Lexmark today announced six new wireless, all-in-one printers designed to meet the varied needs of small business owners. The new arrivals will be split evenly between Lexmark's Professional Series and its Home and Student line of inkjets.
The company created these AIO printers based on extensive research into how people actually use printers. The customer segments they're aiming for, according to Justin John, a Lexmark marketing manager, fall into these categories: personal, home and student and professional/SOHO.
"Personal computing consists of mainly documents without much color," said Johns. "Families with kids aged eight to 18 typically drive the home and student category, while the professional/SOHO segment incorporates people who also print work documents from home.
Johns also identified the three core themes Lexmark kept in mind when designing the printers as mobility, ease-of-use and smart software solutions. "From built-in wireless to a bright LED control panel to scheduled print capability, these printers help improve efficiency and productivity," said Johns.
The Professional Series
All three printers in this series come with a five-year warranty, a toll-free, dedicated priority tech support number and lifetime technical support. The printers also include high-yield ink cartridges that Johns said generate approximately 485 pages in black and 500 pages in color.
|The Lexmark X7675 all-in-one inkjet comes with high-yield ink cartridges and a five-year warranty.|
The Lexmark X4975 features three-in-one capabilities: print, scan and copy. The wireless device prints up to 30 pages per minute (ppm) in black and 27 ppm in color. Features include duplex (double-sided) printing, a 25-page automatic document feeder (ADF), a color LCD display, memory card slots and Pictbridge. It has an estimated street price of $179.
The Lexmark X6675 is a four-in-one device with print, scan copy and fax capabilities. The wireless device does not feature duplex printing, but it does include a 25-page ADF, memory card slots, Pictbridge, and it prints up to 25 ppm in black and 18 ppm in color. It's estimated street price is $149.
The Lexmark X7675 features four-in-one capabilities: print, scan, copy and fax. This device features both wireless and Ethernet networking, duplex printing, a 25-page ADF, memory card slots, Pictbridge and a 2.4-inch color LCD. It prints up to 32 ppm in black and 27 ppm in color. Lexmark estimates its street price at $199.99.
The X7675 is available starting today exclusively at Staples. The X4975 andX6675 will be available starting in September.
The Home and Student Series
All three printers in this series come with a one-year warranty, a 90-day next-business-day replacement warranty, a toll-free tech support number and lifetime technical support. The printers ship with standard-yield ink cartridges, but you can also purchase and use the high-yield variety.
The Wireless Lexmark X4950 offers three-in-one capability: print, scan and copy. The wireless device includes duplex printing, the 25-page ADF, a 2.4-inch LCD memory card slots, Pictbridge and print speeds of up to 30 ppm in black and 27 ppm color. It's street price is $149.99.
The Lexmark 5650 is a four-in-one device: print, scan, copy and fax. T non-wireless device includes a front laptop port that lets you plug a laptop into the printer, the 25-page ADF, a two-inch display, memory card slots, Pictbridge and print speeds of up to 25 ppm in black and 18 ppm in color. It sells for $99.99.
The Wireless Lexmark 6650, a four-in-one with print, scan, copy and fax, offers the 25-page ADF, a two-inch display, Pictbridge and memory card slots. It prints up to 25 ppm in black and 18 ppm in color and sells for $129.99.
The printers in the Home and Student series will be available in September.
Lauren Simonds is the managing editor of SmallBusinessComputing.com
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