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.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.lexmark.com

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

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