Take it out of the box, load the driver software, and the Lexmark E250dn is running transparently. Complete installation of the software is simple, even for the technophobe. Adding a simple driver without all of the Lexmark bells and whistles was far less apparent, and is not for the 'phobes to attempt.
Print quality at default settings is quite satisfactory for text. Graphics tend to be somewhat washed out with some signs of banding.
Duplex printing works, but requires mechanical activity that might shorten the hardware lifetime if used routinely.
Overall, considering built-in networking and duplex printing, the Lexmark E250dn is very well worth its very reasonable cost.
I agreed with the other review. When I received the printer and installed toner quickly (a two-step pop-in), I pressed (holding like 3 seconds) the power button to print the default setting (I just assumed all printers' user interface are designed almost the same way). Hooked it up to my network and opened my Firfox to reconfigured the printer form a different room. All done in 10 minutes including drivers to all computers in the house.
The print result - fast, clear different size paper and quite.
A great desktop value – with integrated duplex printing now standard!
Ideal for desktop users and cost-conscious small workgroups, the Lexmark E250dn mono laser is compact, ultra-quiet (just 46dBA in Quiet Mode) and surprisingly affordable for a duplex printer – with no compromise to quality and performance! It's built to keep up with your demanding document needs, and it delivers professional output with crisp 2400 Image Quality resolution. Great for the environment and your budget, it includes integrated duplex printing to reduce paper waste and drive down costs.
Two-sided savings: With integrated duplex printing, you'll not only make considerable cost savings, but you'll help save the environment too.
High-speed printing: Thanks to instant warm-up technology and rapid up to 30 ppm (28 ppm A4) print speeds, you can complete print jobs before other printers even wake up!
Business-class flexibility: Benefit from reliable PCL printing, an optional second input drawer, or a network model to spread the benefits to multiple users.