Excerpt: When I first tried to set this printer up with my laptop, it wouldn't connect. The display kept saying printer unavailable. I set it up to my PC and it worked finally but I found the instructions were very unclear. I am not a computer novice but I would have liked at least a little knowledge about the set up and functions. I have never used the fax function - I tried once but it didn't work. I have used scan and print. Scanning works fine and is easy to understand.
Excerpt: I bought this as a replacement/upgrade from my HP. I have to say I'm a bit disappointed. For one, the paper holder is in the back, so all of the paper that is fed through has this indentation type thing from where it has caught the feeder. Very unprofessional, especially on business documents, or for a picky person like myself. It also seems to just eat the ink like crazy! And, the only ink cartridges I can find are ones that say they are remanufactured.
Summary: I received this model because my second Lexmark printer (5470) conveniently died 11 months and 15 days after buying it. I called Lexmark up to complain since my first Lexmark printer broke 14 months after buying it and my 2nd one was just shy of one year until it broke. Why would I buy another one? They quickly informed me that my current printer was still under warranty and they would replace it free with an updated model. Okay then.... I have my fingers crossed.
Lexmark X5495: A versatile machine but high printing costs
7 August 2010
Summary: I bought this printer about 3 years ago when it was a considerably highrer price than it is now. It has constant use and touch wood I have never and any problems with it. The machine itself prints in both colour and black and white, scans, copies and can be used as a fax machine (although I have still not figured out how this works despite reading the manual a few times!).
Pros: Ability to do several different things, photo card slots