Review on Lexmark™ X5150 Printer
Lexmark X5150 is one of the most affordable multifunction printers. In draft mode, Lexmark X5150 could generate up to 16 copies per minute in black, and up to 11cpm in color. This high-resolution scanner captures the finest detail, with 600x 2400 dpi optical resolution and 48-bit true color/12-bit grayscale. It could deliver better image quality and speed.
Lexmark X5150 printer is easy to use and has been designed mainly for home and small office users. Lexmark X5150 glossy aerodynamic silver-and-black shell is designed for those who want their work area at home. The quality of scans and prints leaves something to be desired. This printer fulfills the basic needs of print, copy, and scan with an impressive speed.
Lexmark X5150 All-In-One printer lets users utilize its print, copy, and scan functions with great ease. In its official simple-text tests, CNET Labs clocked the X5150’s print speeds at 5.2 pages per minute and a color photo at about half a page per minute; both speeds were about the same as those of most available inexpensive inkjet printers. You could copy any document including color graphics, text documents and even color photographs at the touch of a button, without having to turn on the computer. Paper for print and copy jobs drops from a vertical slot at the back of the machine and the paper then passes under the bed of a 600x2, 400dpi scanner through a printer component, which is hidden inside the case. Finally, it exits into a tray at the base. Lexmark X5150 is so easy to operate that its rich feature set comes as a pleasant bonus. Its Control Panel has Collate feature.
- FIVE – Dynamic flatbed scanner
Lexmark X5150 could scan a monochrome page in 15.1 seconds and a color page in 16.5 seconds. There is option of reducing or enlarging images 25% to 400%. With industry leading CCD flatbed scanning technology, Lexmark X5150 could handle photographs and books of varied thickness and offer an effective scan area of 8.5x11.7inches. Its high-resolution scanner captures the finest detail with 600x 2400 dpi optical resolution and 48-bit true color/12-bit grayscale.
- FOUR – Bundled software
Bundled software further enhances Lexmark X5150 functionalities which could improve the efficiency of home-office users. BVRP Fax software users could store, edit, send and receive documents via fax through their computers fax modems. ABBYY FineReader Sprint Optical Character Recognition –FineReader converts scanned paper documents into editable computer files.
- THREE – Top print technology
Lexmark is capable of producing 4800 x 1200 dpi in black and color on photo paper, inkjet paper transparencies. Lexmark X5150 could impress home and home-office users with its photo-realistic output and precise text on a plain paper. In addition, variable color drop size features, three picoliters for textured areas and 10 picoliters for solid areas, could provide you smooth color transitions and beautifully rich details.
- TWO – Integrated photo editing software
A photo editing software performs image editing, such as cropping, resizing and color manipulation without any additional software. Its photo sizing feature automatically adjusts images to print in popular picture sizes: wallet, 3 x 5 inch, 4 x 6 inches, 5 x 7 inches and 8 x 10 inches.
- ONE – All-in-One center program
Its All-in-One Center controls the scanning process and sends scans to other bundled software, such as Lexmark’s Photo Editor, BVRP’s Fax Tools, and Abbyy’s FineReader 5.0 Sprint OCR package. Fax Tools tries to use fax modem to make up for Lexmark X5150’s lacking fax capabilities; the clumsy process requires to select digital files on the hard drive or scan hard copy to PC and then fax it.
Lexmark X5150 is easy, cheap, and capable enough for use at home and small offices.