Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Automatic duplexer is standard

Cons

  • Graphics print slowly and look grainy
  • Company has subpar reliability record

At A Glance

This low-cost laser's standard duplexing is a bonus, but its graphics capabilities are limited.

Manufacturer’s Description

In addition to oustanding print quality and and rapid print speeds, the network-ready Lexmark C543DN has built-in duplexing for easy two-sided printing and it ships with high-capacity toner cartridges for great value. Lexmark guarantees, for as long as you own this printer, not to increase the price of toner cartridges for your Lexmark C543DN save even more when you enroll in Lexmark Rewards.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 26B0000
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 734646072182
Ports and Connections
Wireless connection Yes

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Superior
Print quality: Color photo Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Fair
Copy quality n/a
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 19.8   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 20.96
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 20.49
Color Output Quality Very Good
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 30.57
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 46.98
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 39.49
Overall Scan Quality n/a
Sports Action Shot (secs) 60.99
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Webpage (secs) 18.69
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 2.0
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 22.02
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 2.9
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.8
Line Art Output Quality Fair