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Lexmark Genesis S815

alaTest has collected and analyzed 200 reviews of Lexmark Genesis S815. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the multifunction and design. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the size, while some have doubts about the paper handling and durability.

performance, usability, price, design, multifunction

noise, reliability, durability, paper handling

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

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Lexmark Genesis S815 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the price and performance. The usability and design are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the multifunction.

design, usability, performance, price

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lexmark Genesis S815 A4 Multifunctional Inkjet PrinterLexmark Genesis S815 A4 Multifunctional Inkjet Printer

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Kwan (futurelooks)

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...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Lexmark Genesis S815


A novel rethink of the all-in-one inkjet, with its ultra-fast vertical scanner and an unconventional, supposedly small-footprint design.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Ian Osborne (

Lexmark Genesis S815 review


Lexmark's innovative multifunction printer is more than just a gimmick

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Paul Lester (

Lexmark Genesis S815


It's not often you see something a bit different in the printer/AIO market but Lexmark has produced a device that should turn a few heads in the Genesis S815. Most immediately striking are the aesthetics, since it utilises an innovative vertical design...

Excellent print quality, useful online resources, impressive touchscreen, super-fast scans

Very slow print speeds, expensive

The Genesis S815 is a great looking device capable of some excellent quality output, a super-fast scan feature that actually works and additional benefits in the online content available. £400-ish is still a lot to pay though, and since it loses points...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Ian Osborne (

Lexmark Genesis S815 review


Does this mould-breaking device represent a rebirth for the multifunction printer?

Small footprint ; Very fast image capture ; Versatile mini-apps ; Good print quality

Limited 'scanning' resolution ; Only one paper tray

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Kat Orphanides (

Lexmark Genesis S815 review


One of the best MFP interfaces, but scan and print quality is too poor to justify the price

Oct, 2011

Reddot design award winner 2010!

Expert review by : reddot ( (UK))

Genesis S815 Multifunction Device


The Genesis S815 is a multifunctional inkjet printer with Wi-Fi functionality that possesses printing, scanning, copying and faxing capability. The notable feature of this unit is its built-in 10-megapixel digital camera which transmits scans virtually...

Expert review by : Christian Harris (

REVIEW: Lexmark Genesis S815


The Genesis S815 (420x386x321mm, 8.7kg) delivers everything a modern home office requires from a multifunction device. It can copy, scan, fax and e-mail at the touch of a button. Network connectivity comes via 802.11n Wi-Fi. There's no Ethernet or...

It also produces good quality prints, albeit not up to enthusiast photography levels. If performance trumps design, there are better AIOs for high-resolution scanning, better document handling and photo printing. For everyday casual use, the Genesis...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Harley Ogier (

Lexmark Genesis S815


The Lexmark Genesis S815 is a delightfully pretty piece of tech. It stands proudly upright, while its competitors squat their bulk over the better part of your desk.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Lexmark Genesis S815


This is a completely different shape for a Multi Function unit. It is Multi Function as not only does it print, scan and copy but should you still need the facility it can also be used as a Fax machine. The shape is higher rather than wider.

The design of this unit is very different so much more can be done from the touchscreen TFT, Smart Solutions could be useful and the Lexmark software monitors not only its own card slot and USB stick port but also those on the PC so printing images...

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications


Certification:CSA, c-UL-us, ICES B, Executive Order 132221, CE B, CB IEC 60950 IEC 60825-1, GS (TÜV), SEMKO, C-tick mark B, V85, CCC B, BSMI B, METI(PSE), VCCI B, FCC B, UL 60950 3rd Edition, CCIB / CSA, c-UL-us, ICES, CE, CB IEC 60950 IEC 60825-1, GS, SEMKO, C-tick, V85, CCC, BSMI, METI, VCCIB, FCC, UL 60950, CCIB / CSA, c-UL-us, ICES, CE, IEC, GS (TÜV), SEMKO, CCC, BSMI, VCCI, FCC, UL, CCIB
Energy Star certified: Yes


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (black, draft, A4):25
Copy speed (color, draft, A4):21
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):25
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):21
Maximum copy resolution:4800 x 1200
N-in-1 copy function (N=):4
N-in-1 copy function (N=):4
N-in-1 function (N=):4
PC free copying: Yes
Time to first copy (black, normal):12
Time to first copy (color, normal):18


Built-in display:Y
Display Diagonal:4.3
Touch screen: Yes
Touch sensitive screen: Yes

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (standby):12
Power consumption (typical):20


Auto reduction: Yes
Auto-redialing: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Fax forwarding: Yes
Modem Speed:33.6

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:100
Paper input type:Paper tray
Standard input capacity:100


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

A6 Card: Yes
All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan / Copy, Fax, Scan / Copy, Print, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan / Copy, Print, Scan / Fax, Print
Color copy capability: Yes
Color scanning: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP\nWindows XP Professional x64\nWindows Vista\nWindows Vista x64\nWindows 7\nLinux\nMac OS X (10.4.4-10.6.x Intel)\nMac OS X (10.3.9 Power PC)
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.2 x 12.6 x 16.5
Duplex printing: Yes
Legal: Yes
Number of power supplies:1
Number of power supply units:1
Package dimensions (W x D x H):17.9 x 15.7 x 20.3 / 17.95 x 15.67 x 20.27
Package dimensions (WxDxH):18 x 15.7 x 20.3
Pallet quantity:12
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz
Power supply:32
Power supply type:AC/DC
Resizing: Yes
Supported media weight (imperial):20
Supported media weight(s):20
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless
Wireless Technology:802.11b/g/n

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:50
Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:4x6, 4x8, 5x7, 2L, A4, A6, B5, Hagaki card, Legal, Letter / 4x6, 5x7, 2L, A4, A5, A6, B5, Hagaki card, Legal, Letter
Envelopes sizes:6 3/4, 7 3/4, 9, 10, B5, C5, C6, DL / 6 3/4, 7 3/4, 9, 10, B5, C5, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5 / A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
ISO C-series sizes (C0...C9):C5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:2L, A2 baronial, Chokei 3, Chokei 4, Chokei 40, Executive, Hagaki card, Kakugata 3, Kakugata 4, Kakugata 5, Kakugata 6, Legal, Letter / 2l, a2 baronial, executive, hagaki card, legal, letter
Photo paper sizes:4x6, 5x7, 10x15 / 4x6,5x7
Standard tray media types:Banner, Card stock, Envelopes, Iron-On Transfers, Labels, Matte paper, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies


Copying:Colour copying / Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:No / Print
Economical printing: Yes
Faxing:Colour faxing / N
Maximum duty cycle:3000
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Recommended duty cycle:3000 / 770
Scanning:Colour scanning / Mono scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing:No / Yes
PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0 / USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):20
Power consumption (standby):12


DVD/CD printing: No
Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter):33
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):18 / 33
Print speed (color, draft quality, A4/US Letter):30
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):11 / 30


Film scanning: No
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 11.7 / A0.157 / Letter (216 x 297)
Scan technology:CMOS
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


Drivers included: Yes
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Sound Emission

Copying noise level:41 / 50
Noise level (idle):41
Print noise level:41 / 50
Printing noise level:41 / 50
Scanning noise level:40


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), miniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD
Internal memory:64
Maximum internal memory:64
Maximum memory:64

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:24.5 / 391.9
Weight:19.2 / 307.2