"Better than expected, good performance, good setup"4.0 starson by jerryc112
Pros: Fairly easy installation on home network. Functions work as advertised. Good print quality for an AIO, I'm not printing pictures. The wireless installation was fairly easy. I have 1 desktop, 3 PC laptops & 3 MAC laptops, all use this printer.
Cons: The software could have been a little easier given that I had such a wide array of installation needs and a home network. It took a little trial & error but it's up and running on the network and all computers.
Summary: After 1 day I'm very impressed. I have a secure home network, wired and wireless and the installation on all my computers was fairly easy, though not effortless (even though I think it should have been effortless). The installation on the variety of devices wasn't as straight forward as it should have been. Starting on the USB connected computer might have been the issue, once I got that figured out, then installing the printer on the wireless connection for all other computers took a little more figuring out, then there was a slight difference between the PC and Mac's...big surprise. Get my point...
I've heard some complaints about the noise of the printer, I don't seem to notice it and it's literally next to me under my desk (maybe that's why). Others mentioned it was slow, well, it's not lightening fast but it's manageable so I won't ding them for that.
This replaced an HP6110 (P.O.S) & an HP print server also a P.O.S. and is far, far easier to use than the HP. However, the software installation is huge...300MB..really? I think it's overkill. It does seem to function better than the similar HP software which was terrible, someone tell HP to outsource software, theirs is the worst I've ever used. Print quality on documents/presentations seems very good, or at least good enough. I don't print pictures so I can't comment on their quality. I'm stunned by the price of the black XL print cartridge $4.99, yes, < $5.00 and they say it'll last 400 print jobs, I guess time will tell. If their ink is that much cheaper than HP, then I'll use this for a long time. My HP 6110 replaced my HP G95 which also was a P.O.S, those 2 printers both broke (wouldn't print) in 4 years. I mean, 2 hours on the phone with tech support and I was told to ship it to the repair center! Needless to say I bought a different printer...the 3rd time.
I gave it 4 of 5 stars because the software was too big and a little trickier than it should be. Overall, Lexmark has my business for now, if I need another printer, I'm buying a Lexmark.