Great printer, but maybe not the best bang for the buck.
J. Nelson, Amazon
20 February 2014
Summary: If you're looking for a great monochrome laser printer with duplexing, this certainly fits the bill, although for less money, you can get a similarly great (and even slightly faster) duplex monochrome laser printer in the Brother HL6180DW , which I have been using for the past year or so. With this Lexmark, you get the added benefit of scan / fax / copy functionality, although not in a flat-bed arrangement (sheet-fed only).
Summary: Why you need a laser printer: speed! And this one is speedier than most. Our old office laser printer takes time to warm up and get ready before it will print. I have time to start the job, walk to the printer and wait for it. With this Lexmark printer, I find that even from the printer starting off in sleep mode it's only a few seconds to spit out the paper and the print speed per page is much faster than even our old office laser printer (and exponentially faster than...
Summary: Although it is fairly large and has a sizable footprint, this Lexmark monochrome laser printer works great in my office as a replacement for a printer I was leasing from a larger company. Setup was easy, and I had it configured to our intranet within a few minutes. Double-sided printing works well and it spits out paper faster than any of our other office printers.
Great printer, BUT Lexmark return program cartridges may lock out 3rd party ones
Stephanie Sullivan, Amazon
26 January 2014
Summary: The Lexmark MS610DN is a good mid level networked workgroup printer. It's comparable to the Brother HL6180DW Printer . It's a little faster but without built-in wireless networking and the toner is more expensive than the brother. Lexmark makes the MarkNet N8352 802.11b/g/n Wireless kit for the MS610DN at about $40 additional.
Summary: This is a fantastic black and white laser printer. It connects via an ethernet cable to your router (no wireless capabilities, but wireless devices can print to it through your router). My Window 7 laptop did not have any problems connecting wirelessly to it. It prints text very quickly, but does slow down with a graphic heavy document which is normal unless additional memory is added.
Positive first impression so far, but "return imaging unit" a little worrisome
For Real "HAND", Amazon
19 January 2014
Summary: This particular trim of the MS610 model line, called MS610DN, has built-in Ethernet networking, so you can hook it up to a PC or a server via an Ethernet cable, which is not included. And as usual, a printer USB cable is not included, either. The setup was quite a pain for me! I had put together an HP and a Brother personal laser printers before and both times it wasn't hard for me, and this Lexmark's setup was truly a royal pain.
Summary: This didn't take long at all to set up. I did buy the wireless adapter with this, but I just told my Windows 8 machine to add a new printer, it saw the printer, downloaded the drivers (they weren't native in the HAL, I guess), and installed. On my Mac, it was even easier. I just clicked on printers, it saw it, and I clicked the plug button and it was there.
Summary: I'm very impressed with this printer! Setup: I've used laser printers at work but this was the first laser printer that I have personally set up so I was a bit unfamiliar with the toner cartridge and imaging unit. I did find the small complex diagrams that came attached to the printer very confusing so I went to the Lexmark site and viewed their videos--which made everything very simple.