Reviews and Problems with Lexmark X5250 All-In-One
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Lexmark X5250 All-in-One Review
5 June 2004
Conclusion: Like all inkjets, the X5250 is no threat to match its advertised speed ratings, though its "quick print" mode won't keep you waiting too long for grayish but legible in-house drafts -- 20 pages of Microsoft Word text took just over two minutes, while a one-page business letter was spat out in 9 seconds.
Pros: Not only a three-in-one printer/scanner/copier, but one with borderless, six-color photo printing, for little more than the price of a good inkjet printer alone, Friendly controls and software utilities
Cons: Best text and photo quality requires slower print modes and better-than-plain paper -- and that goes double for solid-color charts and graphs, Typically short-lived, high-priced inkjet cartridge replacements
Excerpt: Lexmark International., www.lexmark.com $119.99 Direct and street Text: Graphics: Photos: 20 ppm 1200 x 4800 dpi maximum printer resolution; USB; flatbed; 600 ppi scanner optical resolution; Copier Very good rating for photo quality. Reasonably fast print speeds for business applications. No fax modem. No automatic document feeder. Relatively slow for photos. The Lexmark X5250 All-In-One earns a very good for photo output quality, but it prints at relatively slow speeds.
Excerpt: In What's New, Shopper August 2004 we reviewed Lexmark's X4250 multifunction peripheral and found it to be compromised by poor printing. Although the X5250 does without the X4250's fax function, it has the newer print engine of the Z815 inkjet and can scan at a higher resolution. The angular X5250 is surprisingly light, and some aspects of its design seem fragile. The output tray has no guides to keep paper neat and is also unusually flexible.