Summary: I originally bought because Cnet editors gave it rave reviews. Shortly after receiving it was printing gray backed pages. After tens of calls to Lexmark support they refused to fix or refund. They ended up sending me special toner cartridges which fixed the problem. I expressed my concern on ordering more that the problem would return. They said they were manufacturing new versions. Yet in the years since, nothing but gray pages.
Summary: we got this printer for about 900 when they had a rebate for 800. so essentially we only paid 100. the printer worked reasonably well, until we had to change toner cartridge. that's where they get you. very expensive cartridges. paper capacity is okay if you don't do high volume. it gets noisy though, as the printer will just warm up for no reason every 2 hrs or so. also it takes a little long to start printing.
Summary: I've had this printer for well over a year and am still on the original cartridges. I do not use it for business, just for our homeschool and general light home use. I also have a B&W Brother Laser we use for most of our B&W printing. I bought it for the networking features and because of the great rebate they had at the time.
Summary: This is an excellent product, with professional quality. The printer is a little noisy while in use, the toner is very expensive although each toner cartridge last for at least 3 to 4K prints. Overall excellent producte very happy with it. Would definetly purchase another lexmark color laser printer.
Summary: This printer is heavy duty, built for a small business, but great for my home. I wish I'd done this long ago. I have been fighting with printing whenever I did anything other than straight printing on letter sized paper. And cartridge costs were eating me alive. I do a lot of special stuff, glossy paper, card stock, duplex, labels, envelopes, etc. I was not having a good time.
Summary: I bought 3 of these printers a little over 1 year ago, and they started out printing very well. By the end of their 2nd week in service, one had already run out all 4 cartridges out of toner. This printer eats supplies and parts much faster than Lexmark had led me to believe. Today 1 year later, 1 unit is out of service and totaled, and the other 2 are not far behind. They cost too much to supply and they have not held up well at all.
Summary: This printer is exceptionally fast in both B/W and color and the quality of the color printing is outstanding. I just finished a church photo membership directory on this printer and I got a standing ovation, countless emails, etc. about the photos (both photography and printing). Because this printer is so inexpensive to operate, the directories cost about 25% less than I initially estimated.