"Good for scanning, not so much for printing."2.0 starson by twdc
Pros: Connects to my home network easily. Scanner is not great, but not terrible either.
Cons: Consistent problems with the printhead. Ink cartridges don't produce nearly as many prints as claimed.
Summary: Purchasing an all-in-one for the price of a stand-along scanner is not such a bad thing. Unlike the previous reviewers, I had no problems at all connecting the computer to my wireless home network, and can access all of its functions from our iMac, two Macbooks, and old Dell laptop via the provided Lexmark All-In-One application.
The scanner works fairly well, and was the primary reason I purchased the unit. However, as a printer, it leaves a lot to be desired.
The prints themselves turn out A-OK... when the printer is working correctly. But that is exactly the problem, getting the printer to work correctly. So far, in the less-than-two-years I have owned the unit, I have had to have the printhead replaced twice due to malfunction. While Lexmark service has always been helpful in this matter, like dirtyharry said above, it just gets tiring having to contact them ALL OF THE TIME.
Additionally, the cartridges are problematic, as well. A) they are the kind that are programmed to go "bad" after a while. Lexmark says this is to ensure that only the freshest ink goes through your unit. But it is obviously a ploy to sell more cartridges. Additionally, the cartridges don't supply nearly as many prints as claimed.
My advice: purchase this unit only if you need a basic all-in-one, and also print A LOT. This will save you from having the cartridges "go bad" over time, and will probably maximize your economy with the cost of the cartridges.