The Lexmark Z51 is a photo inkjet printer designed for the home or small office user. It offers sharp print quality for the price and decent printing speeds, at up to 3.9 pages per minute in real world tests. It has a lot to offer for its low price, but Lexmark Z51 ink is more costly than competing models.
The unit is quite compact, measuring 15 inches by 18 inches by 11.6 inches. Its 9 pound weight makes it a good choice for those who need to occasionally move the machine, or even transport it, such as college students. Maximum printing resolution is 1200 by 1200 dpi, which is enough for most, but it is worth noting that competing models offer higher resolutions for a similar price. Lexmark Z51 ink cartridges are some of the priciest in its class, giving the unit an high cost of ownership despite its affordable upfront price. In fact, most competing models will be less expensive in the long run due to the high cost of Lexmark Z51 ink cartridges.
Set up is fast and simple, with the software and manual walking buyers through the entire process. The included software is easy to install and to use and offers many options and settings for the user to utilize. It also shows the printer ink levels. There is no cable included in the box, so those who don't have an extra USB cable already will need to purchase one.
In their review of the inkjet printer, PC World liked its performance and versatility. They also found its included software to be very impressive. They disliked its disorganized manual and found the graphic prints to be lackluster.
Overall, the Lexmark Z51 is a solid photo printer, but high printer ink costs and slower speeds give it less value than competing models. Even for the occasional user, this will be an expensive printing solution.
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