- 7-inch easy-to-use color control panel
- Fast print speeds
- Toner quality control
- Slightly difficult computer scanning
- Average energy use
Lexmark announced the arrival of a new line of monochrome multifunction printers, the X460 series, which not only offer fast print speeds (40 ppm) and great features (built-in duplex print and scan) but showcase Lexmark’s 7-inch e-Task color touchscreen for simple navigation and use.
Today, we have a full review of one of the five printers featured in that series, the X466de. We’ll look at the devices and features offered on the X466de, and measure both quality and design of Lexmark’s latest multifunction series.
- 4-in-1 device: monochrome print, scan, copy, fax
- Print speeds: up to 40 ppm
- Print resolution: up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
- 7-inch e-Task color touchscreen
- 500 MHz processor with 256 MB memory standard
- Monthly duty cycle: up to 80,000 pages
- Automatic duplexing
- 50-page ADF
- Front side USB port
- Paper capacity: 250-sheet cassette, 50-sheet multipurpose tray
- Connectivity: Ethernet, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 standard (Wi-Fi optional)
- Energy Star certified
BUILD AND DESIGN
The Lexmark X466de is not as large as I expected when I first wrote about the series during its 2009 launch. In fact, I lifted it myself into the light tent when I was taking the first round of photos for this article. Its non-use standard operation dimensions are about 21 x 19 x 17 inches, but users will need to consider the scanner lid and optional paper trays when deciding where to set up shop.
The X466de’s design isn’t anything to write home about; it’s fairly standard top to bottom. The casing is a mix of dark and light gray with a Lexmark logo centered below the control panel. What is different about the Lexmark X466de is its 7-inch e-Task color touchscreen that livens up an otherwise standard design.
The 50-sheet Automatic Document Feeder is on top of the X466de and allows users to scan, copy or fax large documents without supervision.
The X466de flatbed scanner is equipped to scan double-sided documents up to 8.5 x 14 inches. You can get between 33 and 35 single-sided scans per minute or 12/13 double-sided scans per minute.
The previously mentioned 7-inch Lexmark e-Task color touchscreen is centered on the front of the X466de. To the right of the touchscreen, users will find a numerical keypad and three quick keys: cancel, start and home. The front side USB port is to the left.
Beneath the control panel is the 150-sheet output bin with a small extending tray. Press the button to the left and lift at the middle to access to the toner cartridge. The monochrome Lexmark X466de is shipped with the estimated 7,000 page starter Return Program cartridge. Users can also purchase High Yield (estimated 9,000 pages) and Extra High Yield (estimated 15,000 pages) toner cartridges for the X466de.
The 50-sheet multipurpose tray is accessed by pulling open the front door. The multipurpose tray is great for printing single sheets, envelopes, labels, transparencies, card stock, etc.
The 250-sheet standard paper cassette is at the bottom of the unit. The X466de is compatible with a variety of media including: A4, A5, executive, folio, legal, letter, statement, universal, etc. For offices with a larger print cycle, Lexmark offers an optional 550-sheet drawer for an overall paper capacity up to 850 sheets.
The X466de has built-in networking with an Ethernet 10/100 Base TX port or it can be set up over a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connection. Lexmark also offers an optional wireless print server.