Lexmark E360DN first look

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Already have a device that can handle copying, scanning, and/or faxing?  Want a device that can handle more volume as well as print out crisp, bold documents?  Then the Lexmark E360dn laser printer might be for you.

This single function monochrome laser can print a document in less than seven seconds and give users a maximum 80,000 pages a month.  Read on for more details and check back next week for the full review.

E360DN SPECIFICATIONS

  • Print speeds: up to 40 ppm
  • First page out: 6.5 seconds
  • Print resolution: 1200 x 1200 dpi
  • Monthly duty cycle: up to 80,000 pages
  • Built-in duplexing
  • 2-line LCD display
  • 50-sheet multipurpose tray
  • 32 MB standard memory
  • Network ready
  • Supports Mac OS X, Linux, Windows
  • Energy Star qualified

BUILD AND DESIGN

Unlike many laser printers I’ve reviewed, I can actually lift the E360DN by myself; it weighs in at 30.43 lbs. and its dimensions are 10.2 x 15.98 x 14.55 inches so it fits on a desk with ease.

The mostly gray design is pretty plain – sort of expected from a monochrome single function laser printer – with just a simple Lexmark logo on the front but will blend into an office environment nicely.

The 150 page output bin is on the top of the printer and there is an extension to keep print jobs from landing on the floor. 

You’ll find a small button on the top left side which opens the front of the E360 for toner cartridge access.  Since this is a monochrome laser printer, there is only one black toner cartridge that was relatively easy to install.

The small, intuitive control panel is located on the front of the E360dn and consists of a 2-line 128 x 32 pixel backlit LCD and six buttons: menu, back, two arrow keys, ok/enter, stop/cancel.  Simple, but it is really every short command you’ll need for a single function printer.

 The 50-sheet multipurpose tray is located below the control panel.  The tray folds down and out and has two adjustable paper clasps for various types of media.

Below the multipurpose tray, users will find the standard 250-sheet paper drawer that also has adjustable paper clasps.  For businesses that need more volume, the E360dn is expandable up to a maximum of 850 sheets (including the 50 page multipurpose tray).

On the right side of the machine, you’ll find a door that opens up to the expandable memory card.  The E360dn comes standard with 32 MB of memory but is upgradeable to 288 MB.

The connections will be found on the back of the E360.  The E360dn is network ready, so you’ll find an Ethernet 10/100BaseTX port along with a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed port.   The power button and the AC power port are also located on the back along with additional access into the machine.

The Lexmark E360dn is available now on the Lexmark website for $399.00.  Still not convinced?  Hold out for PrinterComparison.com’s full review coming next week.

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