Lexmark X466de conclusion

April 20, 2010 by Sarah Meyer Reads (14,668)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service & Support
    • 7
    • Print Quality
    • 9
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 7
    • Performance / Print Speed
    • 9
    • Features
    • 9
    • Operational Costs
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 8.00
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Energy use
The Lexmark X466de is a multifunction laser device so expect to use a lot more power than any style inkjet. Compared to other Lexmark laser printers I’ve reviewed in the past, it uses about the same amount of energy.  

When printing or performing activities where the toner is fused to paper, the X466de uses between 500 and 600 watts of energy before dropping into a range of 30-80 W.  In power saving mode with the screen lit up, the X466de uses about 27 W of energy. With the screen dark, it drops to 22 W of energy.

Turn on the optional Eco mode and the X466de will automatically send the printer into power saving mode when it’s not in use, and it will print, copy and fax double-sided.

PROS

  • Large, easy-to-use color control panel
  • Fast print speeds
  • Toner quality control

CONS

  • Slightly difficult computer scanning
  • Average energy use

CONCLUSION
The Lexmark X466de does everything as advertised: fast print speeds, quality print outs, intuitive control panel, easy faxing and copying, good security features, etc. When I did run into problems with the X466de, for example with scanning to a PC, I found the solutions easily by searching the user guide.  

While my staff and I might have had issues with Lexmark inkjet printers in the past – although its latest line is pretty great – I have never had a severe issue with a Lexmark laser printer I’ve reviewed. I loved the 7-inch touchscreen control panel (I find myself becoming a touchscreen groupie the more I interact with them on printers). The biggest downsides were typical of most multifunction laser units: a large energy consumption and a lack of good scan software.

At $1,499, the biggest obstacle for a small business with this device is the initial cost. If I oversaw a small business, I would consider the entry level X463de device, which starts at $999 (a $500 price difference) and only lacks the fax capability, the additional memory, and 80GB hard disk.  

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

The Lexmark X466de monochrome multifunction laser printer is available now on Lexmark.com for $1,499.

Supplies and accessories can also be purchased on Lexmark.com. The Lexmark Extra High Yield Return Program cartridge is sold for $251.99; the Lexmark High Yield Return Program cartridge is sold for $193.99; and the Lexmark Return Program cartridge (standard yield) is sold for $99.99.

The Lexmark X466de comes with a one-year limited warranty.

 


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