This printer is worth the cost. Lasts a long time and works well.
11 January 2012
Summary: I have had this thing for almost 9 years and I always wanted to give a long term users perspective. I bought this for my Linux setup. I wanted a good laser printer. Lets start with the build. It looks cheap on the outside However, it uses real metal chassis (not plastic). It has real machine screws and if you really savvy with a screwdriver, its a reasonably easy printer to repair. Lets start with this printers biggest jammer. those paper pickup rollers.
Summary: I have been using the Lexmark E232 since it came out in 2005. It is a great work printer. I was using a HP II before and this one is much better with the same features. To get a refirb is about $125. With no toner or drum. Which is $60 to $70 dollars. If you can buy a new in the box Cheaper than that you have a steal.
Summary: I've owned two of these printers for over 5 years now in a small business environment. Both have been absolutely bulletproof, produce sharp printouts, and the first page is available in 5 seconds. They behave well with aftermarket consumables. I agree with the reviewer that it will suddenly come to life for ~ 1 second every 4 hours or so, as if you woke it up from a nap. I've become accustomed to it, sort of like a cuckoo clock.
Summary: This printer has saved us hundreds of dollars in ink--and the speed and LACK of maintenance required has been great too! Let go of your inkjet and send your photos to a photo lab. Highly recommended for family printing.
Summary: We use this printer in our office and it's printing almost non-stop. No problems with the printer. We use toner refill kits to save on costs, and only have to replace the actual toner cartridge about once a year. Would highly recommend.
Summary: Excellent Design, Portable size for your home office and samll business. Fast printing and long lasting ink. The sleek black look is the best with a tray that can slide in and out. Easy paper refilling, great machine at a great price.
Summary: The Lexmark E232 is a remarkable value in a personal laser printer. It is extremely quiet and quick, both for first page out and for subsequent pages as 20pages per minute. At 1,200 DPI resolution, it has extremely sharp graphics capability for a monochrome laser printer. If you don't need to print color, a laser printer is far more economical to operate than a color ink jet printer.
Summary: I first bought this printer about two years ago. After only having it for a few months, my computer would no longer recognize it. I did everything the customer support people asked, including buying an extra USB cable (not that they included one with the printer in the first place). After that they sent me a refurbished replacement printer, and I got it very quickly. Unfortunately my replacement printer was dead on arrival.
Summary: My husband purchased this printer just before the 2004 income tax season - he has a seasonal tax preparation business - and it has printed over 10,000 pages so far with only one call to tech support, which cured the only problem - not pulling paper through (dirty rollers)- with a Q-tip and alcohol in about 5 minutes.