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Lexmark Genesis S815

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality and print quality. The performance and design are also appreciated, but there are some negative opinions about the paper handling and value for money.

usability, design, performance, print quality, build quality

value for money, paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Lexmark Genesis S815 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 130 reviews)

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Lexmark Genesis S815 All-in-One Printer


To be perfectly honest, I haven't exactly had the best of experiences with Lexmark products in the past. Many years back, I went through two less than stellar Lexmark printers. ...

Aesthetically pleasing design with color touchscreen ; Innovative imaging technology for scanner ; Integrated WiFi-N connectivity ; Good print quality and acceptable print speed

No feed scanner ; Cannot take on thicker documents, books, etc ; Easy to accidentally flip open the scanner cover ; Comparatively expensive

After plugging in the power to the printer, it starts the setup process automatically. This is where you can set your language, date/time, and time zone. It’ll also get you to install the print cartridges, of course, and getting them in there was a...

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Fast scanner, rest of printer is junk


Don't buy this printer. Ink is very expensive, doesn't last long, software frequently requires updating, could never get wireless feature to work (have to manually plug printer into my laptop when I'm home trying to use it). Buy a Brother or HP, never...

Very fast scanner

Printer is junk. Requires updating software several times a month, ink doesn't last long, frequent cleaning required

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Amazon review summary for Lexmark Genesis S815


alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 user reviews of Lexmark Genesis S815 from The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

performance, usability, design, size, connectivity

value for money, build quality, reliability

33% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


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Great Ideas; Terrible Execution


This all-in-one contains a lot of really great, innovative features. It really is a shame that Lexmark messed up the printer functions so horribly. I have owned over a dozen printers in my life, from pretty much all major manufacturers, and this is...

Nice, small footprint form factor ; Lightning-fast, good quality scanning ; Touch screen & interface is surprisingly great

The printer part is TERRIBLE! Under only moderate use, the print carriage becomes misaligned in the middle of printing and starts slamming against the side wall! I can't print more than 5-6 pages before having to unplug it, recallibrate, and...

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Lexmark Genesis is the way to go


The first model shipped did not work at all. The replacement is outstanding. Very user friendly and prints very fast once it starts printing.

Easy To Setup,Easy to Use,Efficient,Quality Construction,Reliable

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Enjoy this printer and the unique look.


We enjoy this computer and it\'s unique look. Everything is meeting our needs with this printer.

Compact Design","Easy To Setup","Easy To Use","Fast Operation","Great Print Quality","Quiet","Reliable


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Lexmark hits the mark


Satisfied with everything I have used the product to do!

print quality, design, Easy Installation/Good Instructions, build quality, speed, easy to use

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Satisfied with everything I have used the product to do!

print quality, design, Easy Installation/Good Instructions, build quality, speed, easy to use

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Great for scanning


I wanted a machine that scanned fast and this one does. It's also a great printer and copier.

Easy To Setup,Easy to Use,Quality Construction

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Not Quite as Good as I Had Hoped.


Love the fast scans, but the software has a few bugs. I'm using it on USB at the time, but it knocks out my wireless connection and I have to restart my modem after starting up my computer. The default place it sends scans is to My Pictures and it...

It does scan fast

Annoying Problems