Lexmark announced today they will be replacing their W840 series of monochrome laser printers with the new W850 series. The W850 line includes two models: the W850n and the W850dn.
Several enhancements have been added to the W850 series: Lexmark’s Embedded Solution Framework, an 800 MHz processor, gigabit networking, and an increase in toner yield to 35K.
The W850n is the base model in the series and features print speeds up to 50 ppm, print resolution up to 1200 x 1200 dpi, built-in network connectivity, a front side USB port, a monthly duty cycle up to 300,000 pages, and a paper capacity of 1,100 sheets.
For $400 more, the W850dn comes with a duplexing unit standard.
Both devices are available with several optional upgrades depending on the needs of the customer’s business. Those include: an 80GB hard drive, a 3,500-sheet paper finisher, additional paper capacity drawers and a storage unit.
Users can also add wireless or fiber optic connectivity to their device for an additional charge
Lexmark has priced the W850 series to be $500 less than the HP 9050 series which has similar features: 50 ppm print speed, 300,000 page monthly duty cycle and network connectivity standage. The cost per page when using Lexmark’s new toner with a 35,000 page yield is estimated to be less than one cent per page.