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Lexmark Impact S305

alaTest has collected and analyzed 846 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and print quality. The performance and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and paper handling.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Lexmark Impact S305 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lexmark Impact S305

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Lexmark Impact S305 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the print quality and noise. The size and performance also get good reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the price. Many are negative about the design and reliability.

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reliability, design

54% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lexmark Impact S305 Wireless 3-in-1 Inkjet PrinterLexmark Impact S305 Wireless 3-in-1 Inkjet Printer

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lexmark Impact S305

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 user reviews of Lexmark Impact S305 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the durability and multifunction. The performance and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the paper handling. Some have doubts about the ink consumption and print quality.

price, usability, performance, multifunction, durability

reliability, print quality, ink consumption

36% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lexmark Impact Wireless Multi-function Inkjet Printer (S305)Lexmark Impact Wireless Multi-function Inkjet Printer (S305)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Tony Hoffman (pcmag.com)

Lexmark Impact S305

 

The Lexmark Impact S305 is a budget MFP with a basic feature set and good speed for its price.

Good business printing speed for the price. Fast photo printing. WiFi.

Limited feature set. Sub-par photo quality. Awkward printing from memory cards or USB keys.

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Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi and Melissa Riofrio (pcworld.com)

Lexmark Impact S305

 

The Lexmark Impact S305 inkjet multifunction printer (for printing, copying, and scanning) offers a basic set of features and capabilities for just $100 (as of June 7, 2010), which would make it a real bargain except that its ink prices are extremely...

Good output quality ; Low initial purchase price

Minimal configuration ; Extremely expensive inks

It's nice that such an inexpensive MFP includes Wi-Fi, but only low-volume users could tolerate the expensive inks.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Justin Yu (cnet.com)

Lexmark Impact S305 review

 

The Impact S305 is Lexmark's budget printer for homes that don't have a lot of money to spend but still want the added functionality of a multifunction printer. We hesitate to slap the "all-in-one" label on it, as the device has no dedicated fax...

Fast print speeds; inexpensive; easy wireless setup; comprehensive driver features.

Lacks automatic document feeder; small LCD screen.

The Lexmark Impact S305's low price tag, simple setup, and straightforward features are sure to draw in budget customers with intermittent printing needs. With extra features like wireless printing and a media card reader, the Impact earns a solid...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi and Melissa Riofrio (macworld.com)

Review: Lexmark Impact S305 multifunction printer

 

It's nice that such an inexpensive MFP includes Wi-Fi, but only low-volume users could tolerate the expensive inks.

Lexmark's setup routine can guide a novice through every step of printer setup; savvier users can skip through at a faster pace. The wireless installation we chose required a brief connection via USB. Lexmark installs exactly one shortcut to the...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: TechReviewSource.com (techreviewsource.com)

Lexmark Impact S305

 

The Impact S305 multifunction printer from Lexmark is their latest model with an amazingly cheap price tag of around $75. It comes with many features too despite its low price tag, including wireless printing and media card slots. It does have a few...

Inexpensive, Wireless printing, Fast print speeds, Excellent print quality

Small LCD display, No auto-document feeder

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Jonathan Rougeot (computershopper.com)

Lexmark Impact S305 Review and Ratings

 

Its features reflect its budget price, but this solid all-in-one printer will satisfy most home users who need decent speed and quality.

Good-quality text, photos for the price ; Speeds on some jobs faster than on pricier printers ; Easy-to-use interface

Inconsistent speeds ; Features are bare-bones ; No document feeder, duplexing option

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: (goodhousekeeping.com)

Lexmark S305 Impact All-in-One Printer

 

The Impact inkjet printer may not have all the bells and whistles of higher-end printers, it performed quite well in our tests. It was very easy to use, printed and scanned documents quickly, and turned out quality printouts. Plus, it comes with a...

Expert review by: Michael Browne (techradar.com)

Lexmark Impact S305 review

 

A scanner and Wi-Fi connectivity make this photo printer a very appealing option

Good print quality ; Wi-Fi ; Scanner

Quite large ; A bit loud

May, 2010

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Lexmark Impact S305 - Wireless All-in-One Printer

 

Lexmark applies its new Vizix print engine to this wireless printer and scanner.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Jon L Jacobi and Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld.com (techadvisor.co.uk)

Lexmark Impact S305 review

 

If your printing needs are modest, you might not mind the Lexmark Impact S305's running costs; but in this price range, the Canon Pixma MX340 offers more for the money.

The Lexmark Impact S305 provides a beer-budget machine with champagne-budget inks. If you stick with the high-yield cartridges, this MFP may prove to be reasonably affordable for a low-volume home or student user. Still, we've seen better options among...

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Lexmark innovation at its best: you'll change only the color you need. It's easier on you, your budget, and the environment. Print right from your memory card, camera, or flash drive. Lexmark International's patented Vizix ink cartridges are engineered for intense ink-droplet precision - vivid, razor sharp images and highlighter-resistant mono text, page after page after page.

Certificates

Certification:CSA, c-UL-us, ICES B, 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, CCIB
Energy Star certified: Yes

Copying

Automatic Duplexing: None
Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (concept, black, A4):25
Copy speed (concept, color) up to:21
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):16 / 3.29
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):2.61 / 8
Max Copying Speed B/W:25ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:21ppm

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.3in
Height:7in
Weight:14.4lbs
Width:18.3in

Display

Display:LCD
Display number of lines:2
Display Resolution:128 x 32

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:8.5 in x 17 in
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Energy Management

Average power consumption while copying:10
Average power consumption while printing:17
Average power consumption while scanning:9.4
Power consumption (off):0.31
Power consumption (PowerSave):3.1
Power consumption (standby):7

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Lexmark International
Model:Impact S305
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lexmark

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:100

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Networking

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

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Functions:Scanner / Printer / Copier
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):5000impressions
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):8 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:8 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):16 - 32
Operating temperature range (T-T):16 - 32

Other Features

A6 Card: Yes
All-in-One Functions:Copy, Print, Scan / Copy, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP\nMicrosoft Windows XP Professional x64\nMicrosoft Windows Vista\nApple Mac OS X (10.4.4-10.4.x Intel)\nMicrosoft Windows 2000 SP3 of hoger\nMicrosoft Windows Vista x64\nApple Mac OS X (10.3.9 Power PC)\nLinux - beschikbaar op www.lexmark.nl\nMicrosoft Windows 7\nApple Mac OS X (10.4.4-10.5.x PowerPC)
Dimensions (WxDxH):18.3 x 13.3 x 7.01
Dimensions Euro Pallet (W x D x H):31.5
Euro pallet quantity:12
Euro pallet weight:263.2
Garantee logo:3
Guarantee logo:3
Image scaling/enlargement range:25 - 400 / 25 - 400%
Maximum input capacity (tray 1):100
Package dimensions (WxDxH):20.7 x 9.53 x 17
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H):48 x 40 x 43.5
Pallet quantity:16
Pallet weight (imperial):440
Power Requirements:100 - 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power supply:25
Product dimensions when open (WxDxH):18.3 x 13.3 x 10.5
Quantity per pallet:20
Supported media weight(s):75 - 235
Wireless Technology:802.11g/b

Other features

Pallet weight:440 / 440.9

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:25

Paper Handling

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

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Hi-Speed USB / USB host
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Performance

All-In-One-multitasking: Yes
Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions: No
Economical printing: Yes
Faxing:N
Maximum duty cycle:5000
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Recommended duty cycle:5000
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0 / USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (copying):10
Power consumption (off):0.31
Power consumption (PowerSave):3.1
Power consumption (printing):17
Power consumption (scanning):9.4
Power consumption (standby):7

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):33ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):30ppm
Max Resolution B/W:2400 x 1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color:4800 x 1200 dpi
Maximum Resolution:2400 x 1200 / 4800 x 1200
Print quality (color, normal quality):4800 x 1200
Print resolution (color, normal quality):4800 x 1200
Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter):33
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):18
Print speed (color, draft quality, A4/US Letter):30
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):11

Scanning

Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 11.7 / A4 / Letter (216 x 297)

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar, Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Sound Emission

Copying noise level:47
Print noise level:50
Printing noise level:50
Scanning noise level:35

Storage

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

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:19
Weight:0.23 / 14.4