Summary: The X2470 is cheap on paper, but its running costs will stack up in the long run. Add to this the average speed and final quality that fails to match that of similar models and you have an MFD that may struggle to establish itself.
Pros: Low initial cost, One-touch buttons make it very user-friendly
Cons: Slow, single ink cartridge, barely adequate print quality
Excerpt: When we lined up all the MFPs in this test, Lexmark's X2470 stood out a mile. It's chunky and rather ugly. At just £55 including VAT, it is extremely cheap, but then so are Canon's Pixma MP180 and Epson's Stylus DX5050, and they both manage to be sturdier and more stylish. The X2470 has no memory card slots or display. Without even a single-digit display, you're limited to making one single copy at a time, and these take over a minute to arrive.