Pros

  • Fast text print speeds

Cons

  • Dark but fuzzy text output
  • Prints attractive glossy photos, slowly

At A Glance

Low print and scan quality overall. Prints attractive glossy photos, but very slowly. Fast at printing text.

Manufacturer’s Description

Lexmark X7170 Office Productivity All-In-One - Quality & Productivity made Easy

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.lexmark.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 21H0281
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 734646762816
Ports and Connections
Wireless connection
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
Faxing
Fax Resolution (dpi) 400 dpi
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Fair
Print quality: Color photo Superior
Copy quality Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 7.8   ppm
Performance
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 9.07
Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Superior
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 34.96
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 64.44
Preview Scan, Line Art, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-pvLAmax1-Average) 14.69
Line Art Output Quality Good
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 1.5
Color Photo (secs) 31.51
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 14.81
Total Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-2x2maxmax-Average) 25.9
Color Output Quality Fair
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 40.1
One-Page Copy (secs) 21.63
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Fair
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 14.8
Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Fair
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 22.67
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 14.78
Color Photo, Best Quality Settings 278.32
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-pv2x2maxmax-Average) 14.83
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 77.22
5 x 7 Photo (secs) 278.32
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Good
Color Photo, Normal Settings 31.51
Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 0.2
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 146.98
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.2
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 16.32
Total Scan Time, Line Art, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-LAmax1-Average) 104.18

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