Summary: In a vacuum, the Lexmark X342n looks like a decent all-in-one monochrome laser printer for a small office environment, but ultimately, it loses out to the Dell 1815dn in terms of features and speed.
Pros: The network-ready Lexmark X342n handled grayscale and color scans decently, as well as grayscale graphics. Its price is also reasonable for a small workgroup or a home office.
Cons: The printer's feature menu is frustrating to use; the printer isn't capable of duplexing, and it stumbles when printing tiny text.
Excerpt: Lexmark's X342n isn't pretty, but with a fax modem and a network port it's better specified than the similarly priced Brother DCP-8060. Like Dell's Laser Printer 1720dn, it prints a configuration sheet when loaded with paper and connected to the network. Its setup program didn't need to be told the printer's IP address, but it could install only a basic print driver with no access to quality settings.