I didn't intend to buy a Printer (or any electrical goods of any description whatsoever). I had actually gone to Tesco in South Wigston to buy myself a tub of Ben & Jerry's "Speculoos" (Spelling Error - should be spelled "Speculaas") ice cream but they hadn't got any.
Slight detour - if you like cinnamon and gingernut biscuits, or you have heard me talking about one of my favourite sorts of biscuits - Speculaas - and want to know what they are like - buy that ice cream and wonder no more. It is delicious.
When Microsoft decided to bring their Windows 10 out they forgot to inform people like me that things like Lexmark printers (older versions) would not be compatable with it. This left me in a bit of a pickle.
I had been halfheartedly looking at printers but they either seemed too bulky and heavy to take home on my own or they seemed too expensive for what they were.
It was either on or just after "Black Friday" - not that it made much difference.
I had been reading about different printers - some of which seemed to be able to make you a cup of tea (if the literature was to be believed). I wanted one which I could use to print from my mobile if I needed to. How it connected with my laptop was of no interest to me (although I would have preferred to plug the printer into it with a wire).
So I bought myself an Epson XP-322 All In One.
I haven't tried the scanner or the copier functions out yet - they are not why I bought it.
There are good points and bad point with the printer.
It is nice and small - with the reasonably idiotproof panel folding away neatly. I admit the screen on the panel could do with being a little bigger - but at least it is in colour.
Setting the Printer up was reasonably easy. The guide was easy to follow.
The only minor drawback is that it uses four cartridges. Now - this is not a problem in itself. After all my old Lexmark used one black cartridge and one colour cartridge (which left me wondering how much of the coloured ink I was wasting when the computer told me to renew the cartridges).
The problem is actually twofold.
The cartridges are small (but they don't look like they will fit into the slots provided). They are also very difficult to get into their respective slots - the printer deciding to try them out whilst you are tring to put them all in is annoying too.
Once you have got the cartridges in - however - the printouts look brilliant. Clear and crisp.
I even managed to set it up so it would print from my mobile without too much difficulty.
I am not sure if I would pay £80.00 for it if I had to buy another one though. Maybe that is just me being picky.
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