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QUALITY SANS SPEED

If you want color printing and have more time than money, the new Color JetPrinter 2050 from Lexmark International (800 891-0331) may be for you. The printer, which works only with Windows, features separate black- and color-ink reservoirs--important for high quality and economy--and resolution of 600 dots per inch, all for under $300. The Color Jet is relatively slow, taking several minutes to do a top-quality full-color page. And your computer will slow down significantly while it prints. Unlike more costly printers, this one uses the processing power of your PC rather than its own chips and memory.

BY STEPHEN H. WILDSTROM


Updated June 14, 1997 by bwwebmaster
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