Lexmark X5470 : All-in-One printer with Fax - £49.99 delivered @ Currys !
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Lexmark X5470 : All-in-One printer with Fax - £49.99 delivered @ Currys !

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Found 5th Apr 2007
Lexmark X5470 : All-in-One printer with Fax is available for £49.99 delivered @ Currys !

Go via Quidco for 3% cashback. Also available @ Argos & PCWorld for the same price to 'store collect' if thats an option for anyone. Excellent reviews @ DABS & Amazon..

Features : 4800 x 1200 dpi print resolution | Up to 27 mono pages-per-minute | Up to 18 colour pages-per-minute | 4 camera card readers & PictBridge port | 600 x 1200 dpi colour scanning | Stand alone Fax with speed-dials | One-touch, standalone copying with ADF | 100-sheet capacity paper tray | USB 2.0 Connectivity | Windows 98/me/2000/xp compatible

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I'd avoid any Lexmark printer because of the cost of cartridges (even compatabiles). Best to go for a Canon or Epson.

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DABS review :-

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/G/02/x-locale/common/customer-reviews/stars-5-0.gifGood value jack-of-all-trades

For £64 inclusive this machine appears solidly made and prints quickly, quietly and with precision. Replacing an Epson Photo 830 printer, I can see little difference in quality. The advantage of the Lexmark is the cartridge combines with the print head into one replaceable unit. The Epson emptied a colour cartridge in 6 months - not printing photos but just keeping the ageing print heads clean! Installation was trouble free, the software is comprehensive and intuitive. Only problem - connecting the fax line stopped all voice calls. Plugging the Lexmark into the phone line after the surge suppessor worked fine. The machine acts as a stand alone copier. Scans and copies are excellent. No colour screen but has a pict bridge enabled connection. Ink is going fast but Dabs stocks high yield cartridges [34 & 35]which last 2x [400 pages] for a few £'s extra. The Lexmark X5470 was 'Recommended' by PC Pro in December 2006 - I echo their recommendation.


Amazon review :-

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/G/02/x-locale/common/customer-reviews/stars-5-0.gifGood Value Printer, 9 Jan 2007


Had this printer for a month now. It performs above average for the price - under £[...] ordered online. Easy set-up and instructions. Photos somewhat better than my old, much loved [...], which it replaced and which had always produced very good photo quality. Paper feed on the Lexmark is excellent - a recent common gripe with many lower end HP printers. Fax very simple to operate as stand alone or via PC and a phone/fax adapter is included. A USB printer cable is not but this is sensible as most printers require a USB cable nowadays and you'd end up with cables galore once you replace a printer. It has one little annoying feature - a voice telling you 'printing started' and 'printing complete' that I turned off in audio settings.

Scanning is great to OCR via integrated Abbey Fine Reader software, which turns scanned docs into word format for editing. Only much more expensive printers provided this facility up to now. This is a very good buy for a busy home or small office. Cartridge prices are reasonable and I shall watch ink consumption. So far, I'm very pleased with the product.

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I'd avoid any Lexmark printer because of the cost of cartridges (even … I'd avoid any Lexmark printer because of the cost of cartridges (even compatabiles). Best to go for a Canon or Epson.



Thats my opinion too but this printer has good reviews & also recommended' by PC Pro

Hmmm, reviews. Here's one from PCWorld
"In our print-quality tests using the standard cartridges, text printed darkly, but characters could have been crisper and we saw much horizontal banding. Line art suffered from fuzzy lines, gritty textures in closely spaced blocks, and some narrow banding. Photos that were printed with four inks on plain paper looked atrocious--a combination of overly visible dithering, fuzzy details, banding, and posterization effects. However, glossy photos that were printed using all six inks looked much better, if slightly grainy. They fell short of the best quality we saw from competing MFPs, though. Scan quality also was below par, but as a copier the X5470 did a decent job for an inkjet."

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Agreed ! i would not touch a Lexmark due to the cost of the ink !

The lexmarks also have a tendancy to break from my own experience. I work in PCWorld and there are more faulty lexmark printers returned than any other brand.
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