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Lexmark X264dn review



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User Score


  • Scan to e-mail
  • Fast first page out
  • Postscript L3 emulation as standard


  • Poor greyscale copy quality
  • Only a simplex scanner
  • No quick-dial fax numbers

Review Price £132.00

Key Features: Duplex print as standard; Full fax facilities; Relatively fast laser engine; Optional wireless connectivity; 9,000 page toner gives low running costs

Manufacturer: Lexmark

Lexmark describes the X264dn as a small workgroup multifunction printer and it’s certainly large and robust enough to live in a medium-sized office. It’s a mono machine, but it supports duplex printing and the ability to copy from single to double-sided pages, though not to produce full-duplex copies.

Cased in very-light and medium-dark grey plastic, the machine is angular enough to look functional, while not being intrusive in less utilitarian surroundings. The 50-sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) has a slightly tilted feed tray but remains reasonably low profile and the main laser printer section feeds to a substantial output tray, directly underneath the scanner.

The control panel, which runs the full width of the front of the machine, is well laid out with a 2-line by 16-character LCD display in the centre, surrounded by buttons for navigation, menu selection and to start and stop Copy and Scan jobs. To the left of this are options for copying and function selection buttons for Copy, Scan/E-mail and Fax. To the right are a series of fax options and a numeric pad for entering numbers.

The main paper tray can take 250 sheets of paper and a fold down, single-sheet feed allows for special media. The machine can take one optional paper tray and this can be a 250 or 550 sheet unit. At the back are sockets for USB and 10/100 Ethernet connections and wireless connection is available as a further option.

The two-piece drum and toner cartridge slots in from the front and the photoconductor drum unit is good for 30,000 pages, before needing replacement. Lexmark provides Presto! PageManager for document handling and OCR and includes drivers for Postscript Level 3 and PCL 5 as standard. There's support for Windows, OS X and Linux though, as usual, Linux drivers have to be downloaded.

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Russell Peto

July 13, 2011, 2:16 pm

If this machine is available for £132 it seems incredible value. However I can't seem to find it for much under £200, which is a little less remarkable.

Any chance you guys could let us know where it is going for £132?


July 13, 2011, 6:17 pm

I second Russell's comment, at the price Trusted Reviews is quoting this machine would be a no brainer. However, its actually £250 on Amazon which is about as cheap as your gonna get it including VAT. Unless anybody can say where this is priced at £132. Thanks


July 14, 2011, 4:53 am

Hey guys there's a wonderful thing called Google. Here's how you use it: ;-))

1. Type in "Lexmark X264dn"

2. Select from the menu "Shopping" (or do this first and then type as in 1.)

3. On the left hand there are various filters, like select: Free shipping/New/Price:£100-150.

Hey presto you will find ONE doing it at (HALF-PRICE+VAT) = £132

While a popular high-street electrical chain does the toner cartridge for £127.99!!! While one joker is doing it for £44.34!!

Happy printing!!


July 14, 2011, 6:49 pm

Great - Thanks

Holly Brown

July 15, 2011, 8:53 pm

Printerland are selling it at £110 exc VAT

Holly Brown

July 15, 2011, 8:54 pm

Printerland are selling it at £110 exc VAT http://www.printerland.co.uk/Lexmark-X264dn-P10002.aspx

Name Badges

August 16, 2011, 4:38 pm

Hi Guys well i just purchased it for £132 from printerland, they are doing a half price lexmark offer on this printer at the moment with also free delivery, the black toner is about £60 for the high yeild 3000 prints i am told my company is http://www.namebadgecompany.co.uk we will use it for the new office machine for general admin work.


August 1, 2013, 2:49 pm

I have owned this printer for over a year. I would not recommend it to anyone. Its wireless properties are horrible; I have called tech support many times to reconfig my printer after power outages, etc., and each time its 45+ mins on the phone. Also, the scanning software is very low quality and unreliable. Skip this printer.

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