Summary: Bought the printer from Staples for $149 in 2005. Bought it because of Lexmark's reputation and my previous laser was a Lexmark. It is fast -- greasy fast -- however it sounds like a tank. Initial powerup takes about 30 seconds. Average time to print for text is about 7-10 seconds. Graphics take much, much longer. It seems like Lexmark, to make the printer cheaper, made it dumber. Printing a document with complex graphics (a picture, PDFs, etc.
Summary: I purchased this printer in April (2005) and soon noticed that it made a loud noise that lasted a few seconds, every few hours. The Tech Support team kept saying it was a faulty clutch and would sent me a new refurished) printer within a few days. They did send another printer but within minutes the noise began again and did so with the next FOUR printers they sent me.
Summary: I got the printer after it was on sale at a local store. However, after installing it and using it for a week, I realized that the printer was having some power cycles(lasted for few seconds, even during the night when no one is using it) every few hours. I felt troubled and called Lexmark. They told me to connect it to another power source and that did not solve my problem. My conclusion of the matter is you pay for what you get.