of scanning photos, though, the LiDE 400 focuses a lot more on text document scanning and processing than the previous model, making it much more adept at converting scanned text to editable text. This time around, the standout feature is the supporting software, which has made significant strides in speed and accuracy since 2015. Without question, the LiDE 400 usurps the 220’s Editors’ Choice.

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Review of the Canon CanoScan LiDE 300 at PCMagPROS
Strong software bundle for the price. Easy to use. Good photo-scanning quality.

CONS
Scanning serif fonts with the default utility could be more accurate. Limited mobile device support.

BOTTOM LINE
For an occasional-use photograph and document scanner, the entry-level flatbed CanoScan LiDE 300 is a good value, but its LiDE 400 sibling is only $20 more and comes with valuable extras.


The Canon CanoScan LiDE 300 ($69.99) is an entry-level flatbed scanner designed to digitize photographs and for very light document scanning in homes, home offices, and small offices. For the $20 difference between the LiDE 300 and the Editors’ Choice Canon CanoScan LiDE 400, though, you give up half the resolution, slightly faster scans, and the ability to stand the scanner upright to save desk space. If every penny counts and these perks don’t matter to you, the LiDE 300 is a perfectly capable light-duty machine.

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Review of the Epson DS-70 Portable Document Scanner at PCMagPROS
Relatively fast scanning. Accurate OCR. Light and small. Easy to use.

CONS
Lacks ADF and mobile device and wireless support. No battery. Must connect to USB on a computer.

BOTTOM LINE
The Epson DS-70 is a fast and accurate no-frills single-sheet-feed portable document scanner. It’s easily portable and doesn’t cost too much.


The Epson DS-70 Portable Document Scanner ($109) is a bare-bones scanner for simple, on-the-go scan jobs. It doesn’t have wireless or mobile support, so you’ll have to hook it up to a PC to use it, but it’s small and light enough to toss in a bag with your laptop and head to a meeting. You can take a step up to the Editors’ Choice DS-80W, but you’re going to have to shell out an extra $60 for that more advanced travel-friendly features.

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Review on the Epson DS-80W Wireless Portable Document Scanner at PCMagPROS
Fast scanning. Accurate OCR. Light and small. Easy to use.

CONS
Lacks ADF. Software doesn’t convert image PDFs to searchable PDFs

BOTTOM LINE
The Epson DS-80W is a fast and accurate single-sheet-feed portable document scanner ideally suited for scanning short jobs to your laptop or smartphone on the road.


The Epson DS-80W Wireless Portable Document Scanner ($169) is exceptionally small, light, fast, and accurate, making it ideal for capturing short documents on the road. It has a built-in rechargeable battery, which allows you to scan wirelessly and increases the flexibility as to when and where you can use it. These perks, along with its respectable accuracy and Epson’s highly useful scanner interface and software, are more than enough to make this portable scanner an Editors’ Choice.

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