Lexmark recently unveiled its new A4 laser printer line-up, comprising no less than 59 new models. The new machines cover the entire range of colour, mono, single- and multi-function devices, from 23 to 66 pages per minute. There is a configuration to suit every possible requirement but it would be impractical to cover them all, so we’ve picked out a few highlights.
At just under £200 for a 23 page per minute networked colour device, the CS310n will undoubtedly be one of the more popular models. The CS310 range technically replaces the C540 but is 3 pages per minute faster with double the memory capacity, making it a closer match for the more expensive C544 (which also has a smaller memory). More printer for less money? So far, so good.
On to a more heavyweight machine, we take a look at a mono printer designed for busy, medium-sized workgoups. The MS610 series is completely new and has no direct predecessor but boasts similar specifications to the T652, with a print speed of 47 pages per minute and a 550-sheet paper tray. Lexmark has added a few new features to its mono printers, so the MS610 comes with direct USB printing, Gigabit networking and a colour display as standard. If you opt for the de or dte versions rather than the dn, the 6cm LCD screen becomes a 10.9cm touch screen with access to app-like productivity solutions such as customised shortcuts and workflows.
Replacing the X544 in the colour multifunction sector is the CX410 series and, once again, there's a lot more printer for your pound in the new range. The CX410 is seven pages per minute faster at 30ppm and, like the MS610, comes with direct printing, Gigabit networking and a larger memory, not to mention the 10.9cm touch screen. Coupled with the increased memory is a dual-core 800MHz processor, designed to ensure that the CX410 speeds through even large, complex print jobs.
Lexmark seems to have gone a little bit mad with new printer models and nowhere is this more apparent than in the mono multifunction range – Lexmark seems to have more new printers in this sector than Apple has lawsuits. Here, we look towards the top of the range at the MX810 series.
Like most of the new mono MFPs, the MX810 is completely new machine rather than a replacement. The 52 page per minute MX810 features a tablet-sized 25.9cm (10.2in) touch screen, 1GB of memory and comes in four different flavours. There are two standard tray configurations available, with a total paper capacity of either 1,200 or 2,750 sheets. Both variants include a finishing option as standard, with a choice between a staple finisher and a 4-bin mailbox. If 52ppm isn't speedy enough for you, there's always the 60ppm MX811 or the 66ppm MX812, which are simply faster versions of the MX810. All other specifications and options are the same.
Lexmark pulled out of the inkjet market so it could concentrate on the business laser market and the plethora of new models indicates that it's doing just that. With so many new additions to its range, the chances are that Lexmark will have a laser printer to suit you, whatever your needs. To find out, give us a call on 02392 623300 or check out our Lexmark product page.
by Anthony Morgan