… AND THE KITCHEN SINK
LEXMARK has always been a staple in the world of printing, and for those looking for an all-in-one device, bringing together printing, scanning, copying and faxing for a home office or just for the home, this may be the ideal solution.
More people have more than one computer at home and more often than not more than one notebook, and this makes sharing a single printer a difficult task. The Lexmark x9350 inkjet-based device takes the pain out of this situation by offering three different ways to connect to the printer: USB for a fixed installation to a desktop PC, Ethernet for those places that have a wired network, and wireless networking.
Connecting to the printer proved to be quite easy after following the instructions, but setting up the wireless connection cannot be done without strictly following the instructions.
Once connected, the system runs smoothly, as would be expected. When I wanted to scan something, it was as simple as choosing scan from the menu on the printer. Some applications will ask you to enter a file name, but others will just accept the scan, meaning that you don’t need to be at your PC if the Lexmark is on the other side of the house or office.
The great thing about wireless printing is that you can position the machine next to the phone line and the power outlet rather than worry about where the PC is. Another nice touch is the inclusion of a memory card reader at the front of the printer, enabling you to view photos on the LCD and print them without ever downloading them onto the PC.
At R3500 this is not the cheapest printer on the market but you would be hard pressed to find this collection of features elsewhere.