...Or at least, multiple armloads of printers. Lexmark announced six new printers today, both wired and wireless, but all inkjet. Lexmark has been at the forefront of offering wireless capability built-in, even on its low-cost, consumer oriented single-function printers like the Z1420. This new batch of printers includes four that offer wireless networking:
- X6570 Wireless All-in-One ($150): this unit prints, scans, copies, and faxes. It also offers memory card slots, a PictBridge enabled USB port, an automatic document feeder, an auto duplexer, and optional six-color printing. It lacks a graphical LCD however, offering just a text LCD.
- X7550 Wireless All-in-One ($200): the X7550 is basically the X6570, with the addition of a 2.4-inch color LCD for previewing photos, and faster print speeds.
- X4850 Wireless All-in-One ($150): the X4850 lacks both ADF and fax functionality, but includes a graphical LCD.
- Z1520 Wireless Color Printer ($130): the Z1520 is the update to the Z1420. It offers memory card slots and optional six-color photo printing.
The X5070 and X5495 are both full-color all-in-one printers, though unlike the previous models, they lack wireless capability. The $90 X5070 features fax, scan, and copy capability, a built-in handset (for faxing), an automatic document feeder, and PictBridge support. The $100 X5495 offers slightly faster print speeds than the X5070, but a smaller ADF.
All of these models will be available in September, except for the the X5495 which will hit stores in December.