Epson Stylus NX430 Review
The Epson Stylus NX430 falters a bit on speed but shines in the realm of text, color graphics, and photo printouts. Reviews say this budget all-in-one is well suited for home use.
The Epson Stylus NX430 is a space-saving all-in-one printer that Epson has nicknamed the "Small-in-One." This printer may be small, Epson Stylus NX430 reviews conclude, but it packs a punch. Consumers who posted Epson Stylus NX430 reviews at Best Buy say it's easy to connect to their home wireless networks and is user-friendly once set up is complete. This budget all-in-one wins accolades in Epson Stylus NX430 reviews at Staples, where users attest to its value and speedy printout. Expert Epson Stylus NX430 reviews are less enamored of the printer's speed, particularly for photos, but are taken with its excellent text and photo print quality. CNET is particularly impressed with the text output, describing it as very sharp even with small font sizes. The Epson Stylus NX430 review by PC Mag considers photo quality above average, with good detail visible in areas with dark colors but less defined contrast in areas with brighter colors. Color graphics are OK, reviewers note, but marred by some banding and noticeable dot patterns. Epson Stylus NX430 reviews by the experts grumble about the absence of a port for a USB thumb drive and about the relatively small capacity of the ink cartridges.
The Epson Stylus NX430 is an inkjet printer/copier with a flatbed scanner that features an optical resolution of 1200x2400 dpi. It has a 100-sheet paper tray and can accommodate a variety of paper sizes, from 4x6 inches to 8.5x14 inches, as well as No. 10 envelopes. The Epson Stylus NX430 uses four inkjet cartridges - one for black and three for color inks. It has a USB 2.0 port for a wired connection (the necessary cable is included), but you can also connect via Wi-Fi. The Stylus NX430 sports a 2.5 inch LCD, weighs 9.3 pounds, and measures 15.4Wx11.8Dx5.7H inches. It's Energy-Star qualified and backed by a one-year warranty.
If you need a printer that can do it all (but for faxing) and don't have lots of room on your desk, the Epson Stylus NX430 will appeal. Its photo print speed is a bit slow but the quality of the pictures is high. Text prints are solid and graphics are on par with the competition. This is an easy machine to use, whether you're printing, copying, or scanning, and an excellent value for home users.
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