The Lexmark X3550 is a multifunction color inkjet with a sleek, modern design and a very low price tag. It has well-designed office functions and solid printing speeds, at up to 24 pages per minute for black and 17 pages per minute for color. Lexmark X3550 ink costs are high, however, especially for users who do a lot of printing.
The Lexmark X3550 is a very compact machine with a very sleek, modern design aesthetic. Its footprint is small enough to fit into tight office spaces, and its paper trays collapse when not in use, making it easy to move out of the way or even transport. Lexmark X3550 inkjet cartridges are on the expensive side, especially compared to competing models. Using high-yield Lexmark X3550 ink cartridges will help to lower costs, though it is not readily apparent that the high-yield cartridges are compatible with the unit.
The Lexmark X3550 has excellent print, scan, and copy features for the price. It connects via USB, though a USB cable is not included in the box. It does not include networking by default, but there is a wireless networking upgrade available that can be easily installed by the user. This is a nice option to have, though many multifunction machines with wireless networking are available for about the same price of this machine plus the wireless upgrade, and many of these competing models offer faster speeds and better print quality.
In their review of the Lexmark X3550, Cnet rated it 3 out of 5 stars. They liked its media card slots and front-mounted USB port, and liked the easy-to-install wireless upgrade, though they found the upgrade too expensive. They disliked its slow text printing speeds and thought print quality and scan quality were subpar.
Overall, the Lexmark X3550 is a decent choice for an affordable multifunction device, but users who need wireless are better off buying a machine with it built-in, rather than pay for the expensive upgrade.
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