updated 02:45 am EDT, Wed October 7, 2009
Lexmark shows first touchscreen laser printer
Lexmark on Tuesday introduced what it's calling the industry's first monochrome laser printer equipped with a touchscreen, the T656dne. Thanks to the 7-inch color LCD, users can access applications such as forms and favorites or eco-settings to save energy. The interface also provides a variety of settings, such as languages, along with controls for changing the background into, for example, a company logo. The printer has a built-in 80GB hard drive that is able to support preloaded software applications.
Print speed is rated at up to 55 letter-sized pages per minute. It also has the ability for duplex printing (both sides of a page), with speeds at this setting dropping to 37ppm. Maximum print resolution is specified as 1200dpi. The printer is compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems. The T656dne has an internal card slot, USB 2.0 connection and a gigabit Ethernet port. A front- and rear-mounted USB port lets users hook up accessories.
The T656dne should be available shortly, priced at $1,999.