Cloud Printing from a Chromebook: We try it out on 8 inkjet all-in-ones

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Brother MFC-J5720DW

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This is a big sibling to the DCP-J4120DW, with the same overall shape but all-black and higher off the desk, as it supports two 250-sheet A3 paper trays. Paper handling is still more versatile with twin paper feeds at the rear, for a further five sheets of A3 and 80 sheets of A4.

Brother MFC-J5720DW all-in-one printer

The 50-sheet duplex ADF matches the duplex print the machine can produce and the large touchscreen provides good control of the machine’s key features. These include photo print from memory card or USB and direct connection to services like DropBox and Box for direct Cloud printing.

Cloud Print isn’t that quick, with both text document and photo prints taking over two minutes to complete. Running costs are kept down by the option of XL cartridges and, overall, there’s a lot of functionality in this printer.

Price £263
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Canon Pixma MX535

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This is a mid-range home office all-in-one in Canon’s Pixma range. It’s a tubby little machine with a functional, though not luxurious, feature set. It has a two-line mono LCD display, for example, rather than a colour touchscreen, and a fold-down paper feed which enlarges its footprint considerably.

Canon Pixma MX535 all-in-one printer

It does however have a 20-sheet ADF fitted to its scanner, duplex print support, a front panel USB port and full fax functionality. It can connect to a wide variety of devices, locally via USB or Wi-Fi, or remotely via Google Cloud Print or Canon’s own Pixma Cloud Link.

Print speeds via Cloud Print are quite slow with a five-page document taking over two minutes. Running costs are reasonable, with colour at 6.6p per page. A good printer for the money, but not the fastest on the block.

Price £100
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