Top Five AIO Inkjets for Home: Review Roundup

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These days, no one buys a major technology purchase – computer, TV, camera – without doing some research. Well, the same should go for buying a printer. These devices are more complex than ever with so many features and functions that it can be hard to narrow down a style of printer.

That’s why the staff of PrinterComparison is sharing their top five picks every month in a different class of printer.  This month, we’ll be taking a look at five all-in-one inkjets designed for the home that are priced under $250!

1.  Epson Expression Premium XP-800

Epson Expression Premium XP-800

The Epson Expression Premium XP-800 offers many of the same features as the previous generation Artisan 837 including fax functionality, built-in memory card reader and front side USB, CD/DVD printing and built-in wireless, but Epson has increased the print speeds, upgraded the control panel and added a duplexing 30-sheet ADF.  Plus, you get the excellent photo quality you expect from high end Epson inkjets alll for $199.99 ($80 off suggested retail of $279.99).

8 out of 10 stars

Epson Expresssion Premium XP-800 review

2. Kodak Hero 9.1

Kodak Hero 9.1The only thing keeping the Kodak Hero 9.1 from the top spot is the fact that Kodak is exiting the inkjet business, leaving customers to wonder how long they might support their exsisting products.  BUT, Kodak is still selling their released products on their site and plan on continuing their ink cartridge sells so I think it’s still a safe bet, especially since it’s a PrinterComparison Editor’s Choice Award winner!

8 out of 10 stars

Kodak Hero 9.1 review

3. HP Photosmart 7520

HP Photosmart 7520The HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One is similar to the previous generation Photosmart 7510 in more than just looks. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing because all the things I loved about the Photosmart 7510 — quick print speeds, HP ePrint, web-connected apps, large (and responsive) touch screen and creative options — I love on the Photosmart 7520. And I found the photo print quality to be improved.  For the current asking price of $149.99, it’s a steal!

7 out of 10 stars

HP Photosmart 7520 review

4. Dell V725w

Dell V725wThe Dell V725w made both our top five SOHO list and this list because it sort of straddles the line between home and office.  Having said that, the V725w offers decent print speeds up to 10 ppm, 2.4-inch LCD, 50-sheet ADF, automatic duplexing, 150-sheet paper tray and wireless connectivity for $169.99. 

7 out of 10 stars

Dell V725w review

5. Canon PIXMA MG4220

Canon PIxma MG4220
The Pixma MG4220 is a noticeable upgrade from the Pixma MG4120 including a larger LCD and reworked control panel as well as a new softwarepackage with intuitive features. Canon has also improved the usability of their mobile print and web connected applications from a year or two ago.
Most importantly, the quality for this $129.99 budget friendly photo printer still remains top notch and the compact footprint fits in nearly any home or dorm room.

7 out of 10 stars

Canon Pixma MG4220 review

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