Lexmark is a brand name synonymous with highly portable, highly affordable printers for home use. But Lexmark is also heavily involved in the premium printer market as well, and a great example of that is the Lexmark X364dn multifunction business machine. The X364dn prints, scans, copies and even faxes. It has built-in Ethernet and USB, operates as a print server, offers a full range of PC-fax capabilities, and has the ability to email directly from the device itself. The X364dn prints monochrome at a rate up to 35 pages per minute, which is quite impressive, and it also supports full duplex printing and scanning. The comprehensive control panel is available via both PC and the on-board interface. The X364dn is also cost-efficient thanks to affordable Lexmark X364dn toner cartridges.
The Lexmark X364dn is a large office-style printer. It's not a floor model, but it certainly requires its own area, and is far too large for a workstation. The colour scheme is primarily medium grey with some sections of business white, such as the paper trays and the face beneath the control panel keyboard. The interface is robust, and it can be a little overwhelming when you first begin to use it. However, there are programmable keys that can streamline the most-used processes, and everything is available from a computer-accessible interface as well. Access to replace a used Lexmark X364dn toner is very easy. Up top is the paper output, and down below, you have the drawer. By default, this is a 250 sheet drawer plus a 50 sheet multipurpose drawer. You can upgrade this to a 550 sheet drawer by purchasing it separately.
The biggest advantages to the Lexmark X364dn are price and speed. This is an extremely fast, high-quality monochrome printer, and Lexmark sells it slightly below market value as they try to increase their presence in this segment. And Lexmark doesn't sacrifice quality to achieve these speeds and prices. This machine scans and copies as well as it prints, and it handles large complex business-oriented print jobs without a hitch. Other advantages include the affordability of Lexmark X364dn toner cartridges and the efficiency with which the printer uses them.
Some critics have referred to the Lexmark X364dn as a "diamond in the rough." The X364dn delivers the performance and feature set of a much more expensive machine. It does lack some of the refinement that those premium machines offer. However, in light of the considerable savings, most users can accept that shortcoming. Listing any other disadvantages would just be nitpicking. This is a solid machine all around with no major flaws.