The Lexmark X4650 sets out to fill the middle ground between a basic inkjet printer and a full-fledged office machine. It is a multifunction inkjet printer capable of printing, copying and scanning. It has decent print speeds, rated at up to 25 pages per minute for black and 18 pages per minute for color. Actual speeds may be slower, however. High cost for Lexmark X4650 ink may be a problem for those on a budget.
The machine has support for 802.11b and 802.11g wireless built in. This allows it to connect to an existing wireless network or to act as a wireless hub for the home or office. The ability to print wirelessly is a very convenient feature and one that is not expected in such a low-priced model. The software includes an OCR (optical character recognition) feature for converting scanned documents to editable text. This is great for users who need to archive paper documents, though this will be a slow process with only a flatbed scanner to work with.
Printer ink is the major hurdle with this model. X4650 Lexmark ink cartridges are expensive and have small capacities which means they need to be replaced more often. Many buyers don't think ahead about printer ink costs, so the high price of Lexmark X4650 ink cartridges will likely surprise them later.
In their review of the Lexmark X4650 inkjet printer, CNET Australia liked its fast text printing speeds and its integrated wireless support. They also liked its ease of setup. They disliked its limited display, however, and found its photo quality to be fairly slow.
Overall, this model would be a more solid choice if it weren't for the high cost of Lexmark X4650 ink. Still, for users who want a multifunction device with Wifi support at a very low price, it may be worth a look.
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