Pros All in one SEEMS to work (at least as often as the printer itself works).
Cons time to get machine up and running (just short of forever...)
unreliable - sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't
uses VERY high quantity of ink
cost of ink is RIDICULOUSLY high AND Lexmark proprietary (so good luck if you run out and need it asap)
Summary Don't waste your time, energy, money, sanity or phone time (which you'll need to talk to Lexmark).
Pros When it works, it's got a lot of functions that I like.
Cons It never works right! I've had mine for less than 2 months and have put in numerous calls to tech support and they are actually sending me a second replacement (they already replaced it once for a different error!)
Summary I had several problems with this printer from pausing during print jobs (for literally hours on a single page) to just not printing. Now, due to an ink error I am waiting on a second replacement. (The first was replaced due to the problems with the time print jobs were taking.) We run a home based business and I need a dependable printer. This is NOT a dependable printer!
Pros Quick prints, fast scans, and general all around use through USB.
Cons Wireless function doesn't work 90% of the time, loud, chews through ink like it's rich, and it's bulky.
Summary This printer isn't something I'd recommend to anyone, let alone give it to as a gift. It uses ink like it's water, and almost always has issues connecting to the network. I'd say it's wireless feature works maybe once every ten attempts, usually just have to hook up it's USB to get it to print properly. It REFUSES to print anything when just ONE of the colour ink cartridges runs out of ink, even if you're only using the black cartridge. It's loud, sounds like it's attempting to break out of itself when it prints, and it shakes like crazy when printing; good luck keeping it in one spot without boxing it in...
This thing is just a waste of money, I can't even get the wireless set up program on my computer to recognize the device even when I checked it's IP and input it manually into the installer! It looks nice, but it's like a bratty child that you have to constantly monitor.
I'm rambling now, just put simply:
This printer sucks and should never have come out. I'm not impressed with it and would NOT recommend it to ANYONE, even as a gift to someone you hate... Just get them that chia-pet and call it a day, it would be more useful than this printer...
Pros SCANNER AND FAX WORKS
Cons 1. USES INK REALLY FAST
2. FAILS TO RECOGNIZE PAPER IN TRAY
3. REPLACED PRINTHEAD BECASUE LEXMARK SAID TOO WHEN I COMPLAINED THAT IT NEEEDS TO BE CLEANED AFTER A DAY OR TWO OF NON USE. THIS REQUIRES
4. USING FULL SHEETS OF INK COATED PAPER- A PLUS
Summary USE UT FOR TARGET PRACTICE. DON'T GIVE IT AWAY AS GOD WILL PUNISH YOU FOR BEING MEAN TO YOUR FELLOW MAN
"Piece O Junk"on by 777flier
Pros Scan, fax, cheap (bought it at BJ's for $90)
Summary I have spent untold hours on the phone with Lexmark tech support.....printhead errors, comm errors, firmware problems....I finally gave up and now use it as a scanner and fax....and bought an HP laserjet.....I've had much better success with HP laser printers.
If someone knows of a good, reliable inkjet, I'd love to hear about it but this is not the one!!!!!!