Summary: The Lexmark C500n is a fast color laser printer fit for a multiuser environment with high-volume printing needs. The competition offers more features, but slower printing or lower-quality prints.
Pros: Fast black text and graphics prints; excellent text handling; good graphics prints; inexpensive.
Cons: High consumables cost; limited functionality; no duplexer; nonexpandable memory.
Summary: Lexmark's budget-priced colour laser delivers fast, high-quality text. Albeit without the option for a duplexer, but you can increase your paper tray to a 530-sheet tray for an additional cost.
Pros: Fast text printing, low price, extra 530-sheet tray costs only $260
Cons: No manual paper tray, no option for a duplexer
Excerpt: Lexmark's C500n has been around for a few years now. It's larger, noisier and takes longer to warm up than the other printers here, but it also has a larger duty cycle, faster mono print speed and higher yield consumables. Its installation disc doesn't work under Windows Vista, so you must download the driver from Lexmark's website. The file failed to download from Lexmark's UK site, but we eventually obtained it from the US website at http://support.lexmark.com.