Pros

  • Low purchase price
  • Includes autoduplexer

Cons

  • Very expensive toner
  • Scanner output looks cartoonish

At A Glance

This MFP performs decently for the most part, but its toner costs will hit you on the back end.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Lexmark X543DN offers built-in duplex printing to save paper and costs, and it gives you quality copying and scanning, plus output speeds up to 21 ppm in black and color.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 3001385
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 13803081992
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
Copy quality Very Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 19.4   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 19.56
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 18.88
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 19.74
Color Output Quality Very Good
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Fair
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 15.55
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 29.62
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 50.79
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 15.47
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 40.25
Sports Action Shot (secs) 50.54
Overall Scan Quality Poor
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 18.07
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Copy (secs) 18.31
One-Page Webpage (secs) 17.58
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 2.0
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 22.83
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 18.53
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.2
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Poor
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 3.1
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 18.59
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.7
Line Art Output Quality Good