The Lexmark X5270 is a multifunction inkjet printer aimed at home and small office users. Print speed is quite fast for the price, at up to 22 pages per minute for black and 15 pages per minute for color prints. Photo printing will be slower, however. Lexmark X5270 ink costs are higher than average, but users with light printing needs won't be affected too much.
With a maximum printing resolution of 4800 by 1200 dpi, it can produce very sharp prints, especially photos. The unit is relatively compact, but has a larger footprint than some of the more compact models on the market, so this may be a consideration for users with very small spaces. It measures 6.3 inches by 17.4 inches by 12.6, and has an even larger footprint with its front output tray extended. The Lexmark X5270 inkjet cartridge included with the printer is a multi-color cartridge with a small capacity, so expect to purchase replacement Lexmark X5270 ink cartridges soon, which is an added cost buyers might not be expecting.
The Lexmark X5270 can print, scan, and copy. The copy function works without a computer connected to the machine, but most of its most advanced features are controlled by the software. The software is very well-designed, however, and makes accessing features very easy. It also gives a detailed readout of ink levels, so users know when it is starting to run low. Borderless photo printing is supported, which will be a welcome feature for digital photo enthusiasts.
In their review of the Lexmark X5270, PC World and About.com praised its inexpensive price and its excellent photo quality. They found its case design to be a little flimsy, its text quality to be a little subpar, and ink costs to be high.
Overall, the Lexmark X5270 has enough features for the price to be a good value, but competing models offer better print quality for only a little more, and lower ink costs will save that money back in the long run.
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