If you like new technology then you’ll like the Lexmark Genesis S815 all-in-one printer. Released in 2011, this all-in-one scanner/printer incorporates a new method of scanning as well as some other innovations.
The Lexmark Genesis S815 is essentially the same as the Genesis S816. The only difference seems to be that the Genesis S816 is sold exclusively through Best Buy while the S815 is being sold by all other retailers. At the moment that means you can get abetter price on the S815 by buying it from Amazon.
Flash Scan Technology
The Lexmark Genesis is the first multifunctional printer to incorporate “flash scan technology”. What is that? Well, it’s essentially like using a big digital camera to capture an image all at once as opposed to the sliding sensor found in most scanners today. That allows for a much faster conversion of a document to an image making the Lexmark Genesis one fast scanner.
Touchscreen with Lexmark Smart Solutions
The Lexmark Genesis S815 comes with an LCD touchscreen for simplified use. But what is more fun is the access to Lexmark’s Smart Solutions technology, a collection of apps that enable you to automate certain functions or access online content.
And this is where things get neat. Using the touchscreen, you can access your Twitter feed or your Facebook account and print photos and images directly from the Genesis. No need to go through your PC or Mac.
And the reason you can access online applications without a computer is because of the wireless capabilities of this multifunctional printer. This is nothing new in the world of all-in-ones but older and cheaper models may not have this function. And since most people would like to print or scan from more than one device (desktop, laptop, etc.), wireless capabilities is really a must-have nowadays.
Vertical Design and Compact Footprint
The last novelty of the Lexmark S815 is its upright design. This printer/scanner/copier takes up vertical space rather than horizontal space which is nice if you don’t have a lot of room on your desk. The downfall is that there is no document feeder which would be problematic for someone who does a lot of high volume scanning and copying.
Overall, the Lexmark Genesis S815 all-in-one printer is a neat little machine. But be aware that you will pay for that new technology as some of the best all-in-one-printers are significantly cheaper. Reviews of the Lexmark Genesis are still coming in so it is difficult to say whether the extra cost of this wireless all-in-one printer is worth it.
But either way, the Lexmark Genesis may be the example for what is to come in both scanning and multifunctional technology and will still appeal to many people. Faster scanning and a smaller footprint along with web access are functions that most of us can admire. If you need a scanner that is compact, wireless and fast, then the Lexmark Genesis is certainly worth a look.