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Lexmark Lasers Dominate Editor Choice Awards

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Lexmark E, T, W and X models win 14 awards from industry-leading publication LEXINGTON, Ky.--May 15, 2002-- Lexmark International, Inc. was recognized for its product technology strength today by industry-leading publication, Better Buys for Business, earning 14 editor's choice awards in the publications' mid-volume printer guide - more than any other manufacturer in the report. The publication tested approximately 150 monochrome laser printer models from 21 manufacturers in four distinct categories. The categories included: personal/small workgroup models rated at 16-19 pages per minute (ppm), workgroup models rated at 20-29 ppm, departmental models rated at 30-40 ppm and enterprise/departmental models rated at 41-49 ppm. The products were vigorously tested for the strength of their features and specifications and how they stack up against competitors. An unprecedented 14 Lexmark models earned Better Buys for Business' coveted editor's choice award, signifying them to be the best values in each product category as determined by the publication's expert editorial staff. According to the Better Buys for Business, Lexmark "has made bold moves over the last year to surpass, in price and performance, the latest series of Hewlett-Packard laser printers. At every point in the mid-volume range, it has come up with new printers that offer more in terms of speed and features than the latest Hewlett-Packard models. ...More than ever, Lexmark has become a viable alternative to HP." The Lexmark models earning editor's choice awards from Better Buys for Business include: Personal/Small Workgroup Models * Lexmark E322, E322n Workgroup Models * Lexmark T522, T522n, T522dn and X522 MFP Departmental Models * Lexmark T622, T622n, T622dn and T622in Enterprise/Departmental Models * Lexmark W820, W820n, W820dn and X820e MFP The Guide's summary states, "Lexmark has found a way to accelerate development cycles by sharing technology along its product line. They are announcing new models, black and white and color, at an amazing rate, and they are adding features like forms management and IBM mainframe connectivity that get better with each iteration." Better Buys for Business publishes ten buyer's guides for office equipment every year. Its independent evaluations - covering models from all major office equipment manufacturers - help buyers make more informed decisions. Because it has no ties to manufacturers and accepts no advertising, its analysis is wholly objective and unbiased. Better Buys guides cover copiers, printers, fax machines, multifunctionals, document scanners and electronic filing systems. For more information, visit www.betterbuys.com.

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