The Lexmark X5260 is a multifunction inkjet printer designed for the home or small office user. Its excellent photo quality and affordable price make it a great choice for amateur photographers or creative home users. Print speeds are fast, at up to 20 pages per minute for black and 14 pages per minute for color, though photo printing will be much slower. The high cost of Lexmark X5260 ink is a consideration for users who print a large number of photos.
While most multifunction machines designed for home use are ultra-compact, the Lexmark X5260 is a little larger than average, which could be a problem for users with very tight spaces. It measures 6.3 inches by 17.4 inches by 12.6 inches, and weighs 9.9 pounds. Lexmark X5260 inkjet cartridges come in standard and high-yield sizes. The high-yield Lexmark X5260 ink cartridges give a lower cost per page, but either option is more expensive than some of the competing models available from other manufacturers. The combined color cartridge does not allow users to replace individual colors, which also adds to the cost of ink.
The extra size of the machine gives the impression that Lexmark designed it to sit on the line between home and small office use, but it is not as capable as some models designed for the small office. It lacks faxing capabilities, and has no automatic document feeder for scanning and copying, meaning users will have to scan each page individually. Internet faxing is available, but is not as convenient as a phone line faxing option.
Compared to other models in its class, the Lexmark X5260 inkjet is less expensive, but competing units offer features such as faxing and faster speeds for only a little more money. More importantly, they offer lower ink costs.
Overall, the Lexmark X5260 is well-designed for the features it includes, but high ink costs and missing features lessen its value for business use, and home users may wish to spend a bit more for more features.
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