Summary: The primary issue with the Genesis S815 is the price. For £400 an A3 printer could be purchased, or a couple of A4 all-in-one printers. The innovations available on the Genesis S815 are impressive, but certainly not worth paying such a high premium for.
Conclusion: I found the Lexmark Genesis to be an easy to use, quality all-in-one printer. It offers all the business features needed in a small office, home office environment including decent print speeds, built-in networking, automatic duplexing, a front side USB port and a 3-year extended warranty.
Pros: Flash Scan Technology, Web-connected, SmartSolutions, Simple paper path
Cons: Not compatible with 105XL cartridge, High initial cost for an inkjet, Over processed photos
Summary: Lexmark’s Genesis S815 (£299.69) certainly leads the way with flair. Unlike any other AIO (all-in-one), this 4-in-1 inkjet device sports a fantastically attractive vertical design that captivates the eyeballs.
Excerpt: We loved this printer; it was really easy to set up and use. The manual is comprehensive. Scanning is incredibly fast; faxing was also quickest. Text and photo printing speeds were average, as was copying. Photo prints were very crisp, with good deﬁnition.
Excerpt: This is a completely different shape for a Multi Function unit. It is Multi Function as not only does it print, scan and copy but should you still need the facility it can also be used as a Fax machine. The shape is higher rather than wider.