Lexmark A900 Printer Review
It seems no matter how far technology advances, as soon as the average Joe starts to catch up, it advances and changes again. Every day bigger and better products are being introduced to various markets. Electronics especially have changed the way the world works and the way people communicate and ultimately survive. Printers are no exception. Every year new models are manufactured with upgraded features and functions no one ever knew they even needed. But just like every person, every product has roots—the original model with one basic purpose and limited special traits or functions.
The Lexmark A900 is a barebones inkjet printer that was among the leaders of a printing revolution that began a decade ago. Of course there have been many more innovative ideas and advancements since then, but the A900 still exists in the world today. It may not work in an office environment, but for simple personal use, it produces well enough to suffice.
This unit contains only two Lexmark A900 ink cartridges, one black and the other tricolor, which consists of cyan, magenta and yellow printer ink. Unfortunately, a maximum resolution of 600 dpi will not provide very realistic color prints, but it will make professional text documents, such as book reports or letters. The black Lexmark A900 ink cartridge can only yield 600 pages, while the color tank has an even lower capacity, yielding only 275 pages. Needless to say, this inkjet printer is not for high-volume use.
The low resolution doesn't seem so bad in comparison to the speed. Using the tricolor Lexmark A900 ink, it can take up to 2 minutes to print a single page, depending on the complexity of the job. When using black printer ink, 2-4 pages per minute can be printed. Replacement Lexmark A900 ink is available new or used online for reasonable prices.