Archive for Epson

Epson Endeavor MR4100 desktop system

Posted in Epson by Conner Flynn on April 6th, 2011

Epson is dropping some powerful machines that offer your choice of processors which include, Intel Core i3-2100, i5-2400, i5-2500 and i7-2600. RAM is from 2GB up to 16GB, and either Nvidia GeForce GT430 or ATI FirePro 2450.

You can also choose HDD or an SSD. There’s also a DVD Super Multi and Blu-Ray drive option. The Endeavor MR4100 looks pretty good too, but we don’t have any word on pricing just yet. We’ll let you know when we find out.

Epson debuts Stylus NX625 AIO printer

Posted in Epson by Shane McGlaun on September 1st, 2010

Epson is one of the biggest printer makers around and when I hear the name I automatically think about expensive ink. I once had a printer from Epson that cost more to fill with ink than I paid for the printer. Epson has unveiled a new printer called the Stylus NX625.

The NX625 is a printer that is aimed at the home user and can print, scan, and copy. The thing can print in black at 15 ppm or in color at 7.2 ppm. It is also capable of printing on two sides of a page automatically at 7.6 ppm in black and 4.6 ppm in color.

Epson announces NX420 all in one printer

Posted in Epson by Shane McGlaun on May 5th, 2010

I expect pretty much all my computer gear and gadgets to be able to perform multiple functions today. I don’t have the room on my desk for a printer, copier and a scanner. That is why I went with an AIO printer long ago.

Epson has announced a new AIO printer called the Stylus NX420 that is the first to offer 802.11n connectivity for under $100. The printer carries a price of $99.99.

Epson gets into Augmented Reality

Posted in Epson by Conner Flynn on December 29th, 2009

Epson thinks that greeting cards could use a face lift and it thinks it has found the answer in augmented reality greeting cards. On the website they’ve set up for the end of year nengajo cards and they show how easy it is to use one of their Colorio printers to print off a color postcard with a picture of your face over a cute picture of 2010′s year of the tiger character.

When you hold it up to a webcam it brings the augmented reality to life. If you like that sort of thing, a video can be found here.

Epson NP12-V Nettop with Windows 7

Posted in Epson by Conner Flynn on December 15th, 2009

Epson NP12-V Nettop with Windows 7When you think Epson, you probably think printers, but the company has been branching out lately and the Japanese are now used to seeing Epson nettops. Among other things. The latest, the NP12-V is an Atom-powered nettop from Epson, which is designed to be both ultra quiet and eco friendly.

The other bonus here is that this model ships with Windows 7 Premium, which will please many of you who hate Vista. The NP12-V is being sold in Japan for about 32800 Yen (or $370).

Epson announces two new home theater projectors

Posted in Epson by Shane McGlaun on September 8th, 2009

epson-logoEpson is still better known by most people for its line of printers and their very expensive ink cartridges. The company offers lots more than printers though including a full line of home theater projectors and projectors for the classroom.

Epson has announced new projectors for the home theater enthusiast including the PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 and the 8500 UB. The 8100 has a dynamic contrast ratio of up to 36,000:1 and a brightness of 1800 lumens. It will sell for $1599 starting in late-October.

Epson Endeavor AY300-V Desktop PC

Posted in Epson by Conner Flynn on August 20th, 2009

Epson Endeavor AY300-V Desktop PCEpson has a new addition to its Endeavor lineup of desktop PCs with the all new AY300-V. You can get this new desktop PC in two configurations: With a Celeron 430 CPU and 1GB RAM or a Core 2 Duo E7500 CPU and 2GB RAM.

The specs are the same for both models, a 160GB HDD, along with an optional DVD drive or DVD Super Multi and your choice of Windows XP Pro or Vista Business as the OS. The Celeron model will cost you $443, while the Core 2 Duo option will cost you $601.

Epson unveils WorkForce 610 and WorkForce 1100

Posted in Epson by Conner Flynn on August 12th, 2009

Epson unveils WorkForce 610 and WorkForce 1100Epson has released the 610 and the 1100 as part of its WorkForce line. Both new printers feature Wi-Fi, wired networking and PC Fax capabilities and is also recyclable, while meeting ENERGY STAR standards. The all-in-one WorkForce 610 features a 2.5-inch LCD tilt screen and an automatic document feeder that supports maximum print speeds of up to 38 pages per minute in greyscale and color. Laser-quality is 15 ppm for black content or 9.3 ppm for color.

The WorkForce 1100 will provide up to 30 ppm in greyscale and 17 ppm in color, with laser-quality speeds of 13 ppm in greyscale and 5.5 ppm in color. The 1100 is designed to work with both standard-size documents and index cards, brochures and other paper sizes.

Epson producing world’s smallest LCD panel

Posted in Epson by Conner Flynn on June 29th, 2009

Epson producing world's smallest LCD panelEpson is claiming another first with this world’s smallest LCD panel and they’ve started volume production of these tiny guys. The XGA HTPS-TFT Liquid Crystal Panel was specially designed for 3LCD data projectors and are up to 23% smaller in size than its predecessor, using a 0.55″ display panel.

The tiny panel can display a natural XGA (1,024 x 768) resolution, targeting projectors which can display up to 2600 ANSI lumens. Epson isn’t resting easy with this achievement though. They even have plans to push the envelope to create higher resolutions for the panels.

Epson Endeavor NP11-V Nettop PC

Posted in Epson by Conner Flynn on June 7th, 2009

Epson Endeavor NP11-V Nettop PCThe Epson Endeavor NP11-V is an energy efficient nettop that only requires 40Watts of power. Sure, it looks like the Wii turned into a PC, but we’re assuming that you like your devices in stark raving white so bright that it burns your iris. How about a dash of color Epson?

This mini computer is powered by an Intel Atom 230 CPU with a standard SIS672 or SIS968 chipset, 1GB RAM and a 160GB HDD. If you love bland design, you can buy the Endeavor NP11-V for about 195 Euro or $272.

Epson announces new printers on the cheap

Posted in Epson by Shane McGlaun on May 20th, 2009

epsonnx515-sbOne of the big problems with printers today isn’t that they print too slowly or that they can’t print images. The big problem is the cost of the printer and ink. Often you can replace your whole printer for the price you pay for new ink cartridges alone. I once owned a printer that cost about $50 to replace the ink tanks.

Epson has announced a new line of all-in-one printers called the NX series that offers nice features at low prices. All of the printers will copy, scan, and print. The line all use Epson DURABrite inks as well. The line includes the NX115, NX215, NX415, and NX515 models.

iPhone app lets users print to Epson printers

Posted in Epson by Shane McGlaun on May 4th, 2009

iphone3g-sbThere have been a few occasions when I was getting email on my iPhone that I wanted to print the document. You can synchronize the document and then print it from your computer, but directly printing a doc from the iPhone would be much easier and add some value to an Epson printer.

Epson has announced a new application for the iPhone and iPod touch that allows users to print documents, emails, and even images directly to an Epson printer from their phones. The app is called the EuroSmartz Print & Share App.

Epson intros next-gen Ensemble HD Home Cinema System

Posted in Epson by Conner Flynn on April 28th, 2009

Epson intros next-gen Ensemble HD Home Cinema SystemIt’s been a while since Epson launched an HTIB. About two years. So it’s about time for this. Today, they intro’d their next-generation Ensemble HD Home Cinema. It’s updated to include the PowerLite Home Cinema 6100 or Home Cinema 6500 UB.

Both will include a motorized 100-inch screen, surround sound, an AV controller with built-in DVD player, universal remote and nearly all components needed to install. What’s interesting is that there is no Blu-ray player, which is a no brainer. What were they thinking?

Epson announces new PowerLight 410W projector

Posted in Epson by Shane McGlaun on March 30th, 2009

epsonprojector-sbWhen I was in school, we didn’t have projectors in the classes. If we needed to see something projected on a screen we had a filmstrip device or one of those transparency things that showed a clear piece of paper on the screen and put out about a billion BTUs of heat. We also had to walk to school up hill (both ways) in the snow with 75 pounds of books in our backpacks without a cell phone or MP3 player, life was hard.

My son’s second grade class has a projector connected to a computer that is used for showing things to the entire class at once. Epson has announced a new projector aimed at classroom use called the 410W, which is the follow-up to its 400W projector. The 410W is a short throw projector for smaller rooms.

Epson releases Core 2 Duo SSD Drive Notebook

Posted in Epson by Conner Flynn on January 14th, 2009

Epson releases Core 2 Duo SSD Drive NotebookEpson isn’t just about printers, though we tend to associate the name with printers. They make lots of other stuff too. Epson Japan has announced it’s latest Business to Business laptop dubbed the Endeavor NA802.

The 13.3 inch WXGA notebook comes packed with a Core 2 Duo P8400 processor, an nVidia GeForce 9600M GT with 256MB of VRAM, 1GB to 4GB of RAM, and a wide range of 5400 or 7200rpm HDDs or a 128GB (MLC) SSD drive. The new Endeavor NA802 also features a WiFiLink 5300AGN module with Windows Vista or XP Pro OS. No word on pricing or availability.