Wednesday, May 24, 2006

A Big Week for Laser MFP's

On Tuesday, May 23rd, Lexmark International (NYSE: LXK) announced the X642e monochrome laser MFP, rated at 45ppm and priced at $1,499. This follows Dell's (NASDAQ: DELL) day-earlier announcement (see below) that included multiple laser-based stand-alone and MFP devices. A couple of the more interesting features of the X642e included a user interface via an adjustable 5.7" monochrome touchscreen, mimicking a feature of higher-end models from both Lexmark and competitors like market leader HP (NYSE: HPQ), as well as "...the first multifunction device in its class with the ability to scan to or print PDFs and images from a USB flash storage device."

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