Lexmark 7200V Printer Review
While the Lexmark 7200v is a fairly basic color inkjet printer, it does have a unique video capture feature that may appeal to some buyers. Its print quality is decent, but speeds are slow, at only 8 pages per minute for black and 3 pages per minute for color. The high cost of Lexmark 7200v ink will be an expensive proposition for those who do a lot of printing.
With a fairly compact frame, it will fit into small office spaces or home environments quite easily. Its input and output paper trays can also be folded in to make a smaller footprint when the printer is not in use. Of course, this will require users to reload the paper each time it needs to be used. There are two Lexmark 7200v ink cartridges included in the box: a black cartridge and a color cartridge. The Lexmark 7200v ink cartridges are easy to access and replace. However easy to find, the printer ink is an expense.
The Lexmark 7200v includes a port for connecting a video source, such as a DVD player, VCR or camcorder. Once connected, users can use the included software to capture and frame still images from the video source. This allows consumer to print single frames from home movies, slide shows and other sources. If this sounds like a feature with limited appeal, it probably is, but for those who have a need to print film frames, this could be the product they've been looking for.
While its features and performance are quite good, this inkjet printer looks less appealing when compared to its competition. Many printers in its class and price range have faster speeds and better print quality for the same price, and the high cost of Lexmark 7200v ink is its biggest downside, as even more expensive models have lower printer ink costs.
Overall, the Lexmark 7200v falls behind competing models in almost every area, but its video capture feature could be appealing for a small number of buyers.