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The Lexmark 2400 series of printers offer an all-in-one solution for all your printing, scanning and 'faxing' (via e-mail) needs.
Visually, the product itself is nothing special, however, it is functional and will not look out of place as part of a home computer setup.
The quality of prints is as good as can reasonably be expected.
Obviously, this is not a high-end printer suitable for professional photographs, but it is perfectlt capable of printing clear, legible documents and decent if not great images.
The cartridge prints a good amount of pages but be warned: if you are not using an official cartridge, the bundled software will display a low-ink message as soon as the cartridge is replaced, despite the cartridge being able to print many, many more pages.
Cynically, this could be a cheap attempt by the manufacturer to make you buy more cartridges but it can make it hard to judge when the ink level really is low.
Furthermore, care must be taken in loading the printer with paper as it has a habit of jamming if too much is used at once or if it is placed at an angle. This can be extremely irritating if you set to print and leave the room only to return to find your prints crunched up and an error message flashing.
The scanner is of a comparative quality to the printer, it is suitable for everyday uses, especially typed documents, and will scan images to a good, if not brilliant quality.
The glass is surprisingly easy to keep clean, meaning smudges do not tend to be a problem, but care should still be taken.
The bundled software is perfectly capable, working on most computers (although you may have to search online for a new driver if you're running Vista or Windows 7) and comes equipped with all the usual features that are expected.
It is possible to change settings to get better quality prints and scans, but this must be balanced against the extra time taken and increased ink used, however, top-end quality is still not possible.
The Lexmark X2450 is not a high-end printer, it is merely a solid, competitively priced all-in-one machine that offers good value for money and a neat solution to all your everyday printing and scanning needs.
The ink consumption may not be the most economical on the market, but it is certainly impressive nonetheless, especially if refill or 'own-brand' cartridges are used to lower the price.
I was given one of these printers by a friend and although its one of the more basic all in one printers i must say it is a work horse. It combines printing, scanning and copying in both black and white and colour.
The ink cartridge is easy to load, and with lexmark having some of the more pricey cartridges it work out cheaper to have the cartridge refilled at one of the specialist shops
When printing it prints an acceptable black and white and colour document. If you are looking to use it to print photographs the quality will not be the best. If you are a keen photographer it would be best to spalsh out on a more up to date and better quality printer.
The scanning can be a bit slow but thats the only criticism i would have on this function. It does what it says it does on the box, it produces high quality scans of documents.
If it is just documents you want to copy then this will do the job for you. For personnel use it would be acceptable but for a business environment you may find it a bit slow. You have to place the documents on the glass one at a time. If you are going to be copying lots of documents at once it would be worth investing in one that has a document feeder.
For home use this will give good results for things like personnel documents, school / college work and small business documents. I can not fault this basic printer it gives the impression that it will keep going for ever.
This one is made of light plastic and it does seem a bit flimsy but it seems to take the knocks and bangs of being in a normal family home. For a basic printer this is one of the best i have ever owned.