Summary: The Lexmark X500n is an affordable yet powerful colour laser multifunction (MFP) scanner, printer, and copier with network capability that will make a great small or home office work horse. It lacks fax functionality (one of the ways Lexmark kept the price down) but if you don’t have a standalone fax already and need one, the otherwise identical Lexmark X502n is available (with fax) for another £100.
Pros: Text quality, ease of use, (relatively) fast set up, shared network use, price.
Excerpt: In testing, the X500n MFD (multifunction device) delivered solid results with its ability to print, scan, and copy. A large factor contributing to the X500n's affordability is its lack of a fax machine; fax capability is an increasingly common feature on laser MFDs.