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Lexmark Pro715Lexmark's latest all-purpose office machine introduces a new set of inks with a separate print head that outputs higher-quality photos than the previous model, but competing devices give you convenient features like cloud printing and a larger touch-screen...
-What's up guys! I'm Justin Yu, printer editor for CNET and this is your first look at the Lexmark Pro715 multifunction printer. We're seeing the prices dropped for all-in-one printers these days; those are devices that combine a printer, scanner, a copier and fax machine in one. Unfortunately though, this one will send you back 200 bucks. So, is that worth it? Well, not really. It's more or less the same as the previous version, that's the Pro705, which you can now get for 100 bucks on third party retailer websites. The LCD display front here sets more flash in the control panel than its older brother, but for some reason, the company got rid of the short cut buttons altogether and they put them up as virtual controls on the screen, a little bit more inconvenient. It's also missing the media card reader, so don't expect to print photos directly off a memory card. You will have to do it the hold fashion way and plug your camera in with the hard wired USB cable. Another thing we don't like is that you can only 100 sheets of paper in there at a time. Just for perspective, we prefer the Epson WorkForce 845 printer for the same price that gives you a huge touchscreen control panel, 2 separate paper drawers with a 500 sheet capacity, and 2 separate media card slots with an additional USB port for printing off flash drives. That's a lot more functionality for the same price. So, we're giving a thumb down to the this Lexmark Pro715 and recommending you buy the older Pro705 for cheaper or buy the Epson Workforce 845 if you're really looking for printer that can do it all. You can read all of the details in our full review on CNET, but that's gonna do it for me. I'm Justin Yu. You just took a first look at the Lexmark Pro715 printer. Thanks for watching.