The four-color printing offered reasonably good color, but with visible dithering in the form of graininess. I’d hesitate to recommend the X for things such as PowerPoint handouts, however. Even a fully dried photo will smudge if you handle it with moist fingers. Speed for photos was better. Given the poor text quality, the easily ruined photos, and the slow speed, I can’t give the X an unqualified recommendation. There’s no fax modem, but if you have one in your PC, the X will also let you scan and fax using its own fax utility and your PC’s fax modem. Physical setup is standard.

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If you take the cup-is-half-empty approach, you’ll focus on the low speed and poor output quality for the price.

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David Stone is an award-winning freelance writer and computer industry consultant. Take both views together and synthesize them and it’s clear that the X is really the equivalent of a much-lower-cost home AIO, with Wi-Fi boosting the price.

We review products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. There’s no fax modem, but if you have one in your Kexmark, the X will also let you scan and fax using its own fax utility and your PC’s fax modem. Relatively low-quality photos for an ink jet.

If you face driver installation issues due to compatibility, consider running it in compatibility mode.


First uninstall the Lexmark driver. Speed for photos was better.

That said, Lexmark’s installation routine automates what it can and does a good job of guiding you through the steps you have to handle manually. For further support, please contact Lexmark.

There’s no connector for a wired network.

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Fast Printing Print fast leexmark up to 26 ppm black and 18 ppm color or print with maximum image quality with up to x dpi print resolution in photo mode on glossy media. Lexmark Software Suite Lexmark Imaging Studio Software makes it easy to crop, rotate and resize photos, even fix colors and reduce red eye.

Lexmark X450 All-in-One reviews. The X’s output quality was disappointing, particularly for text, which is way below par even for an ink jet. Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services.

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His more than 30 years of experience in writing about science and technology includes a more than year concentration on Severely subpar text quality. But, of course, the doesn’t include Wi-Fi. Direct Printing Print directly from digital memory cards slots, PictBridge compatible digital cameras or USB flash drives, and easily select photos to print without a PC via the scan back proof-sheet function.

It can print directly from PictBridge cameras and memory cards as well as from computers, although there’s no color LCD to preview photos before printing. Graphics and photo output were much better. This site in other languages x. Font sizes smaller than 8 points tended to have ragged or broken lines or filled-in loops, and even large fonts in some cases suffered from ragged edges.


With a photo ink cartridge installed, the X averaged 2: This error message means that the wrong driver package has been installed and you have to install the driver package that includes Productivity Studio. If you need further assistance, please post back.

The Lexmark X All-in-One is a high performance, hard-working, versatile multifunction unit that also provides a wireless network connection that is compatible with the Both were within the range that most ink jet AIOs fall into, although on the low end of that range.

Although more than half of our test fonts were reasonably easy to read at 8 points, only one font qualified as having well-formed characters at that size, and some didn’t qualify as well-formed at any size. I also saw an obvious tint in monochrome output that I would call unacceptable. About the Author M.