Lexmark X5150 Multifunction device

Manufacturers may be pushing the boundaries of what features can be provided within a single MFD, but there will always be a market for traditional no-frills devices like Lexmark’s X5150. This product combines inkjet printing, scanning and copying facilities within one compact and robust package. There’s no built-in fax facilities, though, and the lack of a network connection pushes this model firmly in the direction of the home market.

Installing the Lexmark is easy and a USB cable is included for good measure. All of the X5150’s facilities can be accessed through the comprehensive built-in control panel. Lexmark’s software bundle is good as well, including a photo editor and Abbyy FineReader 5.0.

The X5150 claims to output 19 pages per minute (ppm), but we found it impossible to get more than 8.5ppm on the lowest setting. To be fair to Lexmark, though, this still makes it one of the faster MFDs we’ve seen. On the second fastest detail setting performance is a reasonable 6.5ppm while text output is dark and clean. Genuine high-quality text isn’t an option, however, and the highest detail settings reveals the X5150’s limited capabilities. The same applies to graphics: prints are colourful but competing models generate superior output.

Lexmark claims the X5150 can support resolutions of up to 4800x1200dpi, but we felt this rather exaggerates the unit’s abilities.

In brief: Lexmark X5150
While the X5150 is a reasonably priced MFD, it lacks the sophistication and value for money of competing models.
Price: $495
Phone: 1300 362 192
URL: www.lexmark.com.au

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