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 newly released Lexmark C792dhe features a color touchscreen, additional memory, and a hard disk as part of its standard equipment. The color laser printer takes up less floor space than many comparable models, due its vertical-oriented design. The Lexmark C792dhe's 4.3-inch color touchscreen lets users easily navigate the system, access workflow solutions and shortcuts, and preview documents and print jobs. Lexmark sells an add-on, optional sheet-staple finisher; hole-puncher, and off-set stacker.
Paper capacity: 1,000 pages
Paper trays: Five-bin mailbox
Duplex printing: Yes
Monthly duty cycle: 150,000 pages
B&W print speed: 50 ppm
Color print speed: 47 ppm
Max. print resolution: 1200 x 1200 dpi
Max. scan resolution: 2400 x 600 dpi
Time to first page: 8 seconds (black)
Environmental features: Energy Star, print preview
Designed for: Enterprise workgroups
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