Review: Canon Pixma E400

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PRICE: Rs 3,899
RATING: 3.5/5


HP is aggressively advertising its home printers for quite some time now. Canon too has some offerings in this space. The new printer from Canon that we are putting to test is the E400, a multifunction inkjet printer. Good looking and compact, the E400 doesn’t require much space.

Even setting up this printer is a child’s play. Just unpack the printer from the box, connect it to power, insert the cartridges and connect it to the system. The paper input tray is at the back and the output tray is on the front.

Canon has also added a few controls on the top that include power key, stop, black and colour command. There are notifications for black and colour ink too. While Canon has added the driver CD to the box, the printer automatically installs the software when plugged in a Windows 7 laptop. However, I had to install the software to use it with a Windows 8 machine.

In both the systems, the drivers were installed in less than five minutes. Supporting print, copy and scan, this printer is quick to operate.

In less than 15 seconds, it managed to receive the print command and even print the document. The characters were neat and the print appeared to be good even on normal mode. I tried using the printer for photo prints but the results were not good. This printer was quick with scanning, which is good for home use.

Bag it or junk it: A good printer for home use