Home and small office users looking for a compact and lightweight all-in-one machine should consider the Lexmark X4270 inkjet printer. It packs all the necessary office functions into a small package, and its price is surprisingly low. Print speeds are good for the price, at up to 19 pages per minute with black and 10 pages per minute with color printer ink. The high price of Lexmark X4270 ink will be a major factor in the cost of ownership of the machine.
This model will be a better fit for a single user than for multiple users, as its monthly duty cycle is only 5,000 sheets, and it lacks networking functions. Since it works in standalone mode for copying and faxing, however, it may suit the needs of a small office well enough. The main drawback is its Lexmark X4270 ink cartridges, which have small capacities and are more expensive than competing models. High-volume users who will be replacing the Lexmark X4270 ink cartridges often will likely find it very expensive to operate, making more expensive models with lower printer ink prices a better buy.
The control panel is well-designed, with quick access to necessary functions and features. The automatic document feeder makes it very easy to scan, copy or fax multiple pages at once, though some might be limited by the lack of a flatbed scanning surface, as there is no way to scan or copy books or other larger media. The unit supports all modern versions of Windows, but does not include Mac support, so Mac users will be left out in the cold. Luckily, this has changed in recent years, as Lexmark printers are beginning to show support for Mac.
Cnet's review of the Lexmark X4270 inkjet printer is quite positive. They gave it a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars and praised its excellent software, user guide and control panel. They disliked its print quality and lack of Mac support.
Overall, the X4270 is a robust all-in-one machine with only a few small faults. You get a lot of functionality for the price, but expensive Lexmark X4270 ink could eat up the upfront savings very quickly.
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