He is a recognized expert on printers, well known within the industry, and has been a judge for the Hewlett-Packard HP Invent Awards. The good news is that the photos are worth waiting for, with near-photo quality and no major flaws. Whether you use the buttons or the utility, you’ll find a straightforward set of choices that are both easy to understand and use. Room enough to scan books. However, the resulting four-inch gap makes for pretty tight maneuvering, and because the scanner bed blocks the view from above, you’ll have to crouch down to see what you’re doing.

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However, without an automatic document feeder, the X can’t count how many pages the document has, which is necessary for collating, so you must enter that information through the control panel.

However, a call to Lexmark’s tech-support department reached a technician who didn’t understand a couple of basic questions and was unable to answer them after we gave him a quick tutorial. HP OfficeJet d 4.

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The lack of a built-in fax modem means you can’t use the Lexmark X All-In-One as a fax machine with your computer turned off. The mobile world might finally get exciting again in David is also an expert in imaging technologies including printers, monitors, large-screen displays, projectors, scanners, and digital camerasstorage both magnetic and opticaland word processing. Lexmark says that the X’s glossy aerodynamic silver-and-black shell is designed for those who want their work area at home to “look as good as their printed output.


The X does well as a scanner, too. This would allow a workgroup to share the X for printing, though not for scanning. The Bad No fax capability; sloping scanner bed.

Photo Editor’s basic tools let you adjust and clean up photos by, say, removing red-eye. Hardware setup isn’t as easy lxmark it should be: On coated inkjet paper, the text looked darker than it did on plain paper, and it’s free of jaggedness.

Also, you must place each page on the glass by hand. The Good Has the speed and output quality of a more expensive model; lots of bundled software; easy to use. Note too that in addition to a Twain driver for scanning, Lexmark supplies its own lwxmark photo editor x5105 Abbyy FineReader Sprint 5.

Advanced options, such as halftone settings, are placed out of the way, available through a drop-down menu, where novices need never see such complexities.

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The good news is that the design is highly functional, and novices will have no trouble figuring out how to add paper or lift the scanner lid. We’ve changed, we promise.

Don’t show this again. In best mode, our assortment of 8- by inch test shots took anywhere from 4 minutes 9 seconds to 5: As we said, it’s pexmark but ultimately useful.


Review Sections Review Specs. Also, the Lexmark X scanned a monochrome page in Using 8- by inch photos, we timed dpi scans into Photoshop at a reasonable lexmak seconds for bit color and 19 seconds for grayscale prints. This onscreen interface helps you manage communications between the X and your PC.

Lxmark for print and copy jobs drops from a vertical slot at the back of the machine. Little room for cartridge changes. Still, the colors looked correct and the graphics preserved the detail well. Canon MultiPass F60 6. David Stone is an award-winning freelance writer and computer industry consultant.

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Lexmark doesn’t gouge on ink cartridges for the X You can also set options from the front panel, thanks to the LCD-based menu. HP PSC 4. Also, you can enlarge and reduce copies, create a mirror image for printing an iron-on transfer, or even x51500 multiple copies of a photograph on a single sheet of paper.

The Start Black Copy, Start Color Copy, and Photo buttons, by contrast, replicate ordinary documents or photographs with or without an attached computer.