- Easy set up, Fast printing
- Printing thick media is tedious, expensive per page.
The eye-catching Lexmark E240n lets you print good-looking text (but dark graphics) easily from anywhere on your network.
Price$ 349.00 (AUD)
The compact black Lexmark E240n has the same angular design as the company's E232 and E330 models. This unit adds networking through its built-in ethernet port. Like the older printers, the E240n has the same simple two-button, five-LED control panel, so there's no LCD-based menu system for entering the network settings, but installation turned out to be surprisingly quick and simple.
The E240n handles paper just as its siblings do. The tray in the printer's base holds up to 250 sheets of paper, with legal size paper the largest it can accommodate. The tray extends out from the back of the printer, where a removable cover protects it from dust. Up to 150 pages collect facedown in the bin on top of the printer.
Because you have to feed thicker media individually through the E240n's manual bypass slot, printing more than a few envelopes at a time can become tedious. Fortunately, you can reduce the chance of jamming by folding down the rear paper exit to establish a flatter path through the printer. If you do lots of printing, or if you frequently switch between different types of paper, for an extra cost you can add a second paper drawer that holds another 550 sheets.
Lexmark rates the capacity of the starter toner cartridge that comes in the box as sufficient for just 1500 pages. The company offers the same 2500-page replacement cartridges as for its other printers, but not the E330's more economical units rated at 6000 pages. When you include the cost of replacing the drum assembly every 30,000 pages, your cost per page becomes around 4.4 cents, which is relatively steep compared to similar printers that can accept higher-capacity cartridges. Replacing the toner is relatively simple, but you have to hold down an extra button to withdraw the cartridge from the drum assembly.
Despite having a faster processor, the E240n prints slightly slower than the E330 (but significantly quicker than the E232). Our test center timed text pages emerging at a still-rapid 19.9 pages per minute, while graphics pages were closer to average at 8.2 ppm.
The E240n's text printing showed a marked improvement over that of its siblings in our quality tests. Most characters looked sharp and nicely formed, despite the heavy-set type and the mottled appearance of solid areas when seen under artificial lighting. Our line art sample seemed a bit dark, and some of the blocks of closely spaced lines looked gritty, but banding was barely visible. Unfortunately, the E240n couldn't match these results in our grayscale image test, which came out far too dark.
Join the newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 LG G6 Plus: Full, in-depth review
- 2 First Look: Nikon D850
- 3 OnePlus 5: Full, in-depth review
- 4 Nokia 8: Full, in-depth review
- 5 Sony's latest Ultra HD OLED debuts in Australia
Latest News Articles
- Epson launches new high-speed Enterprise inkjet printer
- When life gives you a 3D printer, make a house
- Hacker hijacks thousands of publicly exposed printers to warn owners
- HP shutting down default FTP, Telnet access to network printers
- Why won’t my printer connect to my wireless router?
PCW Evaluation Team
The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.
The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.
The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic
I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.
It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.
The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.
- Huawei Y5 (2017) Review
- First Look: The Evil Within 2
- LG G6 Plus: Full, in-depth review
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
- FTSocial Media Executive / Specialist (Facebook) - Online PokerNSW
- FTSenior Business AnalystOther
- CCBusiness Project ManagerNSW
- FTSAP PM Functional ConsultantOther
- FTIT Asset Management AnalystOther
- FTSenior Applications Specialist- CernerOther
- CCSenior Project CoordinatorVIC
- CCSalesforce DeveloperNSW
- TPApplication Packaging & Support ConsultantVIC
- FTTechnical Lead - PHP DeveloperQLD
- TPProject Support OfficerNSW
- FTDigital DesignerOther
- CCBusiness Analyst - ISO9001ACT
- CCDatabase Administrator - BrisbaneNSW
- FTOperational Systems Support SpecialistOther
- FTC++ Analyst ProgrammerOther
- FTSoftware EngineerSA
- FTCRM DeveloperACT
- FTApplication Security Specialist - penetration testing requiredOther
- CCLinux & Windows Systems Engineer - BrisbaneQLD
- TPTechnical Support Officer (Unix/Linux, Windows and Mac)VIC
- CCJunior and Senior SQL DeveloperACT
- CCMiddleware SpecialistNSW
- CCSenior Business AnalystNSW
- CCTechnologyOne Systems AdministratorACT