Review: Lexmark C792de Color Laser Printer

PCWorld: Review – Lexmark C792de Color Laser Printer

The one downside with this high-capacity color laser workhorse: the toner cartridges are more expensive than competitors’. It may also be too expensive for many small businesses at $1,599.

“The Lexmark C792de color laser printer ($1599 as of October 12, 2010) is one of the better workgroup printers we’ve tested to date. It isn’t quite as fast or as economical as the Dell 5130cdn, but it is much better equipped than the HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CP4025dn.

Measuring 22.3 by 20.2 by 20.3 inches and weighing 110 pounds, the hulking C792de is ready for just about anything. It comes with a 1.2GHz processor; its memory is expandable from 512MB standard to 1.5GB maximum. Paper handling includes automatic duplexing (two-sided printing), a 550-sheet input drawer, and a 100-sheet multipurpose feeder, as well as a 500-sheet top output bin. Add-ons abound, from 550-sheet drawers ($349 each) and a 2000-sheet high-capacity feeder ($899) to stacking, stapling, and other finishing options. The printer even has room to add a hard drive. The monthly maximum duty cycle is 150,000 pages, though Lexmark recommends working within 2500 to 17,000 pages. Connections are the usual USB and ethernet. The standard warranty lasts one year; extensions up to five years range from $329 to $1149.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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