Now this really is a serious printer, for those serious people who need to print a lot of documents off, however it can do all these things and really well too, and its got so many features its really not as expensive as you would think when you look at it.
You'll be able to pick one of these up for under £100, and when you compare it to some of its rivals printers, then this one has so much more features and extras.
In my opinion the first time I saw this I thought it looked bulky and a bit dull, however after using it, I then because to see it a quite cool printer, and even though it is a bit boring and it's a bit large, it has been designed really well, and it does look quite stylish.
Basically it's a huge slab, which goes in at the bottom slightly and out at the top.
The paper in tray, (where you put the plain paper), is at the bottom of the printer and can fit around 100 sheets of A4 paper.
Then when you print, the paper performs a kind of 180 degree turn inside of the printer and comes out of the tray directly above the tray of plain paper.
This is great as it means everything's always hidden, and everything always looks tidy, also it means the paper isn't sticking out the top of the printer like nearly all other printers these days, and to be honest it just looks terrible.
Direct photo printing is also available on this printer, with the use of it built in card slots, and then the use of its built in lcd screen, which lets you scroll through the pictures you want, then lets you select the ones you want, and even make changes to them before you print them off, and all this is available to you without the use of your computer, so this means you don't even need your computer to print things off.
Another use available without the computers help, is copying documents, this could be anything you put into the scanner, and you can just scan it so easily without the use of a computer, which is great and can save so much time powering up.
The best thing about an all in one printer like this, must be ht space you save on your desk, now I don't have a very large desk myself so having an all in one printer for me means I can actually have everything I need in one place.
Also it saves USB ports and it even saves power plugs which is very handy.
This printer also comes with quite a lot of software which is very handy too, it comes with Presto Page Manager, Abbyy Fine Reader and the Lexmark Productivity Suite, however if you have your own software you wont even need to install these, and the printer installs its self onto your computer just by plugging it into it.
Altogether this is a really good home office or high end home printer, however it is really cheap for a home office printer, the print quality is really good, the speeds are a little slow though, and I dint manage to get more than 9 pages a minute out of it, however it is great for photos, and it has fantastic features built into it, so altogether its worth well more than the price its labelled at.