Lexmark X7675 Pro Review

Courtesy of Lexmark Inc

Courtesy of Lexmark Inc

Recently I had the pleasure of playing around with a close friend’s new printer and I wanted to give you the full review. The Lexmark X7675 Pro Multifunction Inkjet Printer has its pluses and minuses, but overall, the printer is a great option compared to several other multifunction inkjet printers.

The pluses: This printer comes with extensive network connectivity as standard, including Ethernet and Wi-Fi support. I found that the Wi-Fi setup time and process was extremely easy compared to most. The onscreen guide helped me setup and print a page in only about five minutes! The Lexmark printer also has a duplexer for printing on both sides, auto document feeder, and is compatible with high yield cartridges. Additional bonuses include intuitive control panels that make the most common device settings easy to adjust, OCR scanning software, and an outstanding and generous five-year warranty program for great peace-of-mind.

The minuses: I’ll be honest; the printer is not as fast as it claims. I was definitely pacing, waiting for the sheets to spit out, but the quality was decent. The other negative is it can only hold up to 100 sheets of paper, while other competitors can hold up to 250 sheets of paper. I would have liked it better if it could hold more paper and if it came with some advanced paper handing options.

All in all, the Lexmark X7675 Pro gives office professionals and advanced home users an easy-to-use tool to print clear media, fax documents, and scan text and photos. The device holds-up to its promises to streamline initial setup processes and establish a Wi-Fi connection quickly and pain-free. This printer comes with some great additional features. I would suggest, however, that if you are a home user looking for a cheap plug-and-print printer, that this may not be the one for you, but it is excellent for more advanced users. Therefore, this printer gets a solid recommendation from me like several other lexmark printers from different printer categories.

4 Responses

  1. What about the printer cartridges and quality of print outs? Lexmark is not known for low costing printer cartridges with high quality.

    • Unfortunately, no manufacturer is really known for low costing printer cartridges. Lexmark is about the same as the rest. However, the print quality is great (colored graphics are very pleasing to the eye and black text density is very deep with no visible jagged edges). The Lexmark X7675’s competitors are the Canon Pixma MX7600 and the Epson Artisan 800, which cost about $100 more. If you’re willing to wait a few more seconds for your prints, you’ll save money on this printer.

  2. But remember you are comparing a printer that takes two cartridges to ones that take 6. With the Lexmark, you run the risk of running out of one color and having to replace three of them. With the Canon and Epson, if one color runs out, you only replace that color, more economical and enviromental.

    HP’s Officejet Pro line of printers is a good one to look at for low cost of ownership on the cartridges. The HP 88xl black is rated for 2400 pages (roughly) and runs $41. Sounds like a lot, but it comes down to 1.7 cents per page, while the color combined (each color is a separate cartridge) is at 6.8 cents per page.

    In comparison, the Lexmark 43XL Black for the printer, cost 5.2 cents per page, and the 44XL color runs 8.6 cents per page. That is a 5 cent per page difference for those two. I personally would buy the printer that cost more up front if it saved me down the road. I recommend this article at PCmag.com if you are looking for printer cost with ink. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2183959,00.asp

    • Absolutely, that is correct. Remember this is just a review on a single printer and I recommended it if you have more professional needs. Many professionals with home offices have certain needs that would require the color quality the 6 cartridges provides. As stated before, I suggest that if you are a home user with minimal printing needs and are looking for a cheap plug-and-print printer that you should look elsewhere and can find a printer for under $100.

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