Lexmark X4650


Price: $169

Lexmark produces some of the best consumer level multifunction centres incorporating wireless we’ve seen, but like all wireless technologies, it’s not cheap. The specifications in the X4650 could be found in a cabled product half the price.

We tested a large printout and got close to 300 fast resolution pages from a single pair of cartridges, which is quite good compared to various competitors. The scan quality also isn’t bad but adjusting the settings could be a little easier.

Lexmark has also finally left behind the single line black-on-grey LCD readout, though the two inch wide, higher resolution white-on-black still isn’t as dynamic as the control panel systems of many competitors. However, an extra point goes to the inclusion of pre-paid, Planet Ark co-branded cartridge recycling packets, and replacements are a decent price at $30-35. Rating: 4


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