• Low purchase price
  • Includes autoduplexer


  • 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

The Specs

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


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