The Lexmark X5340 is a multifunction inkjet printer that offers the basics for a home or small office user. Print speeds are good, at up to 18 pages per minute for black and 15 pages per minute for color. The cost of Lexmark X5340 ink is fairly high, making it more expensive in the long run. Lack of an automatic document feeder is a turnoff for the X5340 as well.
The Lexmark X5340 provides very good photo print and text quality. Maximum printing resolution is 4800 by 1200 dpi for color and 1200 by 1200 dpi for black. This results in fairly crisp and accurate photos, but to get the best photo quality, users need to purchase and install the photo Lexmark X5340 inkjet cartridge. This is in addition to the color Lexmark X5340 ink cartridge included with the unit. There is also a dedicated black cartridge that is optional, but users who print a lot of black text will probably want that as well. This adds up to a lot of ink costs for such an affordable machine. Units like the Canon ip4200 have individual tanks of each color that are included, like the Canon CLI-8BK ink.
The unit can print, scan, copy and fax. Despite the Lexmark X5340 ink cartridge printer's low price, it has full speed faxing at up to 33.6 kbps. Unfortunately, there is no automatic document feeder, only a flatbed scanner. This makes it more time-consuming to fax, copy or scan multiple pages at once, and it could be a real hindrance for busy users.
User reviews of the Lexmark X5340 ink printer are generally critical. Users like its low price and robust feature set, as well as its photo quality. Users criticize its difficult install process, and some have mentioned receiving incompatible drivers on the included disc. Others have mentioned difficulty finding replacement cartridges at local retailers.
Overall, the multifunctional Lexmark X5340 ink printer is good, but its slower speeds and high-priced inkjet cartridges make it less of a value than competing models.
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