updated 12:50 pm EDT, Tue September 9, 2008
Epson all-in-one printers
Epson on Tuesday announced the release of three new Stylus all-in-one printers, including the NX300, NX200 and NX100. The three slide in under the existing all-in-one NX400, and are designed to handle printing, scanning, copying and faxing duties in households, though only the NX300 is capable of faxing documents. It is also the only one of the three to include a 30-page Auto Document Feeder (ADF), and is rated to print at speeds up to 31ppm. The fax function has a 100-page memory, and it includes ABBYY FineReader OCR software that can turn printed documents into editable text.
The main difference between the NX200 and NX100 is their print speeds, with the former capable of 32ppm black or color performance while the latter can print 26ppm in black and white only or 14ppm in color. The NX200 also lets users print without a PC and via its built-in memory card reader that supports nearly all the current standards or the company's PictBridge USB interface instead. All three Stylus printers feature four ink cartridges and a host of photo enhancing software and printing options, allowing users to create border-free prints up to 8.5 by 11 inches in size.
All NX-series printers connect to Windows 2000 or later PCs as well as Mac OS X 10.3.9 and later computers via USB. Available via Epson's online store now, the NX100 is priced at nearly $70, the NX200 at $80 and the NX300 at $90.