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Lexmark, . . . VERY dissapointing. . . tsk tsk tsk
on January 17, 2008
This printer is NOT ideal for the person who wants a cheap and "economical" solution with all the features mentioned.
I must admit, at the price range, I fell victim and tried this product, since I liked the built in wireless feature. What they do not tell you is that you MUST first hardwire your system to the printer FIRST to "import wireless" settings and then you can use it wirelessly. Well, to me, no biggie, right? Now, I had to tell my router to give it a permanent IP address because the printer kept changing up, and when you have 3 wireless notebooks, its aggravating since your computers dont know what is the current address to print to.
I've only printed a total of 21 pages, and wow! I AM AT 80% black ink left [all pages were incoming faxes]. This the not very impressive page yield, and the box mentions an average of 220 pgs avg yield of black pages. Wow. . . not so!
Not only that, this printer stays in my bedroom next to my desktop, and the printer makes random noises in the middle of the night, freaking me out. This printer had to go. Not to mention, the fax machine has to scan ALL the pages FIRST in the feeder and THEN when done scanning, then it begins transmission!
Did I also mention that the printer will randomly disconnect your phone calls because it wants to "detect a potential fax" even if "auto answer" is NOT enabled?
Also, the printer programs it's ink cartridges to STOP spraying after so many "drops" which means that even when it stops spraying, you may have residual ink that could have been used but the box even says this on the labeling!
This printer was most definitely a huge disappointment. The only GREAT feature was the automatic 2 sided printing feature. That was IT. Other than that, Lexmark. I am sorry. . . I am going back to HP. The REAL friend in my house!