When it comes to consumer electronics, you tend to go big or go small. If you want a great TV, you might buy the biggest thing on the market; if you're aiming for a pocket-size music player, you may opt for something more diminutive. Printers are in a strange middle ground, though. Manufacturers try to make them as visually appealing as possible, but they're also constrained by paper size and feature set requirements. This leaves them in a crowded and confusing marketplace, where consumers are often left with a difficult choice.
The epson expression home xp 400 reviews printer fits right in with its competition and aims to fill the need for a low-volume multifunction device that offers printing, scanning, copying, and wireless networking. With a very reasonable retail price and affordable Expression Home XP-400 ink, this Small-in-One is a solid swiss-army-knife for the dorm room or low-volume household use.
The Expression Home XP-400 is light and sleek, measuring only 10.3 by 14.4 by 17.7 inches (HWD) when fully closed. The front panel tilts upward to reveal a 2.5-inch LCD display that lights up when powered on. It's not a touchscreen, but the display is clear and well-organized, with intuitive controls that appear contextually, rather than in a standard menu system.
We liked the XP-400 for its scan and copy performance, which was very fast at capturing color documents and reasonably accurate in grayscale mode. Epson includes its basic scanner software as well as a TWAIN driver, making it easy to integrate with virtually any scanning program that supports TWAIN.