Summary: I have heard many Bad things about the Lexmark All in one Printer/copier /Fax machines. I know have bought two of the x4270 Machines. If your looking for something to print your favorite pics of your last weekend, or fishing trip This machine is ok at best. However, with my wife being handicapped, and our income reflecting this, They have paid forthemselves over and over again. The Fax and Copier functions have been very useful to us.
Summary: I love the layout of the unit itself, although for my preferences a flatbed scanner with auto feed has proven to be a more useful unit in my line of work. This unit has been a proven product under both my somewhat demanding usage and under my Mom's demanding usage. Has always been ready for faxing and receiving faxes, but the handset is a major PITA to get off. Unit still functions without handset on it or on it and just unplugged from it.
Summary: I love the beautiful, sharp colors on pictures and graphics. The simple and easy to use interface doesn't require a rocket scientist to figure out in order to use. The only drawback or negative issue I've had with this printer is the USB connection which breaks down. An easy enough fix, but bothersome, requiring someone to unplug the USB cable from the printer and plug it back in several times until it finally picks up the USB connection again.
Summary: I like the convenience of being able to fax, scan, copy, and print on one machine. It was easy to setup and is simple to operate. It is bulky and it prints slowly. It faxes well with my VOIP, land-line telephone. I purchased this machine mainly for its faxing capability and it exceeds my expectation.
Summary: I just purchased a new Lexmark all in one printer model 4270. It was to replace my HP that had stopped scanning and copying. I actually brought this printer because of it's inexpensive price, less than $100.00, and it had all the features that I needed. Most all-in-one printers do not have a fax machine. The fax machine is an important feature for me. At the time I purchased it I had no intentions of making this my printer for very long...it was just affordable.
Summary: A solid printer, for the money. The X4270 was sufficient for my needs, but it isn't very advanced. I still prefer HP and Epson machines, but this all-in-one isn't bad. I would give this printer a 5, but Lexmark cartridges tend to be pricey. The good news is that remanufactured cartridges are a good alternative to retail ink tanks.