Lexmark Genesis S816 All-in-One Printer Review

Introduction

Anyone who thinks that all printers are alike needs only to look at the Lexmark Genesis S816 to see some innovation in the printer industry. This is an all-in-one printer that has both a unique shape and some interesting new technology.

The Genesis S816 comes in a large box, shown in Figure 1. The shape of the box and the picture of the printer on the box give you a good idea of the uniqueness of this printer.

Lexmark Genesis S816 All-in-One Printer Review Figure 1: The Genesis S816 box

The contents of the box are shown in Figure 2. They include four ink cartridges, the power cable, a telephone cable for the fax, a USB cable, and a large envelope containing a 55-page Quick Reference Guide, and a CD with the software.

Lexmark Genesis S816 All-in-One Printer Review Figure 2: The box contents

We reviewed the Genesis S816 which, as shown in Figure 3, is an all-black device. There is also a silver version, the S815. As you can see in Figure 2, the Genesis S816 is taller than it is wide. It measures 17 x 15 x 13 inches (432 x 381 x 330 mm) with the paper trays closed. This shape provides a smaller footprint which is a welcome design for those short on desk space.

Lexmark Genesis S816 All-in-One Printer Review Figure 3: The Genesis S816 printer

The Genesis S816 stands upright with the scanner cover opening to the front rather than the top, as shown in Figure 4. The entire front of the printer and most of the sides has a glossy black finish, which easily attracts fingerprints. We guess that Lexmark is aware of this as we found a small, gray cleaning cloth tucked in with the printer’s packing material.

Lexmark Genesis S816 All-in-One Printer Review Figure 4: The scanner opening

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Author: Sandy Berger

Sandy Berger, respected computer authority, journalist, media guest, speaker, and author, has more than three decades of experience as a computer and technology expert. Her eight books include: How to Have a Meaningful Relationship with Your Computer, Your Official Grown-up's Guide to AOL and the Internet, Cyber Savers –Tips & Tricks for Today’s Drowning Computer Users, Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to Better Living through Technology, Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to the Internet, Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to Gadgets & Gizmos, Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to Online Health & Wellness, and Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to Online Travel. Sandy’s newspaper column, magazine articles, feature stories, product reviews, and computer tips can be found at her website, Compu-KISS.

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