Lexmark C522n review
Running costs aren’t the cheapest on test, though. Toner cartridges are the same price as the Samsung’s, but won’t print as many pages: 4,000 in mono and 3,000 in colour (unfortunately Lexmark is only providing high-yield cartridges for the more expensive C524n). There are four image drums too and, although they’re not expensive at £20 each, they’ll need replacing after 20,000 pages. This means the C522n’s running costs work out to be 1.5p per mono page and 8.1p for colour. If the total cost of ownership is a priority, there are better options here.
Another drawback which can’t be ignored is that the C522n is the noisiest printer of the group, which further diminishes its appeal in a home office. But for larger offices where workers aren’t sitting directly next to the printer, the Lexmark is the clear choice here.