Demand for networked color laser printers continues to grow. They offer high-resolution, crisp text, and vivid colors, and are playing a greater role in businesses. But they face challenges: high-performance and lower cost inkjet printers and a weak economy that caused companies to look for ways to cut print costs or allocate those costs to departments. And there's still a big market for black and white printers. Most printers now meet Energy Star standards, which means energy efficiency isn't a
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The Lexmark E462dtn features a compact design, yet its two 250-sheet paper input trays and 50-sheet multi-purpose feeder allow it to hold plenty of paper. The laser printer is designed for workgroups and includes an Eco-Mode and an instant warm-up fuser to save money and the environment. The device features numeric pad for confidential printing, early-warning alerts for low toner, and customizable operator panel messaging, according to Lexmark. The Lexmark E462dtn--which comes with 64 MB of standard memory, upgradable to 576 MB--is compatible with Macintosh, Windows, and Linux, and includes a one-year exchange warranty. When operating, the Lexmark E462dtn creates about 52 decibelsof volume, or about the same level of sound as a hair dryer.
Paper capacity: 550 sheets
Paper trays: Two, plus one multi-purpose feeder
Duplex printing: Yes
Monthly duty cycle: 80,000 pages
B&W print speed: 40 ppm
Color print speed: N/A (black and white model)
Max. print resolution: 1200 x 1200 dpi
Time to first page: 6.5 seconds
Environmental features: Eco-Mode, instant warm-up fuser, Energy Star
Designed for: Enterprise workgroups
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