Conclusion: Officially, the X7170 is rated at up to 22 pages per minute for black-and-white and 15 ppm for color printing. That's only an extra 3 color ppm over the older X6170, but in our stopwatch tests the newer device proved far faster -- making five monochrome copies of a laser-printer page in 94 seconds...
Pros: Fast, full-featured printer/scanner/copier/fax with automatic document feeder, photo printing capability, and versatile document management/OCR/PDF software
Cons: Except in its slowest modes on coated paper, print quality is decidedly inkjet- instead of laser-like
Conclusion: The Lexmark X7170 All-In-One is a little weak on text and graphics quality and a little slow for photos, but it offers all the features you need in a home or small office: printing, scanning, copying, faxing, and the ability to work as a standalone copier and fax machine.
Pros: Reasonable performance for business applications. Fifty-page ADF. Standalone faxing and color copying. Includes utility to fax from any program. Very good photo quality.
Cons: Output quality for text and graphics is relatively low. Photo print speed with photo inks is on the slow side.