The Lexmark X73 inkjet printer combines the most essential multifunction features for home use and packages them all into a single machine at a surprisingly low price. Its print speeds are slow, at up to 9 pages per minute in black and 5 pages per minute in color printer ink. Higher quality settings will be slower. Like many Lexmark models, Lexmark X73 ink cartridges are expensive.
For a machine aimed at home usage, it is quite large. It takes up more room than a standard inkjet printer, and it is certainly not the most compact all-in-one machine in its class or price range. Input paper capacity is 100 sheets, which should be enough for the average home user, though those who use the unit a lot might find they have to reload often. These users will also spend a lot on Lexmark X73 ink.
The unit can print, scan and copy. It also includes software for PC faxing, which may not be as convenient as built-in faxing, but is likely to be good enough for most buyers. Copies can be made in standalone mode, without having to connect the machine to a computer. Reduction and enlargement from 25% to 400% is available, and both color and black-and-white copies can be made. There are two quick access buttons on the front panel for black copy and color copy functions.
Consumer reviews of the Lexmark X73 are mainly negative. Those who liked the printer praised its great price and excellent range of features. Those who didn't like it mentioned problems with installation and software that is difficult to use. Others complained about problems with Lexmark customer support and technical problems that caused the printer to stop working. Users also disliked the high cost of Lexmark X73 ink cartridges. The cost of printer ink was almost always a concern.
Overall, this model offers a nice mix of features for the price, but reliability issues and expensive Lexmark X73 ink may be more trouble than it is worth.
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