Lexmark’s Low-Cost Entry-Level C3224dw Single-Function Color Laser Printer

Review of the Lexmark C3224dw at PCMag

  • PROS

    Low list price. High maximum and recommended volume ratings. Strong security.

  • CONS

    High running costs. Subpar color output. Lacks Wi-Fi Direct and NFC.


    The Lexmark C3224dw is a budget-friendly color laser printer with running costs that relegate it to low-volume offices.

ByWilliam Harrel October 21, 2019 2:25AM EST
Editors’ Rating: GOOD

The Lexmark C3224dw ($130) is an inexpensive color laser printer designed for home-based or small offices with moderate print volume. While it has similar volume ratings to and can handle the same amount of paper as the Editors’ Choice Brother HL-L3270CDW, its list price is about half as much. But that comes with a few catches: The C3224dw’s monochrome running costs are almost twice that of the Brother model, and its color output is subpar. If your small office is budget-strapped and needs a simple color laser for moderate-volume printing, the C3224dw is more than up to the task, but HL-L3270CDW is a better value proposition, and remains our Editors’ Choice.

Read the entire review at PCMag

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