CNET may get a commission from these offers. On coated paper, text and graphics looked excellent, with accurate color matching and sharp detail. To copy or scan an image, you slip a document onto the photocopier-style scanning window and press one of the buttons on the X83’s well-laid-out console. The included CD contains drivers for Windows 98 and above but offers no Windows 95 support. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.

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No need to load software, etc. The video game that helped me understand my grandma’s dementia. A locking problem developed in shipping of a second printer, and I was not able to get the machine to work. The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously.

But most scanning operations can be executed from the hardware itself. When it came to quality tests, however, the X83 never missed a beat. Are you being cheated? Don’t show this again. Next to the PSC ‘s score of 1ppm, this looks a little disappointing.

Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. The Lexmark X83 more than held its own against the competition, delivering the fastest text output of the three multifunctions we compared.


If the copier is in power-saver mode, it takes about 30 seconds to wake up, which is a drag, but the LCD displays a countdown to keep you informed. During a recent storm lightning struck lxmark trashed my Lexmark X It’s too bad the Lexmark’s low price will eventually be overwhelmed by its high ink costs. We found color scans to be acceptable, though color matching was off, and reds looked muddied.

The Lexmark X83 not only works as a printer and copier, but also functions as a scanner, thus standing as an all-rounder. However, it doesn’t have its own fax capabilities, working instead with your PC’s modem to complete this task. Furthermore, there are two copy buttons: CNET may get a commission from these offers.

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You may also like. On plain paper, text looked good, but quality dipped slightly.

Save on Printers Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Using the multifunction is easy and intuitive. But for the long term, the device’s high ink replacement costs could offset the initial savings.

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Lexmark X83 Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Xerox WorkCentre M 0. Smooth scanning ahead Lexmark’s scanning application is top-notch pinter, too. Unfortually when the one I purchased arrived only the scanner worked on this one. I can’t lexmar this with fore it’s the only one I’ve owned or lexmakr. For all the X83’s good qualities, the high price of ink replacement will make it less of a bargain than it looks like at the store.


A copy-quality button cycles through three options–Photo, Normal, and Quick–and there’s a menu button for more complicated functions such as Clone for filling the page with multiple copies of a smaller image and Rpinter for blowing up the image across multiple pages.

Even though my 1st one went belly up it was great while it worked. For the truly budget-conscious, however, its high ink costs will eventually outweigh its initial low price. Best Selling in Printers See all. ET and noon till 6 p. You can download drivers for Mac OS 8.

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