Lexmark X2670 All In One Printer
by Briana Ballard
(Ft Lauderdale, FL)
The Lexmark X2670 All-In-One Printer is a low-cost (lowest online price: $35) multifunction printer that provides adequate service only if a user can not afford to spend more on a quality product.
One major problem with this printer is that only Lexmark brand ink cartridges can be used – no third-party cartridges are available. The result is that users will spend about $20 for black and $30 for color.
Another major flaw is that if one cartridge runs dry, the printer will cease to function, even if there is still ink in the other cartridge. Therefore a user would be well-advised to keep one of each type cartridge on hand at all times.
A related annoyance is the Lexmark X2670 printer's method of notifying the user that ink levels are low. The printer will temporarily hold up printouts for no apparent reason unless the user notices the tiny warning light on the printer or calls up the printer utility software to check the status.
A lesser flaw is Lexmark's failure to include a USB cable in the box. Although the manufacturer claims speeds of 13 pages per minute for black-and-white pages in normal mode, two to three pages a minute is what users will usually see. Color, of course, will be slower.
Print speeds are faster in draft mode, but black-and-white pages come out a washed-out brownish-red in draft mode. It takes longer for the Lexmark X2670 to start up when copying than for printing, long enough that users will wonder whether the printer is still working.
The printer is fairly easy to set up, with documentation provided in pictorial as well as written form. As a scanner the Lexmark X2670 is adequate, although Mac users will have to rely on OS X's Image Capture software – the scanning software provided with the unit is Windows-only.