Lexmark X75 Multifunction Device

Multifunction devices have always offered good value for money, but the compact X75 Lexmark takes this to new heights. For $350 you get a combined colour scanner, copier and printer.

Being a USB device, setup is simple, and the software is designed for ease of use by absolute novices. Although the specifications may not be the best, at this price it’s hard to complain: top print resolution is 1200x1200dpi, scanning offers 600x1200 resolution and 48-bit colour depth, and copies can be either colour or mono. Scanned images went through at a good speed.

We couldn’t reach the claimed print speeds of 11ppm for mono and 6ppm for colour, but the actual speeds of 7ppm for mono and 4ppm for colour weren’t too far off the mark. We were impressed with the draft mode print quality for black text. That said, you have to bump up the quality for acceptable colour output.

The X75 also isn’t such good value when it comes to consumables, so we guess that’s where Lexmark is making its money. At around 12 cents per page of mono printing, you won’t want to be churning out too much.

Lexmark X75 Multifunction Device
Price: $350
Phone: 1300 362 192
URL: www.lexmark.com.au

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