Lexmark CX410de review
Lexmark’s CX410de colour MFP sits at the lower end of a new, 18-strong range of laser MFPs. It combines print, fax, scan and copy functions with a 1,200dpi engine, 30ppm print speeds and integral duplexing.
In the past, Lexmark has taken some flak from PC Pro for its high printing costs, but the CX410de bucks the trend. The new Unison extra-high-yield cartridges return a mono page for 2.3p and a colour one for 11p – slightly cheaper than the A-Listed HP LaserJet Pro 200 Colour MFP M276n.
It narrowly bests the M276n for print quality, too. We noted pin-sharp text and plenty of detail in colour photos. Colour balance and contrast are superb.
Nor is the CX410de a slouch in the speed stakes, with an average time to first page of 11 seconds. A 30-page Word document in both draft and photo/text modes took one minute, and a 24-page colour DTP document in photo mode printed at 30ppm.
Copy speeds using the ADF are good, too: a ten-page document was duplicated in only 32 seconds. Best of all, scan quality is remarkably faithful, with no grain or banding.
From the intuitive touchscreen, documents can be scanned to email, FTP servers, network shares or direct to a USB stick. A phone book keeps tabs on fax numbers, and the Printer Home utility lets you scan to any destination.
Lexmark simply can’t match the M276n for cloud features, however. There’s no equivalent to the HP Connected service, and no support for scanning directly to Google Drive or any other cloud services.
As the CX410de is currently selling at a discounted price, it’s particularly good value for money. Only the lack of any real cloud features count against it. For workgroups that demand the best print and scan quality, it’s highly recommended.
|Resolution printer final||1200 x 1200dpi|
|Rated/quoted print speed||30PPM|
|Maximum paper size||A4|
|Cost per A4 mono page||2.3p|
|Cost per A4 colour page||11.0p|
|Monthly duty cycle||6,000 pages|
Power and noise
|Dimensions||444 x 558 x 470mm (WDH)|
|Mono print speed (measured)||30.0ppm|
|Colour print speed||30.0ppm|
|Input tray capacity||250 sheets|