updated 02:10 pm EDT, Mon July 21, 2008
Lexmark Fall 2008 AIOs
Lexmark on Monday geared up for the return to work by launching three new printer models each for the Home & Student and Small Office Pro series. For home users, the X4950 (pictured) serves as the flagship with built-in 802.11g Wi-Fi to share the printer over the local network; it also has a 2.4-inch OLED display for menus and previews, copies and scans at a native 4800x1200 resolution, and outputs pages at either 30 per minute in monochrome or 27 in full color. It will sell for $150 and ship along with the other printers in September.
The X6650 exchanges the larger preview screen for a two-inch OLED screen along with the option of faxing. It too carries Wi-Fi, but prints more slowly at 25 pages with black ink and 18 for color. At the base of the home line, the X5650 drops wireless while carrying all the feature set of the X6650. These two printers go on sale for $130 and $100 respectively.
Office users receive a trio of new models that offer at least one extra feature at each price level. The X7675 at $200 adds Ethernet to the existing Wi-Fi of the X4950, supports faxing, and is slightly faster at 32 pages per minute in black-and-white mode. The X4975 drops Ethernet and faxing while supporting two-sided printing for $180, and the X6675 prints at the slower 25/18 speed in return for faxing and Wi-Fi networking at $150.