Wi-Fi setup was also painless, but it helped that there were relatively few options on the onscreen menu
The small color touchscreen was responsive enough that I was able to tap in my Wi-Fi password on the first attempt.
A bigger time sink was setting up to print via Google Cloud Print, a system I’ve always found to be inscrutable. Simply adding a networked local printer via Windows 10 or MacOS is also not the one-button task it should be, but I got that sorted out after a few minutes as well.
AirPrint, Google Cloud Print and more
In my hands-on testing, printing 10 pages from a MacBook took 27 seconds, including about 5 seconds for the data to stream over the network from my laptop to the printer. Printing a seven-page webpage from the Edge browser on a Windows laptop took 36 seconds. Making a “photocopy” of a single sheet of paper took 9 seconds.
But much more importantly than that, once I had the printer set up and the Wi-Fi connections made, it just worked and kicked out a perfectly legible document every time. I tried different laptops, I tried my phone (19 seconds for a one-page email via AirPrint), I tried Google Docs, PDF files and emails. It just worked, and for me as a decades-long inkjet user, it was a refreshing change of pace. Read More