Lexmark E120 Printer Review
A compact size and an affordable price make the Lexmark E120n laser printer a good choice for individuals or small offices that need laser quality, but don't have high-volume printing needs.
The main selling point of the Lexmark E120n laser printer, also referred to as the E120, might just be its compact size. It comes in smaller and lighter than most models, making it an ideal choice for cramped spaces. At 15.3 inches wide and 9.8 inches tall, it will likely fit in spaces designed for inkjets.
Print quality is slightly above average, with sharp text output and decent graphics. For home or small-office users replacing or supplementing an inkjet, the difference in quality will likely be stunning. Users accustomed to laser quality, however, will find it average.
Printing costs can be somewhat high. The unit comes with a 500-yield Lexmark toner cartridge initially, which can be replaced with a 2000-yield printer toner cartridge for lower per-page costs. Even with the high-yield laser toner cartridge, the per-page cost comes in at around 3.5 cents, which is more expensive than most competing models. Even compared to color toner costs, such as the Magicolor 2300 toner, the per-page cost for Lexmark E120 toner cartridges is high.
Networking is easy to setup and use. The printer comes with an ethernet port, which can be plugged directly into your home or office network. Once connected, a quick setup routine on each computer will have all the computers connected to the printer and ready to print. It also includes a web server which can be accessed from any computer on the network to monitor print status, toner cartridge status, and other useful information.
Overall, the Lexmark E120n may be a good choice for home or small office users who value a compact size with solid laser print quality, and who don't need color. Its affordable price and good networking options make it a model worth considering.